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 […]

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 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are set to ease with a cautious start to the week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are set to ease with a cautious start to the week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are set to ease with a cautious start to the week Australian shares are set to ease with a cautious start to the week as the US central bank’s pending policy decision is awaited. ASX futures were down 7 points or 0.1% to 6667. The local currency edged 0.2% higher. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off The local share market started the week with a minor lift of 0.01 per cent or 1 point, after rising for three straight weeks as at Friday. We saw several stocks hit all-time highs on Friday and set new ones today, including Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) Qube (ASX:QUB) and Aventus (ASX:AVN) which all set new […]

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

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

The Australian share market looks set to start the week on a subdued note. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is poised to open the day 5 points or 0.1% lower this morning. On Wall Street the Dow Jones rose 0.15% higher, the S&P 500 index rose 0.05%, and the Nasdaq […]

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

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

The Australian share market looks set to end the week with a bang after Chinese officials said they don’t want to escalate the trade war. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is poised to open the day 47 points or 0.7% higher this morning. On Wall Street the Dow Jones raced […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine The Australian share market has climbed modestly for a second day, buoyed by the tech sector, while the Aussie dollar has hit a 10-year low against its US counterpart. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday up 29.4 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 6,500.6 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers The Australian share market has given up most of its gains from Tuesday, as markets around the world turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday down 61.7 points, or 0.94 per cent, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board The Australian share market has enjoyed strong gains for a second straight day, with every sector advancing. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Tuesday up 77.6 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 6,545 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 76.9 points, or […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue The Australian share market has rallied to recoup some of last week’s stinging losses as global recession fears ease. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Monday up 61.9 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 6,467.4 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 64.6 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher Following that positive global lead, ASX 200 futures jumped 41 points, or 0.6%, on Friday night pointing to a positive start to trade for the ASX later this morning. Eurozone shares and the US S&P 500 both jumped 1.4% on Friday on the back of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months The benchmark ASX 200 index closed 2.9 per cent lower at 6,408, a stunning retreat from its record high reached on July 30. It was the worst one-day fall for the benchmark […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points Wall Street stumbled on Wednesday as investors fled equities for safe-haven assets, seeking shelter amid gathering signs that a recession could be on the horizon. All three major US indexes were sharply lower as short- and long-dated Treasury yields inverted for the first time […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open Shares in New York surged, paced by Apple, as the US said it would delay imposing tariffs on some Chinese products. That bolstered risk sentiment and puts the ASX on track for a strong open. ASX futures were up 32 points or 0.5% to 6524 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher A surprise jump in BHP and banking shares during the 4pm settlement has sent the S&P/ASX 200 from being in the red at 6578 points on the closing bell to being 6 points higher at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood ASX futures were down 22 points or 0.3% to 6499. The local currency slipped 0.2 per cent. On Wall Street, the Dow dipped 0.3 per cent, the S&P 500 slid 0.7 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations The Australian share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 48.6 points, or 0.75 per […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off Australian shares are set to open higher as markets steadied to recover losses after a massive sell-off. SPI futures were up 11 points to 6401 at 3.42am AEST. By 5.50am they were up 48 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 6438. The Australian […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity? The answer is probably both! I believe the market is primed for a sell-off after staging big gains in 2019 and a correction is healthy. Stocks will bounce back as central banks will rush to pump their respective economies with cheap and accessible credit. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war Australian shares are set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war. The RBA meets today but markets don’t expect […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade The Aussie dollar has sunk to its lowest level against its US counterpart in a decade, and the Australian sharemarket has also finished lower, after the US Federal Reserve said its interest rate cut is unlikely to be the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector The Australian sharemarket has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished down 32.5 points to 6,812.6 points on Wednesday, while the all ordinaries closed down 31.6 points […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits new all-time high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits new all-time high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits new all-time high The Australian share market’s benchmark index has hit an all-time high after the S&P/ASX200 broke through the record mark last reached more than 11 years ago. The index surged past its November 1, 2007 high of 6,851.5 points at 1009 AEST on Tuesday and peaked 20 minutes […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high The Australian share market breached its record closing high, set before the global financial crisis (GFC) smashed stock values. However, the ASX 200 was unable to sustain its new record for very long. The benchmark index closed 0.5 per cent higher at 6,825.8 — […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week Australian shares are set to open up after a record-breaking week on markets and as a big US Federal Reserve decision is set to come. SPI futures were up 19 points to 6750. The Australian dollar was down 0.6 per cent to 69.08 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high The Australian sharemarket has hit an all-time high after the all ordinaries broke through a record set more than 11 years ago. The index rose 25.2 points, or 0.4 per cent, to hit 6888.4 at 9.40am. The all ordinaries’ previous intra-day high of 6873.2 was reached on November […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) near record-high prices

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) near record-high prices

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) near record-high prices The S&P/ASX 200 has closed 0.7 per cent higher at 6776.7 points, despite iron ore stocks softening in the final two hours of trading. The All Ords has closed at a new record high of 6862.4 points, a one-day gain of 50 points. Rio Tinto ended today’s session at a […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains led by energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains led by energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains led by energy sector The Australian share market has finished broadly higher with all sectors posting gains. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 33.4 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,724.6 points at 1615 AEST on Tuesday, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 31.3 points, or 0.46 per cent, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) uncertainty returns to market

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) uncertainty returns to market

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) uncertainty returns to market The Australian share market has edged lower, with traders apparently feeling cautious on a number of fronts. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished down 9.1 points to 6691.2, while the all ordinaries was down five points to 6781.2 points. “I think we’ve definitely got uncertainty coming into […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied to end a mostly lacklustre week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied to end a mostly lacklustre week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied to end a mostly lacklustre week The Australian share market has rallied to end a mostly lacklustre week a tad higher than where it began, thanks to gold miners and the big banks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished up 51.2 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 6,700.3 points at 1615 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower after a flat unemployment figure reduced the likelihood of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower after a flat unemployment figure reduced the likelihood of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower after a flat unemployment figure reduced the likelihood of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting rates Australian shares closed lower on Thursday after a flat unemployment figure reduced the likelihood of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting rates in the short term. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 24.2 points, or […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await an indication as to when the Reserve Bank of Australia will next cut rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await an indication as to when the Reserve Bank of Australia will next cut rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await an indication as to when the Reserve Bank of Australia will next cut rates Australian shares ended a quiet day of trading higher on Wednesday as investors await an indication as to when the Reserve Bank of Australia will next cut rates. The S&P/ASX 200 Index firmed 32.3 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down slightly lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down slightly lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) down slightly lower The sharemarket closed slightly lower on Tuesday after minutes from the Reserve Bank’s July meeting dampened the equity market’s expectations of further interest rate cuts. Investors also continued to weigh the implications of weak growth but positive retail sales from Chinese economic data released on Monday. The S&P/ASX […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher after dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave markets renewed hopes of extra policy stimulus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher after dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave markets renewed hopes of extra policy stimulus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) higher after dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave markets renewed hopes of extra policy stimulus Australian shares closed Thursday’s trade firmly higher after dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave markets renewed hopes of extra policy stimulus. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 26.3 points, or 0.4 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) up over 18% this year, set for its best run since 2009

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) up over 18% this year, set for its best run since 2009

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) up over 18% this year, set for its best run since 2009 It’s among the top stock markets in the world this year and inching closer to an all-time high. Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index has surged over 18% this year, adding about $210 billion in value despite a sluggish economy […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks lower at close of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks lower at close of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks lower at close of trade Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the IT, Energy and Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.10%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Breville Group Ltd […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) fell after solid US data dampened expectations the Fed would cut rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) fell after solid US data dampened expectations the Fed would cut rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) fell after solid US data dampened expectations the Fed would cut rates Australian shares fell heavily on Monday after a solid US non-farm payrolls print dampened market expectations the Federal Reserve would cut rates more than twice this year. The S&P/ASX 200 Index posted its biggest one-day fall since June 3, closing 79.1 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors are continuing to focus on the S&P/ASX 200’s approaching record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors are continuing to focus on the S&P/ASX 200’s approaching record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors are continuing to focus on the S&P/ASX 200’s approaching record high Australian shares closed at a fresh 11-1/2-year high on Thursday as the major banks rebounded from a poor start to the week’s trading. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed 32.5 points, or 0.5 per cent, higher at 6718 and the […]

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

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

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) to open lower The Australian share market is expected to open lower this morning despite U.S. and European markets pushing higher. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day 0.1% or 8 points lower. On Wall Street the Dow Jones rose 0.25%, the S&P […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) falls flat after RBA’s back-to-back cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) falls flat after RBA’s back-to-back cut

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) falls flat after RBA’s back-to-back cut The Australian sharemarket fell flat after the Reserve Bank delivered a consecutive cash rate cut, with the big four banks and mining giants pulling in opposite directions. The S&P/ASX200 index lost earlier gains to close just 5.1 points, or 0.08 per cent, higher at 6653.2 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failed to make strong gains after the US and China agreed to resume trade talks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failed to make strong gains after the US and China agreed to resume trade talks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failed to make strong gains after the US and China agreed to resume trade talks The Australian share market has closed higher but failed to make strong gains after the US and China agreed to resume trade talks over the weekend. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 29.3 points, or 0.44 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA decision in focus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA decision in focus

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA decision in focus Australian shares are poised to open higher to start the new fiscal year, bolstered by the weekend US-China trade truce and with investors positioning for a rate cut as soon as tomorrow. ASX futures were up 18 points or 0.3 per cent to 6577 over the weekend. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to edge lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to edge lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to edge lower Australian shares are poised to edge lower at the open, amid directionless trading on Wall Street. ASX futures were down 15 points or 0.2% to 6554 near 7.25am AEST. The Australian dollar rose 0.3% to US69.85¢. The NZ dollar gained 0.6 per cent to US66.79¢. The 26-point […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors remain cautious ahead of key trade talks later this week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors remain cautious ahead of key trade talks later this week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors remain cautious ahead of key trade talks later this week The Australian sharemarket closed slightly lower on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of key trade talks later this week, shifting capital into more defensive assets. The S&P/ASX 200 Index slid 7.4 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6658 while […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are cautiously optimistic China and the US could reach a trade truce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are cautiously optimistic China and the US could reach a trade truce

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are cautiously optimistic China and the US could reach a trade truce Australian shares opened the week’s trading higher on Monday, as the market rallied from an opening loss on a subdued day of trading ahead of a key meeting between US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping later […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Weekly Bullish Outlook

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Weekly Bullish Outlook

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Weekly Bullish Outlook Finally, the ASX 200 is amid a rally of its own. After a recent rate cut, commentary from RBA Governor Lowe suggests the bank is open to more. This could provide a healthy tailwind for the Index in the near-term while simultaneously contributing to the continued deterioration of the Australian Dollar. […]

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

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

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to edge lower The Australian share market looks set to finish the week on a subdued note despite a strong night of trade over in the United States. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is poised to open 0.1% or 5 points lower on Friday. On […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to its 2007 high point

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to its 2007 high point

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) close to its 2007 high point The ASX 200 came through this year’s very patchy risk appetite in style and is now back within close distance of its own record peaks. The latest boost has come from suspicions that the European Central Bank could soon bolster the global atmosphere of looser monetary policy, and from hopes […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hopes that the RBA would cut interest rates even lower boosted shares

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hopes that the RBA would cut interest rates even lower boosted shares

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hopes that the RBA would cut interest rates even lower boosted shares The local market finished Tuesday’s session at a 12-year closing high, buoyed by comments out of the Reserve Bank which seemed to confirm further cuts to the official cash rate were ahead. At the close of trade, the ASX […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open Australian shares are poised to edge higher at the open of a week where central bankers are set to dominate. ASX futures are up 8 points or 0.1 per cent to 6565. Local investors will be waiting for the latest RBA meeting minutes to […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) future gains limited

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) future gains limited

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) future gains limited A strong rally to start 2019 has Australia’s stocks looking expensive, and that could be a bad sign for future gains. The nation’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index has advanced 16 per cent this year, causing valuations to swell. The gauge trades at an estimated price-earnings ratio of 17.1, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Is it time to take profit?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Is it time to take profit?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Is it time to take profit? he AMA Group Ltd (ASX: AMA) share price has jumped to a record high this morning after the panel beating and automotive services group released a trading update. The AMA share price advanced around 3% to $1.29 at the time of writing, taking its gain to nearly […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors respond to climbing prospects of easier monetary policy at home and abroad

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors respond to climbing prospects of easier monetary policy at home and abroad

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors respond to climbing prospects of easier monetary policy at home and abroad The ASX is expected to move back within striking distance of a post-GFC high in coming days as investors respond to climbing prospects of easier monetary policy at home and abroad. Thursday’s jobs data for May stands out […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) modest gains across the board pushing the market higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) modest gains across the board pushing the market higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) modest gains across the board pushing the market higher Australian shares advanced on Thursday, with modest gains across the board pushing the market higher for a third straight session. The S&P/ASX 200 Index added 24.5 points, or 0.4 per cent, to end the session at 6383, while the broader All Ordinaries […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a little bit of improvement

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a little bit of improvement

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a little bit of improvement The Australian share market rallied early in the day following strong gains on Wall Street, but then faded throughout the day. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index still managed to close higher, up 26.1 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 6,358.5 points at 1615 AEST on Wednesday, while […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has retreated quite sharply in the past week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has retreated quite sharply in the past week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has retreated quite sharply in the past week Is the party over at last for the ASX 200? The Australian stock benchmark defied trade-gloom and diminished global risk appetite quite well up until the end of last week. Rising iron ore prices and a weaker Australian Dollar burnished the appeal of what should […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) market has suffered its worst loss in five months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) market has suffered its worst loss in five months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) market has suffered its worst loss in five months The Australian share market has suffered its worst loss in five months amid jitters on global growth and fears the US is picking a second trade war, this one with Mexico. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed down 76.4 points, or 1.19 per […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) sentiment on global trade turns bearish Australian shares closed lower on Tuesday, wiping most of the gains from the previous session as investor sentiment on global trade turned bearish. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 58.1 points, or 1 per cent, to 5713.1 while the broader All Ordinaries slid 58.8 points, or […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit  Australian markets have rebounded after China and the United States agreed to a trade ceasefire at the G20 summit over the weekend. US President Donald Trump agreed to hold off for three months — until March 1 — […]

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

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

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Expected to Open Higher Australian shares are set to open higher before a huge week of local data including third quarter growth statistics on Wednesday. Ahead of the GDP report however is tomorrow’s RBA policy meeting. ASX futures were 25 points higher over the weekend. Today the focus is likely to be […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Materials and Metals & Mining sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.58%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping Asia markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after a cautious start as investors wait for an important meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this week. The mainland Chinese markets […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Financials Lift Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT, Telecoms Services and Financials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.00%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (AX:APT), which […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) greater degree of sensitivity to trade tensions The Australian sharemarket surrendered most of the low-volume gains made late last week after US stocks fell on Friday and tumbling commodity prices saw heavy selling of resource stocks. Major-bank bargain hunting halved early losses on the S&P-ASX 200 index to 0.4 per cent […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Lower Australian shares rebounded from a 21-month low and ended a four-day losing streak on Thursday, as lithium miners and major banks led the market higher. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 48.5 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5691.3 while the broader All Ordinaries advanced 48.2 points, or 0.8 per […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) global stock sell-off The Australian share market has dived to near two-year lows amid a global stock sell-off, with energy and mining stocks bleeding red and the banks also suffering in early trade. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 63.5 points, or 1.12 per cent, to 5,608.3 at 1030 AEDT on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing notably lower ASX futures pointing notably lower. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day down by a sizeable 1.1% or 63 points on Wednesday. This follows another disappointing night of trade on Wall Street which late in the session sees the Dow […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking royal commission weighed the finance sector Australian shares opened the week lower on Monday as the latest round of the banking royal commission weighed the finance sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 36.9 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 5693.7 while the broader All Ordinaries Index closed 36.4 points, or 0.6 per cent, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to start the trading week higher The Australian share market is expected to start the trading week higher, after an encouraging end to the latest session on Wall Street. But the market is likely to be volatile in the week ahead as uncertainty remains around a number of global issues, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staging a stunning turnaround in the last hour of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staging a stunning turnaround in the last hour of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) staging a stunning turnaround in the last hour of trade  The ASX 200 index finished the session up 3 points, staging a stunning turnaround in the last hour of trade as banks & miners recovered earlier losses. Australian shares rallied late on Thursday to close the session higher as mild losses […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continues to weaken

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continues to weaken

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continues to weaken Australian shares extended their losses from the previous session on Wednesday, as the financial, material and energy stocks wiped $30.3 billion from the ASX board. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed 101.4 points, or 1.7 per cent, lower at 5732.8 while the broad All Ordinaries Index fell 100.3 points, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth Australia’s stock market has taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth and demand slashed the price of big-name US technology stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index had fallen by more than 100 points or 1.8 per cent […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory The Australian share market started the week in positive territory, clawing back from early losses after most sectors entered positive territory and Utilities continued to shine Mining stocks entered positive territory after the iron ore price lifted while Financial stocks remained underwater. Also capping gains […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start the week lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start the week lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start the week lower Australian shares are poised to start the week lower, dragged down by a tech rout on Wall Street. Base metals also retreated and oil extended its rout. ASX futures were 37 points lower. Shares on Wall Street fell to end their week, with the S&P […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance Australian futures are lower as investors await the RBA for guidance on the outlook for rates. ASX futures were down 14 points at 5.40am AEDT. The US Federal Reserve released its latest statement at 6am AEDT. At the end of a two-day gathering, the Fed held interest […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water Energy and materials stocks are keeping the Australian share market flat at the open, with the financial sector keeping the bourse’s head above water. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 7.1 points to 5882.3 at 1030 AEDT on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold The Australian sharemarket steadily climbed on volume well-below average as the Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold and retained its upbeat growth outlook. Following gains of 0.7 per cent on Wall Street last night, the S&P-ASX climbed 57.1 points, or 0.98 per cent, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) struggling for gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) struggling for gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) struggling for gains Australia’s ASX 200 struggled for gains, finishing down 31.10 points, or 0.53 percent, at 5,818.10 as most sectors declined. The energy sector fell 1.31 percent as oil stocks mostly sold off. Shares of Santos fell 1.55 percent, Oil Search was down 1.31 percent and Woodside Petroleum declined 2.28 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recorded its fifth straight advance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recorded its fifth straight advance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recorded its fifth straight advance Australian shares are set to open moderately higher after Wall Street rebounded for a second consecutive day. The Australian dollar has slipped to 70.7 US cents and 62.5 euro cents. But it fell sharply to 55.4 British pence — after the UK’s Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) weak Chinese manufacturing data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) weak Chinese manufacturing data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) weak Chinese manufacturing data The Australian sharemarket finished in the black as a late window-dressing surge swept aside weak Chinese manufacturing data took and earlier profit taking hit the major banks. The S&P-ASX 200 index opened 0.3 per cent higher and traded in-and-out of the red for most of the session. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hint of a short-squeeze

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hint of a short-squeeze

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hint of a short-squeeze The Australian sharemarket more than reversed early losses as dividend hunters bought the major banks, with further impetus coming from easing US-China trade war jitters. The S&P-ASX 200 index opened 0.8 per cent down and spent the whole morning session in the red after the US S&P […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open in the red

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open in the red

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open in the red Unfortunately, on Tuesday the Australian share market is expected to open the day deep in the red. According to the latest SPI futures, the S&P/ASX 200 is poised to open 0.8% or 47 points lower. This follows a disappointing night of trade on Wall Street […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) volatility has been a key market theme

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) volatility has been a key market theme

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) volatility has been a key market theme The return of volatility has been a key market theme this year and appears likely to intensify, at least in the short term, from Wall Street to the ASX, which is set to open weaker on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung wildly […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) opened at its lowest level this year

Australia:  S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) opened at its lowest level this year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) opened at its lowest level this year The Australian sharemarket opened at its lowest level this year, with tens of billions of dollars wiped from the value of local companies. After the first 50 minutes of trade the domestic benchmark S&P-ASX 200 was down 2.1 per cent. The deepening rout in […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) remains on edge despite two sharp rebounds in two of the world biggest sharemarkets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) remains on edge despite two sharp rebounds in two of the world biggest sharemarkets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) remains on edge despite two sharp rebounds in two of the world biggest sharemarkets The Australian sharemarket finished a volatile session in the red again as global markets remained on edge despite two sharp rebounds in two of the world biggest sharemarkets. The S&P-ASX 200 index quickly reversed early losses after […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pullback in bank stocks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pullback in bank stocks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pullback in bank stocks The local session could be characterised as being somewhat lacklustre: the lion’s share of the day’s losses came shortly after the open, volume was below average, and market breadth finished at 30%. Most sectors finished the day in the red, but naturally it was a pullback in […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday. Here’s a short recap of the Australian market: S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.58% to 5,904.90 ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.61% to 6,006.20 AUD/USD […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best performance in four months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best performance in four months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best performance in four months Australian shares recorded their best performance in four months on Wednesday as they extended their gains from the previous session. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed 69.2 points, or 1.2 per cent, higher at 5939.1, following on from a strong session on Wall Street on Tuesday. Australian […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) downward pressure remained for all sectors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) downward pressure remained for all sectors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) downward pressure remained for all sectors Investor nerves are still rattled after the worst weekly loss on the Australian sharemarket since January 2016 last week with the ASX 200 stumbling again on Monday. The index is down another 88 points or 1.5% to 5807 and accelerating towards lunch despite a strong […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) worst performance in eight months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) worst performance in eight months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) worst performance in eight months The benchmark ASX 200 index closed down 2.7 per cent at 5,883, while the All Ordinaries index slumped 170 points to close below 6,000 points for the first time in more than half a year, at 5,993. It is the worst one-day fall since the market […]

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