The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.27 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.02 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,421.50 up with +0.13% percent or +33.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,887.38 up with +0.16% percent or +4.63 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,577.62 up with +0.21% percent or +16.12 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal helped the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen on Friday, although moves in broader foreign exchange markets were limited as investors saw a lot of headlines but no conclusions out of the trade talks.
Xinhua reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping had said progress was being made in trade talks with Washington and called for an early conclusion of negotiations.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a deal could be announced in about four weeks, but warned it would be difficult to let China trade with the United States if remaining issues were not resolved.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,384.63 up with +0.64% percent or +166.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,879.39 up with +0.21% percent or +5.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,891.78 up with +0.048% percent or +3.77 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,567.49 up with +0.42% percent or +6.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 957.65 up with +0.76% percent or +7.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,934.79 up with +0.53% percent or +10.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.40 up with +0.26% percent or +3.35 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,697.43 up with +0.18% percent or ++3.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,595.11 up with +0.16% or +2.63 point