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Global stocks traded predominantly higher amid strong signs of a global economic recovery - Monday Review, May 3

Global stocks traded predominantly higher amid strong signs of a global economic recovery - Monday Review, May 3

Robust economic data and earnings optimism lifted European stocks

The US

Wall Street closed mainly higher as signs of a faster reopening of the economy are more and more present. Also, New York and New Jersey are set to begin lifting restrictions starting May 19. USA30 gained 0.70%, while USA500 climbed 0.27%. TECH100 fell 0.48%.

Crude oil rose 1.34% to $64.43 per barrel.

Gold traded 1.34% higher at $1,792.35 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

Chinese and Japanese markets were closed for Labor and Constitution Day, respectively.

Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.14% ahead of the Reserve Bank’s policy decision due on Tuesday.

USD/JPY fell 0.15% to 109.11.


Stocks closed higher after a strong eurozone factory activity and German retail sales, highlighting a quick rebound in economic growth. Europe50 rose 0.6%, while Germany30 was up 0.8%. France40 gained 0.6%.

UK markets were closed for the May Bank holiday.

Brent oil rose 1.11% to trade at $67.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2064 after it gained 0.37%.


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