Most stocks underperformed amid vaccine setback and economic data
Wall Street was mixed on Tuesday as the authorities halted the Johnson & Johnson vaccine's use after some recipients reported rare blood clots. On the other hand, the earnings season just started. USA30 fell 0.1%, while USA500 rose 0.42% closing at a new record high. TECH100 was up 1.16%.
Crude oil gained 0.6% reaching $60.05 per barrel.
Gold traded 0.3% lower at $1,726.95 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Markets were up as investors awaited the US' consumer price index for March to see signs of an economic recovery.
HongKong45 rose 1.44% after the city's administration announced ease of the restrictive measures for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Japan225 gained 1.04%.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.01%.
Stocks traded in a mixed manner, focusing on the US inflation numbers and the UK's economic growth of 0.4%. The figures came below the 0.6% expected. Germany30 and France40 each gained 0.3%. UK100 dropped 0.2%.
Brent oil rose 0.7% to $63.69 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded 0.1% lower at 1.1902.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com