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Earnings and COVID-19 developments were in focus - Monday Review, January 25

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
26 January 2021
Some markets have chosen to focus on the positive, eyeing corporate earnings and the upcoming US stimulus package

The US

The tech sector moved most stocks on Monday, ahead of market-moving earnings from tech giants. USA30 fell 0.12%, while USA500 was up 0.38%. TECH100 gained 0.69%, closing at a record high.

Crude oil rose 0.75% closing the session at $52.66 per barrel.

The Dollar Index slipped 0.11% to 90.110.


Asia and Australia

The stock market was up on Monday as it focused on the US stimulus package's prospects, putting aside the issues with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Japan225 closed up 0.67%. hitting a five-year high.

HongKong45 rose 1.43% after the city's lockdown was lifted as the COVID-19 testing program concluded.

Down under, Australia200 was up 0.41%.

USD/JPY traded at 103.76 after it lost 0.05%.



The benchmarks traded mixedly, as investors kept an eye on the COVID-19 vaccine developments. Moreover, some European countries are considering even a third lockdown to curb the number of infections. Europe50 was up 0.3%. France40 lost 0.1%, while Germany30 traded 1.66% lower.

Brent oil gained 0.64% reaching $55.77 per barrel.

EUR/USD was at 1.2167.


This information/research prepared by Miguel A. Rodriguez does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any particular person. The research analyst primarily responsible for the content of this research report, in part or in whole, certifies that the views about the companies and their securities expressed in this report accurately reflect his/her personal views and consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk.The research provided does not constitute the views of KW Investments Ltd nor is it an invitation to invest with KW Investments Ltd. The research analyst also certifies that no part of his/her compensation was, is, or will be, directly, or indirectly, related to specific recommendations or views expressed in this report.The research analyst in not employed by KW Investments Ltd. You are encouraged to seek advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit that conforms to your specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular financial needs before making a commitment to invest. The laws of the Republic of Seychelles shall govern any claim relating to or arising from the contents of the information/ research provided. 

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.