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Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

The dollar gained nearly 1% against the euro on Monday and rose to its highest since early August after about two weeks of declines.

Details: The dollar index, which tracks the greenback's value against six major global currencies, also strengthened, touching its highest in six weeks.

Why it matters: The dollar was the ultimate safe haven during March's selloff that saw global funds pour into the greenback as risk assets like stocks and oil declined at a record pace.

  • It reversed and moved lower as markets improved in the following months — going into Monday the currency was down nearly 5% since the start of Q3, and in July it suffered its worst month since 2010.

The big picture: The unwind of that trade could signal a broader market shift toward risk aversion.

  • The dollar rose almost across the board Monday, gaining against safe havens like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc as well as touching weekslong highs against commodity-linked currencies like the Canadian and New Zealand dollars, and emerging market currencies like the Mexican peso and South African rand.

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Earnings have been much better than expected in Q3

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

So far, 86% of S&P 500 companies have reported a positive EPS surprise for Q3, on pace for the highest percentage of companies reporting positive EPS surprises since FactSet began tracking the metric in 2008.

The big picture: Earnings for the S&P 500 in Q3 are on pace to decline by 7.5% from Q3 2019. That means S&P earnings are still headed for the third largest year-over-year decline since 2009, but the positive surprises have taken expected earnings up notably from an expected -25.3% on June 30.

Focus group: Former Trump voters say he should never hold office again

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

"Relief" is the top emotion some swing voters who used to support Donald Trump say they felt as they watched President Biden's swearing-in, followed by "hope."

Why it matters: For voters on the bubble between parties, this moment is less about excitement for Biden or liberal politics than exhaustion and disgust with Trump and a craving for national healing. Most said Trump should be prohibited from ever holding office again.

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