The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.10 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -0.22 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,247.00 with a loss of -0.06%percent or -17.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,207.88 up with +0.07% percent or +2.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,999.38 up with +0.49%percent or +48.38 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar nursed losses against most currencies on Wednesday amid some speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve could take steps to curb a recent rise in bond yields at its policy meeting.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars pulled back slightly against the greenback but sentiment remained positive as economic activity resumes in both countries following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,272.30 with a loss of -1.09% percent or -300.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,207.18 with a loss of –0.78%percent or -25.21 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,953.75 up with +0.29% percent or +29.01 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,507.05 up with +0.00% percent or +0.00 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 894.77 with a loss of –2.51% percent or -23.04 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,905.37 with a loss of –2.10% percent or -40.84 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,460.80 with a loss of –0.26% percent or -3.78 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,871.67 with a loss of -0.95% percent or -18.00 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,775.46 with a loss of -0.89%or -15.92 point.