The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.06 up with +0.06% percent or +0.06 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,650.00 with a loss of -1.58% percent or -396.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,660.62 with a loss of -1.52% percent or -41.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,652.00 with a loss of -2.22 percent or -151.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar fell against the yen on Thursday as growing investor aversion to riskier assets hit equities and pushed down U.S. Treasury yields.
The U.S. currency dropped 0.45 percent to 112.68 yen, handing back its modest gains made overnight.
Global equity markets have been shaken and the dollar fell this week after an inversion in a part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve triggered market concerns about economic growth.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,027.07 with a loss of -3.10% percent or -799.36 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,700.06 with a loss of -3.24% percent or -90.31 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,158.43 with a loss of -3.80% percent or -283.09 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,480.75 with a loss of -4.40% percent or −68.21 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 925.06 with a loss of -4.61% percent or -44.71 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,826.62 with a loss of – 3.62% percent or -68.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,197.48 with a loss of -3.32% percent or -41.15 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,589.08 with a loss of -3.34% percent or -54.83 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,492.29 with a loss of -3.25% percent or -50.16 point;