The EUR is the strongest and the AUD is the weakest as NA traders enter for day

September 28, 2017The North American traders are at their desks and the EUR is the strongest while the AUD is the weakest.  

The USD is mixed, rising vs he CHF, AUD and NZD and falling vs. the EUR, GBP, JPY and CAD, but the moves are relatively modest
The volatility is low with all the major currency pairs sitting well below their 22 day average ranges (about a month of trading. Lower chart below).  Things are a bit mixed with up and down action.
In other markets:

  • Spot gold is up $2.44 ore 0.19% to $1285.23
  • WTI crude oil futures area up $0.39 or 0.75% to $52.54
  • US yields are higher.  2 year is at 1.4787%, up 0.8 bp.   5 year is at 1.9310%, up 2.5 bp.  10 year 2.3371%, up 2.8 bp.   30 year 2.887%, up 2.4 bp
  • US stocks in pre-market trading area mixed.  S&P futures are down -4.25 points.  Nasdaq futures are down -19 points. Dow futures are down -34 points.

On the calendar today:

  • US second-quarter GDP annualized 3.0% estimate 
  • US initial jobless claims.  estimate 270 K
  • Wholesale inventories August. Estimate 0.4%
  •  advanced goods trade balance for August.   Estimate -65.1 billion
  • Feds George speaks on the economy and monetary policy at  9:45 AM ET/1345 GMT
  • Feds Fischer  speaks at BOE  independence conference in London at 10 AM ET

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