Positive data from Europe and the pharmaceutical sector drove the markets.
While Europe will soon take advantage of the new stimulus program, the States can't say the same, as the lawmakers warned people not to hold their breath regarding the matter. However, the market wasn’t concern about it, and neither with the number of COVID-19 infection that exceeded 3.8 million. USA30 rose 0.6%, while USA500 gained 0.17%. TECH100 added 0.81%.
The Dollar Index was down 0.1% at 95.718.
Asia and Australia
Asian markets were pushed by the positive news released about three potential COVID-19 vaccines.
Japan225 rose 0.56%.
HongKong45 added 1.40%.
Down Under, Australia200 increased by 1.37%.
USD/JPY gained 0.1% and settled at 107.31.
AUD/USD went up 0.4% to 0.7039.
EUR/USD was up 0.1% and traded at 1.1446.
GBP/USD traded at 1.2687 after it gained 0.2%.
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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com, reuters.com
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