Stocks took a step back, as investors raised concerns about the inflation, after the release of FED’s meeting minutes. USA30 rose 0.29%, while USA500 dropped 0.03%. TECH100 closed 0.58% lower.
Crude oil traded 0.7% higher at $60.45 per barrel.
Gold reached a three-month low after it lost 1.5%, closing at $1,772.80 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was seen at 90.88, a nine-day high.
Asia and Australia
Markets were mostly down on Wednesday as optimism over a rapid economic recovery was overshadowed by COVID-19 vaccines rollouts. Japan225 was down 0.59%.
HongKong45 added 0.10% as the social distancing measures will be relaxed starting Thursday.
Down under, Australia200 edged down 0.45%. Victoria state is about to end a five-day lockdown after no new COVID-19 infections were reported in a cluster.
Despite rallying in the past weeks, stocks took a breather as regional leaders have been cautious about lifting the current restrictions. Germany30 lost 0.3%, and France40 fell 0.1%. UK100 dropped 0.2%.
Brent oil rose 0.9% to $63.91 a barrel.
EUR/USD inched down 0.2% to 1.2075.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com