The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.32 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -0.24 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,070.00 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -73.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,000.12 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -8.38 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,883.25 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -34.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar firmed on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, as expected, but gave an uncertain outlook on future easing.
The dollar index, tracking the unit against a basket of other currencies, was up 0.35% at 98.60. The dollar touched session peaks against the yen after the Fed decision, rising in seven of the last eight sessions.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,147.08 up with + percent or +36.28 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,006.73 up with + percent or +1.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,177.39 with a loss of – percent or –8.62 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,568.34 with a loss of – percent or –9.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 970.34 with a loss of – percent or –6.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,953.43 with a loss of percent or –6.06 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,328.12 up with + percent or +1.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,763.78 with a loss of – percent or –0.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,662.08 up with or +0.016 point.