The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.57 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -0.27  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,413.50  with a loss of -0.66% percent or -188.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,215.62  with a loss of -0.61% percent or -19.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,745.38 with a loss of -0.73% percent or -64.62 point.


The yen and other safe-haven currencies were in demand on Monday, along with assets such as gold, as investors fretted that the killing of Iran’s most prominent military commander by the United States could trigger a broader Middle East conflict.

The moves extended a flight to safety that began on Friday after Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “major retaliation” if Iran hit back, while Iran’s replacement commander vowed to expel the United States from the region.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,634.88  with a loss of –0.81% percent or –233.92 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,234.85 with a loss of –0.71% percent or -23.00 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,020.77 with a loss of –0.79% percent or 71.42  point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,660.87 with a loss of -0.35%  percent or -5.90 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,020.93  up with  +0.0098% percent or +0.100 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,055.67 up with +0.46% percent or +9.52   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,446.48  with a loss of –0.80% percent or −11.65 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,894.53 up with +0.12% percent or +2.28 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,787.08 up with +0.16% or +2.87 point.