The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 95.81 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,616.50 up with +0.26% percent or +63.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,645.12 up with +0.18% percent or +4.87 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,685.00 up with +0.70% percent or +46.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Australian dollar surged on Wednesday as inflation topped forecasts, while the Chinese yuan reached a six-month high in the offshore market before trade talks between the United States and China this week.
Australia’s commodity-linked currency also got help from rising prices for iron ore, one of the country’s major exports, putting it on track to become the biggest winner against the U.S. dollar in early London trading.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,579.96 up with +0.21% percent or +51.74 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,640.00 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -3.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,028.29 with a loss of -0.81% percent or -57.39 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,471.45 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -2.09 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 917.07 with 0.00%percent or 0.00% point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,816.01 with a loss of -0.0028% percent or -0.050 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,160.65 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -3.79 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,559.73 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -2.23 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,463.29 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -2.09 point