Dollar Index Update on 27 December 2018

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.76 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -0.26 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 22,562.00  with a loss of  -1.36% percent or -310.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,434.50  with a loss of -1.36% percent or -34.87 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,172.75   with a loss of -1.67%percent or -105.13 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar gained against a basket of other currencies on Wednesday as U.S. stocks came off 20-month lows, though uncertainty relating to the U.S. government shutdown and Federal Reserve monetary policy remained a headwind for the greenback.

U.S. stocks gained more than 2 percent as a rebound in technology shares and a jump in retailers led by Amazon put the market on pace to snap a four-session losing streak.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 22,878.45  up with +4.98% percent or +1,086.25 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,467.70 up with  +4.96% percent or +116.60 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,554.36  up with +5.84% percent or +361.44 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,329.81  up with +4.96% percent or +62.89 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 831.88 up with +4.79% percent or +38.02 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,639.78  up with +4.62% percent or +72.38 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,096.95 up with  +5.20% percent or +54.18 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,449.16  up with +2.19% percent or +31.11 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,362.48  up with +2.14% percent or +28.53 point;

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