Overnight: US stocks nudged higher, showing relatively muted action after Friday's big gains, as investors waited on speeches from three Federal Reserve...

Bell Potter

Stockbroker

Overnight: US stocks nudged higher, showing relatively muted action after Friday's big gains, as investors waited on speeches from three Federal Reserve officials that could provide policy clues. Treasury bonds have posted modest gains as investors consider whether the strong November jobs report may push the Federal Reserve to scale back its bond-buying program later this month. Gold edged higher, regaining some of the ground it lost last week when signs of improving U.S. economic growth kept prices in the red. Oil futures nosed higher, helped by Chinese data out over the weekend showing a strong gain in petroleum imports. The UK's FTSE was little changed as mining firms pulled it lower while insurance firms moved mostly higher. European stock markets traded mixed. London BHP down 0.05%. Rio down 0.24%. New York BHP down 0.44%. Rio up 0.15% LME Base metals pushed higher across the complex.


Bell Potter Securities is a leading Australian stockbroking, investment and financial advisory firm that provides a comprehensive offering of financial services to a diversified client base that includes individuals, institutions and corporations.

I would like to

Only to be used for sending genuine email enquiries to the Contributor. Livewire Markets Pty Ltd reserves its right to take any legal or other appropriate action in relation to misuse of this service.

Personal Information Collection Statement
Your personal information will be passed to the Contributor and/or its authorised service provider to assist the Contributor to contact you about your investment enquiry. They are required not to use your information for any other purpose. Our privacy policy explains how we store personal information and how you may access, correct or complain about the handling of personal information.