The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.38  up with +0.05% percent or +0.05  point. The Dow Futures is trading at 26,821.50  up with +0.09% percent or +24.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,006.88  up with +0.01% percent or +0.38 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,956.88 up with +0.11% percent or +8.63 point.


The dollar was crawling toward its worst month since January 2018 on Monday as intermittent waves of Brexit optimism pushed the pound to a 5-1/2 month high and kept the euro’s bumper October intact.

Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend was forced by his opponents to send a letter to Brussels seeking a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union as UK lawmakers delayed a vote on a reworked Brexit deal, the currency market reflected tentative hopes that it would eventually be passed. Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,827.64 up with +0.21% percent or +57.44  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,006.72 up with +0.69% percent or +20.52 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,162.99 up with +0.91% percent or +73.44 point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,550.14  up with +0.95% percent or +14.66 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 958.85 up with +0.89% percent or +8.48 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,947.66 up with +0.56% percent or +10.90 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,331.59 up with +0.76% percent or +9.98 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,760.19  up with +0.69%  percent or +12.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,659.83 up with +0.68%  or +11.13  point.