Markets lower amid WHO warning - Tuesday Review, March 2

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

11:21, 03 March 2021

The number of COVID-19 infections rose for the first time in nearly two months during the past week, causing the stocks to put a stop to Monday’s momentum

The US

WHO’s warning that it is too early for countries to rely only on vaccination programs and abandon other measures caused Wall Street to close in the red. USA30 traded 0.46% lower, and USA500 fell 0.78%. TECH100 went down 1.69%.

Crude oil lost 0.9% to $60.11 per barrel.

Gold fell 0.2% to $1,720.25 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

HongKong45 slid 1.08% after the changes to the Hang Seng Index were revealed.

Japan225 was down 0.71%.

Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.19% as the country’s Reserve Bank was due to hand down its interest rate decision.



Markets traded lower as investors were worried about the rising number of COVID-19 infections. Germany30 lost 0.5%, France40 fell 0.1%. UK100 dropped 0.2%.

Brent oil traded 1% lower at $63.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2020 after it lost 0.2%.


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