Lo­cal mar­ket buffered by oil

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

GEOPO­LIT­I­CAL un­cer­tainty on global mar­kets was again the dom­i­nant fac­tor on Aus­tralia’s bourse, which edged in­side pos­i­tive ter­ri­tory on con­tin­ued strength among oil and en­ergy stocks. The lo­cal mar­ket os­cil­lated in and out of pos­i­tive ter­ri­tory yes­ter­day but the bench­mark S& P/ ASX200 in­dex was nine points, or 0.19 per cent, higher at 4652.4 points by 1615 AEDT. The All Or­di­nar­ies in­dex firmed 8.8 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 4746.5 points. On the ASX24, the June share price in­dex fu­tures con­tract was four points lower at 4,672 points.

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