Mexican Peso Rises After Trump-Clinton Debate, Pound Vulnerable Again

The Mexican peso and U.S. stock futures rose as investors saw less chance of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning next month’s presidential election, while sterling was under pressure after Friday’s “flash crash” in the British currency.

Futures on the S&P 500 ESc1 and Dow Jones industrial average 1YMc1 were up about 0.4 percent, suggesting Wall Street will open higher. U.S. stock markets are open on Monday, though the bond market is closed for the Columbus Day holiday

The pound initially dropped half a percent against a dollar boosted by expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December even after weaker than expected jobs data on Friday.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.