U.S INDEX MARKET
The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 92.99 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -0.13 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,544.00 up with +0.17% percent or +42.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,701.00 up with +0.19% percent or +5.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,912.00 up with +0.23% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held firm on Thursday after the 10-year U.S. bond yield popped above the psychologically important 3 percent mark and investors looked to U.S. consumer price data later in the day that could show an acceleration in inflation.
The dollar index stood little changed against a basket of six major currencies at 93.02 after hitting a 4-1/2-month high of 93.42, extending its gains from its April low to 4.7 percent.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,596.05 up with +0.61% percent or +9.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 980.13 up with +0.55% percent or +5.36 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,923.89 up with +0.52% percent or +9.98 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,185.69 up with +1.02% percent or +11.92 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,602.58 up with +0.91% percent or +14.52 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,497.08 up with +0.94% percent or +13.95 point;