Dollar Index Update on 08 March 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.43 with a loss of -0.17% percent or  –0.17 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,379.00  with a loss of -0.35% percent or -88.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,740.12  with a loss of -0.36% percent or -9.88 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 6,994.25 with a loss of -0.47%  percent or -33.25 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The euro wallowed close to a 21-month low against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a series of dovish signals from the European Central Bank, and the currency market braced for further volatility ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the day.

The single currency stood little changed at $1.1196 after tumbling 1 percent on Thursday to touch $1.1176, its lowest since June 2017. It has declined 1.5 percent this week.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,473.23 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -200.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,748.93 with a loss of -0.81% percent or -22.52 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,421.46  with a loss of -1.13% percent or -84.46 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,523.63 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -13.19 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 935.73 with a loss of -1.06% percent or -10.05 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,865.54  with a loss of -0.85% percent or -15.93 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,212.88   with a loss of -0.84% percent or -10.26 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,624.06 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -13.05 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,524.29 with a loss of -0.79% percent or -12.18 point.

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