The American indices gained, as investors eyed another stimulus package. USA30 rose 0.43%, while USA500 added 0.74%. TECH100 gained the most – 1.67% - as the investors are waiting for the giants’ earnings reports.
Gold went up 1.8% and settled at $1,931 per ounce.
The Dollar Index settled at 93.793.
Asia and Australia
The Asian markets ignored the latest tensions between China and the US. HongKong45 was up 0.27%.
Japan225 fell 0.51% at reopening after the last week’s holiday.
Down Under, Australia200 rose 0.06%.
USD/JPY lost 0.6% and settled at 105.53, reaching a four-month low.
AUD/USD traded at $0.7134.
The European markets fell after the UK imposed quarantine on people returning from Spain amid an increase in the number of infections.
France40 lost 0.5%.
However, Germany30 was pushed 0.02% higher by gains in software and retail sectors.
EUR/USD gained 0.82% to 1.1749.
EUR/GBP was up 0.19% to 0.9125.
GBP/USD gained 0.66% to $1.2873.
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Sources: reuters.com, investing.com, marketwatch.com