Australian stocks fell in early trade but recovered most of the losses to edge higher.
The local market initially followed Wall Street where the S&P 500 fell 0.5% overnight.
The ASX200 opened with a 0.6% dip but at the close was at 5,890.70, up 13.90 points or 0.24%.
NAB, which announced a strong quarterly update, was up 2.3% to $28.91.
Financial services giant AMP was up 3.3% to $5.20 after posting a full year profit of $848 million.