The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.37 up with +0.23% percent or +0.23 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,284.00 with a loss of -0.43% percent or -109.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,040.00  with a loss of -0.30% percent or -9.00 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,011.40 up with +0.01% percent or  +0.63 point.


The dollar held the upper hand on Thursday as an increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and fresh trade tensions undermined hopes for a quick global recovery and prompted investors to trim bets on riskier currencies.

New daily U.S. virus cases surged to nearly 36,000 in the latest tally, near a record of 36,426 hit in late April. The percentage of positive results in tests is also climbing.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,445.94  with a loss of -2.72% percent or -710.16 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,050.33  with a loss of –2.59%percent or -80.96  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,909.17 with a loss of -2.19% percent or -222.20  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,389.74  with a loss of -3.45% percent or -49.60  point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 798.27  with a loss of –3.60% percent or -29.83 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,731.48 with a loss of –3.40% percent or -60.99 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,408.84 with a loss of –2.36% percent or -33.98 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,776.57  with a loss of -2.69% percent or -49.09 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,688.32  with a loss of –2.64% or -45.81 point.