The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.62 up with +0.01% percent or +0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,950.50 up with +0.45% percent or +117.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,785.62 up with +0.41% percent or +11.37 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,072.00 up with +0.53% percent or +37.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro held near a two-week high on Friday as investors waited for signs of how the euro zone economy is faring, while the Australian dollar rebounded after China denied it had banned imports of the country’s coal.
Weak data since January has undermined support for the euro and prompted investors to lower their inflation expectations. But hopes for an easing of the U.S.-China trade conflict pushed it up 0.2 percent on Friday, to $1.1351.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,954.44 up with +0.24% percent or +63.12 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,784.70 up with +0.18% percent or +4.94 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,489.07 up with +0.031% percent or +2.30 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,575.55 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -6.11 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 982.95 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -4.92 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,918.36 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -6.76 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,217.44 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -4.30 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,643.23 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -5.88 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,539.67 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -5.47 point.