The markets put behind the record spikes in the number of new cases, and focused on the weak, but still there, economic rebound. USA30 added 0.68%, while USA500 gained 0.78%. The technological sector went up the most, making TECH100 end the day higher by 1.44%.
Gold ended yesterday’s trading session trading at $1,820.0 after it gained 0.6%.
The Dollar Index was up 0.1% at 96.873.
Asia and Australia
Asian stocks were lower yesterday, as the rising number of infections unsettled the markets. Japan225 lost 0.78%.
USD/JPY slipped 0.04% to 107.47.
HongKong45 was down 0.06%, as the city goes through the third wave of infection.
Down Under, ASX dropped 1.54% after Melbourne re-imposed the lockdown measures to contain the rise of COVID-19 cases.
AUD/USD lost 0.11% to 0.6938.
The fear caused by the new increase in the number of infections reached Europe. The continental benchmark, Europe50, lost 0.4%.
UK100 fell 0.4%, after a package of measures worth $2.5 billion was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
France40 went down 1.24% as foods & drugs, general financial, and water & gas sectors underperformed.
Germany30 declined by 0.97%.
EUR/USD gained 0.59% to 1.1336.
EUR/GBP added 0.12% to 0.8995.
GBP/USD went up 0.4% to $1.2592.
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Sources: reuters.com, marketwatch.com, investing.com