U.S INDEX MARKET
The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.87 up with +0.79% percent or +0.75 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,542.00 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -188.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,697.25 witha loss of -0.77% percent or -21.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,914.50 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -45.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro struggled near a 6-1/2-month low against the dollar on Tuesday, the bounce seen at the start of the week fading out as investors took a grim view of Italy seemingly heading towards another election.
The euro was little changed at $1.1629 after slipping overnight to $1.1607, its lowest since Nov. 9.
The euro had spiked to $1.1728 earlier on Monday after Italian President Sergio Mattarella rejected a vocal critic of the single currency as economy minister.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,626.93 with a loss of -0.079% percent or -1.29 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,004.64 with a loss of -0.046% percent or -0.46 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,946.87 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -4.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,194.53 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -3.15 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,618.01 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -3.37 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,510.27 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -3.31 point;