The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.01 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -0.13 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,891.00 with a loss of -1.19% percent or -299.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,755.12 with a loss of -1.27% percent or -35.38 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,142.25 with a loss of -1.56% percent or -113.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
he Japanese yen jumped against the dollar and the Mexican peso plunged after U.S. President Donald Trump’s shock threat to slap new tariffs on Mexico, which risked tipping an already struggling global economy into recession.
The impact of escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing is starting to show up in economic data, with a key measure of Chinese manufacturing activity disappointing investors, and Trump’s latest salvo fueled a rush on Friday to safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the yen.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
the Dow is trading at 25,169.88 up with +0.17% percent or +43.47 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,788.86 up with +0.21% percent or +5.84 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,567.72 up with +0.27% percent or +20.41 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,485.53 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -4.42 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 901.32 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -2.77 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,828.67 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -4.10 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,233.67 up with +0.14% percent or +1.70 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,640.69 up with +0.16% percent or +2.63 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,544.07 up with +0.19% or +3.00 point.