THAT'S THE CASE - AFTER A STRONG RALLY YESTERDAY

ITS THE FINAL TRADING DAY OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR...

THE MARKET IS UP 17-POINT-4 PER CENT SINCE THE END OF JUNE LAST YEAR.

RIGHT NOW THE ALL ORDINARIES INDEX IS DOWN

THE ASX 200 INDEX IS

STOCKS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE EXTENDED THEIR GAINS INTO A THIRD DAY,

AFTER FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIAL EASED CONCERNS ABOUT HOW SOON THE CENTRAL BANK MAY START REDUCING ITS STIMULUS PROGRAM.

THOSE REMARKS HELPED PUSH THE DOW UP THREE QUARTERS OF A PER CENT

THE S AND P 500 HAS GAINED 10 POINTS

A SURPRISE FALL IN GERMANY'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS BOOSTED MARKETS THROUGHOUT EUROPE.

SPOT GOLD'S SLUMPED BELOW 12-HUNDERD U-S DOLLARS AN OUNCE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY THREE YEARS...EDGING UP NOW.

WEST TEXAS CRUDE IHAS JUMPED

THE AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR'S GIVEN BACK MUCH OF YESTERDAY'S GAINS STEADY AT 92-POINT-8 U-S CENTS.

 

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