Gold exceeded the $2,000/ounce threshold -Tuesday Review, August 4

Gold exceeded the $2,000/ounce threshold -Tuesday Review, August 4

Wall Street rallied. Gold made history

The US

Investors are keeping an eye on another stimulus package, and their optimism led the benchmarks higher. USA30 rose 0.62%, while USA500 gained 0.36%. TECH100 climbed 0.35%.

Oil eased 0.5% to $40.79 per barrel, while Brent fell 0.6% to $43.90 a barrel as investors fear the new wave of infections will affect demand.

Gold made history yesterday, as it traded at more than $2,000 per ounce. After it rallied 1.8%, it settled at $2,001 an ounce. It had a peak of $2,014.15 during yesterday's trading session.

The Dollar Index lost 0.2% and settled at 93.387.


Asia and Australia

Moved by the positive data from the US, Asian markets inched higher. Japan225 rose by 1.34%.

HongKong45 added 0.80% even though the Sino-US tensions are heating up after President Trump announced the possible acquisition of TikTok by Microsoft.

Australia200 jumped 1.65% as investors expect the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy decision.

USD/JPY lost 0.04% to 105.90.


Europe

The European benchmarks traded lower as BP, Bayer, and Diageo posted disappointing earnings reports. Europe50 lost 0.6%. UK100 was down 0.7%.

Germany30 slipped 0.36%.

EUR/USD pair rose 0.2% to $1.17885.

EUR/GBP went higher 0.24% to 0.9016.

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Sources: marketwatch.com, investing.com

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