The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.51 up with +0.24% percent or +0.22 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,435.00 up with +0.06% percent or +16.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,914.75 up with +0.11% percent or +3.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,610.75 up with +0.28% percent or +21.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar gained on Wednesday in choppy trading after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates as expected for the eighth time, flagged more rate hikes and signaled the end of the “accommodative” policy era.
The greenback fell briefly against the euro and yen immediately after the Fed released its statement, then resumed its climb as investors digested the statement
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,385.28 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -106.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,905.97 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -9.59 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,990.37 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -17.10 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,691.61 with a loss of -1.01% percent or -17.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,058.04 with a loss of -0.90% percent or -9.62 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,012.14 with a loss of -0.91% percent or −18.48 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,290.08 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -3.83 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,721.69 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -7.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,610.03 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -5.91 point;