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7_Oz markets down - v1

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

  • Dow Jones closes down 232.85 points (-0.7%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 51 points (-0.7%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$39,000.

The Dow Jones fell 0.68% to finish the trading day down 233 points to close at 34,079 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 0.3% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 1.47%.

Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 51 points (-0.7%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.75 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$124 per ounce with copper up 0.01% to US$152.21 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$167.20 per barrel while Brent oil is lower at US$855.83 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$147.48 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$38,324 going into the Asian trading day.

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