The ASX 200 is down 18 points (-0.3%) in a dull day of trading so far. Sectors are mostly down. Tech and ASX200 Banks are up 0.1% and 0.2% respectively. Gold losing yesterday’s gains, down 2%. Resources and Energy both down 0.4%, with Defensives also taking a hit.  Info-Tech having another dull day, only up 0.1%, with the All-Tech Index down 0.2%. Banks moving higher with the Big bank Basket up 0.3% to $180.99. BrainChip Holdings (BRN) falling 6.1% after announcing a Capital Call Notice to sell 30m shares. City Chic Collective (CCX) continuing their demise, down 3.4% after broker updates. Consumer Confidence has increased to 87.4 in December, but still remains well below the neutral level.  Australian CPI Numbers tomorrow. US CPI Numbers Thursday night. US results season starts Friday - we're doing a Diary today. Dow Futures are down 64 points, and NASDAQ Futures are down 37 points.

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