The Australian sharemarket closed lower on Tuesday led by financial stocks as investors were nervous ahead of earnings reports by US banks. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lost 49.9 points, or 1 per cent at 4861.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 46.5 points, or 1 per cent, at 4889.6.
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Wall Street closed lower overnight after American consumer confidence reading in September dropped unexpectedly. The weakness in US technology stocks, which had been a leader for much of Wall Street's six-month rally, yesterday led a fall in the market. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index dipped in September to 53.1 from 54.5 in August as people worries about job market.
US stocks ended flat overnight in light trade volumes as the market was awaiting the economic data this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged higher to its highest close in more than nine months.
The Australian market is expected to rise after Easter holiday as metals prices were up overnight. On Thursday the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 52.1 points, or 1.4%, at 3671.6, while the broader All Ordinaries surged 50 points, or 1.4% to 3617.5.
Yesterday the Australian share market is lower after the RBA's rate cut announcement. The S&P/ASX200 index fell 1.3%, or 50.3 points, at 3706.3, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 1.3%, or 47.9 points, at 3648.9.
Yesterday the Australian shares were showing their resilience to the bad leads from overseas. The market ended with a modest drop after a rebound from the early losses. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 ended down 0.6%, or 19.6 points, at 3331.6, while the broader All Ordinaries index also fell 0.6%, or 19.1 points, to 3285.
On Friday, the Australian market closed marginally higher with rise on most sectors except energy stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 34.5 points, or 0.96 per cent, at 3,615.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 25.5 points, or 0.72 per cent, to 3,547.2. Low trading volumes are expected this week.
Yesterday the Australian share market closed about 5% higher on its first trading day of November with good lead from Wall Street on last Friday and the expectation of another RBA interest rate cut. It was the share markets' fourth consecutive stronger day adding A$51 billion to the value of stocks.
The Australian share market closed higher yesterday on gains from the financial sector, and following a strong lead from Wall Street over the weekend. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 83.5 points, or 1.69%, to 5014.9, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 79.9 points to 5090.1.
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