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ASX Today: Rise & Shine, US Markets Down ASX To Settle

ASX Today: Rise & Shine, US Markets Down ASX To Settle

Good morning!

Here is today’s morning wrap up:

US Exchange Overnight

The Dow Jones shed its gains overnight, losing another -0.48% or -164.62 points and the S&P 500 followed, losing a total of -0.29% or -12.15 points overnight. The Nasdaq, Based on technology, lost a total of –0.029% or -3.90 points. This may impact local tech stocks today. Visit our Live Tracker here.

  • Tesla (TSLA) dropped further with a -2.49% or -14.41 dollars,
  • Apple (AAPL) dropped further with a -0.13% drop or -0.16 dollars,
  • Walt Disney (DIS) dived again overnight, down -0.24% or -0.41 dollars.

ASX Today

On Thursday, the Australian stock market is expected to be quiet. The ASX 200 is forecast to open 3 points higher this morning, according to the latest SPI futures.

Yesterday’s ASX recap (LInk here)

S&P/ASX 200 dived today wiping away yesterday gains with a decrease of -1.90% or +134.30 points.

What stocks to watch today

The stocks to watch out for today are yesterday’s best gainers; these are listed on our daily wrap-up of each trading day. For a wrap-up of the 19th of May, Gainers click here.

Trading Halts Today (Thursday):

Laybuy (LBY.ASX) – capital raising
Manas Resources (MSR.ASX) – capital raising
Artemis Resources (ARV.ASX) – capital raising update
PPK Group (PPK.ASX) – joint venture
Province Resources (PRL.ASX) – announcement

Commodities

  • Brent Crude Oil down -3.17% to a total of $66.30 USD/BBL (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Iron Ore gaining some ground to a price of $216.50(USD/MT) and a +3.84% move (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Uranium price jumping up today by +0.16% to a total of $31 (USD/LBS) (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Gold on the ASX Market Wrap up Gold experienced a decrease of -0.1% to a price of $1869.1 (Taken from IRESS data).
  • Copper down -2.75% to a price of $4.59 (USD/lb)(Taken from IRESS data).
  • Silver down -1.67% to a price of $27.71 (USD/t)(Taken from IRESS data).
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CryptoCurrency

Panic selling ensued as a result of China’s crypto crackdown. Bitcoin dropped as low as US$30,445 overnight after reaching an all-time peak above US$64,000 last month. The digital token was recently trading at US$38,585, down 10.9 percent. China declared a ban on financial institutions using cryptocurrency on Tuesday.

Bitcoin: $50,592.45 down -8.17%.
Dogecoin: $0.481046 down –24.05%.
Ethereum: $3423.63 down -21.22%.

Other News

  • Following China’s tough shift, major cryptocurrencies have taken a fall. – News
  • The Queensland government has announced a $7.5 million programme to attract staff to employment in rural tourism. – ABC
  • In the aftermath of the COVID tragedy, India is struck by the strongest cyclone to ever hit the west coast. – 7 News
  • Pindan’s directors express regret after the company goes bankrupt, owing up to $100 million. The West Australian
  • Seventy-seven people have gone missing at sea as a result of Cyclone Tauktae in India. – BBC
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That is this morning’s ASX wrap-up; as always, stay safe and happy trading.

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