After halting the talks regarding a new stimulus package, President #Trump announced that he would approve several smaller but targeted #stimuli packages. The focus was on the one meant for airlines. After the news, USA30 rose 1.91%, while USA500 went up 1.7%. TECH100 gained 1.88%.
Gold lost 1% to $1,889.70 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks ended mostly higher; investor hope being driven by President Trump’s proposals of new fiscal stimuli. HongKong45 rose 0.47%.
Japan225 dropped 0.33%.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.87% after the new government’s budget was released. It contains billions of dollars in domestic tax cuts and spending initiatives.
USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 105.88.
The markets were mixed after ECB President Christine Lagarde’s speech. She warned about the possibility that the long-touted V-shaped recovery won’t happen. Europe50 lost 0.12%. Germany30 gained 0.17%, while France40 climbed 0.4%.
EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1771.
Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com