The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 100.30 with a loss of –100.30 percent or -0.15 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 23,351.00 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -183.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,826.12 with a loss of -0.73% percent or -20.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,017.25 with a loss of -0.69% percent or -62.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar was set for a small weekly gain on Friday and the Australian dollar for a 1% drop this week as the threat of a second wave of coronavirus infections rattled investors.
Total cases in Germany increased by 913 to 173,152 on Thursday and the death toll rose by 101 to 7,824 after the country eased the nationwide lockdown imposed to safeguard the economy and protect lives.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 23,625.34 up with +1.62% percent or +377.37 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,852.50 up with +1.15% percent or +32.50 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,943.72 up with +0.91% percent or +80.56 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,237.55 with +0.35% percent or +4.30 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 703.17 up with +0.37% percent or +0.37% point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,567.15 up with +1.06% percent or +16.45 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,317.39 up with +1.11% percent or +14.52 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,648.61 up with +1.12% percent or +18.24 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,570.65 with 1.17% or +18.09 point.