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Market wraps 17th June 2020

Morning Bell - Jessica Amir

The Aussie futures are suggesting a 0.5% gain at the open following yesterday’s gain of 3.9%, the best daily gain in 10 weeks. 

U.S. Retail sales skyrocketed 17.5%, 10% more than expected in May. Plus, U.S. President Trump is tipped to be drafting up a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for roads, rail and 5G, which will create jobs for the economy as well. 

In Europe, a drug called dexamethasone has been discovered that drastically reduces the death rate of gravely ill COVID-19 patients.

Investors will be watching New Home Sales data for May, BHP (ASX:BHP) and CSL (ASX:CSL).

Local trading ideas:

  • Macquarie (ASX:MQG) has been reiterated as a buy by Bell Potter with a price target of $135, implying a 19% share price growth.
  • AMA (ASX:AMA) was reiterated as a UBS buy given increased traffic on the roads.
  • UBS has reiterated Viva Energy (ASX:VEA) as a buy, increasing its price target to $2.30 following its gain yesterday of 16%.