The NZD is the strongest. The GBP is the weakest

As the North American traders enter for the week, the NZD is the strongest. The GBP is the weakest. The NZD moved higher on a report of a new RBNZ governor - Adrian Orr. His term will be for 5 years. The USD is mixed with little changes, with the exception of the near 1% decline vs. the NZD.

The changes and ranges show the USD pair hangin above and below the closing level from Friday. The NZD pairs have the biggest spikes and moves.

In other markets the NYC bombing is having limited impact on gold.

  • Spot gold is down about -$0.80 at $1247.70. The low was $1246.34. The high reached $1251.66. So it remains near the low
  • US stock futures are showing small gains. S&P up 1.25 points. Dow futures up 37 points. and Nasdaq futures up 5.75 points
  • WTI crude oil is up $0.15 at $57.51
  • US yields are lower. Two-year 1.794%, unchanged. Five-year 2.134%, -0.4 basis points. 10 year 2.363%, -1.2 basis points. Thirty-year 2.746%, -2.3 basis points

The JOLTs job data will be released at 10 AM ET/1500 GMT. There is a 10 year note auction at 1 PM ET/1800 GMT.

Tomorrow is the key Senate special election in the state of Alabama. Judge Roy Moore (R) is running against David Jones (D). Moore has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault with minors when he was a young District Attorney.