The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 93.77 with a loss of  –0.06% percent or  -0.06 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,348.00 up with  +0.13% percent or +33.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,792.50 up with  +0.15% percent or  +4.25 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,245.50 up with +0.27% percent or +19.25 point.


The dollar edged up against the euro and hit a three-week high versus the yen on Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy announcement that investors will scan for clues on how many more U.S. rate hikes there will be this year.

The Fed concludes its two-day policy meeting later on Wednesday and is widely expected to hike rates for the second time this year.

Reports that Fed Chair Jerome Powell was considering holding a news conference and taking questions after every Fed meeting also supported the dollar as it raised expectations that the Fed could hike rates more often. The central bank currently holds a news conference after every other meeting.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,320.73  with  a loss of –0.0062% percent or –1.58 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,786.85 up with  +0.17% percent or  +4.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,703.79 up with +0.57% percent or  +43.87 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,682.30 up with +0.46% percent or +7.62 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,041.95 up with +0.084% percent or +0.87 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,003.97  up with +0.15% percent or +3.07 9point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,223.67 up with +0.10% percent or +1.24  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,660.03 up with  +0.22% percent or +3.61  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,548.46 up with +0.20% percent or +3.05 point;