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ASX200 PM Wrap 17 Jan 2018

Posted by Billy Macris on 17-Jan-2018 18:20:21
The ASX200 finished the day towards the low end of the trading range postiing a loss of 0.54% or -32.80 points to close at 6015.80. The banks all posted lossess , the big miners BHP -2.91%, RIO -3.46% and FMG -3.01% all weighed on the main index.  SRX remained the best performer on the day gaining 13.93%, followed by WTC +3.55% and A2M +2.43%.  The Aussie dollar came within a whisker of USD .8000 after hitting an intra day high of 0.7998 before falling back towards 0.7950. The Yen continues to trade below 111.00 at 110.80 and the Euro remains above 1.2200 at 1.2222. Spot gold has given back some minor gains pushing back towards USD $1333.90 per ounce while all eyes remained on the cryptocurrencies where bitcoin pushed towards USD $10,000 before recovering to be currently trading at $11355.rio ax.png

Topics: Bitcoin, ASX PM update