US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 92.26 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.01 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,075.57 with a loss of –0.22% percent or -10.98 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,119.17 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –4.54 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,414.70 with a loss of –0.18% percent or -6.16 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar slipped against the yen on Wednesday, pushing back towards last week’s 4-1/2-month low on worries over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and on comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that the situation on the Korean peninsula could become unpredictable if Pyongyang did not halt its “provocative actions” after its latest nuclear bomb test.
The ECB will be closely watched for any signs that the central bank has become uncomfortable with the euro’s recent strength, a worry that could delay it from winding back its expansive monetary stimulus programme.
The euro was 0.1 percent weaker on the day at $1.1928, having hit its strongest since January 2015 last week.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were lower on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,753.31 with a loss of –1.07% percent or –234.25 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,457.85 with a loss of –0.76% percent or –18.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,375.57 with a loss of –0.93% percent or –59.76 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,399.66 with a loss of -0.98% percent or -13.92 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 837.93 with a loss of –1.08% percent or –9.12 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,718.34 with a loss of –1.12% percent or –19.45 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,086.74 with a loss of –0.78% percent or –8.51 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,453.70 with a loss of –0.80% percent or –11.75 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,361.85 with a loss of –0.79% percent or –10.80 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,753.31 with a loss of –1.07% percent or –234.25 point.