Mixed day for the global markets as they prepared for inflation and unemployment data - Wednesday Review, March 31

Mixed day for the global markets as they prepared for inflation and unemployment data - Wednesday Review, March 31

A new stimulus package could be in sight for the U.S

The US

Wall Street embraced the bullish stance of tech stocks, with FAANG and Microsoft leading. Moreover, President Biden considers another $2 trillion stimulus package that will focus on infrastructure and clean energy. USA30 fell 0.26%, while USA500 rose 0.36%. TECH100 was up 1.5%.

Crude oil added 0.4%, reaching $60.77 per barrel.

Gold traded 0.2% lower at $1,683.45 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

HongKong45 was down 0.43%.

Japan225 fell 0.60% after multiple banks took a hit from the collapse of Archegos Capital Management.

Down under, Australia200 jumped 1.58% as residents wait for COVID-19-related restrictions to be lifted.

Europe

Markets traded lower, giving up some gains from the previous sessions as they expected key inflation and unemployment data. Germany30 and France40 each fell 0.1%. UK100 dropped 0.3%.

Brent oil rose 0.4% to $64.45 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.1732 after it gained 0.2%.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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