The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.22 up with +0.16% percent or +0.16 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,547.00 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -52.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,662.25 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -7.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,640.75 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -32.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar rallied on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would push ahead with tariffs on Chinese goods, fuelling concern about a Sino-U.S. trade war and boosting demand for the greenback.
Sterling was weaker across the board after Trump said on Monday the agreement allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union may make trade between Washington and London more difficult.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,640.24 up with +1.46% percent or +354.29 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,673.45 up with +1.55% percent or +40.89 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,081.85 up with +2.06% percent or +142.87 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,505.96 up with +1.16% percent or +17.28 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 946.40 up with +0.94% percent or +8.84 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,847.77 up with +1.25% percent or +22.89 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,180.46 up with +1.64% percent or +19.06 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,577.84 up with +1.53% percent or +23.82 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,478.98 up with +1.56% percent or +22.75 point;