S&P/ASX 200 ready for more virus-induced volatility, gold & AUD down

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) (ASX:XJO) futures dont open until 9.50am AEST but a late rally from US markets on Friday has investors confused.

After another terrible day for US markets on Friday, markets sharply jolted upward into the close to finish near-flat leading investors wondering if a bounce is finally here.l

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) closed at 2,954.22, −24.54 or down 0.82% and the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ: .IXIC) closed at 8,567.37, +0.89 or up 0.010%.

Gold confuses by going down, AUD at 10-year lows

Gold gave up around US$60 to finish down at US$1,587 per ounce, US$100 down from its recent high of US$1,690 per ounce.

This confused investors, who thought gold should be going up amid the panic.

Crude Oil WTI was down another 1.84% lower to US$45.25 per barrel.

The AUD is making new 10-year lows versus the USD trading at 64.9 cents.

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