U.S INDEX MARKET
The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.16 up with +0.15% percent or +0.15 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,837.00 up with +0.49% percent or +122.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,775.50 up with +0.33% percent or +9.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,277.50 up with +0.35% percent or +25.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, as risk aversion sparked by concerns over a worsening trade feud between Washington and Beijing ebbed, although lingering worries about the tariff rift kept currencies on edge.
The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood little changed at 95.123 after advancing to an 11-month peak of 95.296 on Tuesday.
The index reached the 11-month peak after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap more tariffs on China, prompting an angry response from Beijing. Escalating tensions triggered risk aversion and caused a sell-off in global equities on Tuesday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,693.45 up with +0.058% percent or +0.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,045.13 with a loss of -0.031% percent or -0.32 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,991.39 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -3.79 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,213.24 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -4.10 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at
1,648.11 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -6.22 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,535.49 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -6.38 point;