The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.83 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -0.48 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,309.00 up with +0.37% percent or +89.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,726.75 up with +0.35% percent or +9.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,089.50 up with +0.41% percent or +29.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held firm versus the yen on Friday, supported by quarter-end buying as well as an absence of any fresh escalation in trade-related tensions between the United States and its major trading partners.
Still, trade worries look set to dominate the market with traders increasingly worried about the impact of Sino-U.S. trade disputes on China’s economy.
The dollar firmed to 110.49 yen, having made gains for the last three sessions and nearing this month’s high of 110.905, helped by seasonal buying at the end of quarter and half-year.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,645.02 up with +0.28% percent or +4.56 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,020.22 up with +0.28% percent or +2.86 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,950.37 up with +0.39% percent or +7.56 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,194.20 up with +0.76% percent or +8.95 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,617.96 up with +0.60%percent or +9.57 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,508.77 up with +0.62% percent or +9.33 point;