US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 93.30 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.05 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,348.35 with a loss of –0.08% percent or –4.41 point . The DAX Index are trading at 13,056.28 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –12.89 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,548.56 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –4.09 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held near a one-week high against the yen on Thursday, supported by a rise in U.S. bond yields, with moves limited ahead of a Bank of Japan policy decision and a news conference by the BOJ governor.
The dollar eased 0.1 percent to 113.28 yen, after rising to as high as 113.47 yen on Wednesday, its strongest level since mid-December.
A rise beyond last week’s high of 113.75 yen would send the dollar to its highest level in more than a month.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,726.65 with a loss of -0.11% percent or –28.10 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,679.25 with a loss of -0.08% percent or –2.22 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,960.96 with a loss of –0.04%percent or –2.89 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,540.08 for up with +0.22% percent or +3.33 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 938.20 for up with +0.17% percent or +1.58 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,899.96 for up with +0.15% percent or +2.93 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,186.57 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -1.72 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,585.42 with a loss of –0.05% percent or –0.74 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,484.13 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -1.02 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,726.65 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –28.10 point.