ASX Today: rise & shine – Dow rallies as Brent Crude Oil hits $76 USD/BBL

ASX Today: rise & shine – Dow rallies as Brent Crude Oil hits $76 USD/BBL

ASX Today: rise & shine – Dow rallies as Brent Crude Oil hits $76 USD/BBL

Good morning!

Here is today’s morning wrap up:

US Exchange

The Dow Jones moved higher friday with a +0.44% move or +152.820 points. The S&P 500 gained also, moving +0.75% or +32.40 points. Based on technology, the Nasdaq gained overnight, closing with a +0.81% gain or -+116.949 points.

US economic data:

In June, nonfarm payrolls (employment) increased by 850,000, the largest in ten months (survey: +720,000). However, the jobless rate increased from 5.8% to 5.9% in June (survey: 5.6%), while the participation rate remained at 61.6 percent (survey: 61.7 percent). In May, the trade deficit grew from US$69.1 billion to US$71.2 billion (survey: -US$71.3 billion). In May, factory orders increased by 1.7 percent (survey: +1.6 percent).

  • Tesla (TSLA) moving +0.14% or +0.98 dollars,
  • Apple (AAPL) moving +1.96% or +2.69 dollars,
  • Amazon (AMZN) moving -2.27% or -78.01 dollars per share,
  • Microsoft (MSFT) moving +2.23% or +6.05 dollars per share.

ASX Today

This morning, the Australian stock market is projected to start Monday the same. The ASX 200 is predicted to open the day flat today, according to the latest SPI futures.

Previous Day ASX Wrap Up (LInk here)

The S&P/ASX 200 rose 43 points, or 0.59 percent, to 7,308.6. The rise pushed the index slightly higher the week, up 0.01 percent. The moves were triggered by overnight gains in US stock markets.

The energy sector led the gains today, up 1.8 percent, thanks to a 2.4 percent increase in oil prices overnight after OPEC+ failed to reach an agreement on oil supply. Consumer discretionary and industrial stocks both increased by 1.3 percent. Consumer staples declined 0.03 percent, followed by IT, which fell 0.1 percent.


What stocks to watch today

The stocks to watch for the ASX today are yesterday’s best gainers; these are listed on our daily wrap-up of each trading day. For a wrap-up of the previous trading, day Gainers click here.

Fremont Petroleum Corporation Limited ASX: FPL
Stonehorse Energy Limited ASX: SHE
Brookside Energy Limited ASX: BRK
88 Energy Limited ASX: 88E


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Trading Halts

Companies listed below are currently in a trading halt and are expected to resume trading within the next few trading days:

Monday

Ragusa Minerals (ASX:RAS) – acquisitions
Sacgasco (ASX:SGC) – acquisition
Maas (ASX:MGH) – capital raising
Thorney Technologies (ASX:TEK) – capital raising

Tuesday

Poseidon Nickel (ASX:POS) – ASX query and assay results
Carpentaria Resources (ASX:CAP) – capital raising
Metgasco (ASX:MEL)  – capital raising
Highfield Resources (ASX:HFR) – status of mining concession


Commodities

CommodityLastOpenMov%Units
Brent Crude Oil 76.1676.030.17%USD/BBL
Crude Oil 75.1775.090.11%USD/BBL
Iron ore2182181.16%USD/MT
Palladium2,785.542,785.541.03%USD/t oz
Coal134.08134.081.55%USD/MT
Uranium32.532.50.31%USD/LBS
Gold1,786.371,787.37-0.06%USD/t oz
Copper4.284.280.94%USD/t oz
Silver26.4326.45-0.08%USD/t oz
Nickel18,103.5018,103.50-0.60%USD/t oz
Data taken from IRESS

That is this morning’s ASX wrap-up; as always, stay safe and happy trading.

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