Pre-Market Report

US markets closed mixed on Friday, either side of the flatline in quiet trade. S&P 500 down 0.14%, finishing the week up 2.3% (best for the year) and the NASDAQ up 0.16%. The Dow Jones lost 305 points or 0.77% thanks to an outsized move from Nike (-6.9% on negative earnings guidance). It is only…

Trading Section

No changes to trades today.  Gold down slightly in the US but bond yields dropping will help. Lithium and Iron Ore's bounce short lived. No major damage to MIN yet. Edged out some more gain in LLC on Friday but monitoring closely. JMS looking good for now. Alert as it is a stock that could…

End of Day Report

ASX kicked another 41 points higher to a near record close of 7812 (0.5%). Banks were solid again, CBA up 1.1% and ANZ slightly higher. The Big Bank Basket trading at $208.94 (0.6%). MQG slid 0.8% despite stories of a bid for part of Heathrow Airport. Insurers flat. REITs rallied with GMG leading the way…