The US dollar is climbing this morning after last night’s presidential debate, as early opinion polls suggest Democrat Hillary Clinton performed better than her Republican counterpart Donald Trump. Because most investors favor predictability, and because the markets generally perceive Clinton as the candidate who will keep most of the current policies and regulations in place, the dollar may gain in value if Clinton gains in the polls.
The euro is falling against a stronger US dollar with Germany’s declining import prices from August and Italy’s shrinking industrial orders from July also weighing on the currency. Tomorrow morning will bring consumer confidence reports out of Germany, Italy, and France, with a speech from European Central Bank President Draghi to follow shortly afterward. Anything that signals the Eurozone is less than resilient could hurt the currency tomorrow.
The pound is also falling compared to the rising greenback with no new data set to come out until Thursday morning.
The Australian dollar is trading higher as investors await tonight’s speech from Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Edey. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar is falling as oil prices are down more than 2% this morning.
EURUSD: The euro is down against a stronger US dollar with a decline in import prices and industrial orders out of Germany and Italy, respectively.
GBPUSD: The pound is also falling against the rising greenback with no new data out until Thursday.
AUDUSD: The Aussie dollar is up as investors wait for tonight’s RBA meeting.
USDCAD: The Canadian dollar is falling as oil prices fall below $45 per barrel again.