The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.89 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -0.16 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 29,309.00 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -214.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,356.38 with a loss of -0.71% percent or -24.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,535.00 with a loss og -0.94% percent or -90.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The yen rose from a three-week low against the dollar on Thursday after China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, reported a sharp jump in the number of new cases in a jolt to markets and sparking a flight for safe-haven assets.
The Chinese yuan slipped against the dollar as the latest update on the spread of the virus provided a grim reminder to investors that the epidemic remains a potent threat to the global economic outlook
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,551.42 up with +0.94% percent or +275.08 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,379.45 up with +0.65% percent or +21.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,725.96 up with +0.90% percent or +87.02 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,689.38 up with +0.71% percent or +11.86 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,019.72 up with +0.67% percent or +6.75 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,091.35 with +0.71% percent or +14.68 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,517.81 up with +0.63% percent or +9.48 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,977.99 up with +0.65% percent or +12.81 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,869.15 up with +0.65% or +12.04 point.