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Money S&P/ASX200 dips below 6,000 points

08:56  14 november  2017
08:56  14 november  2017 Source:   msn.com

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The S & P / ASX 200 index is a market-capitalization weighted and float-adjusted stock market index of stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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Pedestrians reflected in a window at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney.© AAP Image/Joel Carrett Pedestrians reflected in a window at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney. A weak start to trading has sent the share market's leading index back below the 6,000-point level it broke last week.

Despite a positive lead from Wall Street, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 0.7 per cent at 5,979.1 points at 1030 AEDT, as mining and energy stocks lost ground.

The S&P/ASX200 has been trading above 6,000 points since breaking through the barrier on November 7, the first time it had done so since 2008.

CMC Markets chief market analyst Ric Spooner said it was a real possibility the market could remain below 6,000 points for the remainder of the session.

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  Maybe the ASX hitting 6000 shouldn't matter, but the market just showed that it does The benchmark ASX2000 popped through 6000 points this morning. Then promptly fell again.Then promptly fell again.

S & P / ASX 200 dips below 6 , 000 points . The share market' s ASX 200 index has fallen back below 6 , 000 points as mining and energy stocks lose ground.Despite a positive lead from Wall Street, the benchmark S & P / ASX 200 index was down 0.7 per cent at 5,979.1 points at 1030 AEDT, as mining

ASX 200 constituent data includes GICS Sectors, market cap and index weighting. The index is comprised of the 200 largest ASX listed stocks and acts as the benchmark for Australian equity performance. Companies range in size from ~0 million to over 0 billion and together account

"As things currently stand I think that is on the cards," he said.

"Right now there is quite a significant downward momentum in the market."

Energy stocks were a key area of weakness, despite oil prices holding steady overnight.

Maybe the ASX hitting 6000 shouldn't matter, but the market just showed that it does

  Maybe the ASX hitting 6000 shouldn't matter, but the market just showed that it does The benchmark ASX2000 popped through 6000 points this morning. Then promptly fell again.Then promptly fell again.

S & P / ASX 200 Index (AXJO). Neutral. Bulls. The S & P / ASX 200 index rose 0.05 per cent to 6 ,247.3 at the close of trade, having risen as much as 0.5 per cent earlier in the session.

The S & P / ASX 200 is recognized as the institutional investable benchmark in Australia. Index constituents are drawn from eligible companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. The S & P / ASX 200 is designed to measure the performance of the 200 largest index-eligible stocks listed

Woodside Petroleum was down three per cent at $31.28, Santos had retreated 2.2 per cent to $4.48 and Oil Search was 1.8 per cent weaker at $7.29

Miners were also lower, with BHP Billiton down 1.4 per cent at $27.88, Rio Tinto down 1.2 per cent at $72.84 and Fortescue Metals 1.9 per cent weaker at $4.76.

Another major stock, blood products and vaccines giant CSL, was down two per cent at $140.65, while smaller healthcare stocks were mixed.

The banking sector's falls were more modest, with ANZ the worst performer among the big four banks, down 0.8 per cent at $29.29.

Incitec Pivot was one of the best performers, up 5.9 per cent at $3.96, after the fertiliser and explosives maker more than doubed its annual profit.

Computershare was also stronger, up 3.5 per cent at $15.72 after upgrading its forecast for earnings per share in 2017/18.

The Australian dollar is weaker, trading at 76.17 US cents at 1030 AEDT, from 76.61 US cents on Monday.

ON THE ASX:

* The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 42.7 points, or 0.71 per cent, at 5979.1 points at 1030 AEDT.

* The broader All Ordinaries index was down 39.8 points, or 0.65 per cent, at 6,057.4 points.

* The SPI200 futures contract was down 40 points, or 0.66 per cent, at 5,994 points.

* National turnover was 2.1 billion securities traded worth $4.6 billion.

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