Forexlive Americas forex news wrap: Today was about France and risk off

Forex news for NY trading on April 24, 2017.
The end of day snapshot for other markets:
– S&P index, +1.08%, Nasdaq up 1.24%. Dow up 1.06%
– 2 year note 1.225% up 4.5 BP.  5 year 1.798%, up 2.8 BP.  10 year 2.2713%, up 2.3 BP.  30 year 2.927%, up 2.5 BP
Today was all about the French Election.  Macron and LePen advanced. That was what the pre-election polls said would happen, but with Brexit and Trump in the rear view mirror, the market did give the polls the benefit of the doubt.