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Yen Sinks, US and Commodity Dollars Gain as FBI Clears Clinton

Yen Sinks, US and Commodity Dollars Gain as FBI Clears Clinton

Ilya Spivak,

Talking Points:

  • FBI confirms Hillary Clinton did not commit crime in handling of emails
  • Yen sinks, commodity FX gains with stocks as risk appetite firms in Asia
  • S&P 500 futures hint risk-on mood to prevail as Europe, US come online

The anti-risk Japanese Yen plunged while the sentiment-geared Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Dollars strengthened alongside share prices in overnight trade. The markets cheered an over-the-weekend announcement that after further investigation, the FBI found that Hillary Clinton did not a commit a crime in her handling of emails while serving as Secretary of State. The US Dollar traded higher against most of its top counterparts.

S&P 500 index futures are pointing sharply higher ahead in late Asian trade, hinting the risk-on mood is likely to carry forward in the hours ahead. A relatively lackluster European economic calendar doesn’t seem to offer the kind of high-profile event risk to throw established momentum off course. US election news-flow will probably remain a major source of headline risk however as traders look to the evolution of opinion polls after the weekend’s developments and heading into Tuesday’s vote.

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Asia Session

0:00JPYLabor Cash Earnings (YoY) (SEP)0.2%0.2%0.0%
0:00JPYReal Cash Earnings (YoY) (SEP)0.9%0.7%0.6%
0:30AUDANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) (OCT)1.0%-0.0%
5:30AUDForeign Reserves (OCT)-A$65.8b

European Session

7:00EURGermany Factory Orders (MoM) (SEP)0.2%1.0%Medium
7:00EURGermany Factory Orders (YoY) (SEP)3.5%2.1%Medium
8:00CHFForeign Currency Reserves (OCT)629.0b628.0bLow
8:15CHFCPI (MoM) (OCT)0.2%0.1%Medium
8:15CHFCPI (YoY) (OCT)0.0%-0.2%Medium
8:15CHFCPI – EU Harmonized (MoM) (OCT)-0.0%Low
8:15CHFCPI – EU Harmonized (YoY) (OCT)--0.3%Low
8:30GBPHalifax House Prices (MoM) (OCT)0.2%0.1%Medium
8:30GBPHalifax House Price 3Mths/Year (OCT)4.9%5.8%Medium
8:30EURMarkit Germany Construction PMI (OCT)-52.4Medium
9:00CHFTotal Sight Deposits -518.5bLow
9:00CHFDomestic Sight Deposits -451.9bLow
9:10EURMarkit Germany Retail PMI (OCT)-53.0Medium
9:10EURMarkit Eurozone Retail PMI (OCT)-49.6Medium
9:10EURMarkit France Retail PMI (OCT)-49.1Low
9:10EURMarkit Italy Retail PMI (OCT)-45.0Low
9:30EUREurozone Sentix Investor Confidence (NOV)8.68.5Low
10:00EUREurozone Retail Sales (MoM) (SEP)-0.3%-0.1%Medium
10:00EUREurozone Retail Sales (YoY) (SEP)1.2%0.6%Medium

Critical Levels

CCYSupp 3Supp 2Supp 1Pivot PointRes 1Res 2Res 3

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for

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