Dollar Index Update on 15 January 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.85 up with +0.28% percent or +0.27 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 23,937.50 up with +0.30% percent or +70.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,586.12  up with +0.22% percent or +5.62 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,570.75  up with +0.39% percent or +25.75 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

he dollar weakened on Tuesday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve will hold off on raising rates this year due to a slowdown in global growth, while sterling edged up ahead of Britain’s parliamentary vote on its Brexit plan.

Worries over the U.S. economy losing steam as well as a shock contraction in Chinese trade have fanned worries about a sharp global slowdown, which will likely keep the Fed from tightening monetary policy further this year.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 23,909.84 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -86.11 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,582.61 with a loss of -0.53% percent or -13.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +6,905.92 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -65.56 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,432.81  with a loss of -1.01% percent or -14.57 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 894.06 with a loss of  -0.88% percent or -7.97 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,753.17  with a loss of -0.59% percent or -10.45 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,143.95  with a loss of -0.47% percent or -5.40 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,523.01  up with +0.58% percent or +8.87 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,429.15  with a loss of  -0.55% percent or -7.84 point

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