The dollar is weaker against the euro and Aussie as the US market returns from holiday, falling to its lowest level in 3-months versus the Aussie at 0.9236 and a 2-week low against the euro at 1.4756.
The NAHB housing market index unexpectedly rose to 20 in February, versus 19 a month earlier. Nonetheless, despite the improvement, the index remains mired near record lows. Traders will turn to US economic data slated for release on Wednesday, which include January CPI, building permits, real earnings, and housing starts. Consumer prices in January are largely unchanged, with monthly headline CPI at 0.3% from 0.4% and 4.2% versus 4.1% from the previous year. The core readings are seen at 0.2%, unchanged from a month prior and 2.4% y/y, also unchanged.