The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.76 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,678.00 with a loss of -0.08% percent or -22.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,966.38 with a loss of -0.05% percent or -1.37 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,779.38 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -10.62 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
JPMorgan’s gauge of global manufacturing fell to its weakest in almost seven years, showing a contraction in the sector for the second month in a row, while Morgan Stanley’s own surveys showed world manufacturing shrinking for the first time since 2016.
Against a basket of its rivals, the dollar was 0.1% lower at 96.75 and not far from a three-month low of 95.84 hit last week with traders firmly of the view the Fed will cut interest rates at least three times by the end of the year.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,717.43 up with +0.44% percent or +117.47 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,964.33 up with +0.77% percent or +22.57 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,091.16 up with +1.06% percent or +84.92 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,569.66 up with +0.20% percent or +3.09 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 954.83 up with +0.17% percent or +1.58 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,952.38 up with +0.35% percent or +6.87 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,307.95 up with +0.81% percent or +10.49 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,743.50 up with +0.73% percent or +12.60 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,641.51 up with +0.77% or +12.49 point.