The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.41 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -0.22 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,654.00 up with +0.49% percent or +125.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,075.88 up with +0.54% percent or +16.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 9,987.50 up with +0.64% percent or + 64.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar slipped on Monday in a choppy session as investors tried to navigate their way through an unsettling rise in coronavirus infections and weigh whether it would delay an economic recovery.
The Australian dollar led modest gains in Asia as the head of the country’s central bank said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would not be as bad as first feared.
But a record spike in new global cases has capped moves, while moves by Beijing and parts of Australia to re-introduce some restrictions added to the cautious mood.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,871.46 with a loss of -0.80%percent or -208.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,097.74 with a loss of –0.56% percent or -17.60 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,946.12 up with +0.031% percent or +3.07 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,418.63 with a loss of -0.59% percent or -8.44 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 818.76 with a loss of –1.27% percent or −10.53 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,784.72 with a loss of –0.45% percent or −8.09 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,422.04 with a loss of –0.40%percent or -5.74 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,806.39 with a loss of –0.55% percent or -10.01 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,716.24 with a loss of –0.55% or -9.47 point.