The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.73  up with +0.23% percent or +0.22  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 22,369.00  with a loss of -5.12% percent or -1,206.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,606.75 with a loss of -4.87% percent or –133.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,612.50 with a loss of -4.89% percent or –391.00 point.


The dollar slid in another seismic shift to price in more U.S. interest rate cuts on Thursday, as President Donald Trump sapped market confidence with a coronavirus plan light on details.

The greenback dropped as far as 1% to 103.32 yen, fell as much as 0.6% to $1.1333 against the euro and lost 0.6% to the safe-haven Swiss franc.

Riskier currencies were punished as the fearful mood sent the Australian dollar down 0.6% and the South Korean won skidding 1%, and losing even more ground to the rising yen.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,876.52 with a loss of –1.40% percent or –83.71 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,610.25 with a loss of –0.57% percent or –26.36 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 10,438.68 with a loss of –0.35% percent or –36.81  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,264.30  with a loss of -6.41% percent or –86.60 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 757.53  with a loss of -6.02% percent or -48.50 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,584.67  with a loss of –6.60% percent or -112.00 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,238.84  with a loss of –4.74% percent or -61.65 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,589.49 with a loss of –5.08% percent or –85.08  point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,509.00  with a loss of –5.00% or -79.36 point.