The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.21 up with +0.12% percent or +0.12 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,724.00 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -58.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,812.00 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,338.00 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -15.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar strengthened against most major peers on Wednesday, while the yen weakened as upbeat Wall Street earnings reduced global appetites for safe haven assets.
The three main Wall Street indexes each rose by more than 2 percent as blue-chips delivered strong earnings indicating that the U.S. economic recovery is on track despite rising interest rates and global trade war tensions.
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 1,596.84 up with +2.82% percent or +43.74 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 996.79 up with +2.71% percent or +26.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,918.39 up with +2.09% percent or +39.25 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,250.46 up with +2.12% percent or +25.97 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,659.24 up with +2.22% or +36.11 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,554.25 up with +2.18% percent or +33.13 point;