US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 96.89 for up with +0.21% percent or +0.19 point . The cac 40 index are trading at 5,285.55 for up with +0.38% percent or +20.02 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,733.29 for up with +0.48% percent or +60.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,571.35 for up with +0.63% percent or +22.51 point .
TODAY’s FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Thursday, as investors braced themselves for news out of a slew of economic and political events.
Dow futures rose nearly 40 points, while S&P and Nasdaq futures climbed 3.5 points and 10.25 points, respectively.
On Thursday, U.S. investors will be paying close attention to a testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, who is set to speak and answer questions in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee; marking the first time the former director will speak publically since being dismissed by President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, the committee released Comey’s full opening remarks. In the written statement, Comey said he understood Trump to be asking him to “drop” the probe into Flynn when they spoke in February. “[Trump] then said, ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,'” Comey will say of an Oval Office meeting in February.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market indexes were higher wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,173.69 for up with +0.18% percent or +37.46 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,433.14 for up with +0.16% percent or +3.81 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,297.38 for up with +0.36% percent or +22.32 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,396.67 for up with +0.13% percent or +1.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 846.20 for up with +0.15% percent or +1.24 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,736.84 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.21 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,073.47 for up with +0.17% percent or +1.85 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,439.79 for up with +0.14% percent or +1.97 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,347.98 for up with +0.14% percent or 1.86 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,173.69 for up with +0.18% percent or +37.46 point.