The surprising number of unemployment claims took the markets by surprise, making them lose some steam. USA30 lost 0.07%, while USA500 declined 0.15%. TECH100 went down 0.47%.
Gold gained 0.29% to $1,912.85 per ounce.
Crude Oil fell 0.22% to $40.95 per barrel. Brent Oil lost 0.16% to $43.05.
The Dollar Index gained 0.48% to 93.812.
Asia and Australia
The Asian markets mostly closed in the red amid rising #tensions between the US and China. The unlikeliness of a new US stimulus package added fuel to the fire.
Japan225 lost 0.69%.
HongKong45 slipped 1.15%.
Australia200 went up 0.78%.
The benchmarks closed lower after London and Paris imposed new restrictions to curb the spike in #COVID-19 cases. Europe50 was close to a two-week low after it lost 2.1%. UK100 and France40 dropped 2% and 2.2%, respectively.
EUR/USD gained 0.48% to 93.812.
GBP/USD closed down 0.4% to $1.2950.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com