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Dow Jones closed up 1.7%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes up 564.69 points (1.7%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 16 points (-0.2%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$38,000.

The Dow Jones rose 1.7% to finish the trading day up 565 points to close at 34,725 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 1.2% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 1.32%.

Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 16 points (-0.2%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 69.93 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$115 per ounce with copper up 0.01% to US$146.67 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$170.33 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$844.32 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$163.03 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$37,756 going into the Asian trading day.

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