Dollar Index Update on 30 October 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.85 up with +0.17% percent or +0.16 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,476.00 up with +0.18% percent or +45.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,650.00  up with +0.25% percent or +6.50 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,746.50  up with +0.19% percent or +13.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar held most of its overnight gains against a basket of its key rivals, with Tuesday’s trade supported by a safe haven bid as fresh worries over Sino-U.S. frictions and fears of a slowdown in global economic growth sapped investors’ confidence.

Investors took cover in the greenback after Bloomberg reported that Washington is preparing to announce tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports by early December if talks next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade war.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,442.92  with a loss of -0.99% percent or  -245.39 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,641.25 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -17.44 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,050.29 with a loss of -1.63% percent or -116.92 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,477.31  with a loss of -0.44% percent or -6.51 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 930.09 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -2.06  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,788.59  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -6.51 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,177.69   with a loss of -0.96% percent or -11.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,555.69  with a loss of  -0.65% percent or -10.25  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,458.80  with a loss of -0.67% percent or -9.86 point;

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