United States Current Residence Gross sales for December drops essentially the most since November 2015
The studying echoes investor fears of a late financial cycle slowdown
The development of worsening financial knowledge and fading market optimism continues
Urge for food for danger is shortly souring once more on the again of reignited issues over world development and the financial cycle. The USA simply launched its Current Residence Gross sales knowledge for December which confirmed a whopping 6.four % decline from the prior interval. The studying compares to an anticipated decline of just one.5 %.
US EXISTING HOME SALES PRICE CHART: MONTHLY TIMEFRAME (JANUARY 2007 TO DECEMBER 2018) (CHART 1)
The drop highlights a persistent weak spot within the US financial system which has been beneath stress for the final a number of months. Though present house gross sales aren’t included in GDP calculations, the slowdown within the indicator can present perception on the severity of the weakening actual property market in america which not directly impacts American sentiment and consumption. Additionally, decline begins to scratch the floor of the affect from a US Authorities Shutdown because the evaluate and approval of sure mortgage mortgage functions are delayed.
The Dow Jones and US Greenback Index each took poorly to the information and prolonged their declines instantly following the report. This appears to be like to exacerbate the shifting sentiment to a extra pessimistic tone seen thus far this week as dangers surrounding slowing development, tightening monetary situations and political instability resurface.
US DOW JONES INDEX PRICE CHART: 1-MINUTE TIMEFRAME (JANUARY 22, 2019 INTRADAY) (CHART 2)
US DOLLAR INDEX DXY PRICE CHART: 1-MINUTE TIMEFRAME (JANUARY 22, 2019 INTRADAY) (CHART three)
Written by Wealthy Dvorak, Junior Analyst for DailyFX
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