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

  • Dow Jones closes up 246.76 points (0.7%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 88 points (-1.2%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$47,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.7% to finish the trading day up 247 points to close at 36,585 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were mixed as London’s FTSE fell -0.25% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day higher, up 0.86%.

Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 88 points (-1.2%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.9 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,801 per ounce with copper down 0.86% to US$4.425 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$75.99 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$78.92 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$116 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$46,069 going into the Asian trading day.

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