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Markets Live: ASX eyes 6000 points

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Investors jump into shares buoyed by record highs and climbing confidence on Wall St, with banks leading the charge as ABS data shows inflation edging higher.

Loonie chopped by US duties

The Canadian dollar notched its weakest close this year, settling at US73.72¢, putting its year-to-date return against ...

The Canadian dollar slumped after the US said it would impose anti-subsidy duties on imported Canadian softwood lumber.

8@eight: Strong start in store for ASX

Investors are playing it safe.

It's a good time to hold equity and credit and it seems a dark cloud in the form of the French elections has swiftly departed from the investment landscape, providing fresh impetus to chase returns.

Nasdaq tops 6000 mark

The top five US companies by market capitalisation, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Facebook, are Nasdaq ...

The Nasdaq Composite crossed the 6000 mark for the first time, bolstered by gains in a handful of large-cap tech names.

Market Activity

  • Advances
    Price
    251.00
    Percentage up/down
    52.29% rise
  • Declines
    Price
    179.00
    Percentage up/down
    37.29% fall
  • Unchanged
    Price
    50.00
    Percentage up/down
    10.42% steady
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Markets Live: ASX eyes 6000 points

Investors jump into shares buoyed by record highs and climbing confidence on Wall St, with banks leading the charge as ABS data shows inflation edging higher.

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Wall Street posted strong gains in a 'classic relief rally'.

Wall Street jumps on French election results

US stocks rallied on Monday, tracking a relief rally that swept through Asian and European markets, after centrist candidate and market favourite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election.

The Anglo American unit sold 14.1 million carats, in the first quarter, and mined 7.4 million carats, it said in a ...

De Beers diamond selling spree

De Beers went on a selling spree in the first quarter after India torpedoed demand abolishing large-denomination banknotes.

Currencies

Wholesale Interbank Rates
Currencies Buys ($AU1) Sells ($AU1) $ Mvmt % Mvmt
AUD/USD 0.7517 0.7515 -0.0020fall -0.27% fall
AUD/EUR 0.6875 0.6869 -0.0027fall -0.39% fall
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 2:10PM

Market Details

Volatility S&P/ASX 200 VIX
Price
12.75
Change in
-0.5510fall
Percentage up/down
(-4.14%) fall
Today's market compared to previous close
Turnover
Sector Turnover ($AU) Volume Trades
Market total 3,352,256,308 1,506,261,357 837,221
Industrial 2,454,670,492 515,309,933 661,500
Mining 838,063,788 990,418,649 170,036
Last updated: April 26, 2017 - 2:15PM

Insider Tips

ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
TLG TALGA RESOURCES 0.915rise 0.770 0.550
PGS PLANET GAS LTD 0.015rise 0.013 0.012
IMC IMMURON LIMITED 0.550rise 0.480 0.435
BIG BIG UN LTD 0.630rise 0.560 0.465
ITD ITL LIMITED 0.620rise 0.555 0.500
KRL KANGAROO RES LTD 0.025rise 0.023 0.012
SVW SEVEN GROUP HOLDINGS 11.140rise 10.410 10.900
MSB MESOBLAST LIMITED 3.200rise 3.010 2.500
IPC IMPERIAL PACIFIC LTD 0.950rise 0.900 0.900
HML HENRY MORGAN LIMITED 1.800rise 1.710 1.710
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 2:15PM

ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
4WD AUTO SOLUTIONS LTD 0.255fall 0.765 0.820
LHB LIONHUB GROUP LTD 0.060fall 0.125 0.085
NTI NEUROTECH INTL 0.165fall 0.240 0.235
PEN PENINSULA ENERGY LTD 0.350fall 0.410 0.490
BDR BEADELL RESOURCE LTD 0.215fall 0.250 0.250
YPB YPB GROUP LTD 0.100fall 0.115 0.110
PSZ PS&C LIMITED 0.240fall 0.270 0.280
XPE XPED LIMITED 0.018fall 0.020 0.020
RTG RTG MINING INC. 0.140fall 0.155 0.170
CRB CARBINE RESOURCES 0.085fall 0.094 0.100
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 2:14PM