The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.10 up with +0.09% percent or +0.09 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,765.50 up with +0.19% percent or +55.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,286.38 up with +0.25% percent or +8.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,143.38 up with +0.42% percent or +38.13 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held near two-month highs on Wednesday and other currencies seen as safe havens stabilized as investors regained their composure after an outbreak of coronavirus in China, awaiting more news on possible economic damage.
The dollar’s strong showing this week, helped by the relatively positive performance of the U.S. economy, has underlined its safe-haven credentials.
The dollar index was last up 0.1% at 98.089, while the euro was down 0.2% versus the U.S. currency at $1.1002, not far from its weakest since early Nov. 29.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,722.85 up with +0.66% percent or +187.05 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,276.24 up with +1.01% percent or +32.61 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,269.68 up with +1.43% percent or +130.37 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,658.31 up with 0.86% percent or +14.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,012.23 up with +0.83% percent or +8.30 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,056.38 up with 1.00% percent or +20.41 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,465.56 up with +0.99% percent or +14.36 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,918.66 up with +1.00% percent or +19.04 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,811.62 up with +1.01% or +18.15 point.