Macroeconomics  |  February 26, 2013 16:10:00

Afternoon news from USA - stats of the real estate market, EUR / USD Family home prices in the U.S. rose in December 2012 growth rate. Today's result S & P / Case Shiller index, which maps prices in 20 major cities, December showed an increase of 0.9 percent. Original estimates were 0.5 percent growth. Compared prices jumped by 6.8 percent and exceeded an estimate of 6.6 percent. This is the best result since July 2006. In the last quarter of 2012 prices reached in the season-adjusted measurement 2 percent growth.

Consumer confidencealso exceeded all estimates, when in February climbed to a three-month peak as measured by the Conference Board of the company to 69.6 points. Compared to 58.4 points in January, is a significant improvement. The increase is mainly due to the political situation, it was in January, strongly influenced by the fading fears of a fall over the fiscal cliff, mainly from an increase in taxes. However, the fact remains that certain issues concerning the state budget remains in the game. From 1 March should come into force government cuts worth $ 85 billion. The only brake on this scenario is now possible agreement among political leaders about the withdrawal of the measure.

The number of new homes sold in January experienced a successful and achieved the best performance since July 2008. Ministry of Commerce announced that sales in January rose by almost 16 percent and year-season adjusted measure reached the 437,000 houses.January's percentage increase is the highest in the last 20 years.

The parade fundamental innovations could finish none other than the Chairman of the U.S. central bank (Fed) Ben Bernanke. He advocated before Congress quantitative easing in the form of monthly bond purchases for $ 85,000,000,000. The idea was that the benefits that brings release surpasses potential savings in case of suspension of the program. Bernanke also urged lawmakers to avoid cuts in spending that will take effect on Friday. According to the Fed would delay the economic recovery. Bernanke urged congressmen to support policies that the Fed implements and warned of the loss of confidence of Americans to the steps the central bank, in the event that Congress will not support the Fed.Refuted the fears of high inflation as a result of quantitative easing, in the words of the Bernanke Fed will keep the target in the vicinity of 2 percent.

Eurodollars after publication of good data from the U.S. declined. However, it still remains over the support 1.30, which hinders the market from further losses. For how long, however, the EUR / USD can be seen. Bearish trend that dominated the market in recent days, remains strong, and so the safest option seems to be to wait for the breakthrough support.

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