Newly emerged infection cases pushed most markets in the red
The benchmarks gained after the central bank announced that it will purchase corporate bonds with maturity of up to five years. USA30 gained 0.62%. USA500 and TECH100 added 0.83%, and 1.43%, respectively.
Investors’ safe-haven, Gold, fell 0.7% to $1,725.25 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was close to a ten-day high at 97.20.
Asia and Australia
The Asian benchmarks fell after 47 new cases of infections were reported – the highest number in a month, after clubs and bars resumed their activity.
Japan225 lost 3.5%.
HongKong45 fell by 0.53%
Down Under, ASX lost 2.19% after energy, resources, and consumer discretionary sectors led the benchmark lower.
AUD/USD shed 1.14% to 0.6784.
USD/JPY added 0.16% to 107.48.
USD/CNY slipped 0.22% to 7.0729.
The European benchmarks lost as the number of COVID-19 infections started to increase yet again. France40 began the week the same way as it ended the previous one – leading the losses – 2.7%. Germany30 eased 2.6%, while UK100 dropped by 2.1%. Europe50 ended the day 0.5% lower.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1245 after it lost 0.1%.
GBP/USD added 0.52% to 1.2668 as investors expect the labor market data, and the Bank of England policy decision coming up this Thursday.
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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com
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