Dollar Index Update on 12 October 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.08 up with +0.04% percent or +0.04 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,416.00 up with +0.92% percent or  +231.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,774.00 up with +1.04% percent or +28.50 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,147.00 up with +1.65% percent or +117.50 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar crept up on Friday, reflecting investor confidence in the U.S. economy, despite criticism by President Donald Trump of the Federal Reserve and a sell-off in U.S. equities.

The decline in stocks has yet to spread into foreign exchange markets, with emerging market currencies still appreciating and the safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc not budging significantly.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,052.83  with a loss of -2.13% percent or -545.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,728.37 with  a loss of -2.06% percent or -57.31 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,329.06  with a loss of  -1.25% percent or -92.99 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,545.38  with a loss of  -1.91% percent or -30.03 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 967.23 with a loss of  -2.08% percent or   -20.56 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,866.73   with a loss of  2.03% percent or  -38.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,214.29 with a loss of  -2.06% percent or  −25.54  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,609.70 with a loss of  -2.01%% or  -33.07 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,508.14   with a loss of  -2.02% percent or  -31.12  point;

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