The benchmarks traded mixedly, part of them reacting to the fact that new restrictions might be imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. On the other hand, others were driven by Microsoft and Apple's success following the launch of their new products. USA30 fell 0.08%, while USA500 gained 0.78%. TECH100 added 2.01%.
Gold settled down 0.8% at $1,861.40 per ounce.
The Dollar Index traded at 92.741.
Asia and Australia
The markets closed higher over optimism that a viable COVID-19 vaccine could be successfully developed and launched. HongKong45 gained 2.24%.
Japan225 rose 5.41%.
Down under, Australia200 traded 1.79% higher.
Pfizer's potential COVID-19 still impacted the markets. Also, Europe was looking forward to Christine Lagarde's speech regarding the economic outlook and stimulus prospects. Europe50 climbed 0.4%. Germany30hit a one-month high after adding 0.56%. France40 went up 0.4%, while UK100 closed 0.2% higher.
EUR/USD closed at 1.1827 after it gained 0.1%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com