The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.00 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -0.18 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,653.00 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -37.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,790.12 up with +0.04% percent or +1.12 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,201.25 up with +0.13% percent or +9.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Sterling rallied on Tuesday on speculation that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be closer to securing approval for her Brexit deal after the European Commission agreed to some changes to it ahead of a vote in the British parliament.
The pound jumped as high as $1.3290 as May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union, in a last ditch attempt to sway rebellious British lawmakers who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,650.88 with +0.79% percent or +200.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,783.30 up with +1.47% percent or +40.23 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,558.06 up with +2.02% percent or +149.92 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,548.88 up with +1.77% percent or +26.99 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 949.24 up with +1.61% percent or +15.06 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,885.29 up with +1.34% percent or +25.01 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,229.57 up with +1.53% percent or +18.53 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,644.87 up with +1.49% percent or +24.18 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,543.39 up with +1.47% percent or +22.36 point.