Investors cautious as significant economic and medical events took place
Even though the number of COVID-19 infections continues to slow down, and vaccine rollouts gain pace, and a fiscal stimulus is expected to be approved, most markets closed in the red. USA30 rose 0.1%, while USA500 was down 0.77%. TECH100 dropped 2.46%.
Crude oil added 0.5% reaching $59.55 per barrel.
Gold rose 0.9% to $1,792.70 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Markets were mostly up as the COVID-19 vaccines rollouts advance, and optimism grew for an economic recovery.
Japan225 jumped 0.26%.
HongKong45 inched up 0.05% as it received the first batch of Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s COVID-19 vaccine, and with the registration for priority groups set to open on Tuesday.
Down under, Australia200 edged down 0.14% after the country began its COVID-19 vaccine rollout and reported the third consecutive day with no new infection cases.
Brent oil rose 0.6% to $62.53 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded 1.2102 after it lost 0.1%.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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