Stocks closed higher as expectations for a new fiscal stimulus and progress made with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout could potentially lead to a more robust economic recovery. USA30 rose 1.4%, closing at a record high. USA500 added 1.1%, and TECH100 gained 0.99%.
Crude oil lost 0.5% reaching $61.38 per barrel.
Gold settled at $1,805.90 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Markets were lower even though the US Federal Reserve pledged to continue its support for recovery from COVID-19, and their American peers closed at a record high.
Japan225 fell 0.93%.
HongKong45 slumped 2.36%.
Down under, Australia200 closed 1.05% lower.
Brent oil closed 0.2% lower at $64.35 per barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2167 after it went up 0.2%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com