Bitcoin, U.S. Equity Futures Climb Overnight - TheStreet

Bitcoin futures traded higher again overnight, while U.S. stocks futures also edged up, taking a cue from Wall Street, where equity indexes started the week with new record highs.

Shortly before midnight Eastern, bitcoin January futures on the CBOE futures exchange were up 2.34% to 19,500 in extended trade. Bitcoin prices started to slowly converge Monday after the second futures market, from CME Group, smoothed some gaps. January futures from CME were trading at 19,560 late Monday.

On the spot market, bitcoin was up 1.10% to $18,918, according to CoinDesk.

Dow futures rose 0.06% to 24,837; Nasdaq futures added 0.05% to trade at 6,538.75; and S&P futures tacked on 0.04% to 2,695.50.

In regular trade Monday, the Dow closed 0.57% higher, the S&P 500 closed higher by 0.54% and the Nasdaq closed 0.84% higher. The Nasdaq topped 7,000 points for the first time ever.

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