Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On the local front, monthly retail sales data is due out from the ABS, where “preliminary estimates showed big rebound in May”, Westpac said.
Later tonight, US markets will be closed to observe the Independence Day holiday.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Amplia Therapeutics (ASX:ATX) – capital raising
DiscovEX Resources (ASX:DCX) – capital raising
Resource Generation (ASX:RES) – capital raising
Mineral Commodities (ASX:MRC) – expanded mining rights application
Avenira (ASX:AEV) – capital raising
Home Consortium (ASX:HMC) – capital raising
AIC Mines (ASX:A1M) – capital raising
Temple & Webster (ASX:TPW) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,775.55 ($2,563.48) (+0.35%)
Silver: $US17.95 (-0.37%)
Oil (WTI): $US40.29 (+1.18%)
Oil (Brent): $US42.75 (+1.71%)
Coal: $US54.30 (+2.51%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US98.01 (-4.80%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6926 (+0.16%)
Bitcoin: $US9,087.70 (-1.71%)
Reader’s took an interest in Bevis Yeo’s latest coverage on the outlook for gold prices, with analysts now predicting the precious metal could rise above $US2,000 an ounce by the end of the year.
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.