The benchmarks rejoiced as Pfizer and BioNTech filed for European approval for their COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, rumor has it that discussions about a new stimulus package will be resumed. USA30 gained 0.91%, while USA500 closed 1.34% higher. TECH100 rose 1.39%.
Crude Oil closed 0.6% higher at $45.69 a barrel.
Gold rose 2.1% to $1,818.90 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 was up 0.37% even though the rising number of #COVID-19 infections is forcing the administration to impose tighter restrictions.
Japan255 gained 1.39%.
Down under, Australia200 surged 1.34% as investors believe that the Reserve Bank of Australia will keep its policy unchanged.
The benchmarks closed higher, driven by the positive COVID-19 #vaccine data. Also, the positive economic readings added some steam. Germany30 and UK100 each added 1%. France40 went up 1.7%.
Brent Oil rose 0.8% to $48.26 per barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1976 after it jumped 0.4%.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com