The US dollar continued its winning streak - the dollar index basket (USDX) finished the last trading day at the mark of 97.37. Yesterday only the United States released a portion of macroeconomic statistics. The durable goods orders came out slightly worse than the forecasted medians while the Conference Board consumer confidence index exceeded the traders’ expectations. The US Treasuries short-term and long-term bond yields have been reduced after these statistics publication that encouraged bulls to long. As a result, the trading day the pairs EUR/USD and GBP/USD finished with the quotations decrease, the pair USD/JPY has increased.
According to the US Department of Commerce, the primary market home sales volume increased more than expected in April. According to the revised data, the index rose by 6.8% to the annual rate of 517,000 from the mark of 484,000 in March. According to the original data, economists had expected the primary market housing sales would increase to the level of 509,000 from 481,000 the previous month.Publication source