Although they started the day in the red due to the worse than expected unemployment claims, the American benchmarks recovered over the day and ended on positive. USA30 rose 1.18%, while USA500 added 1.10%. TECH100 went up 1.09%.
Gold snapped almost 0.3% to trade at $1,770.60 per ounce.
The Dollar Index reached the highest point since the beginning of the week by rising to 97.60 or 0.3%.
Asia and Australia
The Asian markets traded lower after the US Senate passed a measure by which Chinese companies are sanctioned due to their involvement in imposing the national security laws in Hong Kong and Macau.
Japan225 lost 1.22%.
HongKong45 ended Thursday, lower by 0.5%.
Australia’s ASX declined 2.48%.
USD/JPY added 0.04% to 107.06.
AUD/USD slid 0.07% to 0.6867.
In Europe, the markets were pushed by different events: rebounds in consumer confidence, the increase of infection cases, and IMF’s grim predictions. Germany30 traded higher by 0.8%, and France40 rose 0.5%. UK100 lost 1.4%.
EUR/USD was down 0.1% to 1.1240.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, reuters.com, investing.com