The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.76 up with +0.10% percent or +0.09 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,663.50 up with +0.08% percent or +21.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,246.38 up with +0.09% percent or +2.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,873.62 up with +0.30% percent or +26.12 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc rose against the dollar on Monday on worries about a broader escalation of conflict in the Middle East after the United States killed Iran’s most prominent military commander.
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.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,703.38 up with +0.24% percent or +68.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,246.28 up with +0.35% percent or +11.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,071.46 up with +0.56% percent or +50.70 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,663.26 up with +0.14% percent or +2.39 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,019.76 with a loss of –0.11% percent or −1.17 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,054.16 with a loss of –0.073% percent or −1.51 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,452.81 up with +0.44% percent or +6.33 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,900.90 up with +0.34% percent or +6.38 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,793.34 up with +0.35% or +6.26 point.