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ASX200 Midday Wrap 19 Apr 2018

Posted by Billy Macris on 19-Apr-2018 14:26:48

The ASX200 is currently trading at 5,886.80 up 25.88 points or +0.41% with the Materials sector leading the way higher by +2.31%. The Nikkei is currently trading at 22,296.14 up 137.94 or +0.62% leading the way higher for indices in the region.

The market has been pushed higher after stronger commodities prices lifted BHP, RIO and shares in other miners. Alumina Ltd. was the best performer after it announced it received $266.2 million from AWAC entities and Western Areas Ltd. gained after nickel prices rallied. TPG Telecom Ltd. was among the worst performers after being cut to sell at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Advancers

  • Alumina Ltd (ALU) +7.28%
  • Independence Group (IGO) +7.02%
  • Western Area (WSA) +6.01%

Decliners

  • WiseTech Global (WTC) -4.05%
  • NEXTDC Ltd (NXT) -3.33%
  • Challenger Ltd (CGF) -3.05%

FOREX Majors

  • USDJPY 107.40
  • EURUSD 1.2383
  • AUDUSD 0.7808
  • USDCAD 1.2621
  • GBPUSD 1.4200

Commodities

  • Gold $1,352.69
  • Silver $17.23
  • WTI oil $68.87
  • Brent crude $73.95

BHP chart attached 

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