The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.29 up with +0.06% percent or +0.06 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,434.00 up with +0.12% percent or +31.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,835.75 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -5.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,405.75 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -63.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro held at a three-day high on Thursday as concerns about a global trade war eased after the United States and the European Union agreed to begin talks on lowering tariffs.
Following talks on Wednesday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, U.S. President Donald Trump said they had agreed to “work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.”
However, the moves in the single currency was far more subdued than equities, where auto stocks surged 2 percent, and bond yields edged higher as investors waited for the fine print to emerge on the trade discussions.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,685.20 up with +0.30% percent or +5.01 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,048.40 up with +0.21% percent or +2.16 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,988.56 up with +0.28% percent or +5.55 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,260.50 up with +0.84% percent or +10.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,688.60 up with +0.84% percent or +14.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,577.08 up with 0.89% percent or +13.89 point;