Asian shares and U.S. stock futures fell on Wednesday as concern about a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some countries cast doubt on the strength of global growth and demand for crude oil. Stocks in Tokyo slumped by 1.79% due the growing likelihood that Tokyo, Osaka and surrounding areas will be put on lockdown due to a new wave of coronavirus infections. S&P 500 e-mini stock futures also fell 0.18%.
The direction of the June Comex gold futures contract into the close will be determined by trader reaction to $1777.00.
Bitcoin price takes a pit stop with ether and dogecoin stealing the spotlight.