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Markets take a breather as US stimulus, and Brexit talks stall - Thursday Review, December 10

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
11 December 2020
The stimulus talks and the Brexit caused most markets to close down

The US

After the unemployment claims came in higher-than-expected, and the house representatives did not report any progress regarding the stimulus talks, most of the benchmarks closed in the red.

USA30 fell 0.23%, while USA500 slipped 0.75%. TECH100 added 0.54%.

Crude oil gained 2.8%, trading at $46.78 per barrel.

Gold ended the session at 1,839.60 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

The economic readings which showed a slowdown in consumer price and the producer prices left their marks on the markets

Japan255 lost 0.35%.

HongKong45 fell 0.30% after gyms and beauty parlors closed, and restaurants offered dine-in services until 6 PM.

Down under, Australia200 inched 0.62% lower.



Germany30 and France40 each went down 0.6% as investors looked for more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. At the same time, UK100 climbed 0.6%, even though the Brexit talks failed to reach a conclusion.

Brent oil closed 2.8% higher at $50.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2088.

GBP/USD was seen at 1.3366.


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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.