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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,283.11 +30.31 (+0.12%) S&P500: 2,723.06 +5.99 (+0.22%) AUD/USD: 0.7393 -0.0021 (-0.28%) ASX SPI futures (September contracts): 6,136 (-16) 1. Brent crude oil rose back above $US76 a barrel, after the US state department announced that countries have until November to cut oil imports from […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard. Dow: 24,252.80 -328.09 (-1.33%) S&P500: 2,717.07 -37.81 (-1.37%) AUD/USD: 0.7413 -0.0001 (-0.01%) ASX SPI futures (September contracts): 6,099 (-56) 1. US stocks slumped as markets weighed the fallout from reports that the US is planning to block Chinese investment in American technology firms. Efforts by […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,580.89 +119.19 (+0.49%) S&P 500: 2,754.88 +5.12 (+0.19%) AUD/USD: 0.7440 +0.0060 (+0.81%) ASX200 SPI futures (September contracts): 6,180 (+13) 1. Global stock markets were steady over the weekend, with gains underpinned by energy stocks after oil prices rose in the wake of the OPEC […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,461.70 -196.10 (-0.80%) S&P 500: 2,749.76 -17.56 (-0.63%) AUD/USD: 0.7377 +0.0009 (+0.12%) ASX200 SPI futures (September contracts): 6,151 (-30) 1. After the Aussies let one get away against Denmark in the World Cup, the Dow Jones industrial average declined for an eighth straight session […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,657.80 -42.41 (-0.17% S&P 500: 2,767.32 +4.73 (+0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.7369 -0.0014 (-0.19%) ASX200 SPI futures (September contracts): 6,136 (+11) 1. The NASDAQ index closed at a new record high overnight, as global markets had a more muted response to the mounting US-China trade tensions. […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,700.21 -287.26 (-1.15%) S&P 500: 2,762.57 -11.18 (-0.40%) AUD/USD: 0.7377 -0.0003 (-0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (September contracts): 6,086 (+37) 1. Global markets shuddered overnight in the wake of President Trump’s threat to put tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, which China […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,987.47 -103.01 (-0.41%) S&P 500: 2,773.87 -5.79 (-0.21%) AUD/USD: 0.7425 -0.0016 (-0.22%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,154 (+35) 1. Volatility continued in oil markets to start the week, as prices rose sharply to offset Friday’s heavy falls. Ahead of this Friday’s OPEC meeting, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,092.0 -118.0 (-0.47%) S&P 500: 2,779.42 -3.07 (-0.11%) AUD/USD: 0.7443 +0.0002 (+0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,100 (unchanged) 1. The ASX200 will follow a weaker lead from global markets when it opens this morning, after US stocks dipped slightly to end the week. […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,175.31 -25.89 (-0.10%) S&P 500: 2,782.49 +6.86 (+0.25%) AUD/USD: 0.7472 -0.0118 (-1.42%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,058 (+33) 1. Euro gets poleaxed: The European Central Bank said its $US3 trillion bond-buying program will end in December. The ECB also signaled steady rates through […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,201.20 -119.53 (-0.47%) S&P 500: 2,775.63 -11.22 (-0.40%) AUD/USD: 0.7579 -0.0001 (-0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,022 (-5) 1. Hawkish Fed: The US Fed raised interest rates by 25 basis points as expected, and signaled another two rate increases are on the cards […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,320.73 -1.58 (-0.01%) S&P 500: 2,786.85 +4.85 (+0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.7575 +0.0003 (+0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,047 (-8) 1. Global stocks traded flat as the US Fed’s two-day interest rate meeting got underway, with markets expecting the central bank to hike rates by […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Stocks inched higher Monday as markets shook off a contentious trade feud between the US and its closest allies over the weekend at a G7 meeting in Quebec. The 10-year Treasury yield ticked higher ahead of an unprecedented US-North Korea summit and a Federal Reserve meeting later this week. The […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,241.41 +95.02 (+0.38%) S&P 500: 2,770.37 -1.98 (-0.07%) AUD/USD: 0.7626 -0.0041 (-0.53%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,054 (-8) 1. US stocks were mixed overnight ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec, as this week’s tech-led rally came to an end. After opening at […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,146.39 +346.41 (+1.40%) S&P 500: 2,772.35 +23.55 (+0.86%) AUD/USD: 0.7668 +0.0050 (+0.66%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,054 (+30) 1. US Stocks rose again overnight, with the Dow Jones industrial average cracking 25,000 for the first time since late May. US Treasury yields also […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,799.98 -13.71 (-0.06%) S&P 500: 2,748.80 +1.93 (+0.07%) AUD/USD: 0.7621 -0.0024 (-0.31%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,010 (+10) 1. It’s GDP day: Australia’s economic report card for the March quarter will be released by the ABS at 11:30am AEST. And economists are forecasting […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,813.69 +178.48 (+0.72%) S&P 500: 2,746.87 +12.25 (+0.45%) AUD/USD: 0.7649 +0.0001 (+0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,003 (-23) 1. It’s RBA day: The central bank will make its interest rate announcement at 2:30pm AEST, with rates expected to stay on hold at 1.5%. […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,635.21 +219.37 (+0.90%) S&P 500: 2,734.62 +29.35 (+1.08%) AUD/USD: 0.7570 +0.0002 (+0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,029 (+34) 1. The S&P500 rose to end the week after a strong print for employment data. US tech stocks rose by 2.1% while markets in Europe […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,415.84 -251.94 (-1.02%) S&P 500: 2,705.27 -18.74 (-0.69%) AUD/USD: 0.7567 -0.0001 (-0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,009 (-7) 1. It’s beginning to look a lot like a trade war. US steel and aluminum tariffs against NAFTA partners and the European Union start Friday, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning: To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,667.78 +306.33 (+1.26%) S&P 500: 2,724.01 +34.15 (+1.27%) AUD/USD: 0.7577 +0.0072 (+0.96%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,035 (+40) 1. Global stocks rose as Italian markets bounced back from the previous day’s turmoil. The FTSE MIB index in Milan climbed by 2.1% while 2-year […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

It’s shaping up as a rough day on the ASX, as unease surrounding political turmoil in Italy spread across global markets overnight. The Dow Jones industrial average shed about 500 points at session lows, while stocks in Milan fell by almost 3%. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,361.45 -391.64 (-1.58%) S&P […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,753.09 (unchanged) S&P 500: 2,721.33 (unchanged) AUD/USD: 0.7546 -0.0010 (-0.13%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,002 (-14) 1. With the US and UK on holiday, the focus was on Italy overnight following more political turmoil over the weekend. Italian stocks extended their recent slump […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,753.09 -58.67 (-0.24%) S&P 500: 2,721.33 -6.43 (-0.24%) AUD/USD: 0.7560 +0.0012 (+0.16%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,007 (-30) 1. The ASX200 looks set to start the week lower after global markets took more of a risk-off tone on Friday night. In the US, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Stocks closed lower Thursday as heightening tensions between the US and North Korea spooked markets. Gold spiked, and oil fell. The 10-year Treasury yield slipped below 3%. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,811.76 -75.05 (-0.30%) S&P 500: 2,727.76 -5.53 (-0.20%) AUD/USD: 0.7578 +0.0002 (+0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,016 (-27) […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,886.81 +52.40 (+0.21%) S&P 500: 2,733.29 +8.85 (+0.32%) AUD/USD: 0.7563 +0.0003 (+0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,024 (-12) 1. The meeting minutes from the US Federal Reserve showed officials are comfortable letting inflation temporarily surpass their 2% target, with the Fed reinforcing its […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

US stocks fell overnight ahead of a House vote on Dodd-Frank and as markets ready for the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes. The dollar fell, and 10-year bond yields held comfortably above 3%. Here’s the scoreboard: Dow: 24,834.41 -178.88 (-0.72%) S&P 500: 2,724.44 -8.57 (-0.31%) AUD/USD: 0.7579 -0.0002 […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,013.29 +298.20 (+1.21%) S&P 500: 2,733.01 +20.04 (+0.74%) AUD/USD: 0.7585 +0.0004 (+0.05%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,080 (-13) 1. With the US-China trade war “on hold“, US stocks rallied overnight and the Dow pushed to a two-month high. Although the chief economist for […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,715.09 +1.11 (+0.00%) S&P 500: 2,712.97 -7.16 (-0.26%) AUD/USD: 0.7526 +0.0015 (+0.20%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,066 (-30) 1. Global stocks fell to end the week and ASX traders have marked the local index 30 points lower this morning. But Asian markets may […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,713.98 -54.95 (-0.22%) S&P 500: 2,720.13 -2.33 (-0.09%) AUD/USD: 0.7513 -0.0004 (-0.05%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,122 (+14) 1. Oil briefly cracked $US80 for the first time since 2014. Benchmark crude rose as high as $80.50 a barrel on the back of supply […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,768.93 +62.52 (+0.25%) S&P 500: 2,722.46 +11.01 (+0.41%) AUD/USD: 0.7518 +0.0046 (+0.62%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,110 (+11) 1. US Stocks rose overnight, on the heels of a strong data print for industrial production in April. Retail shares led the way, led by […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,706.41 -193.00 (-0.78%) S&P 500: 2,711.45 -18.68 (-0.68%) AUD/USD: 0.7471 -0.0056 (-0.73%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,093 (-7) 1. Bond yields spike: The 10-year US treasury yield jumped by eight basis points to its highest level since 2011. 10-year yields climbed as high […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,899.41 +68.24 (+0.27%) S&P 500: 2,730.13 +2.41 (+0.09%) AUD/USD:0.7525 -0.0002 (-0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,122 (+1) 1. US stocks rose at the open amid news that Washington and Beijing are working on a deal to help ZTE — the Chinese manufacturer paralysed […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,831.17 +91.64 (+0.37%) S&P 500: 2,727.72 +4.65 (+0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.7542 +0.0010 +0.13% ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,100 (+4) 1. US stocks capped their best weekly gain in two months on Friday night while European markets climbed for the seventh straight week. So the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard. Dow: 24,739.53 +196.99 (+0.80%) S&P 500: 2,723.07 +25.28 (+0.94%) AUD/USD: 0.7532 +0.0068 (+0.91%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,110 (+13) 1. Stocks rose overnight, with all three major indices closing higher on lukewarm inflation data. The dollar fell for the second straight day and 10-year […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,542.54 +182.33 (+0.75%) S&P 500: 2,697.79 +25.87 (+0.97%) AUD/USD: 0.7460 +0.0001 (+0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,110 (+21) 1. Oil prices jumped again after a bigger than expected draw-down in US crude inventories. Tighter supply combined with the recent US-Iran tension left benchmark […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,360.21 +2.89 (+0.01%) S&P 500: 2,671.92 -0.71 (-0.03%) AUD/USD: 0.7452 -0.0003 (-0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,082 (+5) 1. Budget wrap: The central announcement last night was the federal government’s plan to phase in $140 billion worth of income tax cuts over the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,357.32 +94.81 (+0.39%) S&P 500: 2,672.63 +9.21 (+0.35%) AUD/USD: 0.7515 -0.0008 (-0.11%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,084 (+20) 1. It’s budget day: The action kicks off in Canberra at 7:30pm AEST. Here’s what we know is in the budget so far. Before that, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,262.51 +332.36 (+1.39%) S&P 500: 2,663.42 +33.69 (+1.28%) AUD/USD: 0.7542 +0.0011 (+0.15%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,092 (+38) 1. US jobs data on Friday night showed unemployment hit a 17-year low. But the number of new jobs added misses forecasts, while wage growth […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,930.15 +5.17 (+0.02%) S&P 500: 2,629.73 -5.94 (-0.23%) AUD/USD: 0.7530 +0.0034 (+0.45%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,092 (+12) 1. US stocks pared losses overnight after dropping sharply amid trade worries. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 had dipped below […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,924.98 -174.07 (-0.72%) S&P 500 2,635.67 -19.13 (-0.72%) AUD/USD: 0.7494 +0.0004 (+0.05%) ASX 200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,050 (+4) The US Fed left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at its policy meeting, in a widely-expected move. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee officials said […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,099.05 -64.10 (-0.27%) S&P 500: 2,654.80 +6.75 (+0.25%) AUD/USD: 0.7490 -0.0042 (-0.56%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 6,000 (+7) 1. The US dollar has broken above its 200-day moving average and is trading at its highest level since January 9. Ahead of the US […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,163.15 -148.04 (-0.61%) S&P 500: 2,648.05 -21.86 (-0.82%) AUD/USD: 0.7532 -0.0039 (-0.54%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,949 (-17) 1: It’s RBA day: The Reserve Bank is likely to keep rates on hold at 1.5%, but today’s announcement (2:30pm AEDT) will still get plenty […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,311.19 -11.15 (-0.05%) S&P 500: 2,669.91 +2.97 (+0.11%) AUD/USD: 0.7577 -0.0004 (-0.05%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,942 (+3) 1. The ASX200 looks poised to open flat after US stocks had a mixed session on Friday night. Amazon shares dragged the tech sector higher […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,322.34 +238.51 (+0.99%) S&P 500: 2,666.94 +27.54 (+1.04%) AUD/USD: 0.7550 -0.0017 (-0.22%) ASX 200 SPI futures: 5,938 (+44) US stocks rose strongly overnight, with gains led by the tech sector after a strong round of earnings reports. Facebook rose by more than 9% while […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,083.83 +59.70 (+0.25%) S&P 500: 2,639.40 +4.84 (+0.18%) AUD/USD: 0.7564 -0.0037 (-0.49%) ASX 200 SPI futures: 5,909 (-12) 1. After a sharp fall on Tuesday night, US stocks closed mixed this morning as the S&P500 pared losses from a tech selloff earlier in the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,448.69 -14.25 (-0.06%) S&P 500: 2,670.29 +0.15 (+0.01%) AUD/USD: 0.7606 -0.0067 (-0.87%) ASX 200 SPI futures: 5,874 (+6) 1. The greenback is on the move as the US dollar index rose for the sixth straight session overnight to finish just shy of 91 – […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,462.94 -201.95 (-0.82%) S&P 500: 2,670.14 -22.99 (-0.85%) AUD/USD: 0.7673 +0.0001 (+0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,833 (-15) 1. The ASX200 is poised to open the week lower after US stocks dipped for the second straight session on Friday night, with heavier falls […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Stocks closed lower for the first time this week on Thursday, dragged down by the tech sector. Commodities held near multi-year highs, and inflation jitters pushed bonds lower. Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,657.39 −90.68 (-0.37%) S&P 500: 2,696.08 −12.56 (-0.46%) AUD/USD: 0.7732 -0.0053 (-0.68%) ASX 200 SPI futures (June contracts): […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,748.00 -38.63 (-0.16%) S&P 500: 2,711.57 +5.18 (+0.19%) AUD/USD: 0.7783 +0.0016 (+0.21%) ASX 200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,865 (+25) It’s jobs day: The ABS will release March employment data at 11:30am AEDT. The median forecast is for 20,000 jobs to […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

US stocks rose for a second day Tuesday on better-than-expected earnings reports as markets shrugged off the latest rise in US-China trade war tensions. The S&P 500 rallied nearly 1.25%, which bodes well for another move higher on the local index. Here’s the scoreboard: Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,786.63 +213.59 […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Stocks rose Monday as focus shifted from geopolitical turmoil to corporate earnings reports. Markets seemed comforted by a lack of immediate Russian retaliation after the US and its allies carried out air strikes against the Syrian government on Friday. Here’s the scoreboard: Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,574.79 +214.65 (+0.88%) S&P […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,360.14 -122.91 (-0.50%) S&P 500: 2,656.30 -7.69 (-0.29%) AUD/USD: 0.7767 +0.0003 (+0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,810 (-6) 1. US stocks dipped to end the week in a cautious session of trade, as financial stocks lagged the broader index even though three major […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,483.05 +293.60 (+1.21%) S&P 500: 2,663.99 +21.80 (+0.83%) AUD/USD: 0.7757 +0.0003 (+0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,815 (+18) 1. The S&P500 posted a solid gain overnight, as President Trump wound back his rhetoric about an attack on Syria and held […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow Jones industrial average: 23,932.76 -572.46 (-2.34%) S&P 500: 2,604.47 -58.37 (-2.19%) AUD/USD: 0.7678 -0.0005 (-0.09%) ASX 200 SPI futures: 5,739 (-33) 1. ASX200 set to fall: Traders hit the sell button when US markets opened on Friday, and those losses look likely to extend […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,644.19 -458.92 (-1.90%) S&P 500: 2,581.88 -58.99 (-2.23%) AUD/USD: 0.7661 -0.0001 (-0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,746 (+10) 1. US stocks get rolled: The main catalysts appeared to be an announcement of retaliatory tariffs by China, and continued concerns about the tech sector […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,848.42 -9.29 (-0.04%) S&P 500: 2,605.00 -7.62 (-0.29%) AUD/USD: 0.7663 -0.0018 (-0.23%) ASX SPI futures (June contract): 5,772 +7 1. US stocks had a choppy session overnight as the S&P500 drifted lower but held above its 200-day moving average, which has proven to be […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,857.71 -344.89 (-1.43%) S&P 500: 2,612.62 -45.93 (-1.73%) AUD/USD: 0.7680 -0.0068 (-0.88%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,758 (-60) 1. More US stock jitters: Negative sentiment towards the big tech companies — which have underpinned the rise of US stocks to new record highs […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,202.60 +669.40 (+2.84%) S&P 500: 2,659.12 +70.86 (+2.74%) AUD/USD: 0.7749 +0.0050 (+0.65%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,811 (+33) 1. US stocks feel the rush: It might not be a trade war between the US and China after all — perhaps more of “trade […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,533.20 -424.69 (-1.77%) S&P 500: 2,588.26 -55.43 (-2.10%) AUD/USD: 0.7699 +0.0006 (+0.08%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,743 (-51) 1. It’s getting ugly out there: US stocks got sold off into the close on Friday night to cap a weekly decline of 6% — […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,957.89 -724.42 (-2.93%) S&P 500: 2,643.69 -68.24 (-2.52%) AUD/USD: 0.7693 -0.0072 (-0.93%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,829 (-89) 1. Trade war ignites: US stocks got hammered after President Trump announced plans to hit China with a 25% import tariff on around $US60 billion […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,682.31 -44.96 (-0.18%) S&P 500: 2,712.38 -4.56 (-0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.7771 +0.0087 (+1.13%) ASX SPI futures (June contract): 5,926 (-8) 1. The US Fed raised rates this morning as expected, and new Fed chair Jerome Powell played a pretty straight bat at his first post-rates […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,727.27 +116.36 +0.47% S&P 500: 2,716.94 +4.02 +0.15% AUD/USD: 0.7682 -0.0002 -0.03% ASX SPI futures (June contract): 5,930 +7 1. While a broader tone of caution remains evident, stocks climbed in the UK and Europe overnight and US markets also edged higher. That was […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,610.91 -335.60 (-1.35%) S&P 500: 2,712.92 -39.09 (-1.42%) AUD/USD: 0.7717 -0.0002 (-0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,925 (-33) 1. US stocks hit hard: It was all about the Facebook-led tech sector selloff overnight, as shares in the world’s biggest social network tanked by […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,946.51 +72.85 (+0.29%) S&P 500: 2,752.01 +4.68 (+0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.7714 -0.0084 (-1.08%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,974 (+27) 1. AUD gets hammered (again): It was the largest two-day percentage drop against the greenback since Brexit for the Aussie, as sellers took the wheel […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,873.66 +115.54 (+0.47%) S&P 500: 2,747.33 -2.15 (-0.08%) AUD/USD: 0.7799 -0.0078 (-0.99%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,923 (+12) 1. The US dollar pushed higher overnight after solid data prints for manufacturing and jobless claims. And the cost of imports rose […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,758.12 -248.91 (-1.00%) S&P 500: 2,749.48 -15.83 (-0.57%) AUD/USD: 0.7877 +0.0017 (+0.22%) ASX200 SPI futures (June contracts): 5,921 (-7) 1. AUD strength continues: The Aussie briefly pushed back above US79 cents overnight, despite more of a risk-off tone in global markets. The US dollar […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,007.03 -171.58 (-0.68%) S&P 500: 2,765.31 -17.71 (-0.64%) AUD/USD: 0.7857 -0.0003 (-0.04%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,934 (-34) 1. Geo-political concerns weighed on markets overnight following news that US secretary of state Rex Tillerson had been unceremoniously ousted from his post. And there […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,178.61 -157.13 (-0.62%) S&P 500: 2,783.02 -3.55 (-0.13%) AUD/USD: 0.7868 +0.0019 +0.24% ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,992 (+3) 1. US stocks struggled for traction to start the week, with gains overnight once again led by the big tech stocks. ASX futures traders expect […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,335.74 +440.53 (+1.77%) S&P 500: 2,786.57 +47.60 (+1.74%) AUD/USD: 0.7848 +0.0060 (+0.77%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,020 (+57) 1. US jobs bonanza: February employment data crushed expectations, with a huge 313,000 jobs added (205,000 forecast). Combined with more moderate wage growth than January, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,895.21 +93.85 (+0.38%) S&P 500: 2,738.62 +11.82 (+0.43%) AUD/USD: 0.7792 -0.0033 (-0.42%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,940 (+1) 1. Draghi drives the euro lower: The ECB kept its policy settings on hold overnight and agreed to drop its pledge to […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,802.12 -82.00 (-0.33%) S&P 500: 2,726.62 -1.50 (-0.05%) AUD/USD: 0.7824 -0.0005 (-0.06%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,927 (+30) 1. Global stocks largely shrugged off further fears around trade tensions in the wake of Gary Cohn’s departure from the White House, which saw S&P500 […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,873.00 -1.76 (-0.01%) S&P 500: 2,726.18 +5.24 (+0.19%) AUD/USD: 0.7817 +0.0054 (+0.70%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,954 (+12) 1. It’s GDP day: Q4 GDP is the data highlight today, and David Scutt’s 10-second guide has everything you need to know. The forecast is […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,897.18 +359.12 (+1.46%) S&P 500: 2,721.82 +30.57 (+1.14%) AUD/USD: 0.7764 +0.0001 (+0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,944 (+60) 1. Nothing to see here: Global stock traders put the recent concerns about a trade war to one side overnight, with the S&P500 up strongly […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,538.06 -70.92 (-0.29%) S&P 500: 2,691.25 +13.58 (+0.51%) AUD/USD: 0.7763 +0.0008 (+0.10%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,954 (+12) 1. The S&P500 edged higher on Friday night, driven by demand for defensive stocks as the fallout from the Trump administration’s threat of a trade […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,605.68 -423.52 (-1.69%) S&P 500: 2,676.42 -37.41 (-1.38%) AUD/USD: 0.7763 +0.0002 (+0.03%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,919 (-43) 1. Trade war winds blow: US President Donald Trump announced plans for steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports overnight (more details here), and the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,027.96 -382.07 (-1.50%) S&P 500: 2,713.22 -31.06 (-1.13%) AUD/USD: 0.7768 -0.0021 (-0.27%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,972 (-29) 1. The overnight tone in global markets was slightly risk-off. Stocks fell — and along with more strength in the US dollar, the safe-haven Japanese […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,410.03 -299.24 (-1.16%) S&P 500: 2,743.92 -35.68 (-1.28%) AUD/USD: 0.7790 -0.0064 (-0.81%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,005 (-31) 1. Powell leans hawkish: New US Fed Chair Jerome Powell took an optimistic view of the US economy at his testimony before Congress overnight. He […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard. Dow: 25,690.72 +380.73 (+1.50%) S&P 500: 2,776.38 +29.08 (+1.06%) AUD/USD: 0.7851 +0.0013 (+0.17%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,052 (+37) 1. Stocks are up and about: The ASX200 rally looks set to continue, following another strong session for US stocks overnight. The S&P500 built off […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,309.99 +347.51 (+1.39%) S&P 500: 2,747.30 +43.34 (+1.60%) AUD/USD: 0.7838 -0.0007 (-0.09%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,004 (+39) 1. Bonds rally: Benchmark US 10-year yields dropped 5 basis points to 2.87% on Friday night, after the US Federal Reserve’s twice-yearly report to Congress. […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,961.57 +163.79 (+0.66%) S&P 500: 2,704.98 +3.65 (+0.14%) AUD/USD: 0.7845 +0.0041 (+0.53%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,951 (+37) 1. US stocks moved higher, despite more selling late in the session following yesterday’s reversal which saw the Dow fall by 450 […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,796.75 -168.00 (-0.67%) S&P 500: 2,701.38 -14.88 (-0.55%) AUD/USD: 0.7811 -0.0072 (-0.91%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,929 (+15) 1. It was business as usual for US stocks overnight, which were up 1% until a sharp selloff saw the Dow slump by 450 points […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,962.48 -256.90 (-1.02%) S&P 500: 2,715.12 -17.10 (-0.63%) AUD/USD: 0.7880 -0.0033 (-0.42%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,871 (-34) 1. It’s wages day: The quarterly wage price index has become one of the most important data releases on the calendar, given how often […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,219.38 +19.01 (unchanged) S&P 500: 2,732.22 +1.02 (unchanged) AUD/USD: 0.7911 +0.0006 (+0.08%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,867 (-36) 1. The three-day winning streak for European stocks came to an end after some disappointing earnings reports soured sentiment. With a weak global lead, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,219.38 +19.01 (+0.08%) S&P 500: 2,732.22 +1.02 (+0.04%) AUD/USD: 0.7905 -0.0039 (-0.49%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,850 (-7) 1. The S&P500 edged higher on Friday to close up 4.3% for the week — bouncing back from a 5.2% fall — although news […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,200.37 +306.88 (+1.23%) S&P 500: 2,731.48 +32.85 (+1.22%) AUD/USD: 0.7939 +0.0012 (+0.15%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,883 (+21) 1. The US dollar remains weak, with further downside pressure overnight driven by strength in the Japanese yen which is at […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,894.86 +254.41 (+1.03%) S&P 500: 2,699.32 +36.38 (+1.37%) AUD/USD: 0.7931 +0.0073 (+0.93%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5836.0 (+46) 1. US inflation beats: Annual core inflation for January came in at 1.8% (1.7% forecast), and some analysts are predicting even steeper increases in […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,671.28 +70.01 (+0.28%) S&P 500: 2,665.92 +9.92 (+0.37%) AUD/USD: 0.7861 -0.0001 (0.01%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,811 (+18) 1. Italian stocks led European markets lower while the US S&P500 pushed slightly ahead in a relatively quiet session, ahead of the all-important January […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,589.51 +398.61 (+1.65%) S&P 500: 2,656.12 +36.57 (+1.40%) AUD/USD: 0.7850 +0.0035 (+0.45%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,776 (+35) 1. Global markets steadied overnight after a week of volatility, reverting back in line with the two main themes of recent months as stocks […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,190.90 +330.44 (+1.38%) S&P 500: 2,619.55 +38.55 (+1.49%) AUD/USD: 0.7815 +0.0034 (+0.44%) ASX200 SPI futures (March 2018 contracts): 5,724 (-28) 1. US stocks capped a wild week of trade with a 1.5% gain on Friday night, as the S&P500 rebounded off its 200-day moving […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 23,860.46 -1032.89 (-4.15%) S&P 500: 2,580.88 -100.78 (-3.76%) AUD/USD: 0.7783 -0.0040 (-0.51%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,708 (-104) 1. US stocks collapsed into the close and erased their gains for the year overnight, and ASX futures are sharply lower as market jitters saw […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,893.42 -19.35 (-0.08%) S&P 500: 2,681.62 -13.52 (-0.50%) AUD/USD: 0.7822 -0.0083 (-1.05%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,830 (+40) 1. US bond yields are back on the rise after Monday night’s flight to safety. Benchmark US 10-year bond yields rose by around 8 basis […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 24,345.75 -1175.21 (-4.60%) S&P 500: 2,648.94 -113.19 (-4.10%) AUD/USD: 0.7892 -0.0034 (-0.43%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,822 (-139 1. The US stock rout continued as the S&P500 crashed by more than 4% — the biggest one-day move since 2011. “Buy the dip” has […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 25,520.96 -665.75 (-2.54%) S&P 500: 2,762.13 -59.85 (-2.12%) AUD/USD: 0.7926 -0.0114 (-1.42%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,006 (-65) 1. It was a sea of red in global stocks on Friday night as equity markets got spooked by a sharp rise in bond yields, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning and happy Friday. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,148.63 -0.76 (0.00%) S&P 500: 2,818.88 -4.93 (-0.17%) AUD/USD: 0.8044 -0.0011 (-0.14%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,023 (-13) 1. Bond yields rise again: US stocks struggled for traction overnight as markets took notice of another round of bond selling, with […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,182.11 +105.22 (+0.40%) S&P 500: 2,826.02 +3.59 (+0.13%) AUD/USD: 0.8095 -0.0015 (-0.18%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,989 (-21) 1. The US Federal Reserve kept rates on hold as expected — with markets still priced for a March rate hike — but some positive […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. Dow: 26,123.26 -316.22 (-1.20%) S&P 500: 2,826.58 -26.95 (-0.94%) AUD/USD: 0.8082 -0.0011 (-0.14%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,944 (-16) 1. It’s inflation day: Q4 inflation data is due for release from the ABS at 11:30am AEDT. It’s one of the most important releases on the data calendar, […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,460.65 -156.06 (-0.59%) S&P 500: 2,852.48 -20.39 (-0.71%) AUD/USD: 0.8095 -0.0015 (-0.18%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 5,989 (-21) 1. Bond selloff picks up steam: Benchmark US 10-year bond yields remain above the 30-year bull market trend line, as more selling saw yields peak […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,616.71 +223.92 (+0.85%) S&P 500: 2,872.87 +33.62 (+1.18%) AUD/USD: 0.8110 +0.0082 (+1.02%) ASX200 SPI futures (March contracts): 6,015 (+30) 1. The US dollar is still weak: The USD index finished lower again in an unusual session to end the week, as members of the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,252.12 +41.31 (+0.16%) S&P 500: 2,837.82 -1.31 (-0.05%) AUD/USD: 0.8076 +0.0075 +(0.94%) ASX200 SPI futures (December contracts): 5,986 (-15) 1. US dollar tanks again: The US dollar index (DXY) is down more than 1% in the wake of protectionist comments from members of the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,213.82 -0.78 (0.00%) S&P 500: 2,839.38 +6.41 (+0.23%) AUD/USD: 0.7998 -0.0018 (-0.22%) ASX200 SPI futures (December contracts): 6,003 (+17) 1. Rough night for commodities: Copper fell by 2% to a one-month low as inventory figures revealed high levels of supply. And spot prices for […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning
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6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard: Dow: 26,196.90 +125.18 (+0.48%) S&P 500: 2,831.18 +20.88 (+0.74%) AUD/USD: 0.8015 +0.0017 (+0.21%) ASX200 SPI futures (December contracts): 5,966 (+28) 1. It was more of the same in US stocks overnight, as the S&P500 climbed to another record with a boost from news that the […]
6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning