The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.69 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,045.50 up with +0.01% percent or +3.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,037.12 up with +0.05% percent or +1.37 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,066.38 up with +0.14% percent or +11.13 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was steady against other major currencies on today as investors braced for a rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve and an advance reading of economic growth in the third quarter that could shed light on the rate outlook.
Sterling was also stable, holding below recent five-month highs, after Britain’s lower house of parliament approved calling an early election in December that might break the Brexit deadlock.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,071.42 with a loss of –0.071% percent or –19.30 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,036.89 with a loss of –0.083% percent or –2.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,276.85 with a loss of –0.59% percent or –49.13 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,577.07 up with +0.33% percent or +5.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 980.36 up with +0.39% percent or +3.82 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,975.24 up with +0.23% percent or +4.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,345.85 with a loss of –0.35% percent or −4.72 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,779.62 with a loss of –0.058% percent or -1.03 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,677.41 with a loss of –0.085% or -1.42 point.