Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On Stockhead today, oil’s rally may be overblown but gas still offers some interesting plays, two investment managers on the top tech sector takeover targets and WA’s historic Kookynie is a hotspot for high-grade gold and grade-A steak sandwiches.
The local market looks unlikely to take its direction from any key data or events, with a quiet day ahead on the local calendar.
Looking abroad, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will make its policy announcement with two committee members of the US Federal Reserve — Charles Evans and James Bullard — also scheduled to speak.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Bowen Coking Coal (ASX:BCB) – acquisition and capital raising
Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) – capital raising
Energy Technologies (ASX:EGY) – capital raising
Technology Metals (ASX:TMT) – supplier selection
Coziron Resources (ASX:CZR) – capital raising
Ionic Rare Earths (ASX:IXR) – mineral resource estimate
Delecta (ASX:DLC) – capital raising
Leigh Creek Energy (ASX:LCK) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,766.69 ($2,549.69) (+0.70%)
Silver: $US17.94 (+0.67%)
Oil (WTI): $US39.99 (-1.16%)
Oil (Brent): $US42.34 (-1.60%)
Coal: $US53.35 (-1.53%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US102.93 (-0.11%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6929 (+0.30%)
Bitcoin: $US9,645.96 (+0.25%)
The surge in trading activity among retail investors has developed into a key talking point in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We spoke to two trading platforms operating in the Australian market to get their insight on changing investor behaviour. Catch up on our analysis here.
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.