The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.59 up with +0.09% percent or +0.09 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,450.50 up with +0.25% percent or +69.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,082.38 up with +0.22% percent or +6.63 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,237.25 up with +0.26% percent or +21.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar advanced against the yen on Tuesday thanks to growing optimism the United States and China are on the verge of reaching a preliminary agreement to scale back their bruising trade war.
The yen and the Swiss franc, two currencies that are often bought as safe havens during times of economic or political strife, nursed losses as investors became more comfortable taking on risk.
The Australian dollar held steady after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left monetary policy unchanged, as expected, and said the main uncertainty continues to be the outlook for consumer spending.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,462.11 up with +0.42% percent or +114.75 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,078.27 up with 0.37% percent or +11.36 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,433.20 up with +0.56% percent or +46.80 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,597.40 up with +0.51% percent or +8.07 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 988.81 up with +0.86% percent or +8.39 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,995.10 up with +0.58% percent or +11.60 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,369.37 up with +0.47% percent or +6.34 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,803.44 up with +0.37% percent or +6.67 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,699.92 up with +0.36% or +6.13 point.