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Morning Wrap: ASX 200 to slip, S&P 500 lower on Nvidia weakness + Copper, gold stocks to fall

Mon 24 Jun 24, 8:38am (AEST)

ASX 200 futures are trading 16 points lower, down -0.20% as of 8:20 am AEDT.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ticker lower last Friday as market bellwether Nvidia fell for a second straight session, commodities including gold and copper sold off sharply, US manufacturing and services activity rebounded in June, Australian supermarkets could face massive fines under stricter codes and Webjet lays out plans to demerge its B2C business.

Let's dive in.

Overnight Summary

Mon 24 Jun 24, 8:21am (AEST)

Name Value % Chg
Major Indices
S&P 500 5,465 -0.16%
Dow Jones 39,150 +0.04%
NASDAQ Comp 17,689 -0.18%
Russell 2000 2,022 +0.23%
Country Indices
Canada 21,555 -0.12%
China 2,998 -0.24%
Germany 18,164 -0.50%
Hong Kong 18,029 -1.67%
India 77,210 -0.35%
Japan 38,596 -0.09%
United Kingdom 8,238 -0.42%
Name Value % Chg
Commodities (USD)
Gold 2,331.2 -1.60%
Iron Ore 106.96 -0.18%
Copper 4.442 -2.63%
WTI Oil 80.73 -1.75%
Currency
AUD/USD 0.664 -0.24%
Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin (AUD) 95,970 -0.86%
Ethereum (AUD) 5,157 -2.26%
Miscellaneous
US 10 Yr T-bond 4.257 +0.07%
VIX 13.2 -0.60%

US Sectors

Mon 24 Jun 24, 8:21am (AEST)

SECTOR % CHG
Consumer Discretionary +1.02%
Communication Services +0.66%
Health Care +0.30%
Real Estate +0.27%
Materials +0.08%
Consumer Staples +0.03%
SECTOR % CHG
Industrials -0.14%
Financials -0.31%
Utilities -0.54%
Energy -0.68%
Information Technology -0.84%

S&P 500 SESSION CHART

S&P 500 intraday
S&P 500 ticked lower in relatively uneventful trade (Source: TradingView)

OVERNIGHT MARKETS

  • Major US benchmarks were mixed in relatively uneventful Friday trading

  • US weekly recap – Dow (+1.45%), Russell 2000 (+0.79%), S&P 500 (+0.61%), Nasdaq (+0.00%)

  • Equal Weight S&P 500 outperformed the official index by 56 bps last week

  • The big question – Is the rally beginning to rotate into other sectors outside of tech or is this the beginning of a broad-based sell off? 

  • AI frenzy drives record inflows into tech funds (Bloomberg)

  • Tech investor trimming his Nvidia holdings after questioning earnings growth prospects (Bloomberg)

  • Yen falls to 34-year lows, nears level that triggered suspected intervention in April (Bloomberg)

STOCKS

  • American Airlines flight attendants moving closer to strike (Reuters)

  • Gilead Sciences shares pop after its twice-per-year shot preventing HIV was 100% effective in a late-stage trial (CNBC)

  • Hertz shares surge after upsizing bond offering to US$1bn (CNBC)

  • Records show Tesla has reduced its workforce by just over 121,000 people this year, representing 14% of total (CNBC)

CENTRAL BANKS

  • Richmond Fed's Barkin wants more conviction on inflation path before cutting rates (Bloomberg)

  • Fed's Goolsbee sees Fed in position to cut rates if inflation continues to cool like it did last month (Bloomberg)

  • BOJ deputy governor Uchida flags readiness to hike rates further (Reuters)

GEOPOLITICS

  • China and EU reach agreement for talks on planned imposition of tariffs on Chinese-made EVs imported to Europe (Reuters)

  • Yemen's Houthi fighters undeterred by US-led airstrikes, continue to threaten some of the world's most vital shipping routes (Washington Post)

  • US-China resume semi-official nuclear arms talks in March for the first time in five years (Reuters)

  • Canada preparing to follow EU on tariffs for China EV imports (Bloomberg)

  • US adds Japan to currency manipulation watchlist, calls for more China transparency (Reuters)

ECONOMY

  • US services PMI posted 55.1 in June vs. consensus 53.5, the highest reading since April 2022 (Reuters)

  • US manufacturing PMI edged up to 51.7 vs. consensus 51.0, with selling price inflation easing amid slower growth in input costs (Reuters)

  • Eurozone flash PMI for June weakens to three-month low (Bloomberg)

  • UK retail sales recovered in May after weather-related impact dampened the April data (Reuters)

  • Japan core inflation rebounds to 2.5% in May from 2.2% in April, backing case for BOJ rate hike (Bloomberg)

  • Japan services PMI swings to contraction for first time since Aug-2022 (Reuters)

  • South Korean export growth over first 20 days of June softens amid weaker demand from China (Bloomberg)

Industry ETFs

Mon 24 Jun 24, 8:20am (AEST)

Name Value % Chg
Commodities
Steel 65.74 -0.44%
Lithium & Battery Tech 39.57 -1.30%
Gold Miners 33.99 -1.62%
Uranium 29.63 -1.66%
Strategic Metals 43.42 -1.68%
Copper Miners 45.22 -1.76%
Silver 26.98 -3.64%
Industrials
Aerospace & Defense 134.38 +0.22%
Global Jets 19.73 +0.15%
Construction 68.75 -0.29%
Agriculture 24.59 -0.93%
Healthcare
Biotechnology 137.34 +1.21%
Name Value % Chg
Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin 24.2 -1.14%
Renewables
Solar 43.23 -1.23%
CleanTech 8.62 -1.82%
Hydrogen 27.01 -4.83%
Technology
Cloud Computing 19.23 +1.48%
Cybersecurity 28.14 +1.01%
E-commerce 23.7 +0.21%
FinTech 25.02 -0.24%
Video Games/eSports 65.79 -0.30%
Sports Betting/Gaming 17.13 -0.41%
Electric Vehicles 23.74 -0.96%
Robotics & AI 30.76 -0.97%
Semiconductor 249.78 -0.98%

ASX TODAY

  • ASX 200 set for a relatively softer start to the week

  • Commodity prices sold off last Friday, led by declines from copper (-2.6%), gold (-1.6%), iron ore (-1.5%) and nickel (-0.7%)

  • ASX 200 Financials Index finished last week up 2.0% – the banking sector's relentless rally continues to confused analysts, who view it as overvalued and fraught with significant risks. UBS analysts estimate the sector to be approximately 20% overvalued

  • Anglo American preparing to launch sale process for portfolio of Australian coal mining assets, valuing them at approximately $7.5 billion (The Aus)

  • Australian supermarkets could face multimillion-dollar fines under stricter grocery code for anti-competitive behaviour (Bloomberg

  • Bapcor expected to turn down offer from Bain as it seeks higher bid (The Aus)

  • Cleanaway Waste in advanced talks to acquire Citywide Service Solutions' commercial waste division (AFR)

  • IFM well-placed in race for Healius’ Lumus Imaging business (The Aus)

  • Mitsubishi Motors discloses 5% interest in FleetPartners (FPR)

  • Webjet provides further details on proposed demerger of Webjet B2C business (WEB)

BROKER MOVES

  • Aristocrat Leisure resumed Buy; target increased to $56 from $44.20 (UBS)

  • Evolution Mining downgraded to Neutral from Buy; target cut to $3.80 from $4.45 (UBS)

  • Light & Wonder initiated Neutral with $162 target (UBS)

  • Pilbara Minerals upgraded to Add from Hold; target cut to $3.70 from $4.10 (Morgans)

  • ResMed downgraded to Neutral from Positive; target cut to $33 from $34 (E&P)

Key Events

Companies trading ex-dividend: 

  • Mon 24 June: None

  • Tue 25 June: None 

  • Wed 26 June: Fisher & Paykel (FPH) – $0.218 

  • Thu 27 June – REITs: HealthCo Healthcare and Wellness REIT (HCW) – $0.002, Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP) – $0.04, Centuria Office REIT (COF) – $0.03,  Homeco Daily Needs REIT (HDN) – $0.021, Arena REIT (ARF) – $0.043, Charter Hall Long Wale REIT (CLW) – $0.065, Garda Property Group (GDF) – $0.016, Hotel Property Investments (HPI) – $0.095, Charter Hall (CHC) – $0.23, Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (CQE) – $0.04, Waypoint REIT (WPR) – $0.041, GDI Property Group (GDI) – $0.025, National Storage (NSR) – $0.055, Goodman Group (GMG) – $0.15, Stockland (SGP) – $0.166, Growthpoint Properties (GOZ) – $0.097, Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (DXC) – $0.053, Dexus Industria REIT (DXI) – $0.041, Dexus (DXS) – $0.213

  • Thu 27 June – Everything else: Rural Funds Group (RFF) – $0.029, Virgin Money (VUK) – $0.039, Mirvac Group (MGR) – $0.06, Region Group (RGN) – $0.07, 

Other ASX corporate actions today: 

  • Dividends paid: Cardno (CDD) – $0.10

  • Listing: None

  • Earnings: Metcash (MTS)  

  • AGMs: GUD Holdings (GUD) 

Economic calendar (AEST):

No major economic announcements. 

Written By

Kerry Sun

Content Strategist

Kerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. He is an avid swing trader, focused on technical set ups and breakouts. Outside of writing and trading, Kerry is a big UFC fan, loves poker and training Muay Thai. Connect via LinkedIn or email.

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