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HUNGARY

USDHUF Break above its 200DMA

EQUITIES

Quadruple Witching day

RUSSIA

OFZs Slide W/W as Investors Favour USD Bonds

In U.S. stocks, the S&P 500.........>

US STOCKS CLOSE
US STOCKS CLOSE: In U.S. stocks, the S&P 500 closed Wednesday up 0.08% at
2,498.37, after trading in a 2,492.14 to 2,498.37 range. This is a life-time
high close and a life-time intraday high. The August 21 low of 2,417.35 was the
lowest since July 11, when the index bottomed at 2,412.79. At Wednesday's close,
the S&P 500 was up 11.6% year-to-date.
- Market players were also monitoring the Russell 2000 index, which often leads
larger stock swings. The Russell 2000 closed up 0.24% at 1,426.89, down from an
earlier high of 1,428.745. The index posted a high of 1,452.091 July 25.
- Nasdaq meanwhile closed up 5.91 pts, or by 0.09% at 6460.19.
- And the DJIA closed up 0.18%, or by 39.32 pts, at 22,158.18.