The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 99.47 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -0.57 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 24,326.00 up with +1.36% percent or +327.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,904.62 up with +1.24% percent or +35.62 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,926.62 up with +1.16% percent or +102.37 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The Australian dollar tested six-week highs on Tuesday, as signs of progress in re-opening economies helped the risk-sensitive currency recoup most of the panic selling seen in March, and as the greenback nursed overnight losses.
The Aussie has rallied more than 17% from last month’s 17-year low and overnight rose through resistance around $0.6445. It drifted down to $0.6438 and was just below multi-week peaks against the euro, pound and yen. Other majors were steady.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,133.78 up with +1.51% percent or +358.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,878.48 up with +1.47% percent or +41.74 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,730.16 up with +1.11% percent or +95.64 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,281.88 up with 3.96% percent or +48.82 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 745.84 up with +4.29% percent or +30.70 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,613.53 up with +4.07% percent or +63.16point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,320.13 up with +1.06%percent or +13.81 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,663.35 up with +1.79% percent or +29.23 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,582.19 up with 1.66% or +25.82 point.