The Dollar finished with gains across the board except against the Yen that was favored by risk aversion. Better than expected NY Empire State Manufacturing Index which came out 22.9 vs. expected 22 and the Industrial production that came out 0.1% vs. expected 0% supported the strength of the Dollar. In the U.S Stock Markets, the NASDAQ lost -0.23% and the Dow Jones advanced by 0.16%. Crude Oil tumbled for a second day losing more than 1.5% closing at 79.85$ a barrel. Gold (XAU) advanced and closed at 1108$ an ounce. Today, investors are waiting for the rate decision that is expected to remain unchanged at 0.25%. Building Permits expected at 0.6M vs. 0.62M previously.