US initial jobless claims rose 5k to 215k in the week ended October 20, above expectation of 208K. Four-week moving average of initial claims was unchanged at 211.75k. Continuing claims dropped -5k to 1.636m in the week ended October 13, lowest since August 4, 1973. Four-week moving average of continuing claims dropped -6.75k to 1.6465m, lowest since August 11, 1973.

Also from the US, trade deficit widened to USD -76.0B in September. Headline durable goods orders rose 0.8% September, above expectation of -1.1%. But ex-transport orders rose 0.1%, below expectation of 0.3%. Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% mom in September.

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Dollar has little reaction to the batch of data overall.

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