The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.84 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -0.15 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 26,983.00 up with +0.37% percent or +99.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,276.62 up with +0.34% percent or +11.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 10,893.20 up with +0.82% percent or +89.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar crept off milestone lows against other majors on Thursday, and held on to gains against the yuan, as heightened Sino-U.S. tensions kept currency markets cautious.
The United States gave China until Friday to close its consulate in Houston amid accusations of spying, and President Donald Trump said it was “always possible” other Chinese missions could be ordered to close as well.
China has vowed to respond, and the escalation in tension between the world’s two largest economies sent the yuan on its sharpest slide in nearly two months on Wednesday and helped the greenback find support in Asia on Thursday.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,005.84 up with +0.62% percent or +165.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,276.02 up up with +0.57% percent or +18.72 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,706.13 up with +0.24% percent or +25.76 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,490.14 up with 0.18% percent or +2.63 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 860.64 up with +0.15% percent or +1.26 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,862.40 up with +0.76% percent or +14.03 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,509.43 up with +0.43% percent or +6.47 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,913.32 up with +0.57% percent or +10.82 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,818.73 up with +0.59% or +10.71 point.