Article Hero

New highs for oil prices - Thursday Review, February 25

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
26 February 2021
Fears about rising inflation overshadowed the optimism regarding an economic recovery

The US

Despite Jerome Powell's reassurance on keeping the interest rates unchanged for now, investors remained cautious. USA30 fell 1.76%. USA500 was down 2.43%, and TECH100 closed 3.52% lower, reaching the lowest point in almost four months.

Crude oil closed at $63.72 per barrel after it went up 0.8%.

Gold fell 0.5% to $1,788.90 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

Stocks closed higher, boosted by the US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's reassurance that interest rates would remain unchanged. Moreover, in Hong Kong, the Financial Secretary handed down the city's budget; read more about it here.

HongKong45 rose 2.11%.

Japan225 gained 1.66%.

Down under, Australia200 was up 1%.



The earning reports for the European companies were in full bloom, leading the markets to close higher. Germany30 added 0.1%. UK100 and France40 went up 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively.

Brent oil reached the highest level since January 2020, trading at $66.74 per barrel after it rose 0.9%.

EUR/USD traded 0.3% higher at 1.2205.


This information prepared by is not an offer or a solicitation for the purpose of purchase or sale of any financial products referred to herein or to enter into any legal relations, nor an advice or a recommendation with respect to such financial products.This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or the particular needs of any recipient.You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced, or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent.
Past performance is not always indicative of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Financial Services (Pty) Ltd trading as CAPEX.COM/ZA acts as intermediary between the investor and Magnasale Trading Ltd, the counterparty to the contract for difference purchased by the Investor via CAPEX.COM/ZA, authorised & regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission with license number 264/15.  Magnasale Trading Ltd is the principal to the CFD purchased by investors.

Share this article

How did you find this article?


Read More

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.