In New York, this Friday's session, which will have only three and a half hours of trading, opened up. At this time the Dow Jones rose 0,30% to 29.963 points; the S&P 500 advances 0,28% to 3.639,9 points and the Nasdaq gains 0,77% to 12.188 points.
The session is shorter as usual on Black Friday, with the stock indexes closing for trading at 18 pm (Lisbon time).
"Donald Trump's revelation that the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19 in the US will start next week, reaching health professionals and the elderly first, seems to motivate investors," says BCP analyst Ramiro Loureiro.
Walt Disney announced an additional 4.000 job cuts after the imposed roadblocks to halt the evolution of the pandemic forced the temporary closure of its theme parks and stocks are declining.
West Texas crude is falling 1,14% to $ 45,19 and the euro is up 0,22% to $ 1,1939.