The strength of the $ could be attributed to the good possibility of a “no deal Brexit” putting pressure on the £ and the €. The BRIC countries are all down. USDMXN is 19.5752 +0.0675 (+0.35%), USDCOP last is unchanged at 3421.35 and USDBRL which closed at 4.0546 is worth 4.0693 on the CME.
Bond futures are down but flat, equities are lower as are metals. Crude is higher as is cotton while sugar and cocoa are lower.
As stated in the COT report the commercials are predictable actors as they buy weakness and sell strength. Spec sectors have been net buyers for the last two reports but Friday may have changed that. These groups are less predictable and more sporadic. 8:00 should bring a blend of buyers and sellers.
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