The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.57 up  with +0.20% percent or +0.20 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,220.50  with a loss of  -0.42% percent or -106.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,716.88  with a loss of -0.46% percent or -12.62 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,957.62  with a loss of -0.55% percent or -38.13 point.


The euro weakened on Thursday after data showed Germany’s economy slowed in December, underscoring fears about a broader slump in Europe.

Europe’s largest economy is struggling with a cooling of the global economy and the impact of the dispute between trade giants the United States and China.

The euro has lost around 1.3 percent over the last week as investors bet the European Central Bank will keep monetary policy accommodative on weaker-than-expected growth and low inflation in the single currency area.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,390.30 with a loss of -0.084% percent or -21.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,731.61  with a loss of -0.22% percent or -6.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,375.28  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -26.80 point.


In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,751.28   with a loss of -0.59% percent or -122.78 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,990.21 up with +0.21% percent or +59.47 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,618.23 up with +1.30% percent or +33.66 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,927.79  with a loss of -0.13% percent or -47.44 point at 12:15 PM.