The local benchmark has fallen in the Tuesday AM, snapping a five-day run of morning victories as investors saved their bets for the horses rather than the long odds on Martin Place holding its temper.

A weaker lead from Wall Street’s Monday session dimmed the remarkable seventh straight positive session for the tech heavy Nasdaq.

The local market has made an early decision to escape the fraught afternoon which awaits us – will the Reserve Bank of Australia’s team led by Guv’nah M. Bullock surprise on the dovish side this arvo by holding rates for a third straight month?

Probably not. Better to clip some early winnings and head to the track in brown chinos, white shirt, sunnies and blue jacket.

(Ed: A solid choice.)

The central bank is expected to lift the cash rate again this afternoon. Instead of name the odds, let’s just say everyone’s cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s policy decision.

The rise is on, not out of any spite or wholesale belligerence. They’ve been seeing the same concerning moments inside our third quarter inflation read – the rate came in at a sticky 5.4%,  an unwelcome beat on the 5.3% pinged by various analysts and not the stiff reduction on the 6% second quarter read that the good doctor, former Guv’nah P. Lowe ordered all those months ago.

We’re already back under the benchmark’s 7,000 mark which the technicians say is, apparently, psychological.

At 12pm on Tuesday, the S&P/ASX 200 Index is behind by 30 points, or -0.43%, to 6,967.

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The ASX All Ordinaries (XAO) Index is about -0.39% lower and the All Tech (XTX) is fleeing 11.30am to a safer, darker place at -0.16% down.

Financial stocks led the decline, with losses from Westpac (ASX:WBC) (-2.3%), Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) , Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ) (-1%), National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB), and Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG)  (-1%).




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ASX Healthcare stocks have continued to find support during the switch out to a rate-sensitive buying opportunity – it’s been a fine week, in a terrible year:

S&P/ASX 200 Health Care (XHJ)

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Overnight on The Street, US sharemarkets closed a wee bit above parity for the first session of the week.

It’s a result most traders will take after the three major US indices locked in the standout weekly return of the year-to-date.

The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closed just +0.1% and +0.2%, into the green respectively, while the tech-laden Nasdaq Composite added +0.3%.

There’s clearly both momentum and sentiment for the growth giants inside the Nasdaq. US investors still made albeit smaller bets on the death of the US Federal Reserve’s cycle of tightening. A grip which has suffocated any upbeat ideas around equities for many moons now.

Wall Street still has to face down some uncertain corporate results which could have a more direct, short-term impact on this week’s trade.

US Treasury yields have slipped and global central bank might look like they don’t retain the conservative bent which has dominated their monetary policy decisions all year, JP Morgan said in a note overnight.

Despite the recent interpretation that this nonsense is all done with, the bank says equities are still among the more “unattractive” investment choices.

The comments come as US bond yields regained some strength overnight and JP Morgan retains its position that the US Fed will hold to its higher-for-longer strategy.

Stock valuations are toppy, earnings expectations too optimistic, profit margins are at risk and ‘the slowdown in top-line growth is set to continue,’ the US bank adds for good measure.

The roaring start to November provides stark contrast to the awful October in which the S&P 500 slipped into correction territory.

Still the buying on Monday focused around the Tech and Healthcare Sectors.

Apple led the big tech names, pharma giant Eli Lilly jumped almost +5%, while Elon’s Tesla fell -0.3%.

US futures were lower on Monday evening.



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Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for 7 November [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
DCX Discovex Res Ltd 0.002 33% 250,000 $4,953,852
LNU Linius Tech Limited 0.002 33% 853,000 $6,783,436
AL8 Alderan Resource Ltd 0.014 27% 9,447,062 $6,783,641
FAU First Au Ltd 0.0025 25% 1,699,901 $2,903,987
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.005 25% 2,637,000 $8,093,589
SIS Simble Solutions 0.005 25% 596,794 $2,411,803
TKL Traka Resources 0.005 25% 200,158 $3,501,317
MEL Metgasco Ltd 0.012 20% 975,214 $10,638,867
TAS Tasman Resources Ltd 0.006 20% 2,800 $3,563,346
FRX Flexiroam Limited 0.033 18% 150,000 $18,597,368
TNC True North Copper 0.165 18% 901,106 $36,377,803
NIS Nickelsearch 0.08 18% 12,617,870 $10,900,218
AW1 American West Metals 0.14 17% 3,333,257 $44,495,763
HYT Hyterra Ltd 0.021 17% 147,024 $9,493,176
CCZ Castillo Copper Ltd 0.007 17% 3,348,397 $7,797,032
ME1 Melodiol Global Health 0.0035 17% 6,780,001 $11,502,311
MTL Mantle Minerals Ltd 0.0035 17% 1,499,750 $18,442,338
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.007 17% 140,647 $3,536,917
KZA Kazia Therapeutics 0.078 16% 303,112 $15,835,408
ITM Itech Minerals Ltd 0.145 16% 145,712 $15,272,945
CXM Centrex Limited 0.079 14% 874,332 $46,328,735
TG6 TG Metals 0.795 14% 5,627,002 $28,009,571
ASR Asra Minerals Ltd 0.008 14% 1,801,911 $10,126,460
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Climbing the wall of worry on Tuesday is True North Copper (ASX:TNC) which reports that advanced grade control drilling at Wallace North, Cloncurry has clocked hits of up to 14.05% copper, 25.70g/t gold – both far exceeding resource modelling at Wallace North.

The drilling program at TNC’s copper-gold Wallace North project identified high grade zones of copper and gold mineralisation, the excellent results has punters anticipating a roundly positive impact on the project’s future resource estimates and open-pit designs.

MD Marty Costello who says the news confirms that Wallace North has the ‘potential to deliver significant near-term value’ to the company.

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Here are the most-worst performing ASX small cap stocks for 7 November [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
CLE Cyclone Metals 0.001 -33% 21,890,771 $15,396,757
FHS Freehill Mining 0.002 -33% 25,000 $8,534,403
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.002 -33% 195,035 $2,341,384
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy 0.0015 -25% 115,325 $31,285,147
GSM Golden State Mining 0.016 -20% 4,855,783 $3,821,766
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.002 -20% 410,000 $28,854,145
DGR DGR Global Ltd 0.023 -18% 169,733 $29,223,417
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.011 -15% 1,867,391 $24,721,390
W2V Way2Vatltd 0.011 -15% 771,240 $8,249,649
FNX Finexia Financial Group 0.23 -15% 13,626 $13,068,730
GBZ GBM Rsources Ltd 0.018 -14% 29,262 $13,026,758
BFC Beston Global Ltd 0.006 -14% 300,000 $13,979,328
INP Incentiapay Ltd 0.006 -14% 33,333 $8,855,445
IVX Invion Ltd 0.006 -14% 12,864 $44,951,425
MOH Moho Resources 0.006 -14% 20,000 $2,380,311
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.006 -14% 275,000 $6,671,866
ROC Rocketboots 0.12 -14% 19,528 $4,555,390
RB6 Rubix Resources 0.125 -14% 840,671 $7,909,750
TRE Toubaniresourcesinc 0.1 -13% 119,634 $15,394,552
RNE Renu Energy Ltd 0.02 -13% 564,458 $10,292,249
DYM Dynamic Metals 0.18 -12% 5,000 $7,175,000
ADD Adavale Resource Ltd 0.008 -11% 425,323 $6,573,324
HXG Hexagon Energy 0.008 -11% 624,096 $4,616,243
MZZ Matador Mining Ltd 0.041 -11% 210,032 $18,136,389
ABE Australian Bond Exchange 0.075 -11% 53,266 $3,255,261
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