Global stocks hit record on vaccine hopes

19.11.2020 - Petr Mazaylo
Global stocks hit record on vaccine hopes

Global shares rose to record highs for a third straight session as positive news about COVID-19 vaccines relieved worries about rising coronavirus infections and related economic damage.

Pfizer Inc shares climbed 0.78% after the drugmaker announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective. Pfizer is also applying for emergency authorization from the United States within days.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.16%, or 344.93 points, at 29,438.42. The S&P 500 fell 1.16%, or 41.74 points, at 3,567.79 and the Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.82%, or 97.74 points, at 11,801.60.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.44% and MSCI’s global gauge of stocks lost 0.52%. 

U.S. 10-year Treasury notes fell 1/32 in price to yield 0.875%. The widespread risk appetite on the vaccine news also boosted oil prices, along with hopes OPEC will maintain its existing output cuts.

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