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Dow Jones closes up 0.3%, ASX futures higher ahead of market open in Sydney

Dan Petrie

  • Dow Jones closes up 104.42 points (0.3%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 11 points (0.15%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$35,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.3% to finish the trading day up 104 points to close at 34,682 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe had strong sessions as London’s FTSE and Germany’s DAX finished the trading day higher.

Asian markets are set to open higher with ASX futures up 11 points (0.2%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is lower against the major currencies falling below 75 US cents and is buying 74.86 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,804 per ounce with copper up 0.01% to US$4.321 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$72.25 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$73.38 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price remains above US$200 per ton trading at US$217.58 and one bitcoin is worth US$34,240 going into the Asian trading day.

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