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Dow Jones closed up 0.8%, ASX futures higher ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes up 38.9 points (0.8%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 35 points (0.48%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$49,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.8% to finish trade up 39 points to close at 35,120 points.

Markets in Europe had strong sessions as London’s FTSE and Germany’s DAX finished trade higher.

Asian markets are set to open higher with ASX futures up 35 points (0.5%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.36 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,782 per ounce with copper at US$4.148 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$62.23 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$65.23 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price has continued to slide, currently trading at US$139.1 per ton.

One bitcoin is worth US$48,967 going into the Asian trading day.

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