The U.S.Dollar Index is trading at 90.11 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -0.08 point.The Dow Futures is trading at 33,671.00 with a loss of -0.47% percent or -160.00 point.The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 4,094.12 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -17.38 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 13,189.60 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -43.88 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The dollar bounced off three-month lows against European currencies on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting revealed there was more talk of tapering its bond purchases than investors had expected.
In the Fed minutes, several policymakers said that a discussion about reducing the pace of asset purchases would be appropriate “at some point” if the U.S. economic recovery continues to gain momentum.
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 2,193.64 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -17.24 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,333.53 with a loss of – percent or −8.23 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,672.79 with a loss of – percent or −17.67 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,864.75 with a loss of – percent or −3.93 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 2,452.89 with a loss of –percent or −8.33 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 2,311.00 with a loss of or −7.11 point.