Benchmarks closed lower as President Trump threatened not to sign the bill regarding the $900 billion stimulus package.
Crude oil traded 1.02% lower at $47.48 a barrel.
Gold lost 0.80% to $1,867.75 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The stocks closed in the red as the new strain of COVID-19 is threatening to trigger new lockdowns and restrictions.
Japan225 slipped 0.45%.
HongKong45 fell 0.33%.
Down under, Australia200 inched 0.95% lower.
Brent oil lost 0.84% and traded at $50.48 per barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.51% at 1.2179.
GBP/USD was 0.8% lower at 1.3358.
Sources: marketwatch.com, investing.com