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Market wraps 25th May 2020

Morning Bell - Jessica Amir

Aussies shares are eyeing a 1.2% rise at the open going by the futures, despite global equities closing mixed on Friday amid simmering China-U.S tension. 

Two trading ideas for today:

  • Bell Potter upgraded NAB (ASX:NAB) from a hold to a buy with a price target of $17.30, implying 12% yearly growth from its $15.32 close price on Friday. 
  • Australian Finance Group (AFG) issued over 12 million new shares onto the market following a capital raising and looking at Trading Central’s charts it’s showing more bullish signals.

Investors will be watching:

  • Eclipx Group (ASX:ECX)
  • China is seeking to impose a National Security law on Hong Kong, which threatens Hong Kong’s future as a regional financial hub. 
  • US futures are currently trading higher, suggesting a positive open when Wall Street opens. But if China imposes the law and Hong Kong retaliates, keep an eye on your ASX200, GEAR or BEAR holdings.