The Aussie share market is set to open lower, with the futures suggesting a fall of 0.1%.
What to watch today:
- Oil stocks were some of the best performers in the US and the same may occur on the ASX. The oil price rose to US$80 a barrel for the first time since 2014, as oil demand rebounds and supply remains low. The oil price has gained 60% this year and the market expects tight supply to remain for 6 months.
- The iron ore price rose 5.4% to US$123.30 in China. This helped BHP in New York rise over 1%. Expect iron ore stocks like BHP (ASX:BHP), Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) and Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) to follow.
- Travel, tourism and food and beverage stocks are on watch ahead of NSW reopening its economy. Keep your eye on Australia’s biggest pub owner Charter Hall (ASX:CLW), as well as travel stocks that will likely see increased bookings.
- In economic news, employment data will be released on Thursday for September.
- Companies going ex-dividend today include Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI). RECHARGE FPO (ASX:REC) is due to list today.
- Bell Potter reiterated its BUY rating on Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN), however slashed its price targe to $54.25 (previously $61.85), accounting for the drop in iron ore prices.
- Bullish charting signals have been seen in Vimy Resources (ASX:VMY), Westgold Resources (ASX:WGX) and Calix (ASX:CXL) according to Trading Central.