The benchmarks rallied after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed investor hope for a new stimulus package. USA30 added 1.51%, and USA500 was up 1.66%. TECH100 gained 1.87%.
Gold was up 0.9% and settled at $1,879.37 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was off 0.4% at 94.317.
Asia and Australia
The markets ended the Monday trading session higher after the economic readings showed increased profit for industrial companies for the fourth consecutive month.
Japan225 closed 1.3% higher.
HongKong45 was up 0.37%.
Down under, Australia200 inched up 0.09% after it reported a decline in the daily number of COVID-19 cases.
AUD/USD ended the session at 0.7052.
Despite the rising numbers of #COVID-19 infections, the indices closed in the green. Europe50 jumped 1.7%, while Germany30 traded 2.4% higher.
UK100 climbed 1.3%.
EUR/USD was at 1.1629.
GBP/USD rose 0.3% to 1.2774.
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Sources: reuters.com, investing.com