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7_Oz markets up - v2

Dow Jones closes up 0.8%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes up 271.58 points (0.8%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 10 points (-0.14%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$41,000.

Aug. 6 — The Dow Jones rose 0.8% to finish the trading day up 272 points to close at 35,064 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were mixed as London’s FTSE fell -0.05% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day higher, up 0.33%.

Asian markets are set to open lower with ASX futures down 10 points (-0.1%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 73.87 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,804 per ounce with copper down 0% to US$4.346 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$71.72 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$73.00 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price remains above US$200 per ton trading at US$197 and one bitcoin is worth US$40,115 going into the Asian trading day.

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