The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.39 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -0.16% point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,244.00 up with +0.34% percent or +81.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,725.00 up with +0.30% percent or +0.43% point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,051.00 up with +0.39% percent or +27.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Major currencies were on tenterhooks on Thursday on the eve of Washington’s deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese imports while the yuan held steady after the central bank this week sought to stem its recent tumble.
The euro stood little changed at $1.1662, having found firm support near $1.15 over the past few weeks despite worries about an economic slowdown and political instability in Europe.
The dollar traded at 110.38 yen, off a six-week high of 111.14 set on Tuesday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,660.42 up with +0.32% percent or +5.33 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,028.93 up with +0.16% percent or +1.65 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,957.35 up with +0.19% percent or +3.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,191.76 with a loss of -0.64% percent or -7.70 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,618.04 with a loss of -0.39% percent or – 6.35 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,507.65 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -6.84 point;