Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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Amid a big week in politics, there are also two monetary policy announcements on the calendar later tonight.
The Bank of England will be followed by the US Federal Reserve, which is “likely to focus on risks instead of the rebound to date”, Westpac says.
On the US election front, Joe Biden is now the favourite to win the presidency as votes are tallied in key battleground states.
US stocks shrugged off the political uncertainty to rise sharply overnight, and ASX200 futures are pointing higher to start the day.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next couple of trading days:
Iron Road (ASX:IRD) – capital raising
Incannex Healthcare (ASX:IHL) – ARDS animal trial results
Recce Pharmaceuticals (ASX:RCE) – anti-viral testing results
Ionic Rare Earths (ASX:IXR) – drilling results
Santana Minerals (ASX:SMI) – capital raising
IXUP (ASX:IXU) – capital raising
Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) – capital raising
Red Sky Energy (ASX:ROG) – capital raising
Scout Security (ASX:SCT) – capital raising
MedAdvisor (ASX:MDR) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,897.96 ($2,641.82) (-0.55%)
Silver: $US23.89 ($33.25) (-1.12%)
Oil (WTI): $US39.04 (+3.69%)
Oil (Brent): $US41.12 (+3.55%)
Coal: $US61.45 (-0.16%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US116.84 (+0.32%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7182 (+0.25%)
Bitcoin: $US14,115.61 (+2.41%)
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Also, be sure to check in at 10.15am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a summary of the top winners & losers at the ASX opening using live data.