Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On Stockhead today, major miners and oilies doing everything from recruiting AFL coaches to repurposing caravans for COVID-19, UBS insights on the market for ASX capital raisings ahead of June earnings season and we explain just what oil and gas hedging is.
Australian markets will get the headline datapoint of the week with the release of inflation figures for the March quarter.
Westpac expects to see quarterly inflation growth of just 0.1 per cent, weighed down by the effect of the January bushfires and falling petrol prices in the wake of COVID-19.
The subdued picture for inflation is consistent with “weak wages growth, patchy consumer spending, and softness in housing inflation,” Westpac said.
On global markets, all eyes will be on the US Federal Reserve when the bank makes its policy announcement overnight.
Markets will be watching for clues as to the Fed’s outlook, after a record month of monetary policy stimulus shelters the US economy from the COVID-19 fallout.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
KalNorth Gold Mines (ASX:KGM) – price query
Cobre (ASX:CBE) – acquisition
Silver City Minerals (ASX:SCI) – acquisition
Immutep (ASX:IMM) – capital raising
AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) – test work results
Visioneering Technology (ASX:VTI) – capital raising
Castle Minerals (ASX:CDT) – capital raising
Alt Resources (ASX:ARS) – metallurgical results
New World Resources (ASX:NWC) – capital raising
Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO) – capital raising
Splitit Payments (ASX:SPT) – capital raising
AssetOwl (ASX:AO1) – capital raising
Auteco Minerals (ASX:AUT) – capital raising
Vintage Energy (ASX:VEN) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,708.40 ($2,651.36) (-0.06%)
Silver: $US15.14 (-0.07%)
Oil (WTI): $US13.29 (+4.07%)
Oil (Brent): $US20.84 (+4.25%)
Coal: $US52.70 (+2.09%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US83.96 (-0.02%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6492 (+0.42%)
Bitcoin: $US7,740.86 (+0.48%)
Yesterday the focus was on medtech, and why ASX small-caps in the space need more than just regulatory approval to build a successful business.
Readers also took an interest in this summary of where L1 Capital is investing its money amid the current market volatility.
Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each morning for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.
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