The American markets were set in motion by the hopes of another stimulus package. The deal between Johnson & Johnson and the US government added fuel to the fire. USA30 rose 1.39%, and USA500 added 0.64%. TECH100 jumped up 0.52%.
Gold continued to rally, and after it gained 1.4%, it settled at $2,037 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The Asian markets were mixed as some focused on the upcoming US stimulus package, and others on the large number of infections.
HongKong45 gained 0.93%.
Australia200 fell 0.48% after some states closed their borders and imposed stricter restrictions made to curb the spread of the virus.
AUD/USD ended the day at $0.7200 after it went higher 0.3%.
The European markets followed the example of the US cousins and rallied. Germany30 rose 0.47%.
EUR/USD gained 0.67% to 1.1879.
EUR/GBP added 0.19% to 0.9045.
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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com