US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 92.43 for up with +0.08% percent or +0.08 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,506.59 for up with +0.03% percent or +1.91 point . The DAX Index are trading at 13,264.55 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -16.79 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,609.19 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.64 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar recouped some of its recent losses on Thursday after China’s regulator dismissed a report that the country could halt its buying of U.S. treasuries, boosting the greenback following its biggest one-day fall in a month.
The dollar has been struggling to gain traction in the opening days of 2018 after losing around 10 percent against a basket of currencies last year as economic growth elsewhere, notably Europe, overtook the U.S.
And while the U.S. Federal Reserve has been slowly tightening policy over the last two years, traders have been repricing market expectations of when Europe and Japan will follow suit.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,369.13 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -16.67 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,748.23 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -3.06 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,153.57 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -10.01 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,559.80 with a loss of –0.02% percent or -0.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 948.33 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –1.27 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,933.26 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -9.24 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.95 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,623.96 with a loss of -0.12%percent or -1.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,521.61 with -0.13% percent or -1.96 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 25,369.13 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -16.67 point.