The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.97 up with +0.01% percent or +0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,053.50 up with +0.29% percent or +69.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,612.12  up with +0.25% percent or +6.62 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,679.88  up with +0.05% percent or +3.13 point.


The pound steadied early on Wednesday following a volatile overnight session after British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin.

The Parliament on Tuesday voted 432-202 against May’s deal, the worst parliamentary defeat for a government in recent British history.

Sterling had sunk more than 1 percent against the dollar earlier on Tuesday but rallied back after the parliamentary vote, with the sizable defeat for May seen forcing Britain to pursue different options.


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,065.59 up with +0.65% percent or +155.75 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,610.30 up with +1.07% percent or +27.69 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at +7,023.83 up with +1.71% percent or +117.92 point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,445.22  up with +0.87% percent or +12.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 899.77 up with +0.64% percent or +5.71  point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,763.90 up with +0.61% percent or +10.73 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,157.45  up with +1.18% percent or +13.50 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,538.77  up with +1.04% percent or + 15.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,444.13  up with +1.05% percent or +14.98 point