The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.24 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -0.20 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,138.00 up with +0.04% percent or +10.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,607.88 up with +0.09% percent or +2.38 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,633.12 up with +0.16% percent or +7.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held near a 19-month high on Monday, bolstered by safe-haven buying as heightened concerns of a global economic slowdown reduced appetites for riskier assets such as stocks and Asian currencies.
Weaker-than-expected economic data from China and Europe and fears of a possible U.S. government shutdown spooked investors away from stocks toward the greenback and yen.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,100.51 with a loss of -2.02% percent or -496.87 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,599.95 with a loss of -1.91% percent or -50.59 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,910.66 with a loss of -2.26% percent or -159.67 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,410.81 with a loss of -1.53% percent or –21.89 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 878.11 with a loss of -1.57% percent or -14.00 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,732.81 with a loss of -1.47% percent or -25.81 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,153.59 with a loss of -2.09% percent or -24.66 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,528.36 with a loss of -1.83% percent or -28.42 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,436.31 with a loss of -1.85% percent or -27.04 point;