ASX set to slide again; Wall Street eases, GameStop rises



  • ASX futures were down 0.3% at 6507.0, hinting that the local sharemarket will extend its three-day slide 
  • The ASX 200 finished 0.6% lower on Friday to cap its worst week since October. The index still managed to finish narrowly in front for the month of January
  • Wall Street slipped into the weekend as investors gauged  Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine trial results. Retail investors continued their standoff with hedge funds, adding to volatility. Shares in GameStop rallied 68% 
  • Iron ore edged higher on Friday, adding 0.7% to $US158.54 a tonne. Gold was 0.3% higher at $US1846.09 and silver rose 2.4% to $US27 an ounce

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More losses are tipped for the ASX 200 after Wall Street slipped into the weekend. The local index has fallen for three straight sessions.

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