The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.93 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -0.10 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,981.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -44.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,874.75 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -4.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,443.75 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -11.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Australian dollar fell to its weakest level in more than 2-1/2 years on Friday as fears over an escalation in the trade conflict between the United States and China dominated concerns while safe haven currencies such as the franc and yen gained.
With a public comment period for proposed U.S. tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports ending at 0400 GMT, markets edged lower as investors waited for a fresh salvo to be fired in the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,995.87 up with +0.080% percent or +20.88 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,878.05 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -10.55 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,922.73 with a loss of -0.91% percent or -72.45 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,714.47 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -13.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,084.05 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -7.71 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,031.54 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -7.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,273.98 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -5.45 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,710.69 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -6.86 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,597.15 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -5.92 point;