The trading week on the financial markets was moderately quiet.
Heated political battles in the U.S. have gradually subsided, which has helped stabilize the financial markets.
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.