The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 99.24  with a loss  -0.11% percent or -0.10  point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,614.00 up with +1.31% percent or +305.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,789.75  up with +1.11% percent or +30.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,442.50  up with +1.38% percent or +115.25 point.


The dollar fell Tuesday, much to the enjoyment of sterling and Australian dollar holders, after better-than-expected economic data from China which painted a less gloomy picture of the new coronavirus’ economic fallout than markets had feared.

China’s March exports fell 6.6% from a year earlier, compared with a forecast for a 14% drop and imports fell by less than 1%, compared with a 9.5% drop anticipated by economists.


For the day the Dow is trading at 23,390.77 with a loss of –1.39% percent or –328.60 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,761.63 with a loss of –1.01% percent or –28.19  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,192.42 up with +0.48% percent or +38.85 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,212.04 with a loss of -2.78% percent or -34.68  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 718.35 with a loss of -3.35% percent or -24.88 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,537.47 with a loss of  –3.08% percent or -24.88 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,266.47 with a loss of -0.37% percent or -4.73  point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,590.32 with a loss of -1.17% percent or -18.75 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,513.74 with a loss of –1.07% or -16.31 point.