The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.14 up with +0.07% percent or +0.07 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,278.50 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -45.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,725.88 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -5.12 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,996.75 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -11.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar settled near a two-week high versus its rivals on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech failed to surprise currency traders with markets more focused on the near-term outlook for monetary policy.
Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have signaled a cautious monetary outlook in recent days with the Fed’s pause proving a relatively bigger surprise for markets.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,411.52 up with +0.68% percent or +172.15 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,737.70 up with +0.47% percent or +12.83 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,402.08 up with +0.74% percent or +54.55 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,520.23 up with +0.18% percent or +2.69 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 945.89 up with +0.11% percent or +1.08 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,865.60 up with +0.45% percent or +8.28 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,207.64 up with +0.57% percent or +6.89 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,617.80 up with +0.45% percent or +7.29 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,518.24 up with +0.47% percent or ++7.17 point