Dollar Index Update on 16 August 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.58  with a loss of -0.14% percent or -0.13  point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,330.00 up with +0.57% percent or +143.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,833.50 up with +0.43% percent or +12.25 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,420.75 up with +0.63% percent or +46.75 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The euro recovered on Thursday from its weakest since June 2017 and the dollar fell after news that a Chinese delegation will travel to the United States for trade talks, with investors buying back into currencies hit hard in the recent sell-off.

Many emerging market currencies also rose, clawing back some of Wednesday’s losses thanks to easing fears over the knock-on effects from a slide in the Turkish lira.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,162.41  with a loss of -0.54% percent or -137.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,818.37 with a loss of – 0.76% percent or -21.59 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,774.12 with a loss of -1.23% percent or  -96.78 point.

WORLD MARKETS

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,192.04 with a loss of -0.055% percent or -12.18 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,046.68 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -276.91 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,705.19 with a loss of  -0.66% percent or  -18.07  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,763.16  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -88.84 point at 12:15 PM.

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