The rising number of COVID-19 infections made multiple states reimpose lockdowns and also caused the markets to end in the red. USA30 fell 1.1%, while USA500 traded 1.01% lower. TECH100 dropped 0.65%.
Crude oil settled down 0.8% at $41.12 per barrel, while Brent slipped 0.6% to $43.53.
Gold went up 0.2% reaching $1,865.05 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 lost 0.43% even after one of the largest Asian companies – Tencent posted higher-than-expected quarterly figures, its stock price surging after the announcement.
Down under, Australia200 fell 0.54%.
Germany30 and France40 each lost 0.7%. UK100 went down 0.8%. The decrease came after the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde cautioned that the world expects too much too soon from a COVID-19 vaccine.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1787.
Sources: cnbc.com, investing.com