The ASX 200 was down 0.25% today, with investors possibly worried about looming US interest-rate hikes and unfolding Omicron news.

Of the winners, Woodside (ASX:WPL) was leading the energy pack, up 2.51%, with Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) leading materials up 1.87%.

Consumer discretionary stocks – non-essential stuff like cars and appliances etc — were hit the hardest, with the sector down 1.52% and big players like Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) slipping 2.48%.

The IT sector was close on its heels, down 1.18%, with Afterpay (ASX:APT) and Xero (ASX:XRO) down 2.5% and 3.12% respectively.

Most of the big banks took a hit, with the sector dropping 0.07% but the Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) stayed in the green up 0.35%, along with Westpac (ASX:WBC) up 0.51%.

 

BIG CAP WINNERS 

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Uranium miner Energy Resources (ASX:ERA) was top of the large caps leader board, with an intraday gain of 11% on no news.

Novonix Limited (ASX:NVX) has kickstarted the process to list on the Nasdaq as part of the company’s strategy to reach to cashed up investors in the United States. The listing is expected to take place after the SEC and Nasdaq have completed their review process.

“We believe NOVONIX was the first qualified supplier of high-capacity long-life synthetic graphite anode material to a major cell maker and is the only supplier with plans to provideblarge volumes of this key material in the U.S,” CEO Dr Chris Burns said.

“Our technological breakthroughs are helping to power the energy storage market, leading to better performance, longer life and lower costs.

“This listing furthers our long-term goal of reshoring the EV supply chain in North America and becoming a leader in the electrification economy.”

 

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