US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 94.64 with a loss of –94.64 percent or -0.51 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,196.58 with a loss of –0.64% percent or –34.32 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,473.61 with a loss of –0.90% percent or –113.55 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,492.88 with a loss of –0.67% percent or -23.47 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar sank to a 10-month low against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, hobbled by uncertainty over the pace of the Federal Reserve’s policy tightening and worries that President Donald Trump will fail to deliver healthcare reforms.
The Australian dollar jumped 1.3 percent to two-year highs after minutes from the central bank’s last policy meeting showed it turning more upbeat on the economic outlook.
The dollar’s index against a basket of six major currencies sank to a 10-month low of 94.706. From its 14-year peak of 103.82 touched on Jan. 3, it has lost 8.8 percent.
U.S. market indexes were lower on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,629.72 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –8.02 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,459.14 with a loss of – 0.01% percent or –0.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,314.43 for up with +0.03% percent or +1.97 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,431.60 for up with +0.19% percent or +2.79 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 865.12 for up with +0.28% percent or +2.42 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,768.15 for up with +0.16% percent or +2.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,082.45 with a loss of –0.06% percent or –0.68 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,456.97 for up with +0.02% percent or +0.25 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,362.64 with 0.00% percent or +0.03 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,629.72 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –8.02 point.