The local share market climbed higher today, keeping it comfortably above the 5700-point mark.
Here’s a quick recap:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.3% to 5720 points
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.3% to 5773 points
- AUD/USD at US 79.78 cents
- Iron Ore at US$68.73 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
- Gold at US$1,268.10 an ounce
- Brent oil at US$52.40 a barrel
The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price was the top performer from the ASX 200 cohort today, rising 5.9% to $5.74.
The JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) share price also rose 1.9%, while Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) jumped 3.4%.
Indeed, a number of the market’s gold miners rose today after the gold price jumped over the weekend. Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) rose 2.1% and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) lifted 0.7%. Beadell Resources Ltd (ASX: BDR) was the exception, sliding 5.1% after releasing its June 2017 quarterly report.
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