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Risk appetite returns pushing the markets higher - Monday Review, June 21

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
22 June 2021
Wall Street ends higher, led by surging USA30

The US

Wall Street closed higher as a sea of green swept across cyclical and value corners of the market amid a rebound in risk appetite. USA30 jumped 1.8%, while USA500 rose 1.4%. TECH100 was up 0.79%.

Crude oil rose 2.29% to $72.92 per barrel.

Gold was up 0.80% to $1,783.15 per troy ounce.

The Dollar Index was down 0.35%.


Asia and Australia

Stocks traded lower as investors turned away from the reflation trade thanks to the US Federal Reserve’s unexpected hawkish turn in its latest policy decision.

Japan225 tumbled 3.59%, marking the biggest slide in more than a month.

HongKong45 was down 0.66%.

Down under, Australia200 traded 1.85% lower after the release of May retail sales figures earlier in the day.



Germany30 was up 1% as gains in the Chemical, Transportation & Logistics and Telecoms led shares higher. UK100 rose 0.64% even though the commodity prices were near the top of a cycle and weakness in both iron and copper. France40 gained 0.51%.

Brent oil rose 1.69%, trading at $74.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.43% to 1.1911.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.