The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.63 up with +0.02% percent or +0.02% point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,032.00 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -48.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,997.62 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -3.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,863.50 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar stood tall against other major currencies on Tuesday as geopolitical risks encouraged investors to flock to the relative safe-appeal of the greenback before a U.S. central bank policy meeting this week, where a rate cut is widely expected.
Though oil prices pulled back slightly after surging to four-month highs on Monday, they remained about 15% higher than Friday’s close as markets remain wary over the threat of a military response to attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,076.82 with a loss of – percent or –142.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,997.96 with a loss of – percent or –9.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,153.54 with a loss of – percent or –23.17 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,584.60 up with + percent or +6.46 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 979.19 up with + percent or +3.24 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,966.09 up with + percent or +2.93 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,324.30 with a loss of – percent or –6.67 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,760.70 with a loss of – percent or –3.20 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,657.75 witha loss of – or –3.71 point.