Global stocks mixed while safe haven gold climbs

Mabel R. Acton

Global stocks had a mixed session Wednesday, with Wall Street resuming a rally and European bourses retreating, as concerns about fresh spikes in coronavirus infections lifted haven investment gold above $1,800 an ounce for the first time since 2011.

The eurozone’s key indices were down by a percent or more at the close, with London doing a little better.

But the picture was different in New York, where the Nasdaq surged 1.4 percent to end at 10,492.50, its fourth record in five sessions. The Dow and S&P 500 also climbed.

“It’s been a tug of war between investors that believe

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