The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.54 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -0.07 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,998.00 up with +0.02% percent or +5.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,999.62 up with +0.36% percent or +0.05% point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,951.25 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -1.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro was hovering on Friday around the seven-week high it reached against the U.S. dollar on Thursday as hopes that a Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union could prevent an economic recession in the euro zone.
The common currency has been rattled this year by dismal manufacturing data, as well as by worries that deepening economic tensions between the United States and China could make euro zone economies grow even slower.
But with Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and EU leaders agreeing a new deal for Britain to exit the bloc, and with U.S.-China tensions easing, the euro was enjoying a sigh of relief.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,025.88 up with 0.089% percent or +23.90 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,997.95 up with +0.28% percent or +8.26 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,156.85 with +0.40% percent or +32.67 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,541.84 up with +1.10% percent or +16.79 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 955.41 up with +1.10% percent or +10.36 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,938.65 with 0.85% percent or +16.25 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,329.82 up with +0.23% percent or +3.09 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,755.15 up with +0.36% percent or +6.26 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,655.37 up with +0.31% or +5.06 point.