Global markets mixed amid economic readings - Wednesday Review, March 3

Global markets mixed amid economic readings - Wednesday Review, March 3

Investors eyed the fiscal stimulus for a strong economic recovery

The US

Wall Street ended in the red, given that the economy hasn’t recovered to pre-pandemic levels. The focus is now on the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. USA30 slipped 1.30%, and USA500 traded 0.68% lower. TECH100 fell 2.70%.

Crude oil traded 0.2% higher at $59.84 per barrel.

Gold fell 0.4% to $1,726.45 per ounce.

The Dollar Index was seen at 90.787.

Asia and Australia

Stocks closed in the green after the readings for PMI and GDP came in higher-than-expected, pointing to economic recovery. Japan225 rose 0.45%.

HongKong45 jumped 1.64%.

Down under, Australia200 rose 0.80% after the country’s GDP grew 3.1% in Q4 2021, topping the 2.5% forecasted.

Europe

Markets closed higher as investors expect strong economic growth in the second half of the year, with the vaccination programs gaining even more momentum. Europe50 was up 0.35%. Germany30 traded 0.9% higher, and France40 gained 0.8%. UK100 jumped 1.2%.

Brent oil added 0.1%, reaching $62.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2083.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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