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ForexLive North American Wrap: Politicians Sounding Like They Could Agree


Boehner: Willing to put revenues on the table if accompanied by spending cuts
Obama: Believes both parties can agree on a budget deal
US Oct new home sales 368K vs 390K exp
Beige Book on the soft side
WSJ Fedwatcher Hilsenrath says QE4 likely
Greece says there is a Plan B if the buyback fails
McCrann sees RBA rate cut
German parliament to vote on Greek aid Friday
Fed's Tarullo wants higher capital for foreign banks in US
SNB's Jordan says cap needed for foreseeable future
UK consumer credit out early
S&P 500 +0.8% to 1409.76
Gold -$23 to $1719
Commodity FX leads, GBP lags

Total turnaround in sentiment on Wednesday, primarily due to the optimistic tone on the fiscal cliff from Obama and Boehner.

Early worries were punctuated by the weak new home sales data, sending the euro to 1.2880. We close out the day at 1.2940 with offers at 1.2950 continuing to hold the line.

USD/JPY ran into large buying interest below 81.70 and has climbed back to finish at a session high of 81.96.

USD/CAD nibbled above the weekly high of 0.9960 but quickly reversed to 0.9920. Similar story in AUD.

The gap down in gold happened in seconds. There was talk of options related trades and/or a fat finger as the culprit. Still no clarity.

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