Dollar Index Update as on 19 March 2020

The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 101.84 up with +0.67% percent or +0.68  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 19,484.00 with a loss of -1.86% percent or -369.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,358.25   with a loss of -1.80% percent or -43.25 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,194.12  with a loss of -0.16% percent or -11.38 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The dollar extended its gains on Thursday, putting it on its biggest rising run since 1992 against its peers, as demand for funding stayed high despite the recent burst of liquidity injection operations undertaken by central banks around the world.

Against its rivals, the dollar firmed 0.75% to 101.92, its highest level since March 2017. It has gained more than 7% in the past nine trading sessions.

On an eight-day rolling basis, it is on its biggest rise since September 1992.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the Dow is trading at 19,898.92  with a loss of –6.30% percent or –1,338.46 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,398.10 with a loss of –5.18% percent or –131.09  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 6,989.84 with a loss of –4.70% percent or –344.94  point.

WORLD MARKETS
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 991.16 with a loss of -10.42% percent or -115.34 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 600.82  up with -10.33% percent or -69.24 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,258.24 with a loss of -10.34% percent or -145.04 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,110.59   with a loss of –4.19% percent or -48.52  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,366.62  with a loss of –5.84% percent or -84.79   point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,304.56  with a loss of –5.57% or -76.92 point.

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