The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.26 up with +0.10% percent or +0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,314.00 up with +0.04% percent or +9.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,829.25 up with +0.03% percent or +0.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,393.50 up with +0.10% percent or +7.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar rose for a fourth straight day on Friday, benefiting from turbulence caused by an escalating U.S.-China trade conflict, as investors prepared for a U.S. jobs report due later in the day.
China has said it will retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to increase tariffs to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion in Chinese imports.
Worries about the impact that tariffs would have on growth spread from Asian to European markets yesterday, where equity markets tumbled.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,682.10 up with +0.77% percent or +12.8 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,058.15 up with +0.92% percent or +9.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,994.93 up with +0.84% percent or +16.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,250.66 up with +0.53% percent or +6.57 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,679.31 up with +0.59% percent or +9.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,567.93 up with +0.58% percent or +9.02 point;