The Richmond Fed manufacturing index, which is expected to remain unchanged at -51 in March, is due out at 10:00 am.

Additionally, the Federal Housing Finance Agency will release its house price index for January at 10:00 am ET. House prices are expected to fall 0.9% against a 0.1% increase in December.

The greenback held steady against its major counterparts ahead of the reports. As of 9:55 am Eastern Time, the dollar was worth 1.468 against the pound, 98.2 versus the yen, 1.128 versus the franc and 1.3544 against the euro.

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