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97100US Existing Home Sales Rise to Near 2-Year High1/22/2020 3:01:00 PM"Sales of previously owned houses in the US increased 3.6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million units in December 2019, above market expectations of a 1.3 percent rise. It is the highest level since February 2018. Sales of single family homes went up 2.7 percent to 4.92 million in December and sales of condos surged 10.7 percent to 0.620 million. The median house price stood at $274,500 in December, up 7.8 percent from last year's level and the most since January 2016. There were 1.40 million houses available; at December's sales pace, it would take 3.0 months to clear the current inventory, down from 3.7 months in November. In 2019, total existing-home sales ended at 5.34 million, the same level as in 2018, as sales in the South region (+2.2 percent) offset declines in the West (-1.8 percent) and Midwest (-1.6 percent), as the Northeast remained unchanged. House prices increased 4.8 percent in 2019."United StatesExisting Home SalesUNITEDSTAEXIHOMSAL/united-states/existing-home-sales
97099US Stocks Rebound as Focus Turn to Earnings1/22/2020 2:40:00 PM"Wall Street traded higher on Wednesday, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting record highs, as better-than-expected quarterly earnings from IBM lifted sentiment. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson shares were under pressure after the firm posted a miss on quarterly revenue, while Netflix stocks turned negative as the company sees a tough start to 2020 despite strong fourth-quarter subscriber growth. The Dow Jones gained 98 points or 0.3%; the S&P 500 added 14 points or 0.4%; and the Nasdaq climbed 62 points or 0.7% around 10 minutes after the opening bell."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
97097US House Prices Rise 0.2% in November: FHFA1/22/2020 2:23:00 PM"The average prices of single-family houses with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the United States went up 0.2 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent advance in October and matching market expectations. Among Census divisions, the biggest increases were recorded in East South Central (0.8 percent), Pacific (0.2 percent), and West North Central (0.2 percent), while a decline was seen in Mountain (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, house prices rose 4.9 percent, with prices ranging from 3.8 percent in the New England and the West South Central divisions to 6.3 percent in the Mountain division."United StatesHousing IndexUNITEDSTAHOUIND/united-states/housing-index
97094Chicago Fed National Activity Index Falls1/22/2020 1:37:22 PM"The Chicago Fed National Activity Index dropped to -0.35 in December 2019 from a downwardly revised +0.41 in the previous month, slightly below market expectations of -0.3. Production-related indicators contributed -0.26 to the CFNAI, down from +0.40 in November, and the contribution of the sales, orders, and inventories category edged down to -0.05 from -0.02. In addition, employment-related indicators contributed -0.06 to the index, down from +0.04 in November, while the contribution of the personal consumption and housing category contributed rose to +0.03 from -0.01."United StatesChicago Fed National Activity IndexUNITEDSTACHIFEDNATAC/united-states/chicago-fed-national-activity-index
97089US Mortgage Applications Fall: MBA1/22/2020 12:02:00 PM"Mortgage applications in the United States went down 1.2 percent in the week ended January 22nd 2019, after a 30.2 percent rise in the previous week, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed. Refinance applications decreased 1.8 percent while applications to purchase a home fell 2.0 percent. The average fixed 30-year mortgage rate was unchanged at 3.87 percent."United StatesMortgage ApplicationsUNITEDSTAMORAPP/united-states/mortgage-applications