By Tom Westbrook SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The greenback clung to small features on Tuesday because the
By Tom Westbrook
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The greenback clung to small features on Tuesday because the dollar’s safe-haven enchantment was burnished by worries a few second wave of COVID-19, which drove the steepest inventory market selloff in a month and underpinned a bond rally.
The USA, Russia and France all hit new day by day data for coronavirus infections and in a single day the S&P 500 index () fell 1.9% and Germany’s DAX () dropped 3.7%.
Strikes within the foreign money market had been extra muted, although the () lifted about 0.3% in a single day and held there early in Asia commerce whereas regional equities fell.
The biggest features for the dollar on Monday got here towards the (), up 0.4%, which was hit by a drop in German enterprise confidence, and a 0.7% rise on the Canadian greenback
“The greenback is broadly stronger, however not massively,” mentioned Nationwide Australia Financial institution (OTC:) senior FX strategist Rodrigo Catril.
Structural forces, like low actual yields, have held again additional features, he added, and so has a wait-and-see strategy to the U.S. election.
“I believe many would most likely bear in mind the dangerous experiences we had stepping into to the Trump-Clinton election (in 2016),” mentioned Catril.
“In case you had a place on, you’d have been whipsawed massive time. I believe the technique this time is to journey mild, and to decide on the…