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According to Mark McCormick, North American Head of FX Strategy at TD Securities, the major theme at the moment is the price action in the majors and a mix of value fishing and global equity convergence has seen the USD push towards the lower end of its recent range.

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“These ranges are bending but they are not ready to break ahead the Fed next week so we expect the majors to consolidate again into the weekend.”

“Next week’s Fed meeting is the appetizer to the mid-term entree in Nov. Still, the break of the 1.1750 level is important for the EUR, suggesting we could see higher lows there moving forward.”

“A mix of higher global rates and equities is a bad mix for the JPY, though it is decoupling from cyclical drivers that point to 111.40. We fade breaks of 113.”