The benchmarks gained after the central bank announced that it will purchase corporate bonds with maturity of up to five years. USA30 gained 0.62%. USA500 and TECH100 added 0.83%, and 1.43%, respectively.
Oil fell 3.9% to $34.83 per barrel. Brent Oil lost 2.7% to $37.71 per barrel.
Investors’ safe-haven, Gold, fell 0.7% to $1,725.25 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was close to a ten-day high at 97.20.
Asia and Australia
The Asian benchmarks fell after 47 new cases of infections were reported – the highest number in a month, after clubs and bars resumed their activity.
Japan225 lost 3.5%.
HongKong45 fell by 0.53%
Down Under, ASX lost 2.19% after energy, resources, and consumer discretionary sectors led the benchmark lower.
AUD/USD shed 1.14% to 0.6784.
USD/JPY added 0.16% to 107.48.
USD/CNY slipped 0.22% to 7.0729.
The European benchmarks lost as the number of COVID-19 infections started to increase yet again. France40 began the week the same way as it ended the previous one – leading the losses – 2.7%. Germany30 eased 2.6%, while UK100 dropped by 2.1%. Europe50 ended the day 0.5% lower.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1245 after it lost 0.1%.
GBP/USD added 0.52% to 1.2668 as investors expect the labor market data, and the Bank of England policy decision coming up this Thursday.
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Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com