The American benchmarks traded higher after Novavax announced that it would start the human testing for a vaccine against the Coronavirus. USA30 added 3.3%, while USA500 went up 3.2%. TECH100 gained 3.4%.
Gold climbed 0.2% to $1,733 per ounce.
ICE lost 0.2% down to 99.620.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 gained 1.7% after Prime Minister Abe lifted the state of emergency for all prefectures.
HongKong45 lost 0.2%, as over the weekend protests took place in Hong Kong against the new security law proposed by the Chinese government.
USD/JPY traded at 107.70 after it gained 0.12%.
USD/CNY dropped by 0.05% to 7.1325.
EUR/USD traded at 1.0916.
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Sources: seekingalpha.com, investing.com, marketwatch.com