The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.67 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 23,724.00 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -226.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,570.12 with a loss of -0.96% percent or -24.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,530.25 with a loss of -1.25% percent or -82.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Australian dollar and kiwi dollar, gauges of global risk appetite, fell on Monday on fears of a slowdown in China’s economy prompted by a contraction in Chinese exports.
Market sentiment swung negative after data showed that China’s December exports unexpectedly fell, pointing to weakness in the world’s second-largest economy and a gloomy growth picture.
The data took its toll on the Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar, which both fell more than 0.4 percent
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,995.95 with a loss of -0.025% percent or -5.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,596.26 with a loss of -0.015% percent or -0.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +6,971.48 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -14.59 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,447.38 up with +0.14% percent or +1.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 902.03 up with +0.29% percent or +2.60 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,763.62 up with +0.13% percent or +2.22 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,149.35 with a loss of -0.010% percent or -0.12 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,531.88 up with +0.0028% percent or +0.043 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,436.99 up with +0.0076% percent or +0.11 point