The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.44 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -0.18 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,315.00 up with +0.05% percent or +14.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,910.25 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,525.50 up with +0.02% percent or +1.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held at a two-month high against the Japanese yen and commodity currencies rose on Wednesday amid relief the latest round of tariffs announced by China and the United States were not as harsh as the market expected.
Risk appetite held up across markets. Emerging-market currencies firmed, led by the Indian rupee after China said it won’t retaliate with competitive currency devaluations.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,246.96 up with +0.71% percent or +184.84 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,904.31 up with +0.54% percent or +15.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,956.11 up with +0.76% percent or +60.32 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,710.97 up with +0.44% percent or +7.42 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,078.00 up with +0.26% percent or +2.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,036.73 up with +0.41% percent or +8.24 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,284.91 up with +0.57% percent or +7.34 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,723.97 up with +0.52% or +8.99 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,610.84 up with +0.53% percent or +8.52 point;