Dollar Index Update on 02 October 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.61 up with +0.32% percent or +0.31 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,597.00  with a loss of  -0.30% percent or  -81.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,922.75   with a loss of  -0.25% percent or -7.25 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,641.25  with  a loss of -0.45% percent or -34.25 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar retained gains against a basket of currencies on Tuesday while slipping off a more than 10-month peak against the yen as the boost to risk appetites from the U.S.-Canada trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement faded.

Traders awaited the outcome of a Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting. The RBA is expected to stretch its record spell of rates at 1.5 percent well into next year, according to a Reuters poll, with a 25 basis-point hike not expected before end-2019.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,651.21  up with +0.73% percent or +192.90 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,924.59 up with +0.36% percent or +10.61  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,037.30  with a loss of -0.11% percent or -9.05 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at1,672.99   with a loss of  -1.39% percent or -23.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,046.64 with a loss of -1.44% percent or  -15.28 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,004.19 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -15.36 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,300.84  up with  +0.51% percent or +6.57 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,729.20 up with +0.15% percent or +2.67 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,619.09 up with  +0.28% percent or +4.55 point;

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