The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 92.98 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -0.26 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,139.00 up with +1.01% percent or +280.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,420.88 up with +0.84% percent or +28.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,667.00 up with +0.91% percent or +105.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar fell on Monday while European shares and riskier currencies gained, with some analysts attributing the pick up in sentiment to U.S. regulators approving a treatment for COVID-19 patients ahead of the Republican National Convention.
More than 800,000 people around the world have died from the coronavirus, with the death toll in the United States alone surpassing 170,000. On Sunday the country granted “emergency use authorization” for treatment using the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from the disease.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,930.33 up with +0.69% percent or +190.60 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,397.16 up with +0.34% percent or +11.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,311.80 up with 0.42% percent or +46.85 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,552.48 up with -0.76% percent or -11.83 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 894.74 with a loss of –0.67% percent or −6.00 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,910.25 with a loss of –0.27% percent or -5.14 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,582.16 with +0.54% percent or +8.43 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,984.99 up with +0.24%percent or +4.70 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,886.39 up with +0.30% or +5.59 point.