The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.09 up with +0.04% percent or +0.03 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,332.00 up with +0.52% percent or +131.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,762.50 up with +0.49% percent or +13.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,122.25 up with +0.65% percent or +45.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar edged up on Tuesday after it was dented by weak U.S. retail sales data overnight, while New Zealand’s currency gained on the back of stronger than expected inflation data.
The dollar index, a gauge of its value against six major peers, traded steady at 95.143, gaining 0.09 percent on Tuesday, but off an intraday high of 95.37 on Monday prior to release of the retail sales data.
That data suggested consumers were reluctant to spend, and came as U.S. bond yields cooled off from its seven-year high last week.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,250.55 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -89.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,750.79 with a loss of -0.59% percent or -16.34 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,430.74 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -66.15 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,553.09 up with +0.41% percent or +6.42 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 970.53 up with +0.53% percent or +5.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,879.14 up with +0.42% percent or +7.89 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,224.49 with a loss of -0.74% percent or -9.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,623.12 with a loss of -0.46% or -7.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,521.12 with a loss of -0.53% percent or -8.03 point;