The markets switched their focus from the stimulus package to the rising number of COVID-19 infections. As of yesterday, the States have reported more than 8.7 million infections. USA30 lost 0.80%, while USA500 closed 0.30% lower. TECH100 went up 0.64%.
Gold added 0.32% to $1,907.64 an ounce.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks fell as investors were fearful of the ever-rising number of COVID-19 infections. Japan225 dropped 0.11%.
HongKong45 slid 0.76%.
Down under, Australia200 closed down 1.7%, marking its worst session in a month.
USD/JPY lost 0.03% to 104.78.
Sources: marketwatch.com, reuters.com, investing.com