The asset tapering debate dominated global markets
Wall Street reached new records, as the debate over when the Federal Reserve will start to ease stimulus continued. USA30 rose 0.04%, while USA500 added 0.30%, both of them closing at record highs for the third consecutive day. TECH100 traded 0.35% higher.
Crude oil settled at $69.09 per barrel, down 0.2%.
Gold was up 0.09% at $1,754.95 a troy ounce.
The Dollar Index traded at 92.933 after gaining 0.02%.
Asia and Australia
Stocks were mostly up over signs that US inflation is moderating and concerns over an earlier-than-expected asset tapering by the US Federal Reserve receded. Japan225 was up 0.21%.
HongKong45 slipped 0.33%.
Down under, Australia200 inched up 0.01%.
Markets inched higher, clinging to a winning streak that is on its ninth day. Germany30 added 0.70%, hitting a new all-time high. France40 gained 0.36% reaching a new five-year high. UK100 traded 0.2% lower.
Brent oil lost 0.2%, trading at $71.31 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1740.
Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com
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