The American benchmarks ended the day in the red territory after restaurants, movie theatres, and wineries closed again due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. USA500 lost 0.94%, while TECH100 dropped by 2.13%. Only USA30 saw an increase of 0.04%.
Gold scored the third consecutive session when it traded above $1,800. Yesterday it gained 0.7% and settled at $1,814.10 per ounce.
Oil lost 52 cents to $40.03 per barrel, while Brent dipped 49 cents to $42.75.
Asia and Australia
The Asian market was moved yesterday by the steady recovery, despite the pandemic. Japan225 gained 2.2%.
HongKong45 gained 0.57% even though authorities are overwhelmed by the rising number of cases. However, the investors were looking forward to Chinese trade data for June.
Down Under, ASX gained 0.98%.
USD/JPY reached a new high at 107.31.
AUD/USD traded at 0.6978 after it gained 0.44%.
The European market was pushed higher by the hopes of new stimuli from France, and the European Central Bank. Germany30 ended the day 1.1% higher. France40 and UK100 gained 1%, and 1.2%, respectively.
EUR/USD was up 0.2% to 1.1322.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, investing.com, cnbc.com