FXstreet .com (Barcelona) - Sales of second.hand houses have increased well beyond expectations in the U.S. in October, 1.01% up to an annual rate of 6.1 million units, instead of the 5.70 million annual rate expected by market analysts. The Dollar has ticked up against its major rivals.

EUR/USD edged up from 1.4990 to levels right above 1.5000, but, rejected the pair has pulled down, reaching levels at 1.4975.

GBP/USD ticked up to 1.6550 immediately after home sales data was released, to ease afterwards to levels around 1.6620.

USD/JPY has bounced up from 88.75 to set a fresh assault to 89.00 which, so far, remains intact, with the Dollar trading at 88.95.