The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.96 up with +0.01% percent or +0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,657.50 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -2.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,809.62 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -0.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,333.88 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.62 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar rose on Thursday as rival currencies struggled following more dovish soundings from central banks, while the yen gained as investor worries about the global economy grew.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand joined a growing list of central banks that have turned dovish amid signs of a slowing global economy, saying on Wednesday its next move in interest rates was likely to be a cut.
With many currencies on the defensive, the dollar has brushed aside a decline in benchmark U.S. Treasury yields to 15-month lows. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies gained 0.2 percent to 96.974 and headed for its third day of gains.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,625.59 with a loss of -0.13% percent or –32.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,805.37 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -13.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,643.38 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -48.15 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,522.23 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -5.93 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 930.12 with a loss of -0.063% percent or -0.59 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,874.76 with a loss of -0.094% percent or -1.77 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,240.05 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -6.17 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,652.96 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -7.64 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,553.64 with a loss of -0.47% or -7.27 point