The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 89.93 with a loss of -0.01% percent or -0.01 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,482.00 up with +0.59% percent or +180.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,748.75 with a loss of 0.00% percent or -0.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,883.00 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar was ending 2020 in a downward spiral on Thursday with investors wagering a global economic recovery will suck money into riskier assets even as the yawning U.S. twin deficits argue for an ever cheaper currency.
The euro steamed ahead to $1.2281, having hit its highest since April 2018 with a gain of almost 10% for the year. The next stops for the bull train are $1.2413 and $1.2476, on the way to the 2018 peak at $1.2555.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 30,606.48 up with +percent or +196.92 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,756.07 with + percent or +24.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 12,888.28 up with + percent or +18.28 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,974.86 with a loss of –0.26% percent or -5.14 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,118.93 up with + percent or +0.92 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,306.62 up with + percent or +3.74 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,720.50 up with + percent or +9.15 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,248.44 up with +percent or +10.68 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,120.87 up with +or +11.15 point