Wall Street’s main indexes opened little changed on Thursday as energy stocks took a hit from lower oil prices.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 13.58 points, or 0.05 percent, to 26,129.23. The S&P 500 .SPX lost 1.76 points, or 0.0628 percent, to 2,800.8. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 4.15 points, or 0.06 percent, to 7,294.13.
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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency
trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.