Equities gain for the second consecutive day - Tuesday Review, June 2

Equities gain for the second consecutive day - Tuesday Review, June 2

Markets ignore the circumstances and continue their rally.

The US

The investors put aside the major events happening across the country and focused on businesses reopening. Once again, President Trump said that he would deploy military troops to end the protests. For the second consecutive day, the market move against the current: USA30 added 1.05%, while USA500 went up 0.83%. TECH100 gained 0.59%.

Brent Oil gained 3.3%, while Oil added 3.9%. Both benchmarks reached the highest level since March 6, in expectance of OPEC+ decision on Thursday.

Gold lost 0.25% to settle at $1,729.60 per ounce.

ICE was down by 0.1%.


Asia and Australia

Japan225 went up 1.2%, reaching its highest level since February.

HongKong45 gained 1.18%, as the tensions created over Hong Kong and Macau are in the background, now being replaced by how China and the US are currently managing the protests.

ASX rose 0.86%, although the Bureau of Statistics said that the country’s GDP fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2020. AUD/USD rose to $0.6930 – the highest since January 7.

USD/JPY traded higher by 0.05% to $108.71.


Europe

Europe continued to rally as the lockdown measures eased, and businesses started to resume their activities. Also, the investors are looking forward to the ECB press conference. Europe50 closed the session being 1.6% higher. UK100 added 0.9%.

Germany30 reached a one-month high, closing the trading session up 3.75%.

GBP/USD hit one-month low trading at $1.2584.

EUR/USD traded at $1.1180, being the closest to its March 16 high.

EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8912.

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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com, forexfactory.com


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