The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.81 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -0.27 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,573.00 up with +0.98% percent or +248.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,758.25 up with +0.74% percent or +20.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,089.00 up with +0.16% percent or +11.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar steadied on Friday ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report, after pulling back from 16-month highs in the previous session as investors cautiously moved back into riskier assets.
The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was little changed at 96.375 after dropping nearly 0.9 percent overnight, weighed down by a rallying sterling.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,380.74 up with +1.06% percent or +264.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,740.37 up with +1.06% percent or +28.63 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,434.06 up with +1.75% percent or +128.16 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,544.98 up with +2.22% percent or +33.57 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 968.88 up with +1.99% percent or +18.92 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,861.66 up with +2.00% percent or +36.56 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,219.80 up with +0.91% percent or +10.96 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,617.48 up with +1.24% percent or +19.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,516.04 up with +1.16% percent or +17.39 point;