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Dow Jones closed up 0.6%, ASX futures higher ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes up 216.3 points (0.6%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 23 points (0.32%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$50,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.6% to finish the trading day up 216 points to close at 35,971 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 0.4% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 0.1%.

Asian markets are set to open higher, with ASX futures up 23 points (0.3%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.64 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,783 per ounce with copper down 0.01% to US$4.283 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$71.67 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$75.15 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$102.5 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$50,037 going into the Asian trading day.

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