Crude oil traded at $51.87 per barrel after it fell 0.7%.
Gold gained 0.7% to $1,848.80 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The markets were mixed yesterday as some focused on the potential multi-trillion fiscal stimulus promised by US president-elect Joe Biden, while others focused on the latest strain of COVID-19. HongKong45 rose 0.87%.
Down under, Australia200 fell 0.88%.
USD/JPY traded at 104.18.
The benchmarks closed the day in the red amid rising COVID-19 infections globally. Europe50 was down 0.3%.
Brent oil lost 0.9%, reaching $55.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD slipped 0.2%, dropping to 1.2188.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com