The New York stock exchanges will remain closed on Thursday due to the American holiday Thanksgiving Day.
Many stock market traders make it a long weekend because the stock exchanges on Wall Street are only open half a day on Friday.
Due to Thanksgiving, a large number of macroeconomic data were already released on Wednesday.
The attention on Friday will probably go to retail chains and web stores that can then take advantage of the bargain-hunting of American consumers on Black Friday. Parcel deliverers such as UPS and FedEx can also count on extra interest.
On Wednesday, the Dow Jones index fell 0.6 percent to 29,872.47 points. On Tuesday, the leading indicator, with thirty major corporations reflecting corporate America, broke the 30,000 marks for the first time.
The broad S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent to 3629.65 points, but technology gauge Nasdaq gained 0.6 percent to 12,152.22 points.