US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 96.95 for up with +0.44% percent or +0.41 point . The cac 40 index are trading at 5,315.59 for up with +0.88% percent or +46.37 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,737.28 for up with +0.37% percent or +47.16 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,572.80 for up with +0.52% percent or +18.62 point .
TODAY’s FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. government debt prices were slightly off on Wednesday, as investors prepare themselves for more data releases ahead of an important election in the U.K. and a meeting by the European Central Bank (ECB).
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note sat higher at around 2.152 percent at 7:10 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was slightly up at 2.813 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
Investors appear to be taking a breather Wednesday, ahead of a slew of events set to take place later this week.
Ahead of this, political parties are in their final stretch of campaigning on Wednesday, with each group hoping to secure a significant number of parliamentary seats in the election.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market indexes were lower Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,136.23 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –47.81 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,429.33 with a loss of –0.28% percent or –6.77 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,275.06 with a loss of –0.33% percent or –20.63 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,394.90 with a loss of –0.11% percent or -1.55 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 844.96 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –1.05 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,737.05 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –6.57 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,071.62 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –2.38 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,437.82 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -3.95 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,346.12 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -3.88 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,136.23 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –47.81 point.