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ASX 200 futures are currently trading at 5331-higher by 1.76% as compared to the previous closing. The contract closed in the negative territory in the last trading session.
In the Cash Markets, the ASX 200 added 1.41% today to close at 5,319.80. The index advanced today due to gains in industrial and healthcare shares.
The ASX 200 is now down about 26% from its record high hit in February.
Index component Afterpay rose more than 23% today after revealing Chinese Tencent Holdings as a shareholder. Stocks of buy-now-pay-later firm hit an all-time high of $41.14 in February.
The news lifted the subindex for industrial shares, which gained 1.5%.
The Australian Healthcare index advanced more than 2% on Monday. Cochlear Ltd and CSL Ltd advanced 1.41% and 2.89% respectively today.
A weaker local currency also supported healthcare stocks on Monday.
The Gold index surged more than 6% today. Newcrest Mining climbed 6.56% on Monday. Domestic gold miners which earn revenues from exports also outperformed today due to a weaker Australian dollar.
Financial shares which have high weightage in the index closed higher on Monday. Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank rose 1.77% and 1.98% respectively today.
Other top gainers in the index include- QUBE Holdings Ltd (surged 17.70%), Gold Road Resources Ltd (rose 8.16%), and Regis Resources Ltd (advanced 6.59%).
On the economic front, Australia’s Building Permits (MoM) for March released earlier today came in at -4%. Building Permits were better-than-the consensus estimates of a fall of 15%.
On the technical front, the RSI is currently at 50.04% and suggests that the market can move in the upward direction. The current price is below the MA5. The current price is below the middle line of the Bollinger bands but is heading upwards.
Overall Bias is Positive and Short-term trades can be initiated with below mentioned Stop Loss and Profit target.
Trade Suggestion-Limit Buy At 5325 Take Profit At 5395 Stop Loss At 5300