US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 90.16 for up with +0.04% percent or +0.04 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,248.95 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -5.14 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,304.51 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -51.06 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,407.44 with a loss of 0.17% percent or -5.84 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar jumped half a percent against the yen on Friday as hopes of a breakthrough in the North Korean nuclear standoff rose and after the Japanese central bank reaffirmed its decision to stick to its ultra easy policy stance in the coming months.
At the outcome of a two-day monetary policy meeting on Friday, the Bank of Japan stuck to its dovish stance. While sounding optimistic on growth, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated there would be no plan to change monetary policy before the 2 percent inflation target is met.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were higher on Thursday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,895.21 for up with +0.38% percent or +93.85 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,738.97 for up with +0.45% percent or +12.17 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,427.95 for up with +0.42% percent or +31.30 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,571.97 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -2.57 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 955.38 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.11 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,917.63 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -2.79 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,207.88 for up with +0.50% percent or +6.02 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,621.24 for up with +0.37% percent or +5.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,517.90 for up with +0.41% percent or 6.19 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,895.21 for up with +0.38% percent or +93.85 point.