The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.19 up with +0.20% percent or +0.19 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,130.00 up with +0.34% percent or +86.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,708.50 up with +0.37% percent or +10.0 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,817.50 up with +0.73% percent or +49.25 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 25,080.50 with a loss of –0.81% percent or –205.99 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,701.58 with a loss of –0.76% percent or –20.60 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,136.39 with a loss of –0.90% percent or –64.48 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,502.51 with a loss of -0.81% percent or -12.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 946.15 with a loss of –0.75% percent or –7.19 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,841.62 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –10.83point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,199.77 with a loss of –0.78% percent or –9.38 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,590.60 with a loss of –0.77% percent or –12.30 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,492.16 with a loss of –0.76% percent or –11.48 point;