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Over the week the ASX200 gained 1%, with the tech sector in the lead, up 5% week-to-date. On Friday the market gained 1.15%, with most sectors in the green. Only energy and real estate stocks finished lower.
The standout stock on Friday was Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN), jumping 19%.The company received a new set of exploration approvals to expand its existing WA nickel projects. Following this, Bell Potter retained their Speculative Buy rating on CHN with a $12.02 price target. At its current share price of $6.81, this implies 76.5% share price growth in a year. Following CHN on the leaderboard were tech stocks, recovering from prior losses. These included family app Life360 (ASX:360), battery materials and tech company NOVONIX (ASX:NVX) and Afterpay’s parent company Block (ASX:SQ2). Meanwhile Nufarm (ASX:NUF) and Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) declined the most.
In US equities, the Dow fell for the 8th straight week amid a broader market sell-off. The Dow and the S&P500 both closed flat, while the Nasdaq saw its 7th negative week in a row for the first time since March 2001 and also saw its lowest intraday level since November 2020 on Friday.
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