The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.71 up with +0.07% percent or +0.07 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,804.00 with a loss of -0.83% percent or -216.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,096.62 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -21.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,156.20 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -39.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was under pressure on Wednesday, after upbeat data in Europe boosted the euro and helped stoke hopes for a global economic recovery, underpinning appetite for riskier currencies.
The euro is headed for its best month against the dollar since October, and inched higher to $1.1316 in the Asia session. The Australian dollar led small gains in risk-sensitive currencies, firming about 0.2% to $0.6942.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,156.10 up with +0.50% percent or +131.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,131.29 up with +0.43% percent or +13.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,131.37 up with +0.74% percent or +74.89 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,439.34 with +0.41% percent or +5.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 828.10 up with +0.36% percent or +2.97 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,792.47 up with +0.12% percent or +2.13 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,442.82 up with +0.63% percent or +9.08 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,825.65 up with 0.40% percent or +7.31 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,734.13 up with +0.40% or +6.94 point.