The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.74 up with +0.01% percent or +0.01 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,614.50 up with +0.46% percent or +127.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,104.38 up with +0.43% percent or +13.38 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,300.25 with +0.59% percent or +49.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held firm above a one-month low against its rivals on Wednesday as uncertainty about the progress of trade talks between the United States and China fuelled demand for the greenback.
The dollar had come under some pressure this week as some decent eurozone data and surprisingly strong China survey figures raised hopes that the global economy will pick up traction next year and boost demand for non-U.S. currencies.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,502.81 with a loss of –1.01% percent or –280.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,093.20 with a loss of –0.66% percent or –20.67 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,520.64 with a loss of –0.55% percent or –47.34 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,602.63 with a loss of –0.31% percent or -4.95 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 977.51 with a loss of –0.41% percent or -4.06 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,983.92 with a loss of –0.60% percent or -11.94 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,377.76 with a loss of –0.69% percent or -9.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,814.41 with a loss of –0.61% percent or -11.12 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,710.60 with a loss of -0.63% or -10.85 point.