The US market fell into mood swings and closed in the red last week. On Friday, the disappointing sales by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion dragged the technology companies lower. For the week, the Dow index lost 155 points, or 1.58 per cent. This week the market will be tested by crucial data including September non-farm payrolls, final second-quarter gross domestic product and several other big economic reports.
Wall Street continued its gains for a fifth day on Thursday on some upbeat economic data and corporate guidance. The Commerce Department's report showed a sign of consumer spending pickup as US trade volume and imports surged. A separate report said jobless claims fell to 550,000 in the past week.
The Australian share market on Tuesday fell for a second session dragged by lower commodities prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished 69.2 points, or 1.72 per cent lower, at 3962.5 while the broader All Ordinaries index plunged 72.5 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 3,957.9 points.