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US : Pre Market News – 13 Jan 2017

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 +0.09%) this morning are up +2.50 points (+0.11%). Thursday’s closes: S&P 500 -0.21%, Dow Jones -0.32%, Nasdaq -0.17%. The S&P 500 on Thursday dropped to a 1-week low and closed lower on some continued disappointment that President-elect Trump did not provide specifics on any of his fiscal-stimulus plans in Wednesday’s press conference. There was also continued weakness in pharmaceutical and biotech stocks after President-elect Trump said he would force drug makers to bid for government business to save the government money. Stocks found some support from the +10,000 rise in U.S. weekly jobless claims to 247,000, less than expectations of +20,000 to 255,000. Mar 10-year T-notes (ZNH17 +0.11%) this morning are up +4 ticks. Thursday’s closes: TYH7 +2.50, FVH7 +1.50. Mar 10-year T-notes on Thursday closed higher and the 10-year T-note yield fell to a 6-week low of 2.305%. T-note prices were boosted by the sell-off in the S&P 500 to a 1-week low, which boosted the safe-haven demand for T-notes, and by strong foreign demand for the Treasury’s $ 12 billion auction of 30-year T-bonds that had a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.32, above the 12-auction average of 2.29. In addition, indirect bidders, a proxy for foreign buyers, bought 66.7% of the auction, above the 12-auction average of 61.4%. The dollar index (DXY00 -0.15%) this morning is down -0.17 (-0.17%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.0032 (+0.30%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.05 (-0.04%). Thursday’s closes: Dollar index -0.43 (-0.42%), EUR/USD +0.0031 (+0.29%), USD/JPY -0.69 (-0.60%). The dollar

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