Dollar Index Update on 05 November 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.61 up with +0.23% percent or +0.21 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,233.00  with a loss of -0.03% percent or -8.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,724.75  up with +0.04% percent or +1.00 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,978.25 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -2.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar dipped on Monday after three consecutive weeks of gains as investors took profits before U.S. midterm elections this week that may fuel a new bout of volatility for global markets.

Notwithstanding a dollar selloff in the second half of last week, hedge funds added to their dollar holdings taking net long positions to its biggest levels since Dec. 2016 as latest data have encouraged more bullish bets.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,270.83  with a loss of -0.43% percent or  -109.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,723.06  with a loss of -0.63% percent or -17.31 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,356.99 with a loss of -1.04% percent or -77.06  point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,547.98 up with +0.19% percent or +3.00 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 973.43 up with +0.47% percent or +4.55  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,862.40 up with +0.040% percent or +0.74 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,210.74   with a loss of  -0.74% percent or -9.06 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,608.46   with a loss of -0.56% percent or -9.01 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,506.69 with a loss of -0.62% percent or -9.35  point;

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