The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.58 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -0.13 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,406.00 with a loss of -0.24% percent or +59.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,643.75 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.50 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,553.75 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -22.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar drifted lower in Asian trade on Thursday as demand for safe haven currencies remained subdued after a rebound in global equities, while the euro strengthened on hopes for a resolution of Italy’s budget dispute.
The dollar had been actively bid over the last two trading sessions as risk appetite receded on fears over a global growth slowdown and the U.S.-Sino trade conflict.
The dollar index, a measure of its value versus six major peers, eased 0.1 percent to 96.62 on Thursday. The index lost 0.13 percent in the previous trading session.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,464.69 with a loss of -0.0039% percent or -0.95 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,649.93 up with +0.30% percent or +8.04 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,972.25 up with +0.92% percent or +63.43 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,488.28 up with +1.31% percent or +19.27 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 937.41 with +0.98% percent or +9.08 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,827.87 up with +1.10% percent or +19.95 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,171.29 up with +0.12% percent or +1.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,562.68 up with +0.47% percent or +7.26 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,465.02 up with +0.40% percent or +5.85 point;