The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
Hong Kong home prices ascend to fresh highs
In June, Hong Kong's red-hot home prices managed to extend their record-breaking run. However, the pace of surge slowed, thus underscoring the challenges the city's new leader experiences in taming prices in one of the most expensive property markets in the world.
In the ex-British colony, an apartment of less than 200 square feet costs $500,000, making the prospect of owning a home a chimerical dream for most residents.
In June, Hong Kong's home prices rallied 0.69% from May. That’s the smallest ascend since December 2016, according to data published by the Rating and Valuation Department on Monday. Evidently, from 2016 prices went up 21.6%.
The record prices emerged notwithstanding in May Hong Kong's Monetary Authority declared an eighth round of mortgage tightening measures to suppress sky-rocketing prices. Experts tell the given curbs could push more folks to non-bank lenders.
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's new leader, has promised to drop home prices, which grew 9.3% from January to June in 2017.
Happy Monday, dear traders! Hope you had a great weekend and you’re ready for the last trading week in 2022! Later this week we’ll announce some exciting news for you, but now let’s look through some interesting news! Today’s events: USA, UK, Hong…
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…