US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.61 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -0.09 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,416.11 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –4.47 point . The DAX Index are trading at 13,317.24 for up with +0.04% percent or +5.38 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,609.03 with a loss of –0.01% percent or –0.42 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar remained mired in its recent ranges in subdued trade on Tuesday, as optimism that the U.S. tax reform bill would pass dueled with doubts about its ultimate effect on the economy.
The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. currency against a basket of six major rivals, was steady on the day at 93.673.
“With liquidity this low, it’s like throwing darts in the dark,” said Bart Wakabayashi, branch manager for State Street Bank in Tokyo, to explain the relatively thin market activity.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were higher on Monday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,792.20 for up with +0.57% percent or +140.46 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,690.16 for up with +0.54% percent or +14.35 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,994.76 for up with +0.84%percent or +58.18 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,548.92 for up with +1.21% percent or +18.50 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 945.12 for up with +1.34% percent or +12.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,905.30 for up with +0.99% percent or +18.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,192.22 for up with +0.47% percent or +5.54 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,591.96 for up with +0.62% percent or +9.88 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,490.06 for up with +0.58% percent or +8.55 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,792.20 for up with +0.57% percent or +140.46 point.