The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.61 up with +0.12% percent or +0.12 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,201.00 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -127.00point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,333.38 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -11.87 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,415.62 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -39.88 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held near a two-week high versus the yen on Friday on upbeat U.S. economic data ahead of a key jobs report, while the yuan eased and financial markets remained on tenterhooks as the death toll from a new coronavirus in China jumped yet again.
Sterling traded near a six-week low against the greenback and nursed losses versus the euro, dogged by persistent worries about negotiations between Britain and the European union for a post-Brexit trade deal.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,379.77 up with +0.30% percent or +88.92 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,345.78 up with +0.33% percent or +11.09 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,572.15 up with +0.67% percent or +63.47 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,677.46 with a loss of –0.27% percent or −4.46 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,016.66 with a loss of –0.35% percent or -3.54 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,069.69 with a loss of –0.51% percent or -10.63 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,504.14 up with +0.53% percent or +8.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,957.77 up with +0.26% percent or +5.10 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,849.65 up with +0.30% or +5.48 point.