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US indices finished yesterday’s trading mostly higher. Dow Jones gained 1.46%, S&P 500 added 0.60%, Russell 2000 jumped 1.81% while Nasdaq dropped 0.04%
Upbeat moods could also be spotted in Asia. Nikkei gained 0.6%, Kospi jumped almost 2% and indices from China traded 1.7-2.5% higher. S&P/ASX 200 finished flat
DAX futures point to a slightly higher opening of the European session
US House approved the $1.9 trillion economic relief package yesterday. President Biden is expected to sign the bill on Friday
US Secretary of State Blinken said that US will take actions against human rights violations in Hong Kong
US Treasury Secretary Yellen said that with stimulus in place, full employment may be reached next year
Prime Minister of Australia Morrison announced a A$1.2 billion stimulus package for the tourism sector. It includes loans to small tourism companies as well as support for airlines
According to Deutsche Bank survey, retail investors plan to invest around 37% of money from stimulus checks may be used to buy stocks
Bitcoin trades above $55000
Precious metals gain with platinum being the leader. Brent and WTI trade around 0.3% higher
AUD and NZD are the best performing major currencies while CHF and JPY lag the most
US value stocks and small-caps caught a bid yesterday and outperformed the tech sector. US200 climbed 1.8% and approached the 2,300 pts resistance zone. Area is marked with all-time highs from early-February 2020.