The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 89.94 up with +0.20% percent or +0.18 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 33,798.50 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -197.50 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,092.38 with a loss of -30.62 percent or +13.13 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,061.80 with a loss of -1.12% percent or -147.75 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The U.S. dollar teetered near a six-year low against its Canadian counterpart and nursed losses against European currencies as expectations that U.S. interest rates will remain low undermined the greenback.
The minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting due later on Wednesday are expected to confirm that policymakers think a rate hike is still in the distance.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 34,021.45 up with +percent or +229.23 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,232.60 up with + percent or +30.98 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,752.24 up with + percent or +119.39 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 2,210.88 with a loss of -0.73% percent or -16.24 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,341.76 with a loss of – percent or −15.07 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,690.46 with a loss of – percent or –28.04 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,868.68 with a loss of – percent or −15.88 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,461.21 with a loss of –percent or −19.07 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,318.11 with a loss of – or −18.02 point.