The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.35 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -0.07 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,827.00 up with +0.04% percent or +11.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,871.12 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -1.63 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,602.00 up with +0.09% percent or +6.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Japanese yen surged to a three-month high against the dollar on Thursday, with the Swiss franc at a one-month high as investors sought out the safe-haven currencies, fearing the U.S.-China trade conflict will escalate.
Two days of negotiations begin in Washington on Thursday, and traders are waiting to see whether Chinese and U.S. officials can salvage a deal to prevent more U.S. tariff increases.
Currency moves this week in response to the latest trade hostilities have been fairly muted, but Thursday’s jump in the yen and the Swiss franc – which tend to attract demand in times of strife – suggested investor nerves have begun to fray.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,828.36 with a loss of -0.54% percent or -138.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,870.72 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -8.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,910.59 wilth a loss of -0.41% percent or -32.73 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,570.06 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -4.92 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 962.41 with a loss of -0.13% percent or −1.22 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,927.74 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -4.40 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.22 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -5.18 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,693.88 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -4.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,591.31 with a loss of -0.28% or -4.52 point.