Investors’ optimism continues to increase, as the number of COVID-19 infections decreases, and the possible $1.9 trillion stimulus package is still under review in the Senate. USA30 rose 0.20%, while USA500 lost 0.08%. TECH100 slipped 0.34%.
Crude oil added 0.9%, reaching $60.05 per barrel.
Gold settled down 1.3% at $1,799 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Stocks were up, driven by the optimism over the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Japan225 rose 1.48%.
HongKong45 jumped 1.55%.
Down under, Australia200 added 0.28% after the February minutes from the Reserve Bank showed that a possible lifting of inflation would lead to a significant and sustained tightening in the labor market.
Markets pushed higher as strong earnings result reinforced the hopes of broad global economic recovery. Germany30 and France40 rose 0.1%. UK100 climbed 0.4%.
Brent oil closed 0.1% higher at $63.35 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2146 after it gained 0.2%.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com