The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 89.43 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -0.51 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 30,670.00 up with +0.57% percent or +173.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,769.12 up with +0.54% percent or +20.37 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 12,939.10 up with +0.42% percent or +53.62 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar started the new year more or less where it left off – under pressure from investors who reckon low U.S. interest rates and an eventual worldwide recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will make it a laggard against other major currencies.
In early Asia trade on Monday, still thinned by holidays, some short sellers were again adding to bets against the dollar and unwinding a small bounce it enjoyed on the last trading day of 2020 when profit-taking lent support.
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