Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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The All Ordinaries index teetered on the brink of 7,000 points at the close of Thursday trade after losing nearly 1 per cent.
There was a large sell-off in US stocks overnight, as the tech heavy Nasdaq index dropped 2.7 per cent to its lowest point since early January.
The Nasdaq market’s pullback means the index is only 1 per cent up since the start of the year, having nearly erased all of its gains since January.
The US 10-year Treasury bond was yielding 1.48 per cent Thursday having ticked slightly higher.
Stock pickers will be nervously watching the US markets’ Thursday trading session.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:
Gold: $US1,697.36 ($2,198.05) (-0.79%)
Silver: $US25.32 ($32.80) (-2.93%)
Oil (WTI): $US64.13 (+4.65%)
Oil (Brent): $US67.06 (+4.68%)
Coal: $US83.90 (-0.59%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US174.94 (+0.47%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7792 (-0.40%)
Bitcoin: $US48,150.54 (-5.79%)
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