The benchmarks weren’t impressed by the fact that the number of unemployed people is decreasing. USA30 rose less than 0.1%, but it marked its fourth consecutive day of gains. USA500 and TECH100 both ended in the red, losing 0.3% and 0.7%, respectively.
Gold spiked 1.3% to $1,724.40 per ounce.
The Dollar Index added 0.11% to 96.765.
Asia and Australia
Asian markets gained as the internal and international conflicts seemed to cool down, at least for the moment.
Japan225 rose 0.36%, marking a three-month high.
HongKong45 added 0.2%.
ASX lost 0.09%.
USD/JPY went up 0.05% to 109.18.
USD/CNY gained 0.01% to 7.1081.
AUD/USD added 0.08% to 0.6947.
European benchmarks ended the day lower, even after at the ECB conference the stimulus package meant to blow the pandemic’s hit increased to $1.521 trillion. Europe50 lost 0.7%. UK100 went down 0.6%.Germany30 broke the winning streak and ended the day 0.45% lower.
EUR/USD gained 0.98% to 1.1342.
EUR/GBP went up 0.71% to 0.8994.
GBP/USD stood still at 1.2595.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, investing.com