Dollar Index Update on 23 August 2019

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.43 up with +0.26% percent or +0.26 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,267.50 up with +0.16% percent or +42.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,927.38 up with +0.18% percent or +5.13 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,733.88 up with +0.29% percent or +22.63 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The euro edged lower and the dollar strengthened broadly on Friday, awaiting a keynote speech by the head of the Federal Reserve after some of his fellow policymakers signalled reluctance to cut U.S. interest rates further.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to address the Jackson Hole symposium of central bankers at 1400 GMT, and traders will be keen to see how closely he allies himself with the hawkish camp.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 26,252.24 up with +0.19% percent or +49.51  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,922.95 with a loss of –0.051% percent or –1.48 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,991.39 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –28.82 point.

WORLD MARKETS

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,506.00 with a loss of –0.25% percent or -3.85 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 925.35   with a loss of –0.30% percent or -2.76 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,888.46  up with +0.085% percent or +1.60 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,291.31 with a loss of -0.060% percent or -0.78 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,715.41  with a loss of –0.067% percent or -1.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,617.94  with a loss of –0.054% or -0.88 point.

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