The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 101.39 with a loss of -0.64% percent or -0.65 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 20,446.00 with a loss of -0.79% percent or -162.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,404.25 with a loss of -1.38% percent or -33.75 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,450.88 with a loss of -0.98% percent or -74.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar slipped on Wednesday after U.S. politicians agreed a $2 trillion stimulus package that steadied money market nerves and prompted investors to buy back into ‘riskier’ currencies.
The export-exposed Australian dollar and Norwegian crown made sharp gains, while sterling also rallied from the lows of recent weeks, which were precipitated by a scramble for dollars.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 20,704.91 up with 11.37% percent or +2,112.98 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,447.33 up with 9.38% percent or +209.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,417.86 up with +8.12% percent or +557.18 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,096.56 up with +9.39% percent or +94.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 649.32 up with +9.01% percent or +53.65 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,349.04 up with +10.71% percent or +130.49 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,130.42 up with +8.69% percent or +90.42 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,409.88 up with +9.46% percent or +121.83 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,340.32 with +9.46% or +115.87 point.