The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 93.20 up with -0.03% percent or -0.03 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 32,907.00 with +0.03% percent or +9.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,978.88 up with +0.29% percent or +11.12 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,209.00 up with +0.91% percent or +119.25 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar held near a multi-month high against other major currencies on Thursday as investors bet fiscal stimulus and aggressive vaccinations will help the United States grow faster than other economies.
The dollar’s index against a basket of six major currencies hit a five-month high of 93.439 on Wednesday and last stood at 93.209.
The gains came as the euro, by far the biggest component in the index, suffers from concerns the euro zone’s economic recovery is being hampered by a third wave of COVID-19 infections.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 32,981.55 with a loss of -0.26%percent or ?85.41 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,972.89 up with +0.36% percent or +14.34 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,246.87 up with +1.54% percent or +201.48 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,220 up with 1.13% percent or +24.72 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,319.35 up with + percent or +3.14 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,609.24 up with + percent or +0.55 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,801.88 with + percent or +9.25 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,382.74 up with percent or +11.64 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,238.17 up with + or +9.89 point