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5 shares you need to watch on Monday

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) appears set to rise around 18 points this morning following another strong session for international markets on Friday.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.37%
  • DAX (Germany): up 1.15%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 1.05%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.88%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.83%

The ASX hit a 10-year high last week, driven in part by the strong performances of shares such as Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG), up 9.6%, Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC), up 7.7%, and Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY), up 9.7%. All three shares could remain in focus today as a result of their strong performances from last week.

On the other hand, companies such as NIB Holdings Limited (ASX: NHF) and Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW) struggled, slipping 3.6% and 3.3% respectively.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Brickworks and NIB Holdings Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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