The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.15 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -0.31 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,301.00 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -218.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,760.00 with a loss of -0.76% percent or -21.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,982.75 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -49.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar, usually seen as a safe haven in turbulent times, surprised some currency strategists on Thursday by losing ground after spooked investors drove U.S. stocks to their worst fall in nearly eight months.
The VIX, Wall Street’s “fear index” measuring the stock market’s expectation of volatility, rose by 44 percent to 22.96 on Thursday, its highest level since April.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,598.74 with a loss of -3.15% percent or -831.83 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,785.68 with a loss of -3.29% percent or -94.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,422.05 with a loss of -4.08% percent or -315.97 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,575.41 with a loss of -2.86% percent or −46.45 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 987.79 with a loss of -2.77% percent or –28.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,905.43 with a loss of -2.63% percent or -51.42 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,239.83 with a loss of -3.41% percent or -43.77 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,642.77 with a loss of -3.24% or -55.06 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,539.26 with a loss of -3.27% percent or -52.08 point;