Wall Street closed in the green, gains being driven by tech behemoths like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Tesla. Moreover, the US bond yields fell below 1.7%, after last week when they reached a 14-month high. USA30 and USA500 gained 0.35%. TECH100 was up 1.46%.
Brent oil lost 0.5% reaching $61.11 per barrel.
Gold fell 0.7% to $1,729.10 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 was down 0.21% as the Sino-US tensions appear to escalate again after the latter-imposed sanctions against two Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses. The European Union, Canada, and the UK took similar measures.
Japan225 fell 1.92%.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.64%.
Stocks were lower at the beginning of the week, weakened by plans for new lockdowns to curb the third wave of COVID-19 infections. Germany30 traded 0.1% higher, while France40 lost 0.6% after both countries announced new restrictive measures. In Germany, the lockdown could be extended into the fifth month, and France to the fourth week. UK100 dropped 0.4%.
Brent oil fell 0.4% to $64.28 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1900.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com