The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.68 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -0.14 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,059.00 with a loss of -0.97% percent or -255.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,906.38 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -25.62 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,672.25 with a loss of -0.98% percent or -11.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
China’s offshore yuan gave up some of its earlier gains on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected economic data tempered the optimism generated by a U.S. decision to delay tariffs on Chinese imports.
The enthusiasm ebbed more broadly, as well. The safe-haven Japanese yen strengthened again, a sign that risk appetite remains fragile. The yen fell on Tuesday after the U.S, announcement.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,279.91 up with +1.44% percent or +372.54 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,926.32 up with +1.48% percent or +42.57 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,016.36 up with +1.95% percent or +152.95 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,510.58 up with 1.09% percent or +16.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 929.89 up with +1.02% percent or +9.36 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,893.51 up with +1.11% percent or +20.71 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,292.61 up with +1.59% percent or +20.21 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,717.72 up with +1.41% percent or +23.96 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,619.93 up with +1.44% or +22.95 point.