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Gains boosted by the hope of a vaccine - Tuesday Review, July 21

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
Positive data from Europe and the pharmaceutical sector drove the markets.

The US

While Europe will soon take advantage of the new stimulus program, the States can't say the same, as the lawmakers warned people not to hold their breath regarding the matter. However, the market wasn’t concern about it, and neither with the number of COVID-19 infection that exceeded 3.8 million. USA30 rose 0.6%, while USA500 gained 0.17%. TECH100 added 0.81%.

Oil traded 0.6% higher at $41.16 per barrel. Brent rose 0.7% to $43.60. 

The Dollar Index was down 0.1% at 95.718.

Asia and Australia

Asian markets were pushed by the positive news released about three potential COVID-19 vaccines. 

Japan225 rose 0.56%.

HongKong45 added 1.40%.

Down Under, Australia200 increased by 1.37%.

USD/JPY gained 0.1% and settled at 107.31.

AUD/USD went up 0.4% to 0.7039.


The newly approved stimulus package drove European markets higher. Germany30 and France40 both traded higher by more than 1%, at 1.6%, and 1.2%, respectively. UK100 was up 0.6%.

EUR/USD was up 0.1% and traded at 1.1446.

GBP/USD traded at 1.2687 after it gained 0.2%.

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.