The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.96 up with +0.11% percent or +0.10 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,790.00 with a loss of -0.38% percent or -105.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,108.12 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -10.38 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,305.12 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -36.38 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar rose on Wednesday and trade-exposed currencies fell after the U.S. president threatened a trade war escalation and China condemned a U.S. senate measure backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
China’s yuan slipped to a new two-week low in overnight trading after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise new tariffs on Chinese imports if ongoing trade negotiations fail.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,934.02 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –102.20 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,120.18 with a loss of –0.059% percent or –1.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,570.66 up with +0.24% percent or +20.72 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,598.29 up with +0.37% percent or +5.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 980.21 up with +0.16% percent or +1.55 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,001.35 up with +0.17% percent or +3.44 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,387.59 with a loss of –0.20% percent or -2.73 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,827.89 up with +0.0097% percent or +0.18 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,724.52 with a loss of –0.015% or -0.27 point.