The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.96 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -0.16 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,674.00 with a loss of -0.19% percent or -52.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,248.88 with a loss of -0.07% percent or -2.37 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,865.80 up with +0.14% percent or +14.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Risk appetite in currency markets diminished in early London trading on Wednesday, with the dollar partially erasing its overnight losses, after China’s foreign ministry said the United States told China on July 21 to close its consulate in Houston.
The dollar rose and the euro fell, reversing the “risk-on” trend of the previous 24 hours, after China’s foreign ministry said at around 0730 GMT that it had received the abrupt notification — an escalation of recent U.S.-China tensions.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,840.40 up with +0.60% percent or +159.53 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,257.30 up with +0.17% percent or +5.46 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,680.36 with a loss of -0.81% percent or -86.73 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,487.51 up with +1.33% percent or +19.56 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 859.38 up with +2.08% percent or +17.51 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,848.37 up with +1.24% percent or +22.70 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,502.961 with a loss of –0.076% percent or -1.15 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,902.50 up with +0.18% percent or +3.47 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,808.03 up with +0.11% or +2.07 point.