The markets were driven by positive economic readings and corporate earnings - Monday Review, October 19

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

11:28, 20 October 2020

The new US stimulus package is nowhere in sight

The US

The markets ended in the red after the news that another stimulus package is not imminent. The announcement came just a couple of days ahead of the deadline imposed by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. USA30 fell 1.37%, while USA500 lost 1.56%. TECH100 slipped 1.46%.

Gold was up 0.1% at $1,902.19 per ounce.

Crude Oil traded 0.1% higher at $41.16 per barrel. Brent lost 0.1% to $42.90.

 

Asia and Australia

The benchmarks were higher after the economic readings showed that the Chinese GDP increased in the past quarter. HongKong45 gained 0.88%.

Japan225 went up 1.06%.

Down under, Australia200 closed 0.99% higher ahead of the Reserve Bank’s minutes.

 

Europe

Germany30 traded 0.6% higher, while France40 rose 0.9%. UK100 climbed 0.4%. The increase is due to the promising Q3 earnings that companies like Philips and Danone posted.

EUR/USD closed at 1.1723 after gaining 0.1%.

Sources: reuters.com, investing.com

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