US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.61 for up with +0.22% percent or +0.21 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,199.01 for up with +0.17% percent or +8.84 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,257.79 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –47.32 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,496.93 for up with +0.16% percent or +5.74 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar bobbed above a 13-month low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy statement for clues on the course of its next monetary tightening.
Traders also kept an eye on the U.S. Senate, which narrowly agreed to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare. But the wafer-thin victory on a simple procedural matter raised questions about whether Republicans will be able to muster the votes necessary to pass any of the various approaches to repeal.
U.S. market indexes were higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,711.01 for up with +0.45% percent or +97.58 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,477.83 for up with +0.03% percent or +0.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,422.75 for up with +0.16% percent or +10.57 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,442.28 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -8.11 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 870.23 with a loss of –0.67% percent or –5.83 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,776.69 with a loss of –0.85% percent or –15.24 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,091.47 for up with +0.13% percent or +1.40 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,468.56 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –0.65 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,373.53 with –0.00% percent or –0.02 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,711.01 for up with +0.45% percent or +97.58 point.