The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 93.95 with a loss of –0.04% percent or -0.04 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 27,344.00 up with +0.74% percent or +201.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,313.38 with +0.43% percent or +14.08 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,182.50 up with +0.30% percent or +33.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies on Wednesday, supported by positive U.S. economic data and concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and Britain.
Both the Australian and New Zealand dollars were undermined by a dovish slant on policy by their respective central banks.
The Aussie hit a six-week low on growing expectations the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates next month.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,288.18 up with + percent or +140.48 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,315.57 up with + percent or +34.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,963.64 up with percent or +184.84 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,496.96 up with +0.79% percent or +11.71 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 846.18 up with +0.67% percent or +5.65 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,833.72 up with +percent or +13.02 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,538.48 up with + percent or +19.08 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,922.29 up with + percent or +18.93 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,846.39 up with +or+18.22 point.