The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.17 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -0.14 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,177.00 up with +0.17% percent or +42.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,710.50 up with +0.20% percent or +5.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,013.25 up with +0.21% percent or +20.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro rebounded on Wednesday as concerns about an escalating trade conflict held back the dollar, while traders said markets needed clarity on a developing political crisis in Germany and an EU summit before pushing the euro higher.
Worries that a full-blown trade war could break out between Beijing and Washington continued to weigh on currencies, despite data showing profits at China’s industrial firms rose sharply.
The yen, a prominent gauge of investor risk aversion, gained while the Chinese yuan slumped to a 6-month low.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,640.45 with a loss of -1.68% percent or -28.07 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,017.36 with a loss of -1.54% percent or -15.95 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,942.81 with a loss of -1.13% percent or -22.30 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,185.25 with a loss of -0.83% percent or -9.89 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,608.39 with a loss of -0.97% percent or -15.70 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,499.44 with a loss of -0.91% percent or -13.70 point;