US PRE MARKET
The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 89.57 for up with +0.10% percent or +0.09 point. The cac 40 index is trading at 5,376.04 for up with +0.42% percent or +22.50 point . The DAX Index is trading at 12,613.93 for up with +0.23% percent or +28.36 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Index is trading at 3,490.25 for up with +0.35% percent or +12.34 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar edged up on Wednesday, as firm U.S. economic data supported the greenback against the yen and headline risks around U.S.-China trade relations and tensions in the Middle East appeared to take a backseat.
The dollar index against a group of six major currencies was a shade higher at 89.538 after gaining 0.1 percent overnight.
The index had stooped to 89.229, its lowest since March 27 before pulling back on stronger-than-expected March U.S. housing starts and steady industrial production figures.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
U.S. market were higher on Tuesday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,786.63 for up with +0.87% percent or +213.59 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,706.39 for up with +1.07% percent or +28.55 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,281.10 for up with +1.74% percent or +124.81 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,579.80 for up with +1.07% percent or +16.77 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 972.19 for up with +0.96% percent or +9.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,917.36 for up with +0.76% percent or +14.51 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,188.39 for up with +1.07% percent or +12.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,604.51 for up with +1.07% percent or +16.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,500.33 for up with +1.07% percent or +15.83 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 24,786.63 for up with +0.87% percent or +213.59 point.