The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.31 up with +0.36% percent or +0.35 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,289.00 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -41.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,722.25 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -5.25 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,820.50 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -32.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro and sterling climbed higher on Wednesday as investor confidence rose on news Britain had struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks.
The rise in the euro and sterling led investors to take profits on the U.S. dollar, which has retraced from a 16-month high.
The dollar index, a gauge of its value versus six major peers, traded at 97.05 on Wednesday, down 0.26 percent. The index hit a 16-month high of 97.69 on Monday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,286.49 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -100.69 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,722.18 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -4.04 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,200.88 up with +0.000088% percent or +0.0063 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,514.80 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -3.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 953.34 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -1.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,852.45 up with +0.011% percent or +0.20 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,209.15 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -2.44 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,602.90 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -2.07 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,503.64 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.78 point;