The Dollar gained after a drop in Consumer Confidence reduced the appeal of higher yielding currencies. CB Consumer Confidence showed an unexpected drop from 57 expected and 54.1 prior to 53.1. CS Composite-20 HPI came out better with -13.3% versus -14.3% expected and -15.4% in the previous year. NASDAQ and Dow Jones declined by -0.31% and -0.48% accordingly, as Consumer Confidence fell. Crude oil declined by -0.16% closing at 66.73$ a barrel. Gold (XAU) remained almost unchanged closing at 993.1$ an ounce. Today, ADP Non Farm Employment Change is expected to show less job cuts with -200K comparing to -298K prior. The American Final GDP is expected lower with -1.2% versus -1.0% prior. The Chicago PMI is expected higher with 53 versus 50 prior and Crude Inventories are expected to show another gain in piles of 0.5M but less than 2.8M prior. FOMC Members Lockhart and Kohn will speak about the economic outlook and the central bank's exit policies.