Fears over Delta COVID-19 variant caused investors to be cautious
Tech stocks eked out another record as strength in this segment kept the broader market above water even after solid earnings from bank stocks. USA30 gained 0.03%, while USA500 closed to an all-time high of 4,291.80 after it added 0.02%. TECH100 was up 0.19% to a record of 14,528.33.
Crude oil rose 0.51%, hitting $73.28 per barrel.
Gold was down 1.02% to $1,762.45 a troy ounce.
The Dollar Index traded 0.14% higher at 92.007.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 fell 0.87% after data released earlier in the day showed that retail sales grew better than expected 8.9% year-on-year in May.
Down under, Australia200 fell 0.73% after Perth became the third city to impose a lockdown thanks to the Delta variant of COVID-19.
HongKong45 traded 0.47% lower. The city administration announced that it would ban flights from the "extremely high risk" UK due to the latter's latest COVID-19 outbreak.
Brent oil added 0.49% to $74.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1906.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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