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New highs for the US and European stocks - Thursday Review, April 1

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
02 aprile 2021
Multiple markets closed at record highs driven by the upcoming US stimulus package

The US

The high number of unemployment claims didn’t deter investors’ optimism for a strong rebound. Tech stocks were the stars for the second consecutive day. USA30 rose 0.52%, and USA500 went up 1.18%, closing at a record high. TECH100 closed 1.76% higher.

Crude oil traded 1.5% higher at $60.05 per barrel.

Gold rose 0.2% to $1,719.75 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

Japan225 gained 0.73% as both the Large Manufacturers Index, and Large Non-Manufacturers Index readings came ahead of consensus.

HongKong45 jumped 1.01% even though many of the index’s listed companies failed to report earnings before the March 31 deadline.

Down under, Australia200 was up 0.22% after Brisbane lifted its COVID-19-related lockdown.



Stocks edged to record levels boosted by the US $2 trillion stimulus package, which overshadowed pandemic worries. Germany30 traded 0.6%, closing at an all-time high. France40 rose 0.2%, while UK100 gained 0.5%. Europe50 reached a new record after it added 0.4%.

Brent oil rose 1.4% to $63.60 a barrel.

EUR/USD added 0.1% reaching 1.1738.







Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez

Miguel ha lavorato per importanti istituzioni finanziarie, come Banco Santander e Banco Central-Hispano. È autore di libri sul trading di valuta con diverse pubblicazioni alle spalle.