US PRE MARKET
The US Dollar Index are trading at 89.55 for up with +0.05% percent or +0.04 point. The cac 40 index are trading at 5,272.83 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -5.11 point . The DAX Index are trading at 12,283.93 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -10.04 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index are trading at 3,419.30 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.41 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar edged up against the yen on Thursday, but its gains were tepid as concerns over possible Western military action against Syria lent support to the safe-haven Japanese currency.
The geopolitical tensions shifted some focus away from the U.S.-China trade standoff, with the dollar inching up 0.1 percent to 106.91 yen after losing 0.4 percent on Wednesday. The yen often draws demand in times of market turmoil and political tensions.
The dollar had risen to 107.400 yen on Tuesday after comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping calmed fears over a U.S.-China trade war, which had gripped global financial markets over the past few weeks.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were lower on Wednesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,189.45 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -218.55 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,642.19 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -14.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,069.03 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -25.27 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,546.80 for up with +0.22% percent or +3.37 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 951.53 for up with +0.20% percent or+1.90 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,882.09 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -2.48 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,160.58 with a loss of -0.65% percent or -7.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,567.50 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -7.17 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,465.45 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -7.53 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,189.45 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -218.55 point.