Optimism prevailed on the global markets - Tuesday Review, December 15

Optimism prevailed on the global markets - Tuesday Review, December 15

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US and Brexit talks got the markets going up

The USA

The markets cheered the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and closed in the green territory. USA30 gained 1.13%, while USA500 went up 1.29%. TECH100 added 1.25%.

Gold was up 1.39% to $1,857.55 per ounce.

Crude oil rose 1.19%, reaching $47.55 a barrel.

The Dollar Index lost 0.31% and traded at 90.373.

Asia and Australia

The benchmarks traded lower on Tuesday amid tighter COVID-19 restrictions.

HongKong45 fell 0.76%.

Japan225 lost 0.20%.

Down under, Australia200 slipped 0.26% after China banned imports of Australian coal.

USD/JPY closed 0.40% lower at 103.61.

Europe

The rising number of COVID-19 infections was put aside as the markets focused on the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Germany30 closed 1.06% higher, while France40 added 0.6%. UK100 climbed 0.3%.

Brent oil added 0.82% to trade at $50.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2160 after it gained 0.14%.

Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com

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