The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.51 with a loss of –0.14% percent or -0.12 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 27,754.00 up with +0.40% percent or +111.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,122.88 up with +0.38% percent or +11.88 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,337.38 up with +0.51% percent or +42.13 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar wobbled on Thursday as an earlier boost from upbeat trade comments by U.S. President Donald Trump ran out of steam and investors remained on edge over China-U.S. tensions.
In a fillip to sentiment overnight, Trump said talks to resolve the damaging trade war with China were going “very well.” Bloomberg also reported that the two sides are moving closer to an agreement, citing people familiar with the talks.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,649.78 up with +0.53% percent or +146.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,112.76 up with +0.63% percent or +19.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,566.67 up with +0.54% percent or +46.03 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,613.90 up with 0.70% percent or +11.27 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 985.29 up with +0.80% percent or +7.78 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,999.53 with +0.79% percent or +15.61 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,386.45 up with +0.63% percent or +8.69 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,825.48 up with +0.61% percent or +11.08 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,720.93 up with +0.60% or +10.33 point.