New York City (Reuters) – World share markets rose on Monday, led by a rebound on Wall Street, even as rising COVID-19 cases threaten to stall the recovery of the world’s biggest economy.
FILE PICTURE: Traders use masks as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan district of New york city, U.S., May 28,2020 REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Contracts to purchase U.S. formerly owned houses rose by the highest percentage on record in Might. They remained below their February level and were down compared with May 2019, which likewise kept alive expectations for even more economic stimulus.
Validated COVID-19 cases worldwide rose past 10 million and deaths exceeded 500,000 on Sunday. The unrelenting spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, Latin America and elsewhere curbed optimism over the worldwide economy and raised worries that some resuming strategies will be postponed.
A rally in Boeing shares after U.S. authorities confirmed that 737 MAX accreditation flights might begin Monday gave life to the Dow industrials, while factory- and materials-heavy sectors of the S&P 500 also rose.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 404.28 points, or 1.62%, to 25,41983, the S&P 500 gained 32.09 points, or 1.07%, to 3,04114 and the Nasdaq Composite added 88.84 points, or 0.91%, to 9,84606
” Markets are attempting to determine exactly what the new norm will be given the hazard of more break outs when trying to raise lockdown steps,” stated Joshua Mahony, senior market analyst at IG.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index increased 0.62%and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe acquired 0.50%.
Emerging market stocks lost 0.57%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 0.93%lower, while Japan’s Nikkei lost 2.30%.
It is an important week for U.S. information, with the ISM manufacturing index on Wednesday and monthly payrolls on Thursday, moved up a day due to observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is also testifying on Tuesday.
Expense Merz, head of set earnings research at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Minneapolis, said he expected little modifications for long-term yields, keeping in mind that Treasuries might be “among the least-interesting markets for the rest of the year” due to the Fed’s influence on the brief end of the curve.
Benchmark 10- year keeps in mind last fell 1/32 in rate to yield 0.6397%, from 0.638%late on Friday.
The 2-year note last rose 1/32 in price to yield 0.1583%, from 0.168%.
In currency markets, Sterling fell against both the dollar and euro as investors focused on how Britain’s federal government will spend for its planned facilities push, while Brexit-related dangers kept pressure on the pound.
Sterling was last trading at $1.2276, down 0.46%on the day.
The dollar index rose 0.058%, with the euro up 0.15%to $1.1234
The Japanese yen damaged 0.49%versus the greenback at 107.69 per dollar.
U.S. crude just recently rose 2%to $3926 per barrel and Brent was at $4156, up 1.32%on the day.
Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Extra reporting by Joice Alves, Thyagaraju Adinarayan and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin in London and Karen Pierog in Chicago; Editing by Dan Grebler