Joe Biden introduced a new $1.9 trillion program to help the economy.
China continues to exhibit high rates of export and import growth.
Prices for WTI and Brent crude today rose by more than 1% after the publication of API data on the reduction of oil reserves.
During the Asian trading session gold was trading in a very narrow range, holding close to yesterday's intraday highs.
US Vice President Mike Pence rejected the Democrats' initiative to take advantage of the 25 amendment to the constitution and deprive President Donald Trump of powers due to incitement to storm the Capitol last week.