The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.23 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -0.05 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 23,389.00 with a loss of -0.03%percent or -6.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,528.12 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -2.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,422.25 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -11.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar slipped against peers on Monday, as traders placed bearish bets due to rising expectations that the Federal Reserve would put its policy tightening on pause in 2019.
Risk appetites were strong in Asian trade, thanks to China’s aggressive monetary easing on Friday to address a sharp economic slowdown and to hopes that Washington and Beijing can strike a comprehensive trade deal.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,433.16 up with +3.29% percent or +746.94 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,531.94 up with +3.43% percent or +84.05 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +6,738.86 up with +4.26% percent or +275.35 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,380.75 up with +3.75% percent or +49.92 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 862.32 up with +3.54% percent or +29.51 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,684.34 up with +3.23% percent or +52.78 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,126.64 up with +3.55% percent or +38.61 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,488.53 up with +3.46% percent or +49.78 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,398.34 up with +3.44% percent or +46.47 point;