Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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Stock watchers will be wondering if the ASX All Ordinaries index can sustain its momentum from the first trading week of the New Year.
The All Ords hit an 11-month high at Friday’s market close of 7,024 points, up 0.6 per cent on day.
Decade-high iron ore prices are turbo-charging the Australian share market with miners BHP’s and Rio Tinto’s share price at multi-year highs, Friday.
Gold: $US1,848.49 ($2,382.08) (-3.35%)
Silver: $US25.43 (-6.19%)
Oil (WTI): $US52.24 (+2.77%)
Oil (Brent): $US56.22 (+3.38%)
Coal: $US83.00 (+3.11%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US169.52 (+0.12%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7761 (+0.05%)
Bitcoin: $US37,536.55 (-7.55%)
Friday’s most popular stories were on the bright prospects for cobalt and copper metal prices for the year ahead (The cobalt price is about to surge. So far, the market is missing it) as the battery metals sector starts to climb (Resources top 5: Investors throw cash into 3 copper-gold porphyry hunters).
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