The global ‘Trump rally’ faltered overnight as investors once again began questioning what a Donald Trump presidency will actually entail. The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is set to follow their lead with the Sydney Futures Exchange pointing to a slight decline at the opening bell.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 1.21%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.15%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.28%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 1.17%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.81%

Iron ore miners BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP), Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) soared on Thursday as the iron ore price rocketed towards US$71 a tonne.

The group could benefit again today with the resource climbing another 4.4% to US$74.12 a tonne, according to The Metal Bulletin.

Gold, on the other hand, continued to decline which could weigh further on EVOLUTION FPO (ASX: EVN), St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) and Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL), amongst others.

One of the market’s best performing shares during yesterday’s relief rally was Aconex Ltd (ASX: ACX), which will likely attract more attention today.

QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) and Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) rocketed higher as well, likely in anticipation of higher US interest rates, and could thus remain in focus.

Investors will also pay attention to some of the market’s higher-yielding dividend stocks, including Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) and Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD). The pair fell sharply yesterday on talk of higher interest rates.

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