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Four straight weekly gains for ASX: Aus shares close 0.1% higher
16 Apr 2021 - The ASX staged a strong comeback after lunchtime to ascend back into the positive zone around 3pm. Despite slight fluctuation in the final hour of trade, green emerged victorious and won the day.

Gold rally wrestles with energy losses: Aus shares tracking 0.3% lower at noon
16 Apr 2021 - The S&P/ASX 200 opened flat and zigzagged between the red and black in the morning trading session. Declines in banking heavyweights and energy producers put a strain on the market. Gains in the Tech sectors and gold miners were not strong enough to push back the broader fall of the market.

Dow notches all-time high: ASX set to open higher
16 Apr 2021 - The ASX is set for a higher start, as a result of bullish performances of the benchmark indices on Wall Street overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 305 points into the unknown territory of the 34,000s to reach an all-time high. US stocks soared after upbeat data from the Commerce Department, indicating a 10-month high rise of 9.8 per cent in retail sales for March. Stateside unemployment has also hit a post-pandemic low, as the country only received 576,000 new jobless claims by April 10.

ASX hits a fresh 13-month high: Aus shares close 0.5% higher
15 Apr 2021 - The ASX continued its winning streak for the third day, setting a new 13-month high. Materials and energy shares were among the few bright spots on the market, with the big four banks ending higher.

Unemployment drops with 77,000 new jobs in March: Aus shares trading 0.1% lower
15 Apr 2021 - The Australian sharemarket started its trading day on a negative note, slipping away from yesterday’s 13-month high. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed a 0.2 per cent fall in the unemployment rate to 5.6 per cent in March.

S&P 500 trips as Wall St banks kick off earnings season: ASX to open lower
15 Apr 21 - The ASX is set to open lower following mixed trade on Wall St. The S&P 500 slipped from record high while the Dow Jones rose as banks on Wall St kicked off reporting season. The US Federal Reserve announced a change in their bond buying program along with their release of the Beige Book report. Buy now pay later company Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) launched an offer to raise $400 million through a senior unsecured convertible note offer due in 2025.

ASX sets new post-pandemic record: Aus shares close 0.7% higher
14 Apr 2021 - The ASX200 has maintained momentum throughout the day, as the Australian stock market remained immune to US inflation figures and vaccine setbacks. The tech and mining sectors ballooned Aus shares to a new 13-month high.

Consumer sentiment hits 11-year high: ASX tracking 0.6% higher
14 Apr 2021 - The Australian sharemarket opened higher this morning and re-entered the 7000s territory, driven by a strong rally in the tech sector and buy-now-pay-later stocks. Stateside gains on the tech-heavy Nasdaq added fuel to the fire of the S&P/ASX Infotech. Today’s performances in mining are in stark contrast to yesterday’s, as Gold miners are making amends for yesterday’s losses.

S&P 500 resets record high amid vaccine setback & US inflation data: ASX to rise
14 Apr 2021 - The ASX is set to open higher following mixed trade on Wall St. The US FDA recommended a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following blood clot fears. Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) has appointed Meg O’Neill to be Acting CEO from 20 April this year.

ASX seesaws in late hours: Aus shares close 3 points up
13 Apr 2021 - The ASX200 had been trading mostly higher throughout the session before losing momentum and slipping into bearish territory around the 2.30pm mark. Benchmark indices across Asia are tracking mostly higher, on the back of China’s encouraging economic data for March. China’s exports rose 30.6 per cent, however failing to meet expectations. The positive sentiment from China also transcended to the Australian sharemarket, as the ASX200 steered back into positive waters.