Stimulus optimism eased concerns of rising unemployment. The idea of having a stimulus package by year-end favored the markets to close higher. USA30 added 0.49%, while USA500 gained 0.52%. TECH100 inched up 0.84%.
Crude oil traded at $48.41 per barrel after it went up 1.2%.
Gold jumped 1.3% to $1,883.95 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The US stimulus package fever excited these markets as well, as they expected the US Congress to reach a consensus. Japan225 inched up 0.09%.
HongKong45 edged up 0.12%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.87%.
The benchmarks closed in the green, boosted by the news that Germany and France will start vaccinating their citizens with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech in the last week of December. Germany30 went up 1% higher, while France40 rose 0.5%. UK100 climbed 0.3% as the Brexit talks continue to be on the right track.
Brent oil ended the day at $51.68 a barrel after it gained 1.2%.
After it gained 0.3%, EUR/USD closed at 1.2233.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com