The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.76 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.05 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,343.00 up with +0.12% percent or +34.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,019.38 up with +0.12% percent or +3.62 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,965.75 up with +0.08% percent or +6.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro rose on Monday but remained within its recent trading range against the dollar before central bank meetings later this month.
Foreign exchange markets were quiet, with the Australian dollar – enjoying a boost from encouraging Chinese economic data – the only real mover.
Euro/dollar has been stuck in a narrow range for several weeks now. Investors expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates at the end of this month and the European Central Bank to follow with more easing in 2019.
The euro was up 0.08% at $1.1282, still within the recent range of $1.14 to $1.11.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,860.20 up with +0.29% percent or +76.71 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,993.07 up with +0.45% percent or +13.44 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,202.53 up with +0.75% percent or +60.80 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,570.00 up with +0.78% percent or +12.08 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 952.53 up with +0.87% percent or +8.18 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,960.49 up with +1.02% percent or +19.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,332.32 up with +0.42% percent or +5.61 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,770.80 up with +0.50% percent or +8.89 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,669.04 up with +0.49% or +8.06 point.