US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 92.96 for up with +0.08% percent or +0.08 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,130.68 for up with +0.46% percent or +23.43 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,162.13 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –19.35 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,464.12 for up with +0.14% percent or +4.80 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were steady in early trade on ‘Super Thursday’ as investors awaited some key data on the UK services sector and a rate announcement from the Bank of England.
At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was flat at 7,413.74, while the pound was up 0.2% against the euro at 1.1174 and 0.1% firmer versus the dollar 1.3234.
Markit’s services purchasing managers’ index survey is the starter dish of the day before the main course from the Monetary Policy Committee at lunchtime.
Following a strong manufacturing survey and an 11-month low for construction earlier in the week, analysts are forecasting a slight increase in services PMI from 53.4 to 53.6 month-on-month.
U.S. market indexes were mixed on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,016.24 for up with +0.24% percent or +52.32 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,477.57 for up with +1.22 percent or +0.05% point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,362.64 with 0.00% percent or 0.29 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,412.90 with a loss of -1.08% percent or -15.43 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 854.34 with a loss of –1.35% percent or –11.72 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,752.51 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –12.11 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,094.92 for up with +0.23% percent or +2.51 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,464.49 with a loss of –0.09% percent or –1.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,371.73 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.16 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,016.24 for up with +0.24% percent or +52.32 point.