The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.13 up with +0.05% percent or +0.05 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,639.00 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -126.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,202.62 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -16.88 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,588.00 with a loss of -0.89% percent or -95.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar found support on Thursday as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and weak Chinese consumption data knocked investors’ faith in a fairly swift global economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
China’s 3.2% economic growth last quarter easily beat market expectations for 2.5%. But an unexpected drop in retail sales — for a fifth straight month — was an unwelcome harbinger of possible problems ahead for the rest of the world as more countries relax lockdowns and allow businesses to reopen.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,870.10 up with +0.85% percent or +227.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,226.56 up with +0.91% percent or +29.04 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,550.49 up with +0.59% percent or +61.92 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,478.27 up with +3.50% percent or +50.01 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 853.10 up with +3.66% percent or +30.11 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,836.30 up with +3.01% percent or +53.66 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,490.35 up with +0.44% percent or +6.55 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,883.65 up with +1.17% percent or +21.85 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,789.72 up with +1.04% or +18.37 point.