The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.72 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -0.40 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,333.00 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -45.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,913.12 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,685.75 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -14.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar weakened broadly against its rivals on Thursday as the progress of trade negotiations between the United States and China kept markets on edge with the prospects of a partial deal fueling appetite for trade-oriented currencies.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars led gains against the greenback after Bloomberg reported the United States is weighing a currency pact with China which could see a planned tariff hike next week being suspended.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,346.01 up with +0.70% percent or +181.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,919.40 up with +0.91% percent or +26.34 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,903.74 up with +1.02% percent or +79.96 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,479.46 up with + percent or +6.86 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 916.17 up with + percent or +3.53 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,873.79 up with + percent or +12.93 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,294.12 up with + percent or +11.30 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,708.22 up with + percent or +14.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,612.69 up with + or +14.56 point.