Biden’s inauguration and corporate earnings were in focus
Biden taking helm was what the markets needed to close at new record highs, amid growing optimism of a further stimulus package.
Crude oil traded 0.6% higher at $53.30 per barrel.
Gold closed the session at $1,866.50 per ounce after it settled up 1.4%.
Asia and Australia
The stocks closed mostly higher, waiting for more significant US stimulus measures one Biden is sworn in.
HongKong45 gained 0.38%.
Japan225 fell 0.51% ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy decision.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.56%.
Brent oil rose 0.8%, trading at $56.34 per barrel.
EUR/USD closed at 1.2132.
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