The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.05 up with +0.05% percent or +0.06 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,011.00 up with +0.61% percent or +152.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,704.75 up with +0.73% percent or +19.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,894.25 up with +1.10% percent or +75.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Japanese yen edged lower against the dollar on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan signaled it was a long way off from exiting crisis-era stimulus, while the greenback scaled 16-month highs versus its key rivals on continued strength in the U.S. economy.
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and cut its price forecasts, reinforcing market expectations that subdued inflation will force it to maintain its massive stimulus program for the time being.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,874.64 up with +1.77% percent or +431.72 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,682.63 up with +1.57% percent or +41.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,161.65 up with +1.58% percent or +111.36 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,506.64 up with +1.99% percent or +29.33 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 950.90 up with +2.24% percent or +20.81 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,819.53 up with +1.73% percent or +30.94 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,193.70 up with +1.36% percent or +16.01 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,580.74 up with +1.61% percent or +25.04 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,481.86 up with +1.58% percent or +23.05 point;