WORLD HEADLINES – Financial markets judged the first of three American presidential debates a win for Hillary Clinton, as Mexico’s peso rallied from a record low and U.S. stock index futures rose.
STOCKS – With an early advance faltering amid losses in banks and car-makers, European stocks fell for a third day. US stock futures also retreating from earlier gains ahead of the Wall Street open.
BONDS – The Bank of England is beginning a 10 billion pound program to buy sterling-denominated corporate bonds as it steps up efforts to support the U.K. economy following a vote to leave the European Union.
COMMODITIES – Oil-and-gas shares fell for a third day as investors speculated on whether OPEC will reach an output deal when the group meets in Algiers tomorrow, sending crude lower.
CURRENCIES – The Mexican peso jumped 1.4 percent, set for the biggest gain in three weeks. Net short positions on the currency jumped 37 percent in the week ending Sept. 20 to their highest level in data going back more than two decades as polls indicated support was growing for Trump.
ECONOMIC DATA – US CB Consumer Confidence due at 10:00, FOMC Member Fischer Speaks at 11:15 ET.
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