The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.96 up with +0.18% percent or +0.17 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,293.00 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -98.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,733.25 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -11.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,886.75 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -26.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was a tad firmer on Friday as markets nervously awaited the outcome of talks between the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies this weekend which could determine whether trade tensions between them will escalate further.
The talks could also set the tone for the outlook of the safe-haven U.S. currency, which has gained more than 5 percent against its rivals this year on concerns that rising trade tensions will hurt world economic growth.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day For the day the Dow is trading at 25,338.84 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -27.59 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,737.76 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -6.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,273.08 with a loss of -0.25% percent or -18.51 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,525.39 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -5.00 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 956.63 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -4.48 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,866.74 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -2.22 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,213.70 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -2.39 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,613.15 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -3.44 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,513.18 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -3.09 point;