The markets ended in the red after the news that another stimulus package is not imminent. The announcement came just a couple of days ahead of the deadline imposed by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. USA30 fell 1.37%, while USA500 lost 1.56%. TECH100 slipped 1.46%.
Gold was up 0.1% at $1,902.19 per ounce.
Crude Oil traded 0.1% higher at $41.16 per barrel. Brent lost 0.1% to $42.90.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks were higher after the economic readings showed that the Chinese GDP increased in the past quarter. HongKong45 gained 0.88%.
Japan225 went up 1.06%.
Down under, Australia200 closed 0.99% higher ahead of the Reserve Bank’s minutes.
Germany30 traded 0.6% higher, while France40 rose 0.9%. UK100 climbed 0.4%. The increase is due to the promising Q3 earnings that companies like Philips and Danone posted.
EUR/USD closed at 1.1723 after gaining 0.1%.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com