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COVID worries overshadowed key economic data - Wednesday Review, March 24

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
25 March 2021
The global economic recovery is uncertain given the new wave of COVID-19 infection and pandemic-related restrictions

The US

Wall Street closed lower as optimism about the economic recovery expressed by Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen was unable to overshadow the tech selloff.  USA30 fell 0.01%, and USA500 dropped 0.53%. TECH100 was down 2.01%.

Crude oil traded 2.2% higher at $59.04 per barrel.

Gold rose 0.3% reaching $1,730.15 per ounce.

The Dollar Index was seen at 92.506.


Asia and Australia

Markets closed mainly in red, even though the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures came in at 52 in March, higher than average, hinting at economic recovery.

 HongKong45 lost 2.2%.

Japan225 stumbled 2%.

Down under, Australia200 was up 0.38%.

AUD/USD reached its lowest level since February, trading at 0.7583.



Stocks traded lower as investors were doubtful about the recovery pace from the COVID-19 pandemic, as Europe is currently suffering from the third wave of infection. Germany30 fell 0.5%, while France40 traded 0.4% lower. UK100 lost 0.2%.

Brent oil went up 2.2% to $62.15 per barrel.

EUR/USD lost 0.2% trading at 1.1828.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books. 

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