The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.33 up with +0.13% percent or +0.13 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,686.50 up with +0.10% percent or +28.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,091.38 up with +0.13% percent or +3.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,267.38 up with +0.21% percent or +17.63 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar index was down 0.18% last at 98.176. Against the euro, the dollar was 0.14% weaker at $1.103.
Mixed trade war headlines have left investors frustrated and confused, said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA Corp. “We swing from optimism to pessimism on a daily basis and never feel any the wiser.
“This time it was Trump’s turn to pour cold water on suggestions that not only is a deal in the offing, but it comes with the cherry on top that is the removal of tariffs. It’s difficult to say who stands to lose more from this deal falling apart but this last-minute jostling does not inspire confidence,” Erlam said.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,691.49 up with +0.037% percent or +10.25 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,087.01 with a loss of –0.20% percent or –6.07 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,464.28 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –11.04 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,594.77 up with +0.049% percent or +0.78 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 985.62 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -2.94 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,994.46 with a loss of –0.20% percent or -3.93 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,376.64 with a loss of –0.18% percent or -2.47 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,808.48 up with +0.12% percent or +2.16 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,705.21 up with +0.12% or +2.12 point.