The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.45 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -0.16 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,213.00 with 0.00% percent or -1.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,818.75 with a loss of -0.08% percent or – 2.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,417.75 up with +0.02% percent or +1.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar and euro barely moved on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at a time investors are focused on the trade rift between the two economic powers.
The dollar index against a basket of major currencies stood little changed at 94.651, off its two-week low of 94.207 hit on Monday.
Fears of a trade war with the United States kept the euro trapped in narrow ranges as Juncker travels to Washington on Wednesday for trade-focused talks with Trump.
The talks come after the U.S. imposed tariffs on European Union steel and aluminium and Trump’s threats to extend those measures to EU-made cars.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,680.20 with a loss of -1.07% percent or -18.22 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,046.24 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -9.52 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,983.01 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -15.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,249.94 up with +0.85% percent or +10.48 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,674.48 up with +0.21% percent or +3.53 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,563.19 up with +0.32% percent or +4.98 point;