US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.16 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -0.10 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,369.22 for up with +0.31% percent or +16.46 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,997.01 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –18.03 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,567.00 for up with +0.12% percent or +4.35 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar nursed losses on Thursday after posting its biggest loss in five months in the previous session as investors dialed down expectations on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes next year based on minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting.
With Chinese stocks down between 2-3 percent in Asian trade, low yielding currencies such as the Japanese yen and the Swiss Franc remain firmly supported against the greenback as investors shied away from taking positions in a holiday-shortened week.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were higher on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,526.18 with a loss of -0.27% percent or –64.65 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,597.08 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –1.95 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,867.36 for up with +0.07% percent or +4.88 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,516.76 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -2.13 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 925.88 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -1.93 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,857.91 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -1.05 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,144.50 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,540.69 with a loss of –0.07% percent or –1.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,440.68 with a loss of –0.07% percent or –0.95 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,526.18 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –64.65 point.