Dollar Index Update on 18 March 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.46  with a loss of -0.09% percent or -0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,824.00  with a loss of -0.29% percent or -75.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,830.62 up with +0.03% percent or +0.87 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,347.75 up with +0.06%  percent or +4.50 point.


The dollar licked its wounds on Monday after soft U.S. data increased bets the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this year while the pound hovered near nine-months high on hopes for a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The dollar’s index against a basket of six major currencies edged down 0.1 percent to 96.481, after having shed 0.81 percent last week, the biggest loss since late August.

Weaker-than-forecast U.S. economic data on Friday cemented expectations the Fed could strike a dovish stance this week, sending U.S. bond yields down to 10-week lows.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,848.87 up with +0.54% percent or +138.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,822.48 up with +0.50% percent or +14.00 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,688.53 up with +0.76% percent or +57.62 point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,553.54 up with +0.25% percent or +3.90 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 947.25 up with +0.048% percent or +0.45 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,895.86  up with +0.18% percent or +3.42 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,247.48  up with +0.54% percent or +6.71 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,665.84 up with +0.45% percent or +7.48 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,564.23 up with +0.47% percent or +7.26 point.

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