The Greenback, tracked by the U.S. Dollar Index, is still on a rise on Thursday ahead of a busy day for Federal Reserve Memebers, including Lockhart, Plosser, Lacker and of course, chief Bernanke speeches. Global stocks plummeted, energy slumped, while Treasutires and the dollar gained.

The US Dollar Index, which measures the performance of the U.S. Dollar against six of its most-traded counterparts, including the euro, pound and the yen, notched higher for the thid straight day to 79.22 after opening at 79.14, recording a high of 79.32 and a low of 78.95.

At a conference at Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond Fed Presidnet Jeffrey Lacker said the U.S. economy is still on journey in how to regulate and understand markets for debt instruments, citing the relevance of credit markets and its underway improvement in in thge last three years.