Dollar Index Update as on 17 March 2020

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.77  up with +0.71% percent or +0.70  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 20,600.00 up with +1.67% percent or +339.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,444.50  up with +1.63% percent or +39.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,240.50 up with +2.84% percent or +200.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar stood tall on Tuesday, recouping losses against the yen and hitting new highs against riskier currencies, as nervous traders stuck with the most liquid currency amid very fragile sentiment.

Market liquidity was tight and investors remained very cautious after coordinated moves by central banks failed to quell anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic.

Investors are now waiting to see the scale of government fiscal responses to battle the economic fallout from the virus and limit the economic contraction.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 20,188.52  with a loss of –12.93% percent or –2,997.10  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,386.13 with a loss of –11.98% percent or –324.89 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,904.59 with a loss of –12.32% percent or 970.28  point.

WORLD MARKETS
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,037.42  with a loss of -14.27% percent or -172.72 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 629.36  with a loss of -13.31% percent or -96.62 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,334.12  with a loss of –13.76% percent or −212.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,094.07   with a loss of –11.57% percent or -143.13 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,371.97  with a loss of –12.32% percent or -192.74   point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,306.51  with a loss of –12.20% or −181.53 point.

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