The markets ignored the high unemployment claims and focused on the gains brought by Nvidia and Tesla. USA30 rose 0.17%, while USA500 added 0.32%. TECH100 closed at a record high after it gained 1.06%.
Gold lost 1.2% at $1,946.50 per ounce.
Oil slid by 0.89% and traded at $42.55 per barrel. Brent Oil fell 0.77% to $45.02.
The Dollar Index was steady at 92.983.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 fell 1.28% as people are looking for additional monetary easing after the People’s Bank of China announced that it would keep the lending rate unchanged.
Japan225 slid 1.06%
Down Under, Australia200 dropped 0.91% after the Australian regulators rejected some acquisitions that a Chinese company wanted to make.
USD/CNY lost 0.1% to 6.9071.
USD/JPY traded 0.2% lower at 105.57.
Unlike its American peers, the European benchmarks took the data received from the Department of Labor seriously and reacted accordingly. Europe50 lost 1.36%. Germany30 fell 1.31%, and UK100 was off 1.27%.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1801.
GBP/USD added 0.2% to 1.3240.
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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com