A flat day for the ASX 200, closing up 0.0015% with the Afterpay juggernaut the story of the day - closing up 10% after broker upgrades and today's stimulus announcement from Joe Biden.

A flat day for the ASX 200, closing up 0.0015% with the Afterpay juggernaut the story of the day - closing up 10% after broker upgrades and today's stimulus announcement from Joe Biden. The hot IPO from US competitor Affirm also helped legitimise the BNPL concept in that market. Tech and materials were up while industrials, healthcare, financials and energy took a hit. Our top three VODs today are:

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