The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.13 up with +0.04% percent or +0.04 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,242.50 up with +0.01% percent or +2.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,879.62 with a loss of -0.00% percent or -0.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,578.62 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -3.63 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro remained stuck near a one-month low on Thursday as more signs of weakness in the German economy detracted from optimism about U.S.-China trade talks and a softer Brexit.
The euro has remained in a range of $1.12-$1.16 in 2019 despite a slowdown in the euro zone economy that has prompted new stimulus from the European Central Bank.
The euro began to rise at the start of April amid tentative signs of economic recovery and news that talks on trade between the world’s two biggest economies appeared to be making headway. But caution returned on Thursday after data showed German industrial orders dropped in February.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,179.13 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -79.29 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,867.24 up with +0.0017% percent or +0.050 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,848.69 up with +0.25% percent or +19.78 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,560.91 up with +0.49% percent or +7.59 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 950.39 up with +0.41% percent or +3.86 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,924.65 up with +0.49% percent or +9.40 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,268.05 up with +0.16% percent or +2.01 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,694.33 up with +0.26% percent or +4.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,592.48 up with +0.25% or +3.91 point