The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 97.53 up with +0.14% percent or +0.14 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,442.00 with a loss of -0.96%percent or -247.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,070.88 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -19.37 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,103.00 with a loss of -0.44% percent or -44.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Improved European economic data boosted risk appetite on Wednesday, while the euro slipped and the dollar index rose slightly as markets balanced hopes for a global economic recovery with surging COVID-19 infections in the United States.
With transmission rates of the coronavirus falling in much of Europe, and economies opening up, IHS Markit’s final euro zone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) moved closer to the 50-mark separating growth from contraction in June.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,812.88 up with +0.85% percent or +217.08 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,100.29 up with +1.54% percent or +47.05 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,058.77 with +1.87% percent or +184.61 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,441.37 up with +1.42% percent or +20.16 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 831.89 up with +1.42% percent or +11.63 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,783.21 up with +1.32% percent or +23.20 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,427.23 up with +1.52% percent or +21.38 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,809.25 up with +1.56% percent or +27.76 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,717.47 up with +1.57% or +26.49 point.