The Dollar strengthened versus most majors on renewed demand for the Dollar as a refuge after Bernanke said that small businesses are having a tough time getting loans they need to expand or stay afloat and keep the U.S. economic recovery going, led the investors to sell risky assets. NASDAQ and Dow Jones advanced by 0.09% and 0.18% respectively, crude oil dropped for the first time in four days ,weakened by 1.5% closing at 74.9$ a barrel, Gold (XAU) weakened by 0.9% closing at 1198.7$ an ounce. Today, Trade Balance is expected at -39.3B vs. -40.3B; Federal Budget Balance is expected at -70.0B vs. -135.9B.