Wall Street was moved by the energy sector, which continued to rack up gains. Moreover, investors are waiting for the job numbers due Friday. USA30 gained 0.07%. USA500 and TECH100 each added 0.14%.
Crude oil rose 1.48% to $68.72 a barrel.
Gold was up 0.32% to $1,911.05 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was up 0.10% at 89.905.
Asia and Australia
Markets traded in a mixed fashion amid positive economic data and concerns about the US Federal Reserve withdrawing stimulus measures earlier than expected. Japan225 rose 0.48%.
HongKong45 edged down 0.06%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.77% after data released earlier in the day showed a 1.8% quarter-on-quarter increase in GDP.
Stocks mainly gained as energy companies got a lift as oil pushed further into record territory. Germany30 added 0.23% hitting a new all-time high. France40 rose 0.2%, while UK100 was flat.
Brent oil went up 1.42% to $71.25 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2210.
Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com