Mixed beginning of the month for the global markets - Thursday Review, July 1

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

11:51, 02 July 2021

American stocks reached for records as US jobless claims declined

The US

Wall Street closed higher on upbeat economic data, with the number of unemployment claims coming in lower-than-expected. USA30 added 0.38%, while USA500 gained 0.52%. TECH100 traded 0.13%.

Crude oil rose 2%, hitting $74.94 per barrel.

Gold was up 0.29% to $1,776.80 per ounce.

The Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 92.567.


Asia and Australia

HongKong45 was closed for a holiday.

Japan225 fell 0.3% as sources said COVID-19 restrictions were likely to be extended.

Down under, Australia200 lost 0.65% as losses in the Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples and Industrials sectors led shares lower.



Germany30 rose 0.47%, driven by gains in Media, Insurance and Chemicals sectors. France40 gained 0.71%.

Brent oil traded 1.18% higher to $75.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1846.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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