The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.49 up with +0.07% percent or +0.07 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 25,896.00 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -73.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,160.12 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -3.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,694.10 up with +0.30% percent or +31.87 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar nursed losses against most currencies on Thursday as a rally in riskier assets such as global equities and commodities put a dent in safe-haven demand for the U.S. currency.
China’s yuan rose to a four-month high against the greenback, extending recent gains as investors of all stripes increase positions in Chinese stocks due to growing optimism about the world’s second-largest economy.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,067.28 up with +0.68% percent or +177.10 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,169.94 with +0.78% percent or +24.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,492.50 up with +1.44% percent or +148.61 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,427.40 up with +0.81% percent or +11.41 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 818.56 up with +0.41% percent or +3.33 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,774.86 with +0.68% percent or +11.94 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,471.15 up with +1.00% percent or +14.63 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,849.55 up with +0.85% percent or +15.56 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,759.08 up with 0.85% or +14.84 point.