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Analysts at TD Securities explain that the US October jobs report was solid with fewer apparent hurricane distortions than anticipated.

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“A surprisingly strong headline payroll print of 250K led the way, along with a steady unemployment rate at 3.7% and on-consensus annual wage growth of 3.1%. All of which keeps the Fed on track for another hike in December, and to likely tighten slightly above neutral over time.”

FX: The data offers a boost to the USD, though we think markets will be cautious to push this narrative with positioning stretched and event risk related to the US mid-terms next week.”