Dollar Index Update on 15 October 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.02  with a loss of -0.34% percent or -0.32 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,210.00 with a loss of  -0.42% percent or  -106.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,755.00 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -12.75 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,115.00  with a loss of -0.80% percent or -57.25 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar firmed against the pound and euro on Monday as unsuccessful British efforts to secure a Brexit deal ahead of a key European Union summit reinforced global investors’ preference for safe haven currencies.

The euro traded around 0.13 percent lower at 1.1546 on Monday, while the sterling lost 0.36 percent to 1.3106 after hitting an October high of 1.3258 on Friday.

The problem of Britain’s land border with Ireland has thwarted a drive to clinch a Brexit deal, as negotiators over the weekend admitted defeat after marathon talks and pressed pause for the coming days.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,339.99 up with +1.15% percent or +287.16 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,767.13 up with  +1.42% percent or +38.76 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,496.89 up with +2.29% percent or +167.83 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,546.68  with +0.084% percent or +1.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 965.38 with a loss of  -0.19% percent or  -1.85 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,871.25  up with +0.24% percent or  +4.52 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,233.66 up with +1.60% percent or  +19.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,630.57 up with +1.30% or  +20.87 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,529.15  up with +1.39% percent or  +21.01 point;

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