The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.04 up with +0.10% percent or +0.10 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,253.00 up with +0.67% percent or +181.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,198.88 up with +0.38% percent or +12.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,817.00 up with +0.09%percent or +8.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar fell against the Antipodean currencies and the British pound after surprising improvement in U.S. labor market data bolstered expectations for economic recovery, which reduced safe-harbor demand for the greenback.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars both rose to their strongest since January after data showed a smaller-than-expected fall in Chinese exports, which supports commodity currencies.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,110.98 up with +3.15% percent or +829.16 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,193.93 up with +2.62% percent or +81.58 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,814.08 up with +2.06%percent or +198.27 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,507.15 up with +3.79% percent or +55.09 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 899.33 up with +4.40% percent or +37.88 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,911.15 up with +3.18% percent or +58.95 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,448.33 up with +2.49% percent or +35.25 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,864.22 up with +2.65% percent or +48.13 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,767.94 with +2.58% or +44.43 point.