US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.69 for up with +0.20% percent or +0.19 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,126.47 with a loss of –0.37% percent or -19.22 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,070.42 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –83.58 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,448.13 with a loss of –0.59% percent or -20.32 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was broadly higher against the other major currencies on Thursday, as investors were eyeing U.S. inflation reports due later Thursday and on Friday for indications of whether the recovery in the greenback is sustainable in the longer term.
The greenback has been supported in recent sessions by upbeat U.S. employment reports, which fueled expectations the Federal Reserve will stick to its plans for a third interest rate hike this year.
USD/JPY slipped 0.19% to 109.86, just off Wednesday’s two-month low of 109.56, while USD/CHF edged up 0.19% to 0.9657.
Both the yen and the Swissie lost some steam but remained supported as heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have sparked a flight to safety.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market index were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,048.70 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –36.64 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,474.02 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –0.90 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,352.33 with a loss of –0.28% percent or –18.13 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,396.95 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -13.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 844.00 with a loss of –0.88% percent or –7.48point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,735.94 with a loss of –0.69% percent or –12.07 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,095.14 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.08 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,460.86 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –2.13 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,369.31 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –1.11 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,048.70 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –36.64 point.