Despite the positive economic data, investors are still concerned about inflation
Crude oil rose 1.48% to $68.72 a barrel.
Gold was up 0.32% to $1,911.05 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was up 0.10% at 89.905.
Asia and Australia
Markets traded in a mixed fashion amid positive economic data and concerns about the US Federal Reserve withdrawing stimulus measures earlier than expected. Japan225 rose 0.48%.
HongKong45 edged down 0.06%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.77% after data released earlier in the day showed a 1.8% quarter-on-quarter increase in GDP.
Brent oil went up 1.42% to $71.25 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2210.
Sources: investing.com, marketwatch.com
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