US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 90.22 with a loss of -90.2 percent or -0.04 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,134.98 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -16.70 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,237.52 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -22.77 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,362.56 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -14.74 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The yen rose to within sight of a four-month high against the dollar on Friday on safe-haven buying as a slump in global stock markets rolled across Asia.
Many market players are closing existing positions rather than making new bets as they look to reduce risk exposure and the pick up in volatility.
The dollar fell as low as 108.50 yen, nearing its four-month low of 108.28 on Jan. 26. It later edged up to 108.99 yen, but was still down 1.1 percent for the week.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,860.46 with a loss of -4.15% percent or -1,032.89 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,581.00 with a loss of -3.75% percent or -100.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,777.16 with a loss of -3.90% percent or -274.82 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,463.79 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -44.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 893.05 with a loss of -2.78% percent or -25.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 20.89 with a loss of -3.29% percent or -0.71 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,142.28 with a loss of -3.81% percent or -45.28 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,525.26 with a loss of -3.66% percent or -57.92 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,429.23 with a loss of –3.72% percent or -55.18 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 23,860.46 with a loss of -4.15% percent or -1,032.89 point.