The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.23 with a loss of -0.10% percent or -0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,636.00 up with +0.31% percent or +78.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,836.62 up with +0.31% percent or +8.87 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,259.75 up with +0.43% percent or +31.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The yen edged up versus the dollar on Thursday as sentiment soured over U.S.-Mexico talks on tariffs and immigration, fueling broader concerns about global trade hostilities and raising appetite for safe-haven currencies.
Mexican officials met with their U.S. counterparts for negotiations in Washington on Wednesday aimed at averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods next week, although there were no immediate signs of a rapprochement.
In a move that could deepen Washington’s trade conflict with its partners, U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly told Mexico last week to take a harder line on curbing illegal immigration or face 5% tariffs on all its exports to the United States.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,332.18 up with +2.06% percent or +512.40 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,803.27 up with +2.14% percent or +58.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,527.12 up with +2.65% percent or +194.10 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,506.79 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.77 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 916.22 with a loss of -0.29% percent or –2.67 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,874.71 up with +0.32% percent or +5.89 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,241.46 up with +0.69% percent or +8.51 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,664.12 up with +0.74% percent or +12.22 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,566.12 up with +0.80% or +12.50 point.