Wall Street reached new highs driven by promising data from the Commerce Department and the Department of Labor. USA30 rose 0.90%, closing at a record high. USA500 went up 1.11%, while TECH100 gained 1.3%.
Crude oil lost 0.1% to $63.06 a barrel.
Gold rose 0.6% reaching $1,747.20 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 inched down 0.03% after the government reportedly considering multiple prefectures to require stricter COVID-19 measures.
HongKong45 fell 1.04% ahead of the GDP, industrial production, and fixed assets investment data due on Friday.
Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.11%.
Stocks edged higher as investors enjoyed a fresh round of economic data and corporate earnings. Germany30 and UK100 each traded 0.4% higher. France40 rose 0.2%.
Brent oil fell 0.1% to $66.50 per barrel.
EUR/USD traded flat at 1.1980.