The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.16 up with +0.09% percent or +0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,559.00 up with +0.09% percent or +23.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,858.50 up with +0.11% percent or +3.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,480.75 up with +0.12% percent or +9.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Japanese yen rose broadly on Thursday in an apparent reflection of concern among investors about an uptick in geopolitic tensions from the U.S.-China trade war to Brexit.
Global foreign exchange markets this summer have been dominated by political angst from U.S. sanctions on Russia and Turkey to rising tensions in the Middle East and in Europe.
The Russian rouble retreated to its lowest since November 2016 overnight, weakening beyond the psychologically important 65 per dollar threshold, after Washington said it would impose fresh sanctions on Moscow.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,598.39 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -45.92 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,600.03 up with +0.85% percent or +240.89 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,794.38 up with +1.83% percent or +50.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,023.97 up with +0.36% percent or +136.41 point at 12:15 PM.