The current political events put the majority of benchmarks in red territory.
The American benchmarks lost ground after President Trump said he would hold a conference regarding the situation with China. USA30 lost 0.58%, while USA500 fell 0.21%. TECH100 dropped by 0.46%.
Oil managed to recover some of the Wednesday losses, rising 3.84% to $34.07 per barrel. Brent Oil added 5.43% to $36.48 a barrel.
Gold continued the Wednesday gains and went up 0.39% to $1,717.30 per ounce.
ICE lost 0.70% and settled at 98.362.
Asia and Australia
In anticipation of Donald Trump's speech, stocks in Asia fell after Beijing passed the bill regarding Hong Kong. JAPAN225 lost 0.3%.
HongKong45 fell 0.3%.
USD/JPY was at 107.67.
Australia’s ASX lost 0.8%. AUD/USD moved against the current and traded at $0.6630, approaching a two-month high.
In Europe, markets moved in the green territory after a 250 billion Euros stimulus got announced by the EU Commission. Germany30 rose 1.06%. UK100 gained 1.21%, and France40 added 1.76%.
EUR/USD traded at $1.1090 being close to its lowest point reached on March 30.
EUR/GBP gained 0.08% to 0.8986.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, cnn.com, investing.com