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Dow Jones closes up 0.4%, ASX futures higher ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes up 131.3 points (0.4%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 18 points (0.25%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$50,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.4% to finish the trading day up 131 points to close at 35,444 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 18 points (0.3%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 74 US cents..Gold is trading at US$1,812 per ounce with copper at US$4.3 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$69.77 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$72.84 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price has continued its slide and is currently trading at US$139.7 per ton and one bitcoin is worth US$49,717 going into the Asian trading day.

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