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

  • Dow Jones closes up 90.42 points (0.3%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 5 points (0.1%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$48,000.

The Dow Jones rose 0.3% to finish the trading day up 90 points to close at 36,489 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were mixed as London's FTSE finished up 0.66% while Germany's DAX finished the trading day lower.

Asian markets are set to open higher, with ASX futures up 5 points (0.1%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 72.5 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,804 per ounce with copper down 0.45% to US$4.413 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$76.59 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$79.23 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$115.5 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$47,230 going into the Asian trading day.