ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets bouncing back

ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets bouncing back

ASX Today: rise & shine – US markets bouncing back

Good morning!

Here is today’s morning wrap up:

US Exchange

On Tuesday, US markets were firmer. Despite the fact that the latest estimate of economic growth fell short of projections, analysts believe it will put an end to speculation of the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases. Investor mood was boosted by positive earnings reports. Ford’s stock jumped 3.8 percent, while Yum Brands’ stock rose 6.3 percent.

The Dow Jones moved higher with a+0.44% move or +153.600 points. The S&P 500, moving +0.42% or +18.510 points. Based on technology, the Nasdaq was up overnight, closing with a +0.11% gain or +15.680 points.


ASX Today

This morning, the Australian stock market is projected to start Friday higher. The ASX 200 is predicted to open the day 7 points or 0.10 percent higher today, according to the latest SPI futures.


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.


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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:

Friday

Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL) – price query
Rhythm Biosciences (ASX:RHY) – capital raising
Allegiance Coal (ASX:AHQ) – capital raising
Bard1 Life Sciences (ASX:BD1) – capital raising
Tasman Resources (ASX:TAS) – drill program update
Conico (ASX:CNJ) – drill program update
Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) – capital raising
Melbana Energy (ASX:MAY) – capital raising


Commodities

CommodityLastOpenHighMov%Units
Brent Crude Oil 75.7974.2176.081.40%USD/BBL
Crude Oil 73.3872.1773.61.37%USD/BBL
Iron ore202.5209209-0.98%USD/MT
Palladium2,650.442,672.342,702.180.73%USD/t oz
Coal148.1146.18148.10.49%USD/MT
Uranium32.532.532.50USD/LBS
Gold1,828.691,801.451,831.661.11%USD/t oz
Copper4.524.464.620.89%USD/t oz
Silver25.5225.1725.792%USD/t oz
Nickel19,345.5018,914.5019,707-1.83%USD/t oz
Data taken from IRESS

Other News

  • The Sydney lockdown lie that has to end – News
  • China’s efforts to crush Australia’s iron ore sector have progressed. – News
  • After a tumultuous crisis meeting, the NSW cabinet has splintered. – News
  • With ten cases recorded, the lockdown will come to an end. – News
  • The ‘ugly’ Olympics photo has enraged China. – News
  • Heavy rain and damaging gusts continue to batter WA’s south-west, prompting a weather warning in Perth. – ABC
  • Bitcoin, dogecoin, and ethereum have all had a fantastic week. – 9 News

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

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