The potential COVID-19 vaccine moved the markets for the third consecutive day
The benchmarks traded mixedly, part of them reacting to the fact that new restrictions might be imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. On the other hand, others were driven by Microsoft and Apple's success following the launch of their new products. USA30 fell 0.08%, while USA500 gained 0.78%. TECH100 added 2.01%.
Gold settled down 0.8% at $1,861.40 per ounce.
The Dollar Index traded at 92.741.
Asia and Australia
The markets closed higher over optimism that a viable COVID-19 vaccine could be successfully developed and launched. HongKong45 gained 2.24%.
Japan225 rose 5.41%.
Down under, Australia200 traded 1.79% higher.
Pfizer's potential COVID-19 still impacted the markets. Also, Europe was looking forward to Christine Lagarde's speech regarding the economic outlook and stimulus prospects. Europe50 climbed 0.4%. Germany30hit a one-month high after adding 0.56%. France40 went up 0.4%, while UK100 closed 0.2% higher.
EUR/USD closed at 1.1827 after it gained 0.1%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com