Dollar Index Update on 19 January 2018

US PRE MARKET

The US Dollar Index are trading at 90.28 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -0.21  point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,520.63 for up with  +0.47% percent or  +25.80 point . The DAX Index are trading at 13,389.40  for up with +0.81%  percent or  +107.97  point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,641.22 for up with +0.56% percent or +20.31 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The U.S. dollar was lodged near a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday with fears over a possible U.S. government shutdown adding to its underlying woes stemming from its eroding yield advantage.

The dollar index stood at 90.518, having fallen to as low as 90.104 on Thursday, a level last seen in December 2014. It has lost 1.8 percent so far in 2018.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to fund government operations through Feb. 16 and avoid agency shutdowns this weekend when existing money expires. The bill still must be approved by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,017.81  with a loss of -0.37% percent or -97.84 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,798.03 with a loss of -0.16% percent or – 4.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,296.05 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -2.23 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,576.73 with a loss of -0.87%percent or  -9.93 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 287.87   with a loss of -0.77%  percent or -2.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 22.71 with a loss of  -0.39% percent or -0.09 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,241.59 with a loss of -0.14% percent or  -1.79 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,651.54  with a loss of -0.21% percent or  -3.46 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,548.21  with a loss of -0.18% percent or -2.71 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,017.81  with a loss of -0.37% percent or +97.84 point.

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