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Morning Market Update, Updated 16 January 2017

Publish date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 08:44 AM
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Good morning team, Chris Conway your Head of Research here with your First Look.

The Aussie market is set to start the new trading week on a positive note, bolstered by gains in Europe and Wall Street on Friday night.

SPI futures closed up 18 points on Saturday morning, at 5707.

With Wall Street closed tonight for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday, there’s a chance volumes will be lighter than usual today and tomorrow.

Today’s Agenda

Local data: MI inflation gauge December

Overseas data: US markets closed for Martin Luther King Jr holiday; Japan machine orders November, PPI December; Euro zone trade balance November

Key trades

  • SPI up 18 pts at 5707
  • AUD at US75.05¢
  • Dow Jones flat; S&P500 +0.2pc; Nasdaq +0.5pc
  • FTSE100 +0.6pc, CAC +1.2pc, DAX +0.9pc
  • Spot gold +0.2pc at $US1197.58 an ounce
  • Brent oil -1pc at $US55.45 a barrel
  • Iron ore -0.6pc at $US80.54 a tonne

What happened overnight?

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