US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.69 for up with +0.06% percent or +0.06 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,405.35 for up with +0.57% percent or +30.46 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,997.55 for up with +0.34% percent or +44.14 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,602.46 for up with +0.31% percent or +0.31% point
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro held near a one-week high on Thursday before a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers are expected to outline a scaling back of bond-purchase, with analysts expecting a pause in the euro’s rally in the absence of any hawkish surprises.
With the ECB likely to announce that it will start trimming its asset purchases to half from its current 60 billion euros from January, markets will look for any tweak in language or forward guidance to push the euro higher.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,329.46 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –112.30 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,557.15 with a loss of –0.47% percent or –11.98 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,563.89 with a loss of –0.52% percent or –34.54 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,493.48 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -6.94 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 906.82 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –4.33 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,820.54 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –10.65 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,127.44 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –4.38 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,515.43 with a loss of –0.49% percent or –7.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,416.94 with a loss of –0.49% percent or –7.00 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,329.46 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –112.30 point.