The benchmarks were on a roll yesterday, mostly driven by gains reported in the tech sector: #Zoom surged 40%, and #Apple reached a new record high. USA30 added 0.54%, while USA500 was up 0.58%. TECH100 jumped 1.28%.
Brent Oil added 57 cents to $45.85 per barrel, and Oil gained 56 cents, trading at $43.17.
Gold settled at $1,978.90 per ounce after it peaked at $2,000.
The Dollar Index reached a two-week low as it settled at 91.737.
Asia and Australia
Markets ended in the red territory yesterday. HongKong45 lost 0.03% after the US announced another bilateral economic dialogue.
Japan225 was down 0.25%, even though the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 47.2 in the past month, from a previous 46.6.
Australia200 slumped 2.17% ahead of the Reserve Bank's new policy decision.
AUD/USD lost 0.08% to 0.7368.
The markets were mixed after the Eurostat report showed an increase in the Eurozone #unemployment rate. Europe50 was up 0.2%. UK100 lost 0.19%. Germany30 added 0.6%, and France40 went up 0.4%.
EUR/USD reached the strongest level it had since May 2018, #trading at $1.1999.
GBP/USD traded at $1.3470.
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Sources: investing.com, seekingalpha.com