The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.87 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -0.12 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,584.50 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -4.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,800.12 up with +0.10% percent or +2.87 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,242.12 up with +0.11% percent or +7.87 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The British Parliament on Tuesday rejected May’s deal to quit the European Union for a second time, deepening the country’s political crisis days before the planned departure date on March 29.
Lawmakers will now vote later on Wednesday on whether Britain should quit the world’s biggest trading bloc without a deal. If such a “no-deal” exit plan is rejected, another vote will be held on Thursday on whether to extend the March 29 departure date.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,554.66 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -96.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,791.52 up with +0.30% percent or +8.22 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,591.03 up with +0.44% percent or +32.97 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,549.83 up with +0.062% percent or +0.96 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 948.04 with a loss of -1.20 percent or -1.20 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,888.27 up with +0.16% percent or +2.98 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,232.94 up with +0.27% percent or +3.37 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,649.47 up with +0.28% percent or +4.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,547.97 up with +0.30% percent or +4.58 point.