The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 100.64 up with 0.06%percent or +0.06 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 21,740.00 up with +3.74% percent or +783.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,575.38 up with +3.73% percent or +92.63 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,809.62 with +3.81% percent or +286.87 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The pound fell against the dollar and euro on Monday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of the coronavirus.
The yen eased against the dollar after Japanese domestic media reported Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday to curb an alarming acceleration in coronavirus infections.
The dollar was on the back foot against the euro after data last week showed companies in the United States shed jobs at break-neck speed as the COVID-19 pandemic leads the global economy to a deep recession.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 21,052.53 with a loss of –1.69% percent or –360.91 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,488.65 with a loss of –1.51% percent or -38.25 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,373.08 with a loss of –1.53% percent or –114.23 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,052.05 with a loss of -3.11% percent or -33.76 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 622.35 with a loss of –3.55% percent or -22.94 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,337.95 with a loss of –2.72% percent or -37.40 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,151.57 with a loss of –1.45%% percent or -16.94 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,425.07 with a loss of –1.69% percent or -24.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,359.01 with a loss of –1.60% or -22.13 point.