The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.51 up with +0.16% percent or +0.16 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,902.50 up with +0.44% percent or +125.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,277.88 up with +0.40% percent or +13.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,024.88 up with +0.52% percent or +46.63 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar fell from four-week highs against the safe-haven yen and slid versus the Swiss franc on Friday as investors fretted over possible renewed geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran.
The yen and Swiss franc had fallen from highs hit last week after the United States and Iran, in comments earlier this week, moved away from an all-out conflict. But concerns grew after the United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in response to its retaliatory missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and vowed to tighten the screws further on the Iranian economy if Tehran continued to engage in what it described as terrorist acts.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,823.77 with a loss of –0.46% percent or –133.13 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,265.35 with a loss of –0.29% percent or -9.35 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,178.86 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –24.57 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,657.64 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -7.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,010.84 with a loss of –0.49% percent or −4.95 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,051.37 with a loss of -0.32% percent or -6.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,462.07 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -4.40 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,911.28 with a loss of –0.28% percent or -5.43 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,804.23 with a loss of –0.27% or -4.93 point.