The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 93.66 up with +0.30% percent or +0.28 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,133.00 up with -0.99% percent or -281.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,447.62 with a loss of -0.96%percent or -33.28 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,819.00 with a loss of -1.30% percent or -155.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar inched higher on Thursday as rising coronavirus cases and scant progress towards a U.S. stimulus deal unsettled investors, while the Aussie dropped to a one-week low after the central bank chief hinted of a possible rate cut or bond buying.
France has imposed curfews as autumn brings a steep rise in infections, and the fear is that a new wave of lockdowns could stall the global recovery just as hopes for U.S. stimulus before the Nov. 3 election are fading.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,514.00 with a loss of –percent or –165.81 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,488.67 with a loss of – percent or ?23.26 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,768.73 with a loss of – percent or – point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,621.65 up with -0.93% percent or -15.20 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 917.35 with a loss of – percent or –4.92 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,984.28 with a loss of – percent or –8.79 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,615.32 with a loss of – percent or -13.18 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,053.25 with a loss of – percent or −13.30 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,950.12 with a loss of –or –12.28 point