The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.37 up with +0.27% percent or +0.27 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,568.50 up with +0.07% percent or +17.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,641.38 up with +0.12% percent or +3.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,692.25 up with +0.41% percent or +27.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
“We see a risk of modest dovish bias from Draghi today given the long stream of the soft euro zone data and look for the euro to test $1.1310,” said ING FX strategist Petr Krpata.
At 0830 the euro was down 0.2 percent at $1.1355.
Germany, France and Italy, the euro zone’s biggest economies, barely grew in the fourth quarter and French business activity fell unexpectedly this month, a survey showed on Thursday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,575.62 up with +0.70% percent or +171.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,638.70 up with +0.22% percent or +5.80 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,025.77 up with +0.077% percent or +5.41 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,454.26 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -3.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 907.18 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -1.78 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,786.64 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -2.78 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,167.81 up with +0.34% percent or +4.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,555.10 up with +0.16% percent or + 2.42 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,459.95 up with +0.19% percent or +2.70 point