Even though lawmakers weren’t able to reach a consensus regarding the new stimulus package, the benchmarks ended the day on green territory. USA30 rose 1.05%, while USA500 gained 1.37%. TECH100 jumped 2.1%.
The latest data from the EIA (Energy Information Administration) regarding the crude inventories made oil gain some ground. Brent was up 1.5% at $45.17 per barrel, and Oil gained 1.5%, settling at $42.26.
Gold lost 1.6% and settled at $1,881.4 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The uncertainty of a new stimulus package in the US reverberated in Asian markets.
Japan225 gained 0.2%, while HongKong45 fell 1.7% after data showed a decrease in the state’s money supply.
Down under, Australia200 fell 0.11%.
USD/JPY traded at 107.27.
AUD/USD added 0.02% to 76.06.
European markets had a mixed session, with France40 gaining 0.2%, while Germany30 lost 0.2%.
Although the country entered a pandemic-induced recession, the British benchmark, UK100, closed the session 0.6% higher.
EUR/USD was flat at 1.1738.
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Sources: reuters.com, investing.com