The American stocks slumped to their worst day in three months
Crude oil added 0.7%, reaching $52.95 per barrel.
Gold lost 0.3% settling at $1,844.90 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 added 0.15% after a flash lockdown in Yau Ma Tei's section was implemented and lifted in less than a day.
Japan225 traded 0.28% higher after the current state of emergency could allegedly be extended until the end of February.
Down under, Australia200 was down 0.78% after the economic data showed that the CPI (Consumer Price Index) rose 0.9% both quarterly and yearly in the last three months of 2020.
The markets traded mixedly as investors focused on corporate earnings, the FED, and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, given that many countries slowed down their vaccines delivery to their populations. Germany30 traded 0.5% lower, while France40 added 0.1%. UK100 dropped 0.2%.
Brent oil closed up 0.8% at $55.09 a barrel.
EUR/USD reached 1.2147 after it lost 0.1%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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