Wall Street closed higher, boosted by a strong weekly jobless claim report, while vaccine makers dipped after President Joe Biden backed plans to waive patents on COVID-19 shots. USA30 added 0.93% hitting an all-time high, while USA500 gained 0.82%. TECH100 traded 0.37% higher.
Crude oil fell 1.19% to hit $64.85 per barrel.
Gold traded at $1,815.05 per ounce after it went up 1.72%.
The Dollar Index was down 0.43% at 90.903.
Asia and Australia
Stocks were mixed as major markets returned from holidays, focusing on whether the current economic recovery will cause inflation. HongKong45 was up 0.30%.
Japan225 jumped 1.98%.
Down under, Australia200 fell 0.51% as the New South Wales state reported new COVID-19 cases.
USD/JPY traded at 109.08 after it fell 0.09%.
Markets closed in the green, as investors focused on the mostly positive fresh round of corporate earnings, with the banking sector leading the way. Germany30 traded 0.6% higher, while France40 rose 0.5%. UK100 climbed 0.3%, reaching a 52-week high.
Brent oil fell 1.09% to trade at $68.21 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.46% to 1.2061.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com