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Morning Wrap: ASX to rise, S&P 500 swings into positive territory, Deep Yellow joins the ASX 200

Mon 03 Jun 24, 8:27am (AEST)

ASX 200 futures are trading 38 points higher, up 0.49% as of 8:20 am AEST.

US stocks staged a dramatic rally from session lows to finish May on a more positive note, the Fed's preferred inflation gauge – core PCE – slightly cooled in May, European inflation ticks up more than expected and Deep Yellow is set to join the ASX 200 as Silver Lake Resources merges with Red 5.

Let's dive in.

Overnight Summary

Mon 03 Jun 24, 8:22am (AEST)

Name Value % Chg
Major Indices
S&P 500 5,278 +0.80%
Dow Jones 38,686 +1.51%
NASDAQ Comp 16,735 -0.01%
Russell 2000 2,070 +0.66%
Country Indices
Canada 22,269 +0.89%
China 3,087 -0.16%
Germany 18,498 +0.01%
Hong Kong 18,080 -0.83%
India 73,961 +0.10%
Japan 38,488 +1.14%
United Kingdom 8,275 +0.54%
Name Value % Chg
Commodities (USD)
Gold 2,345.8 -0.87%
Iron Ore 118.58 +0.82%
Copper 4.602 -1.21%
WTI Oil 76.99 -1.18%
Currency
AUD/USD 0.6653 +0.30%
Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin (AUD) 101,973 +0.27%
Ethereum (AUD) 5,684 -0.84%
Miscellaneous
US 10 Yr T-bond 4.514 -0.88%
VIX 12.92 -10.71%

US Sectors

Mon 03 Jun 24, 8:22am (AEST)

SECTOR % CHG
Energy +2.49%
Real Estate +1.86%
Utilities +1.67%
Consumer Staples +1.46%
Financials +1.41%
Health Care +1.41%
SECTOR % CHG
Industrials +1.16%
Materials +1.09%
Communication Services +0.56%
Consumer Discretionary +0.15%
Information Technology -

S&P 500 SESSION CHART

S&P 500 intraday
S&P 500 soars to positive territory in the last hour of trade (Source: TradingView)

OVERNIGHT MARKETS

  • S&P 500 rallied into the close to finish at best levels, up from session lows of -0.90%

  • Major US benchmarks were higher in May after a weak April – Dow +2.3%, S&P +4.80%, Russell 2000 +4.8% and Nasdaq +6.8%

  • Big tech stocks pushed the indexes higher, with more than half of the S&P 500’s May gains attributed to Nvidia (+26.8%), Apple (+12.9%), Microsoft (+6.8%) and Alphabet (+6.0%)

  • Proportion of S&P 500 stocks trading below the 50-day moving average has fallen from 90% at the beginning of the year to 40%, flagging concentration concerns

  • Nvidia has tripled in value over past year and could soon surpass Apple as second-most valuable company (Reuters)

  • Penny stocks see a boom in trading, raising worries market becoming overheated (FT)

  • Worrisome rebound in US yields casts shadow on stocks at record highs (Reuters)

  • China ETFs see first monthly outflows for first time since Feb-2023 (Bloomberg)

  • OPEC+ agrees to extend all production cuts into 2025 (Bloomberg)

INTERNATIONAL STOCKS

  • Nvidia CEO Huang says company plans to upgrade its AI accelerators every year, highlights next-gen AI platform 'Robin' for 2026 (Bloomberg)

  • Facebook attracting highest number of young adults in three years (Reuters)

  • Dell results unable to meet very elevated market expectations (Bloomberg)

  • MongoDB latest enterprise software name to cut guidance (CNBC)

  • Gap rallies with positive comps across all brands (CNBC)

CENTRAL BANKS

  • Dallas Fed's Logan says rates may not be as restrictive as they would have been before pandemic (Bloomberg)

  • NY Fed's Williams expects inflation to resume declining in H2, rate cut depends on incoming data (Bloomberg)

  • Economists dial back ECB rate cut expectations amid inflation risks according to latest survey (Bloomberg)

  • BOJ panelist says central bank must steadily hike rates to guard against inflation accelerating above 2% target (Reuters)

GEOPOLITICS

  • US slowing AI chip exports to Middle Eastern countries (Bloomberg)

  • TikTok preparing a US copy of the app's core algorithm (Reuters)

ECONOMY

  • US core PCE inflation rose 0.25% month-on-month in April, in-line with expectations  and below prior month’s 0.33% rise (Reuters

  • Eurozone inflation comes in hotter than expected for May (Bloomberg)

  • China manufacturing PMI flips into contraction for first time since Feb (Reuters)

  • Japan industrial production unexpectedly stalls, retail sales beat while jobless rate steady (Reuters)

  • Tokyo core inflation accelerates amid speculation around timing of next hike (Bloomberg)

  • South Korea industrial output bounces back, retail sales continue to fall (Yonhap)

  • South Korean semi inventories shrink by most since 2014 amid surging global demand (Bloomberg)

Industry ETFs

Mon 03 Jun 24, 8:22am (AEST)

Name Value % Chg
Commodities
Steel 71.3204 +0.58%
Uranium 32.24 +0.53%
Copper Miners 48.19 -0.39%
Lithium & Battery Tech 43.46 -0.57%
Strategic Metals 51.7 -0.65%
Gold Miners 35.3 -0.73%
Silver 27.76 -2.32%
Industrials
Global Jets 20.03 +2.14%
Aerospace & Defense 136.02 +1.67%
Construction 70.77 +0.90%
Agriculture 25.13 -0.75%
Healthcare
Biotechnology 133.88 +0.40%
Name Value % Chg
Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin 27.28 -2.12%
Renewables
Hydrogen 6.68 +0.45%
CleanTech 9.91 -1.20%
Solar 48.28 -1.47%
Technology
Sports Betting/Gaming 16.7483 +1.68%
FinTech 25.22 +0.56%
Cybersecurity 28.1 +0.54%
Cloud Computing 19.5 +0.36%
Electric Vehicles 24.71 +0.24%
Video Games/eSports 64.97 +0.17%
Robotics & AI 30.78 +0.13%
E-commerce 23.63 -
Semiconductor 234.01 -0.81%

ASX TODAY

  • ASX 200 set to open higher after a strong lead in from Wall Street

  • ASX 200 Index changes effective prior to open on 11-Jun – Deep Yellow (add), Silver Lake Resources (removed)

  • Lower yields should see some positive flow for local Real Estate, Utilities sectors

  • Materials-related ETFs performed relatively weak overnight as copper, gold and iron ore prices ticked lower

  • APM Human Services to be acquired by Madison Dearborn at $1.45 (AFR)

  • Northern Star Resources CEO Stuart Tonkin sold 35,000 shares (NST)

  • Vulcan Energy raises 40m euros from three investors – CIMIC, Hancock Prospecting and Victor Smorgon Group (EQS News)

BROKER MOVES

  • Brickworks upgraded to Buy from Hold; target up to $29.50 from $29 (Bell Potter)  

  • Dicker Data upgraded to Neutral from Sell; target cut to $9.85 from $10.50 (Goldman)

  • DroneShield initiated Buy with $1.40 target (Shaw and Partners) 

  • Duratec initiated Buy with $1.50 target (Shaw and Partners)

  • Fisher & Paykel downgraded to Underweight from Neutral; target cut to NZ$23 from NZ$24 (JPMorgan)

  • Ingenia Communities upgraded to Overweight from Neutral; target up to $5.50 from $4.80 (JPMorgan)

  • Reject Shop downgraded to Overweight from Buy; target cut to $5.80 from $6.0 (Jarden)

  • Stanmore Resources initiated Buy with $4.0 target (Citi)

Key Events

Companies trading ex-dividend: 

  • Mon 3 June: Newmont (NEM) – $0.268

  • Tue 4 June: None

  • Wed 5 June: Hancock & Gore (HNG) – $0.01, Infratil (IFT) – $0.017

  • Thu 6 June: None

  • Fri 7  June: None

Other ASX corporate actions today: 

  • Dividends paid: Dicker Data (DDR) – $).11, Embark Early Education (EVO) – $0.015

  • Listing: None

Economic calendar (AEST):

  • 11:45 am: China Manufacturing PMI (May)

  • 12:00 am: US ISM Manufacturing PMI (May)

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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