SCOREBOARD: Wall Street mettle

US markets rose as house price data turned up, and in defiance of a bleak consumer sentiment print.

Conflicting economic reports out of the US provided only a minor headwind overnight as Wall Street generally pushed higher. According to S&PCaseShiller, US house prices rose 0.6 per cent in November to be 5.5 per cent higher annually – boosting hopes that the housing recovery will improve growth prospects in 2013.


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