Dollar Index Update on 17 August 2017

US PRE MARKET

The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.94 for up with +0.50% percent or +0.47 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,161.34 with a loss of –0.29% percent or  –15.27 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,245.36  with a loss of –0.15% percent or  –18.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,474.75 with  a loss of –0.28% percent or -9.82 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar fell on Thursday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting that showed the policymakers had grown increasingly worried about weak U.S. inflation readings, suggesting that the Fed may hold off on raising interest rates.

Fed policymakers spoke at length at the meeting about a recent streak of soft inflation readings, according to the minutes. Inflation has remained below the central bank’s 2 percent target for more than five years.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

U.S. market  were higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,024.87 for up with +0.12% percent or +25.88 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,468.11 for up with +0.14% percent or  +3.50 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,345.11 for up with   +0.19% percent or +12.10  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,383.53 for up with  +0.02% percent or +0.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 835.49 for up with   +0.09% percent or  +0.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,725.83 for up with  +0.23% percent or +4.03 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,092.58 for up with +0.08% percent or + 0.82 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,456.76 for up with  +0.16% percent or +2.29 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,366.21 for up with  +0.17% percent or +2.30 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 22,024.87 for up with +0.12% percent or +25.88 point.

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