The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.92 up with +0.16% percent or +0.15 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,966.00 up with +0.67% percent or +179.32 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,995.82 up with +0.77% percent or +22.81 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,170.23 up with +0.75% percent or +61.14 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched U.S. non-farm jobs report that could influence the course of near-term Federal Reserve policy.
The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood little changed 96.748, having spent the previous day in a tight range as the U.S. financial markets were closed for the Independence Day holiday.
The index had fallen to a three-month trough of 95.843 last week as U.S. Treasury yield slumped to 2-1/2-year lows on expectations the Fed would cut interest rates this year, starting as early as this month.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,966.00 up with +0.93% percent or +248.57 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,995.82 up with +0.77% percent or +22.81 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,170.23 up with +0.75% percent or +61.14 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,572.12 up with +0.74% percent or +11.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 954.92 up with +0.68% percent or +6.46 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,963.42 up with +0.89% percent or +17.23 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,323.16 up with +0.73% percent or +9.53 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,760.76 up with +0.78% percent or +13.67 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,658.74 up with +0.79% or +12.92 point.