Investing.com - " U.S. existing home sales fell more-than-expected in September, fuelling concerns over the U.S. housing sector, industry data showed on Monday.
In a report, the National Association of Realtors said that existing home sales declined 1.9% to a seasonally adjusted 5.29 million units in September from 5.39 million in August, whose figure was revised down from a previously reported 5.48 million units.
Analysts had expected U.S. existing home sales to fall 2.9% to 5.30 million units in September.
Following the release of the data, the U.S. dollar held on to gains against the euro, with EUR/USD shedding 0.14% to trade at 1.3665.
Meanwhile, U.S. equity markets were mixed after the open. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.1%, the S&P 500 index added 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite index rose 0.4%.
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