Dollar Index Update on 16 August 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.28  up with +0.14% percent or +0.13 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 25,800.00 up with +0.87% percent or +222.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,873.88 up with +0.89% percent or +25.38 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,588.00 up with  +1.22% percent or +91.75 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The euro fell to a two-week low on Friday against the dollar, which extended the gains it made the day before after U.S. retail sales data came out better than expected.

The dollar was on course to end the week up against the euro, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc as investors returned to riskier assets. A stable offshore Chinese yuan helped improve risk appetite.

The euro was down by 0.2% at $1.108875, the lowest it has been since Aug. 2.

Measured against a basket of six major currencies, the dollar was higher in the early London trading at 98.210. It has recovered by about 1% from its three-week low on Aug. 9.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 25,579.39 up with +0.39% percent or  +99.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,847.60 up with +0.25% percent or +7.00 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,766.62   with a loss of -0.094% percent or -7.32 point

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,461.65   with a loss of -0.40% percent or -5.87 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 899.48 with a loss of -0.36% percent or -3.27 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,835.16   with a loss of -0.15% percent or -2.83 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,256.83 up  with +0.14% percent or +1.73 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,670.52  up with +0.18% percent or +2.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,575.97 up with +0.22% or +3.40 point.

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