The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.56 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,884.00 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -89.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,879.62 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -11.13 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,616.25 with a loss of -0.75% percent or -57.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Japanese yen rallied to a six-week high against the dollar on Wednesday as growing concerns about the trade dispute between China and the United States prompted investors to take shelter in perceived safe-haven assets.
Data out earlier showed China’s trade surplus with the United States, a major irritant for Washington, expanded to $21.01 billion in April from a month ago, a factor that might provoke a hardening stance from U.S. officials.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,965.09 with a loss of -1.79% percent or -473.39 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,884.05 with a loss of -1.65% percent or -48.42 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,963.76 wilth a loss of -1.96% percent or -159.53 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,582.31 with a loss of -2.02%percent or -32.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 971.02 with a loss of -1.85% percent or −18.30 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,938.62 with a loss of -1.93% percent or -38.20 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,278.76 with a loss of -1.67% percent or -21.68 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,701.83 with a loss of -1.70% percent or -29.39 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,598.40 with a loss of -1.67% or -27.19 point.