The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.16 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -0.08 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,839.00 up with +0.40% percent or +102.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,832.12 up with +0.39% percent or +11.12 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,382.88 up with +0.42% percent or +30.88 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro on Friday was headed for its worst month since October, weighed down by fears about economic growth and cautious signals from the European Central Bank.
Policymakers cut growth forecasts for the euro zone economy earlier this month and launched a new round of cheap loans to its banks.
Weaker-than-expected economic surveys from Germany and dovish signals from the ECB have pushed hedge funds to reduce their long euro positions.
The single currency has also been weighed down by speculation the ECB will introduce a tiered deposit rate, providing a sign that policymakers plan to keep interest rates low for longer.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,717.46 up with +0.36% percent or +91.87 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,815.44 up with +0.36% percent or +10.07 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,669.17 up with +0.34% percent or +25.79 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,535.10 up with +0.85% percent or +12.87 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 938.65 up with +0.92% percent or +8.53 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,890.13 up with +0.82%percent or +15.37 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,243.51 up with +0.28% percent or +3.46 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,660.03 up with +0.43% percent or +7.08 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,559.79 up with +0.40% or +6.15 point