Dow Futures, Bitcoin Slide as US & China Conclude ‘Deep and Meticulous’ Trade Talks

Both the cryptocurrency and US stock markets slipped into the red on Thursday, with the bitcoin price and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures taking losses ahead of the opening bell despite a bevy of positive news for equities traders. As of am 8:12 am ET, Dow futures implied opening bell losses of 70 points or 0.29 percent, while S&P futures were down 0.42 percent and Nasdaq futures were flashing losses of 0.5 percent. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (blue), S&P 500 (red) and Nasdaq 100 (orange) all slipped into the red ahead of Thursday’s opening bell. At one point on Wednesday, a buoyant Dow looked like it would smash through 24,000, but the rally stalled at 23,985 and the index ultimately closed at 23,879.12 for a gain of 91.67 points. The S&P 500 gained 0.4 percent to close at 2,584.96, and the Nasdaq rose 0.87 percent to 6,957.08.…

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