The Nasdaq turned positive for the year after a sharp rally on Thursday, led by an ongoing climb in FAANG and a surge in PayPal on upbeat guidance, while slowing weekly unemployment claims also lifted sentiment.
Gold prices rose on Thursday as another 3 million Americans filed for jobless benefits, reviving concerns about the outlook for the U.S. economy.
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The dollar was up on Monday morning as U.S.-China tensions escalated over the weekend.
The U.S. dollar has seen some buying in early European trade Monday, with the escalating war of words between U.S. and China over the origin of the coronavirus causing a flight to safety.