S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) recovered from intraday lows to finish 5.4 points higher at 6136, helped by late gains from banks and miners.
Information Technology was the strongest sector, rallying by 0.89%, while utilities was the weakest, losing 1.34%.
Best and worst performers
Macquarie (ASX:MQG) improved by close to 1% after the investment bank revealed some management changes and reiterated its short-term outlook provided last month.
Mining stocks holding strong
Investors are looking forward to the detailed employment data, job vacancies and wealth data for Australia which will all be released on Thursday.