Just released, the Factory Orders Report for May showed a decline of 1.0%, which compares to the Briefing.com consensus of -0.9%. The April reading was revised to 1.8% (from 1.9%).
Seven sectors continue to trade in the red as energy (-1.8%), financials (-1.3%), and materials (-1.2%) round out the leaderboard. Conversely, telecom services (+0.4%) and utilities (+0.2%) lead.
The U.S. Dollar Index (95.68, +0.03) has ticked higher in recent trade as the greenback extends its lead over commodity-currencies. The dollar/Canadian dollar pair trades lower by 0.9% (1.2964) after ticking off the 1.2890 price level earlier this morning. Separately, the dollar has lost 1.0% against the yen (101.61).