The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.57 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -0.53 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,199.00 up with +0.49% percent or +122.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,723.25 up with +0.45% percent or +12.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,003.75 up with +0.40% percent or +28.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The British pound jumped on Thursday on a report that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal with Brussels on financial services, while the dollar held near a 16-month high versus a basket of its key rivals on strong U.S. economic data.
The greenback got a lift overnight after the ADP national employment report showed that U.S. private sector payrolls increased by the most in eight months in October, confirming that the economy continues to grow at a relatively robust pace.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,115.76 up with +0.97% percent or +241.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,682.632,711.74 up with +1.09% percent or +29.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,305.90 up with +2.01% percent or +144.25 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,511.41 up with +0.32% percent or +4.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 949.96 with a loss of -0.099% percent or -0.94 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,825.10 up with +0.31% percent or +5.57 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,208.84 up with +1.27% percent or +15.14 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,597.71 up with +1.07% percent or +16.97 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,498.65 up with +1.13% percent or +16.80 point;