The benchmarks have been pushed higher by a possible COVID-19 #vaccine and Jerome Powell's speech due on Thursday. USA30 fell 0.21%, while USA500 rose 0.36%. TECH100 closed at an all-time high after it gained 0.76%.
#Oil prices reached their highest level in almost six months as Hurricane Laura nearly hit a couple of refineries in the US. Crude Oil added 1.9% to $43.56 per barrel, while Brent inched up 1.6% to $46.39.
Gold settled down 0.8% at $1,923.10 per ounce.
The Dollar Index fell by 0.2% at 93.061.
Asia and Australia
The stocks were boosted by the records reached by the American benchmarks amid the possible #COVID-19 vaccine.
Japan225 reached a six-month high after it added 1.35%.
HongKong45 lost 0.17% after a man was found positive for COVID-19 for the second time, confirming, therefore, the hypothesis that reinfection is possible.
Australia200 gained 0.50% even though the Commonwealth Bank of Australia painted a bleak picture of the post-pandemic economic recovery.
USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 106.19.
EUR/USD traded 0.4% higher at $1.18325.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com