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Dow Jones closed down 0.7%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes down 250.19 points (-0.7%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 35 points (-0.48%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$58,000.

The Dow Jones fell 0.72% to finish the trading day down 250 points to close at 34,496 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were mixed as London’s FTSE finished up 0.72% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower.

Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 35 points (-0.5%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 73.52 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,754 per ounce with copper up 0.02% to US$4.375 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$80.52 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$83.62 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$116 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$57,102 going into the Asian trading day.

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