The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 93.65 up with +0.23% percent or +0.22 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,410.00 up with +0.28% percent or +77.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,346.88 up with +0.06% percent or +2.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,122.80 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar strengthened on Monday, including against the euro and the Swiss franc, as investors focused on fiscal stimulus in the United States and U.S.-China tensions ahead of key trade talks on Aug. 15.
The dollar index is recovering from a losing streak which saw it lose 4% in July. It picked up on Friday after jobs data calmed some fears about the U.S. labour market but still weakened on the week, for the seventh in a row.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,433.48 up with +0.17% percent or +46.50 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,351.28 up with 0.063% percent or +2.12 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,010.98 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -97.09 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,569.18 up with 1.59% percent or +24.56 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 911.67 up with 1.75% percent or +15.67 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,938.53 up with +1.22% percent or +23.43 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,547.90 with a loss of -0.21% percent or −3.31 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,959.48 up with +0.074% percent or +1.45 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,859.49 with a loss of –0.018% or -0.33 point.