Tech and earnings reign supreme in the markets
Wall Street closed in positive territory, snapping a three-day losing streak. Moreover, the latest number of unemployment claims boosted investor sentiment. USA30 added 0.55%, while USA500 rose 1.06%. TECH100 gained 1.77%.
Crude oil traded 0.4% higher at $63.61 per barrel.
Gold traded 0.4% lower at $1,874.10 an ounce.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 inched down 0.06%, after April data on imports, exports, and balance outperformed expectations.
HongKong45 fell 0.93%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.88%, as data regarding employment for April was mixed.
Stocks traded higher, recovering after the previous session’s significant losses. Strong earnings boosted them, and the fact that the region is starting to reopen the economy. Germany30 traded 0.5%, and France40 went up 0.6%. UK100 climbed 0.4%.
Brent oil rose 0.2% to $66.81 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded 0.2% at 1.2199.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com