Dow Jones closed down 0.5%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney
- Dow Jones closes down 171.89 points (-0.5%).
- ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 64 points (-0.9%).
- Bitcoin is trading at US$43,000.
The Dow Jones fell 0.49% to finish the trading day down 172 points to close at 34,566 points.
Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 1.7% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 2.02%.
Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 64 points (-0.9%) ahead of the open in Sydney.
The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.28 US cents.
Gold is trading at US$122 per ounce with copper down 1.57% to US$151.5 per pound.
WTI Crude oil is selling for US$166.92 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$864.13 per barrel.
The spot iron ore price is trading at US$156.82 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$42,637 going into the Asian trading day.
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