The Federal Reserve meeting minutes released yesterday showed that economic recovery continues to be highly uncertain. USA30 slipped 0.31%, while USA500 fell 0.39%. TECH100 lost 0.57%.
Gold slumped 1.1% and settled at $1,943.27.
Oil traded 0.6% lower at $42.85, while Brent fell 0.7% to $45.16 per barrel.
The Dollar Index jumped 1% to 93.
Asia and Australia
The markets were close to a seven-month high as central banks continued to inject money into their battered economies. HongKong45 lost 0.9%.
Japan225 rose 0.25%.
Australia200 went up 0.8%.
USD/JPY stayed put at 105.50.
AUD/USD traded at $0.7250.
The markets moved higher in expectance of the latest European Central Bank monetary policy due to be published this Thursday. Europe50 traded 0.3% higher. Germany30 and France40 rose 0.1% each. UK100 went up 0.2%.
EUR/USD added 0.1% at 1.1932.
Markets don’t sleep! See what’s going on in the world on CAPEX.com!
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com