Wall Street closed in the green, with investors switching focus from the high number of unemployment claims to Fed’s minutes. USA30 rose 0.17%, while USA500 climbed 0.42%. TECH100 went up 1.03%.
Oil rose 0.12% to hit $59.84 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.93% to $1,757.80 per ounce.
The Dollar Index lost 0.42% and traded at 92.085.
Asia and Australia
As investors focused on the US Federal Reserve’s plan to continue with its supportive monetary policy, markets were mixed.
Japan225 fell 0.42% even though the balance of payments data released was positive.
HongKong45 rose 1.%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 1%.
USD/JPY fell 0.52% to 109.27.
Stocks traded higher, boosted by expectations of a global economic recovery. The surge was driven by the Federal Reserve’s minutes which reiterated its easy monetary policy. Germany30 traded 0.2% higher, while France40 rose 0.5%. UK100 reached a 52-week high after it gained 0.3%.
Brent oil rose 0.27% to $63.33 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.38% at 1.1915.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com