Next trading day's important events
16:30 (GMT 3) Retail Sales ex Autos (MoM) (Nov)
16:30 (GMT 3) Retail Sales control group (Nov)
16:30 (GMT 3) Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)
S&P 500: 2656.87
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by technology shares, as signs of progress between the United States and China on resolving their bitter trade dispute continued to boost sentiment.
LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling rose on Thursday after Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote from her party but investors said the currency’s gains could quickly evaporate if Britain’s parliament remains deadlocked over Brexit.
Bitcoin (BTC) is consolidating below $3,500 for the third day straight.