Scoreboard: Mid-term mixer

Wall Street was mixed following the mid-term elections, while the greenback rallied, sending the Australian dollar below US86c.

In the US, the ISM services index fell from 58.6 to 57.1 in October, short of estimates near 58.0. The ADP survey of private employment showed that 230,000 jobs were created in October, above estimates near 220,000. And weekly home loan commitments fell 2.6 per cent in the latest week, with new purchases up 2.6 per cent while refinancing fell 5.5 per cent.


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