ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets and commodities bounce back as Gold soars

ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets and commodities bounce back as Gold soars

ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets and commodities bounce back as Gold soars

Good morning!

Happy Friday and here is today’s morning wrap up:

US Exchange Overnight

The Dow Jones moved higher with a +0.41% move or +141.59 points, and the S&P 500 followed with a +0.12% gain or +4.89 points overnight. The Nasdaq, Based on technology, down -0.013% overnight or -1.72 points. This may impact local tech stocks today. Visit our Live Tracker here.

  • Tesla (TSLA) up overnight with a +1.89% gain or +11.72 dollar,
  • Apple (AAPL) Shares down overnight with a -1.24% drop or -1.57 dollars,
  • Amazon (AMZN) red overnight with a -1.07% drop or -35.05 dollars per share,
  • Zadar Ventures Ltd (ZADDF) remains the highest loser overnight with a -84.92% drop or -0.7388 dollars,
  • Wall Street Media Co Inc (WSCO) the highest gainer overnight with a +172.73% gain or +0.1900 dollars per share.

ASX Today

Following overnight advances in the US market, the local market is projected to open slightly higher.

May 27th ASX recap (LInk here)

A last-minute sell-off on the S&P/ASX 200 caused a turbulent end to today’s trading, however on the close, it edged a little higher than yesterday’s close, closing green with a small gain of +0.03% or +2.40 points. Meanwhile, the information and Technology sector gained traction.

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.

Great Boulder Resources Limited (GBR.ASX)
Aeris Resources Limited (AIS.ASX)

Trading Halts (Friday)

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

Peninsula Energy (PEN.ASX) – capital raising
Strike Resources (SRK.ASX) – capital raising
Dacian Gold (DCN.ASX) – capital raising
Volt Resources (VRC.ASX) – capital raising

Commodities

  • Brent Crude Oil up +1.06% to a total of $69.47 USD/BBL (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Iron Ore prices down -4.19% to a price of $183 (USD/MT)(Taken from IRESS data).
  • Uranium prices up +0.48% to a total of $31.25 (USD/LBS) (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Gold on the ASX Market Wrap up Gold experienced a lift of +0.02% to a price of $1,896.20 (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Copper up today with a +3.09% gain to a price of $4.67 (USD/lb)(Taken from IRESS data).
  • Silver up overnight with a +0.58% move to a price of $27.83 (USD/t)(Taken from IRESS data).
  • To Keep up with the latest news and Commodity Prices, make sure to check out our News Ticker Here.

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CryptoCurrency

Bitcoin soared back above $40,000 for the first time this week on Wednesday, before slipping off its highs, as the cryptocurrency market’s recent volatility showed no signs of abating.

Bitcoin: US$38,873.50 down -0.46% in 24hrs (Taken from Coindesk data),
Ethereum: US$2,771.63 down -2.28% in 24hrs (Taken from Coindesk data),
Dogecoin: US$0.335684 down -3.68% in 24hrs (Taken from Coindesk data),
Cardano: US$1.67 down -3.10% in 24hrs (Taken from Coindesk data).
Stellar: US$0.425884 down -3.56% in 24hrs (Taken from Coindesk data).

Other News

  • In a dispute with a passenger, a flight attendant loses her teeth, but passengers are split on who is at fault. – 7 News
  • Lisa Shaw, a BBC presenter, died at the age of 44 after getting the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. – 7 News
  • Joe Biden is being accused by China of politicising COVID-19’s origins. – ABC News
  • Victoria declares a seven-day lockdown due to a Coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne. – The Guardian
  • Visitors to Victoria are required to adhere to stay-at-home rules in NSW. – News
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That is this morning’s ASX wrap-up; as always, stay safe and happy trading.

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