January 12, 2017
Thursday's economic news is led by a slight rise in what are still very favorable jobless claims data and further improvement in import & export prices which are being driven by oil-related pressure.
There was no pressure for 20,000 in today's market as the Dow sagged all session, ending 0.3 percent lower at 19,891. The yen and euro both gained ground, helping to pull the dollar index down 0.4 percent to 101.35. Rates were little changed despite a 10-year note auction where end investors showed very strong demand. Oil moved up over $53 while gold held near $1,195.