The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.08 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -0.27 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,634.00 up with +0.31% percent or +81.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,208.88 up with +0.45% percent or +14.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,617.20 with +1.00% percent or +105.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The euro was flat against the dollar on Friday before a European Union summit that will try to reach agreement on a 750 billion-euro recovery fund.
No outcome is expected at the summit until evening, at best, but either an agreement or a collapse in the talks will have a major impact on the currency when trading resumes.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,734.71.10 with a loss of -0.50% percent or -135.39 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,215.57 with a loss of –0.34% percent or -10.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,473.83 with a loss of -0.73% percent or -76.66 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,467.56 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -10.71 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 847.31 with a loss of –0.68% percent or −5.79 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,828.58 with a loss of -0.42% percent or −7.72 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,484.35 with a loss of –0.40% percent or -6.00 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,876.17 with a loss of -0.40% percent or −7.48 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,782.96 with a loss of –0.38% or –6.76 point.