European stock markets are seen opening largely lower Wednesday, amid caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s last policy-setting meeting of the year.
Oil was down on Wednesday morning in Asia, with investors digesting yet another week of builds in U.S. crude oil inventories. Adding to mounting fuel demand worries were tighter restrictive measures in Europe and other areas to curb rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Gold was up on Wednesday morning in Asia, with investors monitoring progress on U.S. stimulus measures and the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. The rapid progress in COVID-19 vaccine rollouts is also sparking hopes for a quick economic recovery.
XRP was trading at $0.45615 by 19:58 (00:58 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Wednesday, down 10.36% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since December 4.
Wall Street opened higher on Monday as the start of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the United States cheered investors, while Britain's pound jumped on a last-gasp extension to Brexit talks.