The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.54 up with +0.09% percent or +0.09  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,991.00 up with +0.21% percent or +62.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,284.38  up with +0.26% percent or +8.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,047.62 up with +0.43% percent or +38.62 point.


Traders said the focus would now turn to what response, if any, the United States is planning. Iran said it had fired missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for last week’s U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, stoking fears of a new war in the Middle East.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,956.90 up with +0.74% percent or +211.81  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,274.70 up with +0.67% percent or ++21.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,203.43 up with +0.81% percent or +74.18 point.


Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,664.99 up with +0.08%  percent or +1.40 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,015.79  with a loss of  –0.071% percent or −0.72 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,058.05 with 0.25% percent or +5.12   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,466.47  up with 0.75% percent or +10.98 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,916.71 up with +0.61% percent or +11.69 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,809.16 up with +0.65% or +11.69 point.