The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 99.44 with +0.36% percent or +0.36 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,342.00 with a loss of -1.17% percent or -277.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,796.88 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -24.87 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,642.75 with a loss of -0.86% percent or -75.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar surged against most major currencies on Monday amid fears that last year’s U.S.-China dispute will be re-ignited, this time over the novel coronavirus.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have pinned the blame for the pandemic on China, where the new coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,723.69 with a loss of -2.55% percent or -622.03 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,830.71 with a loss of –2.81% percent or -81.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,604.95 with a loss of -3.20% percent or -284.60 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,260.48 with a loss of -3.83% percent or -50.18 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 740.02 with a loss of -4.03% percent or -31.09 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,590.48 with a loss of –3.39% percent or -55.88 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,302.16 with a loss of –2.68% percent or -35.86 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,635.59 with a loss of –2.93% percent or -49.36 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,555.78 with a loss of -2.87% or -46.04 point.