The dollar is hovering in suspense as America head to the polls

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The dollar index is hovering in suspense as America head to the polls.

The index is little changed at 97.89 as of 1:32 p.m. ET, after closing up by 0.4% on Monday.

Meanwhile, voters in the township of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire have officially cast the first in-person ballots of Election Day in the US.

Eight ballots were recorded, with Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton coming out ahead with four votes. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, received two votes, while Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson got one. Plus there was one write-in vote for Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

We will be monitoring currencies moves all day, so keep checking back for the latest swings this Election Day.

As for the rest of the world, here’s the scoreboard as of 1:37 p.m. ET:

  • The Mexican pesois up by 0.9% at 18.4272 per dollar. Given thatTrump’s protectionist platformcould have negative repercussions for the Mexican economy, the currency has become something of a gaugeof his prospects over the past couple of months of the campaign.
  • The Japanese yen is down by 0.6% at 105.18 per dollar. Notably, some investors will be keeping an eye on the yen as the election results roll in given that, as Taisuke Tanaka, strategist at Deutsche Bank, wrote earlier, “Since October, USD/JPY and share prices have risen when polls suggest a Clinton win is more likely and fallen when support for Trump rebounds.”
  • The Russian ruble is down by 0.1% at 63.7090 per dollar, while Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, is up by 0.4% at $46.32 per dollar.
  • The British pound is little changed at 1.2393 against the dollar. Separately, industrial output in the UK fell by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
  • The euro is down by 0.3% at 1.1012 against the dollar. Earlier, data showed that German industrial production fell by 1.8% month-over-month in September, greater than the estimated 0.5% drop.
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