By Chris Becker
A relatively quiet day on Asian markets after a strong lead on Friday night fizzed out a little – the ASX200 was up 0.3% or just over 11 points – check out below for a full roundup below.
The Nikkei 225 had a good start and eventually was up half a percent as the Yen strengthened slightly, but still having a great run:
The Aussie dollar is having a small run and may have a go at 1.06 where there’s heavy resistance:
Gold (USD) has broken out above resistance with the 200 day moving average moving up too:
Utilities surprised today, up 1.4% mainly due to APA Group and DUET both having strong trends. The best in the ASX8 (the top four miners and banks) was Newcrest Mining (NCM) on the uptick in gold price – but it remains in a downtrend:
As for market itself, having bounced off the closely watched 200 day moving average, its trying to get past the 50 day moving average on its way to hitting heavier resistance overhead at the April 2011 high at 4440 points:
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