The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.17 up with +0.36%percent or +0.34 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,896.00 up with +0.01% percent or +2.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,797.75 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,385.25 up with +0.03% percent or +2.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro fell to a eight-day low on Friday as U.S. inflation numbers boosted interest rate expectations and an easing in trade tensions between the United States and China supported the dollar.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Britain’s Brexit plan killing hopes of a U.S. trade deal also knocked sterling lower, pushing the dollar up across the board.
U.S. consumer prices data on Thursday showed a steady buildup of inflation pressure that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates as many as four times in 2018.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,690.28 up with +0.39% percent or +6.61 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,046.64 up with + 0.23% percent or +2.40 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,996.73 up with +0.26% percent or +5.25 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,234.70 up with +1.06% percent or +12.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,666.28 up with +0.81% percent or +13.42 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,554.12 up with +0.85% percent or +13.06 point;