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Crude jumped on optimism OPEC will agree to cut output.  The dollar halted its longest winning streak versus the euro.

Commenting about oil, Iran signaled optimism that OPEC will agree to a supply cut deal and Iraq said it will offer new proposals to help bolster the group’s unity before next week’s meeting.  Crude advanced 5.3% last week and yesterday another 4.5 % following Iraq’s statement that it is “highly probable” OPEC will reach a consensus.

What about the dollar?  The greenback has advanced because the odds of “several” interest rate increases have risen exponentially.  Speaking of interest rates, the 10-year is now yielding 2.33%, up from July’s nadir of 1.36%. On November 8, the 10-year stood around a 1.80% yield.

Ouch!   I must remind all this benchmark commenced trading on January 1 at a 2.25% so essentially the 10-year is essentially unchanged for the year.  However it is the trajectory.  Will the 10-year pierce 3.0% in quick order?

To write the obvious, it depends upon the data.

2016 is going to be one for the record books.  Brexit. Trump. Interest rates.  Oil.  S & P 500.  Italexit?

What will happen today?  Trading should start to wane towards days end ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Last night the foreign markets were up.  London was up 0.90%, Paris up 0.83% and Frankfurt up 0.66%.  China was up 0.94%,  Japan up 0.31%  and Hang Sang up 1.43%.

The Dow should open nominally higher as oil is extending its advance.  The 10-year is up 6/32 to yield 2.30%.

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Ken Engelke

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