The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.65 up with +0.02% percent or +0.02 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,364.00 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -68.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,628.25 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -7.75 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,605.25 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -0.28% point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar slid almost half a percent against the euro and the yen on Monday after soft U.S. payrolls data fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve may stop raising interest rates after a highly likely move next week.
The Chinese yuan dipped after weak trade and inflation data over the weekend, while the British pound hit an 11-week low against the euro as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to exit the European Union looks set to be rejected by parliament on Tuesday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,388.95 with a loss of -2.24% percent or -558.72 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,633.08 with a loss of – 2.33% percent or -62.87 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,969.25 with a loss of -3.05% percent or -219.01 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,448.09 with a loss of -1.98% percent or −29.32 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 905.26 with a loss of -1.86% percent or -17.17 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,780.94 with a loss of – 2.01% percent or -36.54 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,167.57 with a loss of -2.39% percent or -28.63 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,550.49 with a loss of -2.31% percent or -36.69 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,455.80 with a loss of -2.34% percent or -34.83 point;