Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars past 7,000 points; Wall St wavers over US-China trade deal That was despite alukewarm lead from Wall Street after the United States and China signed their long-awaited “phase one” trade agreement. The ASX 200 closed 0.7 per cent higher at 7,041 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 0.6 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) nears 7000 The local sharemarket pushed to fresh record highs on Wednesday, brushing aside a soft lead from Wall Street sparked by renewed concerns towards progress in trade negotiations between the US and China in the months ahead. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 climbed 32.6 points, or 0.5 per cent, to close […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closes at fresh high as US shares resume record run

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closes at fresh high as US shares resume record run

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closes at fresh high as US shares resume record run The ASX 200 closed 0.9 per cent higher at 6,962 points — beating its previous record finish posted on Friday, with broad-based gains across most sectors. Mining stocks rallied into the close, including Rio Tinto (+1.9pc), Fortescue Metals (+1.9pc) and South32 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher after tech giants boost Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher after tech giants boost Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher after tech giants boost Wall Street The Australian sharemarket is set for an upbeat morning after Wall Street hit new highs overnight, buoyed by gains in US technology stocks and optimism that a US-China trade deal is on track to be signed this week. The SPI200 futures contract […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Tougher year tipped for super sector in 2020

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Tougher year tipped for super sector in 2020

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Tougher year tipped for super sector in 2020 Superannuation experts are warning fund members they should not expect the stellar returns of 2019 to continue this year, with increased regulation and more mergers poised to reshape the retirement savings landscape. Many super funds are yet to report their end-of-year results but […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pare losses as Trump reassures after Iran attacks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pare losses as Trump reassures after Iran attacks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pare losses as Trump reassures after Iran attacks Australian shares trimmed losses on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment on the Middle East tensions reassured investors rattled by Iranian missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq earlier in the day. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.1%, or 8.8 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) every sector gaining as weak economic data was seen to boost the odds of a February cash rate cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) every sector gaining as weak economic data was seen to boost the odds of a February cash rate cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) every sector gaining as weak economic data was seen to boost the odds of a February cash rate cut The Australian sharemarket has enjoyed its best day in three weeks, with every sector gaining as weak economic data was seen to boost the odds of a February cash rate cut. The […]

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $SOY, $CORN, $XAU, $CU, $USO This is our 1st What to Watch in the commodities sector, it is an overview of what to expect. The picture mixed, complex picture that emerges. The list covers oil, gold, copper, iron ore, pork and more. The year’s 1st full week of trading could […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) finishes flat as gold and oil soar

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) finishes flat as gold and oil soar

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) finishes flat as gold and oil soar The ASX has bounced back from its early losses to close slightly higher, powered by strong gains by gold miners and oil producers as both commodities moved higher amid tension in the Middle East. The S&P-ASX200 index fell 61.8 points in the first 11 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower as investors, wary of a still further escalation of military activity between Iran and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower as investors, wary of a still further escalation of military activity between Iran and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower as investors, wary of a still further escalation of military activity between Iran and the US Australian shares are set to open lower as investors, wary of a still further escalation of military activity between Iran and the US, dash at least near-term hopes for an extension […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open Australian shares are poised to catch an overseas New Year rally at the open, helped in part by a slide in the local currency. ASX futures were up 48 points or 0.7% to 6672 near 5.50am AEDT. The […]

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

$MSCI, $DAX, $FTSE, $SPY Asian shares kicked off Y 2020 on a strong note Thursday, driven by Chinese markets after Beijing eased monetary policy to support its slowing economy. Investors cheered news that the United States and China will sign a trade pact on 15 January after months of negotiations between the world’s 2 largest […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Share Market Ends Year With Investors Wiping Out $40 Billion in Value

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Share Market Ends Year With Investors Wiping Out $40 Billion in Value

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Share Market Ends Year With Investors Wiping Out $40 Billion in Value While Forex traders were cheering the Australian Dollar’s breakout above the psychological 70 cents level on Tuesday, there was a bloodbath in the Australian stock market as traders swamped the Australian Stock Exchange with sell orders on the final […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to slide on final trading day of year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to slide on final trading day of year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to slide on final trading day of year Australian shares are poised to open lower in the final trading day of the year. ASX futures were down 61 points or 0.9% to 6680 near 7am AEDT. The local currency edged 0.3% higher to top US70¢. Through Monday’s close, the S&P/ASX 200 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to dip after returning from a two-day Christmas break

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to dip after returning from a two-day Christmas break

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to dip after returning from a two-day Christmas break Australian shares are poised to dip after returning from a two-day Christmas break, despite shares on Wall Street touching fresh record highs in overnight trade. ASX futures are down 5 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6710. All three […]

Wall Street rally to buoy Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares

Wall Street rally to buoy Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares

Wall Street rally to buoy Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares Australian shares are tipped to open in the positive ahead of Christmas, buoyed by a rally on international markets. The S&P 500 – the main benchmark in the US – closed on Friday up about 15.8 points or 0.5 per cent, and the Dow Jones […]

Positive jobs data takes shine off Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO)

Positive jobs data takes shine off Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO)

Positive jobs data takes shine off Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) The Australian sharemarket has closed lower after positive November jobs data pared the chances of a February interest rate cut and took the gloss off local equities. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished Thursday 18.3 points lower at 6833.1, while the broader all ordinaries slipped […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flat as financial, mining sectors slip

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flat as financial, mining sectors slip

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flat as financial, mining sectors slip The Australian sharemarket has closed flat for a second straight day, as banks and the mining sector weighed on gains by CSL and the energy sector. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished on Wednesday up 4.1 points to 6851.4, while the broader all ordinaries was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Slip as New U.S. Tariffs Loom

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Slip as New U.S. Tariffs Loom

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Slip as New U.S. Tariffs Loom Australian shares fell early last week, with banking stocks leading losses, as investors waited to see if Washington will proceed with new tariffs on China that could change the course of their months-long trade war. The S&P/ASX 200 index snapped a three-session rally to end […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to historical highs

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to historical highs

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to historical highs The S&P/ASX 200 had its best one-day rally since May, up 1.6 per cent today to 6849.7 points and did get as high at 6866 just before the close.  This falls short of historical highs. The S&P/ASX 200’s highest closing price was 6864 points on November 28, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares to start in positive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares to start in positive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares to start in positive mood Australian shares can expect to get off to a positive start to the week after two major uncertainties that have been undermining the global economy finally are lifted. Heading into the week, phase one of the hotly disputed trade negotiations between the US and China […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops as US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates on hold

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops as US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates on hold

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) drops as US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates on hold The Australian dollar jumped to 68.8 US cents, its highest value in five weeks, due to a weaker greenback following the Fed’s interest rate decision. It also lifted sharply to 52.1 British pence as the latest polls revealed that UK Prime […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound After a couple of very disappointing days of trade, the S&P/ASX 200 index looks set to return to form on Thursday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is expected to jump 59 points or 0.9% at the open. This follows a positive night on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stock index buoyed by US-China trade deal, Brexit hopes

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stock index buoyed by US-China trade deal, Brexit hopes

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stock index buoyed by US-China trade deal, Brexit hopes Australia’s benchmark ASX 200 stock index has tracked higher alongside an upshift in priced-in 2020 Fed policy expectations for over three months. The move echoes similar dynamics across most major risk-on assets, reflecting growing hopes for a US-China trade deal and the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focus on RBA governor Philip Lowe speech

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focus on RBA governor Philip Lowe speech

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focus on RBA governor Philip Lowe speech The Australian share market is expected to open higher after a positive lead from Wall Street at the end of last week. The SPI200 futures contract was up 35.0 points, or 0.52 per cent, at 6,738 at 8am Sydney time, suggesting a bounce […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trading lower in reaction to weaker-than-expected trade balance data from China

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trading lower in reaction to weaker-than-expected trade balance data from China

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trading lower in reaction to weaker-than-expected trade balance data from China The Australian Dollar is trading lower on Monday in reaction to weaker-than-expected trade balance data from China. The Aussie is also being pressured by Friday’s stronger-than-expected U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls and consumer sentiment reports, which should be enough to prevent the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is set for a positive start to the week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is set for a positive start to the week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) is set for a positive start to the week Australia’s share market is set for a positive start to the week, getting a bounce from strong US jobs data. It comes after a rally on Wall Street and European markets in response to stronger than expected American payroll numbers and falling […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounds on trade hopes after brutal two-day sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounds on trade hopes after brutal two-day sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounds on trade hopes after brutal two-day sell-off Australian shares recovered after suffering their largest two-day slide since early August, boosted by a report suggesting a trade deal between the United States and China may still be reached before the next wave of proposed US tariffs begin on December 15. The […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rebound After a couple of very disappointing days of trade, the S&P/ASX 200 index looks set to return to form on Thursday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is expected to jump 59 points or 0.9% at the open. This follows a positive night on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for more heavy losses as Trump says China trade deal can wait

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for more heavy losses as Trump says China trade deal can wait

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for more heavy losses as Trump says China trade deal can wait Global stocks fell broadly after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year and threatened to impose tariffs on French goods. The selling knocked the Dow Jones Industrial Average more […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to sink as Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Brazil and Argentina metal imports

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to sink as Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Brazil and Argentina metal imports

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to sink as Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Brazil and Argentina metal imports ASX futures were down 87 points or 1.3 per cent. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar jumped to 68.2 US cents, up about half a cent since early-Monday. This was due to some upbeat economic data from Beijing […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) traders prepare for what promises to be a high impact two-to-three weeks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) traders prepare for what promises to be a high impact two-to-three weeks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) traders prepare for what promises to be a high impact two-to-three weeks A quiet end to last week as the Thanksgiving holiday disrupted markets, setting up the ASX for a soft start this morning. At 7.15am AEDT, futures are pointing to a gain of 5 points at the open. Stocks fall […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reaches highest point ever despite Westpac scandal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reaches highest point ever despite Westpac scandal

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reaches highest point ever despite Westpac scandal The Australian share market has lifted to its highest ever point despite one of the country’s biggest institutions being embroiled in controversy. Scandal-plagued Westpac is the nation’s second largest bank in a sector that dominates the equities market, but this hasn’t restricted the indices […]

Australia’s first underwater hotel to open on Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s first underwater hotel to open on Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s first underwater hotel is set to open on the Great Barrier Reef in the coming days, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in one of the world’s most spectacular natural environments. Situated about 40 nautical miles off Airlie Beach at Hardy Reef’s reconstructed pontoon that was badly damaged by Cyclone Debbi in 2017, the 10 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars to record closing high as more RBA easing eyed

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars to record closing high as more RBA easing eyed

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) soars to record closing high as more RBA easing eyed Australian shares surged to a record closing high on Wednesday, supported by growing speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut official interest rates and launch quantitative easing (QE) next year. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 jumped 63.1 points, or 0.9 per […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) moves higher on energy sector surge

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) moves higher on energy sector surge

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) moves higher on energy sector surge The Australian sharemarket has closed higher for a third day, with gains across every sector except consumer discretionary shares. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished on Tuesday up 56.1 points to 6787.5, while the broader all ordinaries was up 54.2 points to 6889.8. “There’s plenty […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) edges higher as iron-ore strength steels miners

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) edges higher as iron-ore strength steels miners

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) edges higher as iron-ore strength steels miners A rise in iron ore spot prices pushed up shares in Australia’s major iron ore producers on Monday and helped underpin a 0.3 per cent lift in the S&P/ASX 200 index to 6731.4. The steel ingredient is at four-week highs of $US84.50 per tonne […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are set to react cautiously to any positive trade deal news

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are set to react cautiously to any positive trade deal news

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are set to react cautiously to any positive trade deal news Investors are set to react cautiously to any positive trade deal news this week, with a phase one US-China trade pact before the end of the year looking increasingly unlikely. Despite positive comments from both Beijing and Washington last […]

More losses for Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) as trade hopes dim

More losses for Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) as trade hopes dim

More losses for Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) as trade hopes dim The Australian share market slumped for a second day, with losses across the board as passage of a US-China trade deal appears less and less likely anytime soon. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index on Thursday closed down 49.5 points to 6672.9, while the broader […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Westpac Banking Corp weighing heavily on the heavyweight financials sector after regulators accused the bank of serious breaches of anti-money laundering rules

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Westpac Banking Corp weighing heavily on the heavyweight financials sector after regulators accused the bank of serious breaches of anti-money laundering rules

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Westpac Banking Corp weighing heavily on the heavyweight financials sector after regulators accused the bank of serious breaches of anti-money laundering rules Australian shares fell on Wednesday, with second-biggest lender Westpac Banking Corp weighing heavily on the heavyweight financials sector after regulators accused the bank of serious breaches of anti-money laundering […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open little changed, reflecting a pause in the rally that lifted US stocks to record highs

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open little changed, reflecting a pause in the rally that lifted US stocks to record highs

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open little changed, reflecting a pause in the rally that lifted US stocks to record highs Australian shares are poised to open little changed, reflecting a pause in the rally that lifted US stocks to record highs last week. ASX futures were down 2 points to 6773 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a mixed start to the trading week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a mixed start to the trading week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a mixed start to the trading week S&P/ASX200 Index futures are down 3 points, suggesting a mixed start to the trading week. However, rising hopes of a US-China trade deal after a “constructive” weekend phone call between negotiators may fuel the momentum in blue chip stocks that has propelled […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise The S&P/ASX 200 index returned to form on Thursday and pushed notably higher. The benchmark index finished the day 1% higher at 6,726.6 points. Will the local share market be able to build on this on Friday? Here are five things to watch: ASX 200 expected to rise.    […]

A damaging industry scandal has forced NAB and Australia’s other major banks to allocate billions of dollars to repay customers for unfair fees and dodgy financial advice

A damaging industry scandal has forced NAB and Australia’s other major banks to allocate billions of dollars to repay customers for unfair fees and dodgy financial advice

National Australia Bank announced Thursday that its profits fell more than 13 percent in 2019, the latest in a string of poor results for the country’s banks as they address years of rampant malpractice. A damaging industry scandal has forced NAB and Australia’s other major banks to allocate billions of dollars to repay customers for […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flirting with confirming bullish break out pattern

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flirting with confirming bullish break out pattern

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) flirting with confirming bullish break out pattern Positioning in Australia’s benchmark ASX 200 stock index is similarly eye-catching. Prices are hovering within a hair of what could be the top a Symmetrical Triangle pattern. If confirmed on a daily close above the 6775.60, the setup would carry bullish continuation implications. Initial […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trading Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trading Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Trading Higher Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals & Mining, Materials and Resources sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.27%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:NWH), which […]

Strong US lead to see Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) open high today

Strong US lead to see Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) open high today

Strong US lead to see Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) open high today The interest today will turn to local retail sales data today, as traders prepare for tomorrow’s RBA meeting. And on a global front, though it’s unlikely to be anywhere near as significant as last week, traders will be positioning for another busy week […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Lower Dragged lower by weakness in banking stocks, Australian shares recorded their first back to back decline in two weeks on Thursday. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index slid 26.1 points, or 0.4 per cent, to close at 6663.4, bucking the positive lead provided by Wall Street after the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economic data events combined to knock the local market lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economic data events combined to knock the local market lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economic data events combined to knock the local market lower The longest rally in Australian shares in over two years came to abrupt end on Wednesday as reduced rate cut bets from the RBA, uncertainty over progress in US-China trade negations and caution ahead of several key central bank and economic […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to an early bounce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to an early bounce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to an early bounce The Australian share market has given up nearly all of its early gains, just barely extending its winning streak to six days ahead of busy week for economic data. After being up by as many as 27 points in the morning, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Rise at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Rise at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Rise at Open Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 6,620.49. The projected upper bound is: 6,836.20. The projected lower bound is: 6,562.42. The projected closing price is: 6,699.31. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has finished flat following a sluggish day amid more uncertainty over Brexit negotiations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has finished flat following a sluggish day amid more uncertainty over Brexit negotiations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has finished flat following a sluggish day amid more uncertainty over Brexit negotiations The Australian sharemarket has finished flat following a sluggish day amid more uncertainty over Brexit negotiations. The S&P-ASX 200 index finished Wednesday up 0.9 points to 6673.1, while the all ordinaries was down 0.4 points to 6778.2. With […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Off Headlines Asia shares slip on BREXIT snag Crude Oil prices fell after data showed US stocks rose more than expected last week. Gold holds steady, as technical buying gives support Gold: Gold prices were largely unchanged Wednesday, as investors awaited more clarity on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks are tipped to make a steady start after a mixed night on Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks are tipped to make a steady start after a mixed night on Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks are tipped to make a steady start after a mixed night on Wall Street Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials, Metals & Mining and Resources sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.30%. The best performers […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staggers out of red as Treasury Wine weighs on market

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staggers out of red as Treasury Wine weighs on market

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staggers out of red as Treasury Wine weighs on market Michael Clarke’s surprise decision to resign as chief executive of Treasury Wine had a powerful impact on the broader Australian stock market on Monday as investors just barely pushed the benchmark index into positive territory. The news from Treasury sparked a 12 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to dip slightly with a big week for US corporate earnings and global economic data ahead

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to dip slightly with a big week for US corporate earnings and global economic data ahead

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to dip slightly with a big week for US corporate earnings and global economic data ahead Australian shares are set to dip slightly with a big week for US corporate earnings and global economic data ahead. Investors are in for another busy week of corporate earnings, including McDonald’s on Tuesday, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data Australian shares are expected to open slightly lower on Friday, as investors will likely exercise caution ahead of growth data from the country’s biggest trade partner, China. Mining heavyweights such as BHP Group and Rio Tinto are likely to be pressured due […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bullish as big banks all made strong gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bullish as big banks all made strong gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bullish as big banks all made strong gains The S&P/ASX 200 enjoyed a bullish session that saw the index gain 84.5 points to rise 1.3 per cent to a two-week high of 6736.5. Volumes were high at 609 million and the session ended with just 29 companies in the red. The most points […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher despite stocks of media companies and retailers taking a hit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher despite stocks of media companies and retailers taking a hit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher despite stocks of media companies and retailers taking a hit The Australian share market has finished a touch higher despite stocks of media companies and retailers taking a hit amid reports their businesses are suffering. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Tuesday up 9.4 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 6,652 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war The Australian share market has closed higher for a third day, playing catch-up after the US and China struck a truce on tariffs after Friday’s close. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rallied hard at the open but then gave up half of its gains later […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US Australian shares are set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US triggered a rally in markets. The preliminary, partial deal was the biggest step toward resolving a […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Wild day ends flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Wild day ends flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Wild day ends flat Australian shares endured a wild ride on Thursday, gyrating throughout the session as a swathe of conflicting headlines relating to trade talks between the United States and China saw sentiment change in the blink of an eye. After three trips into negative territory and two ventures into […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher Australian shares are set to open higher on renewed optimism for the pending high-level trade talks in Washington between the US and China. ASX futures were up 46 points or 0.7% to 6560 near 6am AEDT. The currency was little changed. China was still open to agreeing […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) waiting to see what will come out of two days of trade talks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) waiting to see what will come out of two days of trade talks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) waiting to see what will come out of two days of trade talks The Australian sharemarket has closed higher for a third day ahead of another round of US-China trade talks. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished Tuesday up 29.8 points to 6593.4, while the all ordinaries was up 27 points to […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tech sector leads to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tech sector leads to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tech sector leads to rise The Australian share market has posted gains across the board after jobs figures from the US reassured traders that the world’s largest economy wasn’t on the brink of recession after all. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed Monday up 46.5 points, or 0.71 per cent, to 6,563.6 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) brutal change in sentiment, triggered by an outsized wobble on US and European markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) brutal change in sentiment, triggered by an outsized wobble on US and European markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) brutal change in sentiment, triggered by an outsized wobble on US and European markets The 3 per cent fall on the ASX200 over the week — the sharpest retreat in almost a year — was a fairly abrupt and brutal change in sentiment, triggered by an outsized wobble on US and European markets. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares tumbled due to rising fears of a global recession

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares tumbled due to rising fears of a global recession

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares tumbled due to rising fears of a global recession Australian shares have closed sharply lower, posting their worst fall since August, due to rising fears of a global recession. The ASX 200 dropped 2.2 per cent to end at 6,493 points on Thursday — a slight recovery compared to its […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for heavy falls

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for heavy falls

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for heavy falls The S&P 500 and Dow suffered their worst tumbles in over a month on Tuesday after data showed US factory activity shrank in September to its weakest in over a decade, ratcheting up fears that the US-China trade war is hobbling the world’s largest economy. The slide […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices recover after output from US, Russia, OPEC fall Asian shares firm as investors stay hopeful on US-China disputes Gold fell to a 2 month low on the back of a strong Buck, last trading at $1,468.50 oz. Gold: […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bank stocks has shares looking expensive ahead of another potential interest-rate cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bank stocks has shares looking expensive ahead of another potential interest-rate cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bank stocks has shares looking expensive ahead of another potential interest-rate cut A massive rally by Australia’s bank stocks has shares looking expensive ahead of another potential interest-rate cut by the nation’s central bank. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index has gained nearly 17% this year, driving its forward price-to-earnings ratio to the highest […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Little Changed, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Headlines Asian shares mostly flat to unchanged Major currencies were little changed in early trade Crude Oil shares fall on potential limit on China investments Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease Gold: Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) looks set to be an eventful week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) looks set to be an eventful week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) looks set to be an eventful week Monday. On Monday Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF) shares will be on watch when it releases its full year results. A weak result is expected from the agricultural chemicals company, so all eyes will be on its guidance for FY 2020. The market is currently expecting a 19% […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down driven by large falls in utility, communications, energy and healthcare stocks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down driven by large falls in utility, communications, energy and healthcare stocks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down driven by large falls in utility, communications, energy and healthcare stocks Third day of losses driven by large falls in utility, communications, energy and healthcare stocks, Australian shares declined for a third consecutive session on Thursday, ignoring a strong lead from Wall Street sparked by renewed optimism over the prospects […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to rise On Wednesday the S&P/ASX 200 index came under pressure and tumbled lower due to a combination of trade war and impeachment concerns. The index finished the day 0.6% lower at 6,710.2 points. Will the local share market be able to bounce back from this on Thursday? Here are […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian stocks rattled, seeing Trump impeachment bid raises new risks Gold steady as President Trump’s impeachment inquiry stokes risk-off mood Crude Oil futures declined on concerns of political uncertainty and US-China trade Gold:  Gold prices were trading steady Wednesday, just below a nearly 3-wk high hit […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade All the big banks rose, with ANZ up 1.3 per cent to $28.28, Westpac up 0.4 per cent to $29.92, NAB up 0.6 per cent to also close at $29.92, and Commonwealth up 0.1 per cent to $82.10. In the materials […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil falls as focus shifts from Saudi supply to global demand concerns Global stocks up on trade hopes, growth fears temper gains Gold steady below 2-week peak but trade talk hopes weigh Gold: Gold prices are steady Tuesday, having risen to a more than […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) weakness beyond 6815 would suggest a larger correction is underway

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) weakness beyond 6815 would suggest a larger correction is underway

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) weakness beyond 6815 would suggest a larger correction is underway The Australian Dollar is down nearly 2% off the monthly highs against the US Dollar with the decline testing the first major daily support zone early in the week. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the AUD/USD charts. In my last Australian Dollar […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil gains more than 1% on Saudi supply doubt China, Hong Kong stocks fall on US-China trade deal uncertainty Gold prices edge lower, as Palladium marks record high Gold: Gold prices lowed Monday, as equities gained after the US Trade Representative described last week’s US-China […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Slides after Mixed Jobs Report

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Slides after Mixed Jobs Report

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Slides after Mixed Jobs Report AUD/USD recorded sharp losses last week, with a decline of 1.7%. It was the Aussie’s worst week since mid-July. There are only two events in the upcoming week. Here is an outlook at the highlights and an updated technical analysis for AUD/USD. The Australian dollar continued to post […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA Governor Lowe Signal in Focus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA Governor Lowe Signal in Focus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA Governor Lowe Signal in Focus Bullish momentum continues for the ASX 200, which records a 4th consecutive weekly gain. Subsequently, the index is now testing the 6760-70 resistance zone, which has curbed futures upside for now. Eyes will be on RBA Governor Lowe, which may be key in breaking topside resistance […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines US-Chinese trade deputies face-off in Washington Asia’s economic hopes support shares Crude Oil edges up on Mideast tensions Gold up as softer USD and Gulf tensions support Gold: Gold prices up Friday and were headed for their 1st weekly gainer in 4-5, supported by a softer […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates The Australian share market has had its best day in two weeks, with most sectors posting gains after the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed Thursday up 35.9 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 6,717.5 points. The […]

Australia Will Suffer as Governments Ignore Farmers

Australia Will Suffer as Governments Ignore Farmers

An unprecedented water shortage in drought-stricken eastern Australia is driving home the brutal realities of ignoring farmers needs is threatening the much-mythologised Outback way of life. From sunny Queensland all the way to Sydney, more than a dozen small towns are facing their own “Day Zero” within months, a water crisis reminiscent of the taps […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Gold flat to little changed after Fed outlook disappoints Asian shares lower on guarded Fed Crude Oil prices settle after turbulent week, Saudi reassures on output Gold: Gold prices were little changed Thursday after declining up to 1% in Wednesday, as lack of clarity on the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed on Wednesday down 13.7 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,681.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 10.5 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 6,791.2 points. Shayne Heffernan, Founder and CEO of Heffx […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up Headlines USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288. Crude Oil jitters ease Gold prices steady in cautious mood China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting Australian shares were subdued on Tuesday, as markets trod cautiously in the wake of heightened tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting this week. The S&P/ASX 200 index declined 0.1% or 8.2 points to […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses”

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses”

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses” The Australian share market has finished marginally higher as gains by oil companies and goldminers outweighed declines elsewhere in the wake of a drone attack on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed on Monday up 4.3 […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Spikes, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil spikes after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares President Trump said the US is “locked & loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil production facilities Gold rallies as […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate Investors reacted positively Thursday to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rates and engage in a new round of bond-buying as well as overtures between the U.S. and China ahead of the next round of trade […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Bears ease grip on most Asian currencies as trade worries fade Asian stocks at 6-wk highs as trade dispute gloom lifts before ECB meet Crude Oil gains on hopes for US-China trade dispute thaw Gold slips as trade […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated Looking at the past six months of FX movements (Fig. 1), the Australian dollar has acted as the most accurate proxy for China-related sentiment (especially on trade tensions), as demonstrated by the highest correlation with the Chinese yuan. The reasons for this relationship […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing Australian shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing well, as one strategist suggested concerns about a global economic downturn were  “overblown.” The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 23 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6638, […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices up after bigger-than-expected fall in Us stockpiles Rising bond yields support value stocks ahead of central bank meetings Gold prices snap 4-day losing streak and focus on ECB meet USD steady as traders await Thursday’s […]

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