The U.S.Dollar Index  is trading at 93.59 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -0.25 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 228,470.50 up with +0.30% percent or +84.50 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,486.12 up with +0.31% percent or +10.72 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 11,941.80 with +0.57% percent or +67.75 point.


The yen rose and the dollar was headed for its best week of the month on Friday, as surging coronavirus cases and stalled progress toward U.S. stimulus had investors seeking safe assets.

As fresh curbs to combat Covid-19 were introduced in Europe and Britain, the world’s reserve currency surged to a two-week high of 93.910 against a basket of currencies. It held just below that peak in the Asia session.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,494.20 with a loss of –percent or –19.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,483.34 with  a loss of – percent or 5.33 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,713.87 with a loss of – percent or –54.86 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,638.88 up with +1.06% percent or +17.23 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 929.57 with + percent or +12.22 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,002.82 with percent or +18.54 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,610.76 with a loss of – percent or  -4.56 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,051.99 with a loss of – percent or −1.26 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,947.58 with a loss of –or –2.54 point