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03 October 2019 06:51 AM
Overseas Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Dow Jones Industrial Average26,07926,573-494.00-1.86-0.15
S&P 5002,8882,940-53.00-1.79-0.64
FTSE 100 Index7,1237,360-238.00-3.23-2.00
DAX 3011,9250-339.00-2.760.12
CAC 40 Index5,4235,598-175.00-3.12-0.79
Nikkei 225 (Japan)21,77921,885-107.00-0.495.59
SSE Composite Index2,9052,932-27.00-0.920.66
S&P/TSX Composite Index16,31116,448-137.00-0.83-0.54
NZ 5010,83810,952-114.00-1.04-1.06
US Volatility (Vix)21
Overseas Market Report

US sharemarkets fell on Wednesday. Investors fretted about the health of the global economy. Fears of a widening trade war also weighed on investor sentiment. And shares in Ford fell by 3.3% after data showed a 5% fall in US auto sales in September. After being down 600 points in early afternoon trade, the Dow Jones closed lower by 494 points or 1.9%. The S&P500 index fell by 1.8% and the Nasdaq lost 123 points or 1.6%. 

Global oil prices fell by around 2% on Wednesday. US crude oil inventories rose by 3.1 million barrels last week, ahead of expectations for a gain of 1.6m barrels. Soft US economic data and weaker equities markets also weighed on sentiment in energy markets. The Brent crude price fell by US$1.20 or 2.0% to US$57.69 a barrel. And the US Nymex price fell by US98 cents or 1.8% to US$52.64 a barrel. 

Base metal prices were generally firmer on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday with tin doing best, up by 1.9%. But aluminium lost 2.1% with copper down 0.2%. 

The gold futures price rose by US$18.90 an ounce or 1.3% to US$1,507.90 an ounce. The spot gold price was trading near US$1,498 an ounce in late US trade. Iron ore was unchanged at US$93.90 a tonne.

PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Oil Brent57.6958.89-1.20-2.04-1.65
Oil - West Texas crude52.5552.64-0.09-0.17-2.58
Gold Spot $/OZ1,500.001,499.000.600.04-3.04
Silver Spot $/OZ17.6017.600.000.12-8.73
Iron Ore92.1092.80-0.60-0.684.85
Thermal Coal Newcastle66.2067.40-1.20-1.711.84
APAC Hard Coking Coal FOB152.00152.000.000.00-2.56
Aluminium ($US/t)1,6861,722-36.00-2.08-2.02
Copper Mar-18 ($US/lb)2.572.570.000.002.31
Lead ($US/t)2,0922,0866.000.263.98
Nickel ($US/t)17,64017,434206.001.18-2.64
Zinc ($US/t)2,3542,33419.000.814.21
Tin ($US/t)16,53516,228307.001.89-1.65
Uranium ($US/lb)25.0025.
Australian Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
ASX All Ords6,7536,853-100.00-1.461.19
S&P/ASX 2006,6406,743-103.00-1.531.01
ASX 24 Futures6,493
Australian Market Report

Wednesday 2 October 2019 - close. A major sell-off in global shares has battered the Australian share market, wiping out $35 billion in value, following fears the once-mighty United States economy is slowing. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday down 102.9 points, or 1.53 per cent, to 6,639.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries tumbled 99.7 points, or 1.45 per cent, to 6,753.3 points.

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Cassini Resources Ltd (CZI.ASX, 8.4cps, m.cap A$34.9m with 415.5m SOI, Cash cA$8.1m, Base Metals Explorer)

  • CZI have announced further results of RC drilling at Cassini’s 100%-owned Mount Squires Project in the Musgrave Province of Western Australia. 
  • Drilling at the Handpump prospect continues to extend shallow gold mineralisation
  • Assays have been received for the next 3 holes from recently completed 10 RC hole program, with significant intercepts including 27m @ 1.00g/t Au from 31m (incl. 3m @ 2.59g/t Au) – assays are pending for 4 holes.
  • Recent drilling results support the current geological interpretation. Mineralisation is hosted within a hydrothermal breccia at the stratiform contact of a rhyolite and overlying (predominantly barren) volcaniclastic unit. Mineralised lodes, defined by a 0.1g/t Au halo, strike E-W to ESE-WNW and are near vertical to steeply south dipping. Mineralisation is potentially controlled by the intersection of NW-SE and SW-NE trending structures. Surface rock chip sampling of the hydrothermal breccia (Figure 3) and extrapolation of recent and historical drill results indicates a potential mineralised strike of at least 600m which remains open down plunge.
  • Recently completed airborne magnetic survey has been processed and is being interpreted to generate additional targets – follow-up drilling is expected
  • Please contact your adviser or the desk on +61 8 6319 7806 should you wish to discuss further.

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