The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.17  witha loss of -97.17 percent or -0.04 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,582.00 up with +0.37% percent or +94.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,757.38 up with +0.29%percent or +8.38 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,043.12 up with +0.38% percent or ++26.87 point.


The euro held above a three-month low on Thursday as improved Chinese trade data and hopes of progress in China-U.S. trade talks lifted risk sentiment, with the Australian dollar leading gains by more than half a percent.

Even economic data showing Germany’s economy stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018 failed to pull the euro lower. Traders said the nearly 2 percent drop by the euro in the first six weeks of the year may have been overdone.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,543.27 up with +0.46% percent or +117.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,753.03 up with +0.30% percent or +8.30 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,420.38 up with +0.078% percent or +5.76 point


In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,139.71 with a loss of –0.023% percent or –4.77 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,432.05  with a loss of  –0.23% percent or –65.54 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,719.70  with a loss of -0.050% percent or –1.37 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,876.22 with a loss of –0.44% percent or –157.89 point at 12:15 PM.