Markets traded in a mixed manner after Jerome Powell addressed the monetary stimulus situation and the concerns about an expected inflation pick-up. USA30 rose 0.2%, reaching a new record high. USA500 fell 0.03%, while TECH100 slipped 0.25%.
Crude oil gained 0.6%, reaching $56.68 per barrel.
Gold rose 0.4% to $1,845.30 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The optimism over a global economic recovery continued to give momentum to the markets. HongKong45 jumped 1.44%.
Japan225 added 0.02%.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.70%.
Stocks closed mostly higher, as investors focused on corporate earnings. Germany30 lost 0.1%, while France40 and UK100 each gained 0.1%.
Brent oil went up 0.6% at $61.47 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2131.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com