The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 99.57 up with +0.05% percent or +0.05 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,397.50 with a loss of -0.93% percent or -220.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,753.88 with a loss of -0.93% percent or -25.87 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,158.25 with a loss of -0.84% percent or -69.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was on course for a weekly loss on Friday as the U.S. Federal Reserve’s massive new lending program for small companies and signs of a slowdown in coronavirus infections reduced safe-haven demand.
The pound pulled ahead against the dollar and the euro as markets breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care following his hospitalization for COVID-19 symptoms.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,719.37 up with +1.22% percent or +285.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,789.82 up with +1.45%percent or +39.84 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,153.58 up with +0.77% percent or +62.67 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,246.73 up with +4.62% percent or +55.07 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 743.23 up with +5.11% percent or +36.15 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,586.37 up with +3.31% percent or +50.86 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,271.20 up with +1.01% percent or +12.75 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,609.07 with +1.77% percent or +27.93 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,530.05 up with +1.60% or +24.05 point.