The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.15 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,803.00 up with +0.21% percent or +57.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,102.88 up with +0.19% percent or +5.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,288.62 up with +0.28% percent or +23.12 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar and riskier trade-exposed currencies found some support on Friday as fresh hopes for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks were tempered with caution.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said late on Thursday that the two parties were getting close to a deal and the “mood music is pretty good.”
He offered no new details, but the sentiment was enough to reverse a little of the safe-haven Japanese yen’s overnight gain and to buoy the Australian and New Zealand dollars.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,781.96 with a loss of –0.0059% percent or –1.63 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,096.63 up with +0.084% percent or +2.59 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,479.02 with a loss of –0.036% percent or –3.08 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,588.79 with a loss of –0.024% percent or –0.39 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 977.88 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -1.74 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,991.46 up with +0.25% percent or +5.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,378.34 with a loss of –0.036% percent or -0.50 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,813.40 up with +0.091% percent or +1.64 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,710.62 up with +0.098% or +1.68 point.