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ASX set to slide lower as Wall Street fades; iron ore surges

Stocks closed broadly lower after a day of choppy trading on Wall Street on Monday (US time) as investors prepare for a busy week of corporate earnings and inflation updates.

The major indexes made early gains, but slowly fizzled as the day progressed. The S&P 500 fell 30.15 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 4,361.19. The benchmark index gained as much as 0.6 per cent in the early going.

Wall Street made a bright start to the session but lost steam in the afternoon.Credit:AP

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 250.19 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 34,496.06

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