- SPI futures are up 0.2% and point to modest early gains for the ASX200 on Thursday
- US stocks see-sawed to a higher close as uncertainty around stimulus talks, the economy, and the ongoing pandemic clouded the horizon
- Iron ore shot up 5% to $US123.47 a tonne overnight as Chinese markets close for a week of holidays
- Australian job vacancies data for August is due from the ABS this morning
Good morning, and welcome to a new month – and quarter – with Markets Live. Your editor today is Alex Druce.
Modest early gains are tipped for the ASX200 after a volatile Wall Street session finished in positive territory.
The Washington Post reports better-than-expected jobs data, progress toward a possible coronavirus treatment and promising vaccine trials spurred some positive sentiment. However, conflicting signals about a possible stimulus deal dampened gains.
Australian job vacancies data for August is due from the ABS this morning.
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