Wall Street closed mainly in the green, as economically sensitive value stocks gained after the US Senate’s passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. USA30 rose 0.46%, while USA500 gained 0.10%. TECH100 dropped 0.49%.
Crude oil rose 3.32% to hit $68.69 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.30% to $1,731.75 a troy ounce.
The Dollar Index was up 0.16%, trading at 93.085.
Asia and Australia
Stocks were mixed. Besides the ongoing debate on central bank asset tapering, investors also focused on the impact of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on the global economic recovery. Japan225 rose 0.90%, with markets reopening after the holiday.
HongKong45 was down 0.36%.
Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.20%.
Markets closed higher as traders shrugged off fears over the Delta variant and rising inflation. Germany30 gained 0.16%. France40 traded 0.10% higher, reaching a new 5-year high.
Brent oil rose 2.88% to trade at $71.03 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1718.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com