The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.01 up with +0.03% percent or +0.03 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,738.50 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -23.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,948.38 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -3.62 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,740.62 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -16.87 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar fell to a three-month low against the euro and dropped to its weakest against the Japanese yen since early January as the prospect of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve knocked demand for the U.S. currency.
The euro hit a three-month high of $1.1412, having gained 2.0% from a two-week low of $1.1181 touched a week ago. It last stood at $1.1382, down 0.1% on the day.
The dollar dropped 0.4% to as low as 106.78, having only fallen below 107 yen per dollar in the January flash crash and then last back in April 2018.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,727.54 up with +0.031% percent or +8.41 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,945.35 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -5.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,005.70 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -26.01 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,530.08 with a loss of -1.26% percent or -19.54 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 926.59 with a loss of -1.12% percent or -10.46 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,912.65 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -15.46 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,302.82 with a loss of -0.12% percent or -1.54 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,728.08 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -5.37 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,628.99 with a loss of -0.24% or -3.92 point.