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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

U.S. Stock Market to Open Trading Session with Gains

The US stock market jumped ahead of a deadline for a new fiscal stimulus deal from Washington. On Tuesday morning, the Dow Jones rose 190 points, or 0.7 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 jumped 0.8 percent.

The US stock market jumped ahead of a deadline for a new fiscal stimulus deal from Washington. On Tuesday morning, the Dow Jones rose 190 points, or 0.7 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 jumped 0.8 percent.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.11 percent or 27.28 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 0.44 percent or 104.09 points and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 0.47 percent or 15.44 points. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.31 percent or 8.96 points, while the FTSE jumped 0.22 percent or 13.23 points.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 0.10 percent to be at $41,10 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 3.54 percent to be at $2,89 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 0.35 percent to be at $860,50 per ounce, while copper prices jumped 1.09 percent to be at $3,12 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.25 percent to be at $1,907 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.21 percent to be at $24,64 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.3295 percent to be at $0,8470 per US dollar, while the Yen jumped 0.2277 percent or 0.2400 points, and the Sterling jumped 0.1554 percent to be at $0,7733 per US dollar.

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