The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.72 up with +0.23% percent or +0.23 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
U.S. stock index futures pulled back ahead of Friday’s open, as simmering trade war tensions added to worries about global economic growth.
Trading on Wall Street is set to resume after market participants observed the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. However, Friday’s session is scheduled to be abbreviated with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq both due to close early at 1 p.m. ET.
Elsewhere, stock markets in Europe and Asia were hit by weaker-than-expected earnings results. Some external observers have taken this as a sign corporate profit growth could be peaking globally.
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 up 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;