Monday Outlook: Stocks rise as markets brace for earnings season

Oil slips; dollar starts week on back foot; gold rises on virus fears

  
People are seen behind electronic boards showing Nikkei average (top) and exchange rate between Japanese Yen and U.S. dollar after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan's stock market, in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2019.

People are seen behind electronic boards showing Nikkei average (top) and exchange rate between Japanese Yen and U.S. dollar after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan's stock market, in Tokyo, Japan, January 4, 2019.

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Asian shares extend rally, U.S. earnings to test optimism
Markets brace for U.S. earnings season

Oil slips as traders eye supply cut easing at OPEC meeting
Libya exports first crude cargo in 6 months

Dollar starts week on back foot ahead of data, earnings
The greenback ended its third week of losses on Friday as investors bought into risk-sensitive currencies

Gold ticks higher on worries over rising COVID-19 cases
Physical gold sold at a premium in India last week for the first time this year


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