The international markets were mixed as the earnings season is in full-bloom - Tuesday Review, July 28

The international markets were mixed as the earnings season is in full-bloom - Tuesday Review, July 28

For the most part, the pandemic was overshadowed by the earnings season.

The US

The American indices dove yesterday after 3M, and McDonald's posted weaker-than-expected earnings. USA30 fell 0.77%, while USA500 was down 0.65%. TECH100 slipped 1.27%.

Oil traded lower by 0.4% at $41.44 per barrel, while Brent Oil stood still at $43.90.

Gold settled higher by 0.7% at $1,944.60 per ounce.

The Dollar Index reached a two-year low at 93.42.


Asia and Australia

The Asian markets were up despite the spike in the number of cases and the possible upcoming US sanctions on banks.

HongKong45 was up 0.32% even though the government announced drastic social distancing measures to curb the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Japan225 was up 0.02%.

Australia200 gained 0.21% despite being close to recession for the first time in 30 years due to the pandemic.

USD/JPY gained 0.2% at 105.58.

AUD/USD gained 0.11% to 0.7165.

USD/CNH added 0.02% to 7.0011.


Europe

The European markets were mixed on Tuesday after corporate earnings showed the pandemic's impact without providing too much guidance.

Germany30 traded 0.2% higher, while UK100 was up 0.3%. France40 fell 0.3%.

EUR/USD was down 0.4%, settling at 1.1706.

GBP/USD lost 0.1% trading at 1.2868.

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Sources: investing.com, reuters.com


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