A mixed session for the global markets - Wednesday Review, August 12

A mixed session for the global markets - Wednesday Review, August 12

The world is waiting to see if the US Congress will reach a consensus regarding the new stimulus package

The US

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.


Europe

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


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