Patchy growth data caused the markets to trade in a mixed fashion - Tuesday Review, April 13

Patchy growth data caused the markets to trade in a mixed fashion - Tuesday Review, April 13

Most stocks underperformed amid vaccine setback and economic data

The US

Wall Street was mixed on Tuesday as the authorities halted the Johnson & Johnson vaccine's use after some recipients reported rare blood clots. On the other hand, the earnings season just started. USA30 fell 0.1%, while USA500 rose 0.42% closing at a new record high. TECH100 was up 1.16%.

Crude oil gained 0.6% reaching $60.05 per barrel.

Gold traded 0.3% lower at $1,726.95 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

Markets were up as investors awaited the US' consumer price index for March to see signs of an economic recovery.

HongKong45 rose 1.44% after the city's administration announced ease of the restrictive measures for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Japan225 gained 1.04%.

Down under, Australia200 was up 0.01%.

Europe

Stocks traded in a mixed manner, focusing on the US inflation numbers and the UK's economic growth of 0.4%. The figures came below the 0.6% expected. Germany30 and France40 each gained 0.3%. UK100 dropped 0.2%.

Brent oil rose 0.7% to $63.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded 0.1% lower at 1.1902.

Sources: reuters.com, investing.com

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