The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 98.03 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -0.34 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,388.50 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -68.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,033.88 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,451.50 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -8.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar fell against the euro for the third straight day on Thursday as the common currency continued to bask in the glow of the recently announced 750 billion-euro ($828.90 billion) coronavirus recovery fund amid improved risk appetite, leading investors to favor riskier assets.
The euro was 0.49% higher against the greenback at 1.1057. The single currency has risen 1.5% over the past three sessions.
The EU executive unveiled a plan on Wednesday to support economies hammered by the pandemic, hoping to end months of squabbling over how to fund a recovery.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,400.64 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -147.63 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,029.73 with a loss of –0.21% percent or -6.40 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,368.99 with a loss of -0.46% percent or -43.37 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,400.67 with a loss of -2.48% percent or -35.69 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 811.49 with a loss of -3.16% percent or −26.49 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,773.12 with a loss of –1.45% percent or −26.15 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,382.80 with a loss of –0.27%percent or −3.81 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,763.22 with a loss of –0.39% percent or -6.94 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,674.02 with a loss of –0.26% or -4.32 point.