The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.25  with a loss of -0.15% percent or -0.15point.The Dow Futures is trading at28,301.50  up with +0.07% percent or +20.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,200.12 up with +0.03% percent or +0.87 point.  The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,620.25  with a loss of -0.01%  percent or -0.50 point.


The dollar took in stride the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday while its Australian counterpart rallied after a surprise fall in the country’s unemployment rate.

The British pound remained under pressure on renewed fears of a chaotic exit from the European Union. It was last at $1.3083 after sliding nearly 2% in as many days.

Dollar traders were remarkably sanguine after a majority of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,239.28  with a loss of –0.099% percent or –27.88 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,191.14  with a loss of –0.043% percent or -1.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,827.73 up with +0.050% percent or +4.38  point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,661.73 up with +0.25%  percent or +4.17  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,019.53  up with +0.38% percent or +3.81 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,046.15 up with +0.052% percent or +1.06   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,423.08  with  a loss of –0.14% percent or -2.06 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,870.29  with a loss of –0.010% percent or −0.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,762.56  with a loss of –0.028% or -0.50 point.