Fear of the mutant virus caused investors to sell-off - Monday Review, December 21

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

11:48, 22 December 2020

The global markets suffered heavy losses at the beginning of the week

The US

Even though Congress approved the $900 billion stimulus package, most markets closed in the red as they focused on the news from Europe. USA30 rose 0.20%, while USA500 was down 0.38%. TECH100 slipped 0.17%.

Crude oil fell 3.70%, hitting $47.42 per barrel.

Gold closed the session 0.3% lower at $1,882.90 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

HongKong45 inched down 0.08% after the country announced it would impose countermeasures in response to the US Commerce Department blacklisting roughly 70 Chinese companies.

Japan225 fell 0.56%.

Down under, Australia200 closed 0.21% lower after the country reported a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases.



The stocks tumbled on tighter COVID-19 restrictions in the UK and the travel ban imposed by multiple countries. Europe50 slipped 2.3%. Germany30 lost 2.3%, while UK100 dropped 2.1%.

Brent oil closed at $50.33 a barrel after it inched lower 3.69%.

EUR/USD traded 0.31% lower at 1.2217.

EUR/GBP went up 1.12% to 0.9170.

Sources: reuters.com, investing.com

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