The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.30 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -0.04 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,382.00 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -59.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,731.75 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -7.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,913.50 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -36.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held in tight ranges versus its major rivals on Tuesday with investors putting discretion before valor as they counted down to the U.S. midterm vote, the first major electoral test of President Donald Trump’s big tax cuts and hostile trade policies.
The U.S. congressional election is widely expected to boost the Democratic Party, which has a strong chance of winning control of the House of Representatives, with Republicans seen likely to keep the Senate
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,096.98 with a loss of -0.097% percent or -6.86 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,101.39 with a loss of -0.014% percent or -0.74 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,494.96 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -24.03 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,547.51 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.47 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 974.74 up with +0.13% percent or +1.31 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,870.39 up with +0.43% percent or +7.99 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.50 up with +0.56% percent or +6.76 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,615.69 up with +0.45% percent or +7.23 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,514.04 up with +0.49% percent or +7.34 point;