The ASX ended the last session before the Christmas break on an upbeat note, with traders choosing to pick up miners and banks ahead of the holiday. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 9 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6069 while the broader All Ordinaries rose 11 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6167 and the Australian dollar reached US77.15¢. For the week, the benchmark gained 1.2 per cent. The ASX will be closed on Monday and Tuesday next week, reopening on Wednesday for a holiday-shortened week of trading.
It seems that we go into the last trading session before the Christmas break with a positive feel to the equity market open and even a small chance (say 15%-20%) that the local market tests 6100. Hitting 6100 is a massive 'if' and while Aussie SPI futures are trading 0.3% higher (or 17-points) at 6032, the market has been reluctant to push the futures index through 6045 and for those who watch the ASX 200 cash, we will need to see a break of this supply zone if the ASX 200 is to test the figure.
Shares faded throughout Thursday, after investors took a breather following this week's initial US tax cut euphoria. Industrial, utilities and bank shares were the biggest drags on the market while a bump in oil prices lifted the energy and mining names. At the close, the S&P/ASX200 Index and the broader All Ordinaries Index each slumped 0.2 per cent to 6060.4 points and 6156.3 points, respectively.
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