The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 93.13 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -0.32 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,830.00 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -36.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,365.38 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -4.62 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,138.50 up with +0.11% percent or +12.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar fell against most of its peers on Thursday amid fading hopes for a compromise between Republicans and Democrats over additional stimulus for the U.S. economy.
The Australian dollar rose after better-than-expected jobs data eased concerns about a persistent coronavirus outbreak in the country’s second-largest city.
The greenback was hampered by a decline in Treasury yields, but analysts say this is likely only a temporary setback because U.S. lawmakers will eventually agree to more stimulus to help the economy recover from the coronavirus.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,976.84 up with +1.05% percent or +289.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,380.35 up with +1.40% percent or +46.66 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,012.24 up with +2.13% percent or +229.42 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,583.25 up with 0.52% percent or +8.15 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 924.17 up with +0.48% percent or +4.38 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,958.29 up with +0.68% percent or +13.15 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,560.59 up with +1.60% percent or +24.59 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,974.48 up with +1.34% percent or +26.19 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,873.57 up with +1.40% or +25.78 point.