Wall Street edged lower as an unexpected rise in the number of weekly unemployment claims hinted at a fragile recovery in the labor market. USA30 lost 0.38%, and USA500 traded 0.44% lower. TECH100 dropped 0.72%.
Crude oil traded 0.6% higher at $61.52 a barrel.
Gold closed at $1,785.75 per ounce after it gained 0.7%.
Asia and Australia
Most markets were boosted by the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines rollouts will lead to an increase in economic growth. HongKong45 was down 0.52%.
Japan225 added 0.27%.
Down under, Australia200 gained 0.32%.
Stocks mostly rallied as investors continued to focus on corporate earnings. Germany30 and France40 went up 0.3%, and 0.2%, respectively. UK100 lost 0.1%.
Brent oil rose 0.8% to $64.85 per barrel.
EUR/USD traded 0.2% higher at 1.2064.