Key currencies and the BRIC currencies are mixed and the $Index has just turned positive. USDMXN is 22.613 -0.1238 (-0.5445%), USDCOP is 3,768.25 +4.94 (+0.13%) and USDBRL which was obviously closed yesterday settled at a value of 5.1499 on the CME and is now 5.1058 -.0510.
Bond futures are down and equities are sharply higher. Metals and crude are moderately higher and grains are mostly higher. Sugar and cotton are lower while cocoa is higher.
The market is steady for now. 8:00 will likely brink some strength with the usual resistance. Striking prices continue to be a factor on this Friday of options expiration.
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