ASX set to rise; Wobbly Wall Street finishes ahead

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Summary

  • 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¬†

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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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