The markets switched their focus from the stimulus package to the rising number of COVID-19 infections. As of yesterday, the States have reported more than 8.7 million infections. USA30 lost 0.80%, while USA500 closed 0.30% lower. TECH100 went up 0.64%.
Brent Oil gained 0.87% at $40.81 per barrel. Crude was up 0.78% at $38.86.
Gold added 0.32% to $1,907.64 an ounce.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks fell as investors were fearful of the ever-rising number of COVID-19 infections. Japan225 dropped 0.11%.
HongKong45 slid 0.76%.
Down under, Australia200 closed down 1.7%, marking its worst session in a month.
USD/JPY lost 0.03% to 104.78.
Europe50 and Germany30 each fell 0.9%. France40 slipped 1.6%, reaching a one-month low.
The drops came as the markets are worried about a new economic fallout. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a potential “lockdown light” of bars and restaurants.
Sources: marketwatch.com, reuters.com, investing.com