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Markets Live: ASX eyes 5900 points

Investors continue to buy into miners and banks, if at a more modest pace, with the ASX 200 index eyeing 5900 points, while Dulux drops sharply on a broker downgrade.

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Markets Live: Lew confirms Myer raid

The ASX extended yesterday's rally, hitting a fresh two-year high as banks continue to rally, while the mystery buyer behind a stake purchase in Myer is revealed.

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Markets Live: Myer jumps on block trade

ASX recovers from early losses as investors snap up banks, but miners remain under pressure after commodity prices fell, as a mystery buyer snaps up 80 million Myer shares.

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Markets Live: Miners steady ASX ship

Shares claw back some of yesterday's heavy losses after Wall St steadied overnight as miners shrug off another sharp fall in iron ore, although banks remain weak .

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Markets Live: Biz less bullish

Early, mining-inspired gains on the ASX were erased amid selling in the big banks, while NAB's monthly business survey showed a pullback from recent heights.

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Markets Live: Gold glitters as ASX drops

Shares start the week on a downer, as the big miners put in a mixed performance and listed property stocks cop some heavy selling, while gold producers roar back into favour.

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Markets Live: ASX's moody swings

Local shares are trading slightly lower, with banks offsetting the losses as markets keep an eye on the US Federal Reserve's interest rate decision next week.

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Markets Live: Miners dig deep

Shares overcome a weak start to finish the session higher as investors jump into miners following the weekend's National People's Congress in China, while Navitas is smashed after an earnings downgrade.

The Dow stampeded past 21,000 points overnight.

Markets Live: ASX rides Wall St's wave

Shares record their best day in over three months as investors surf the wave of optimism that swept through the market overnight thanks to a renewed faith in the Trump trade, overwhelming the drag of some big names like Woolies and Lendlease trading ex-dividend.

The Dow keeps on rising.

Markets Live: ASX falls as Trump looms

Shares slide on the final day of reporting season amid caution ahead of Trump's big speech tomorrow, while WorleyParsons shares surge after a Dubai investor takes a stake.

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Markets Live: Earnings up, ASX down

Shares slide again despite big gains in QBE, Aristocrat and Lendlease after their profit reports, as waning enthusiasm for the Trump trade drags on big banks and miners.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 0.8 per cent to 5753.5 on Friday, narrowing the weekly loss to just 0.8 per cent.

Markets Live: Investors cheer Woolies

Shares manage to end the day higher, mostly thanks to a stand-out performance from Woolies on a busy day of profit reports, while the Aussie inches up despite some disappointing economic data.

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Markets Live: ASX wallows amid earnings

Shares slip lower for a second session as losses in the banks outweigh gains in iron ore miners after the commodity hit 2½-year highs, while Seek's profit update disappoints as reporting season rolls on.

The profit season show rolls on.

Markets Live: ASX scores second strong week

A coordinated rally in big banks and miners helps the ASX record a second strong week of gains, despite some profit taking in Friday's session as reporting season reaches a crescendo.