The technologic and banking sectors moved the markets - Thursday Review, August 20

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

09:45, 14 September 2020

The US unemployment claims partially affected the global markets

The US

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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