The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.38 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,860.50 up with +0.20% percent or +52.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,987.38 up with +0.22% percent or +6.63 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,872.00 up with +0.18% percent or +14.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro fell to a five-day low against the dollar Monday as investors remained convinced the European Central Bank would introduce a new wave of monetary policy stimulus at its meeting on Thursday.
Leveraged funds have increased their net short positions on the euro, expecting the ECB to cut interest rates, announce it will buy government bonds or other European assets, or both.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,797.46 up with +0.26% percent or +69.31 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,978.71 up with +0.091% percent or +2.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,103.07 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –13.75 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,505.17 with a loss of –0.37% percent or -5.58 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 930.11 with a loss of –0.25% percent or -2.29 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,911.51 with a loss of –0.059% percent or -1.12 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,315.73 up with +0.017% percent or +0.22 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,743.61 up with +0.041% percent or +0.71 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,646.45 up with +0.069% or +1.13 point.