The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.36 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -0.22 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 23,266.50 up with +0.49% percent or +113.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,507.62 up with +0.51% percent or +12.62 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,351.00 up with +0.43%percent or +31.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar index, a gauge of its value versus six major peers, fell by around 0.15 percent to 96.34, after losing 0.5 percent overnight.
Data also showed consumer confidence at its weakest in more than three years in the United States, as well as an unexpected drop in industrial profits in China, a stark reminder for investors of the deteriorating global growth outlook.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,138.82 up with +1.14% percent or +260.37 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,488.83 up with +0.86% percent or +21.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,579.49 up with +0.38% percent or +25.14 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,331.82 up with +0.15% percent or +2.01 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 835.37 up with +0.42% percent or +3.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,647.24 up with +0.45% percent or +7.46 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,105.17 up with +0.75% percent or +8.22 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,460.48 up with +0.78% percent or +11.32 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,373.78 up with +0.83% percent or +11.29 point;