Market Pulse


Morning market update – 29 January, 2015

The Aussie market will open weaker later this morning, following sharp falls on Wall Street overnight amid speculation the Federal Reserve remains on course to raise borrowing costs. The March SPI futures contract is down 65 points, at 5450. In local economic news today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases trade price index data for


Morning market update – 27 January, 2015

The Australian market looks set to open higher later this morning, after a fluctuating Wall Street mostly gained overnight amid speculation the fallout of Greece’s newly-elected anti-austerity party will be contained. The March SPI futures contract is up 13 points, at 5459. In local economic news today, the ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence survey and


Morning Market Update: Mixed Night

Most of the major global indices strengthened overnight, although gains were harder to come by this time following the week-long rally on markets. In the US, the S&P500 snapped a four session winning streak, as investors decided to take a breather following a 4% rally on the benchmark index. The Dow shed 31 points (-0.2%)


Morning Market Update: The Rally Continues

The good times on Wall Street rolled on overnight, this time with US stocks soaring on the back of Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony. In her first major speech as the Federal Reserve chairwoman, Yellen pledged to continue stimulus tapering and leave interest rates at record lows. Investors were relieved that Yellen is staying the course


Morning Market Wrap: Crunch Time for the Market

US markets overcame a sluggish start to cap a third consecutive gain overnight. The initial losses on Wall Street were sparked by uncertainty over Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s upcoming Congressional testimony. The newly sworn in Yellen is due to front Congress tonight, and investors will be paying close attention for clues on how she intends


Weekly Market Wrap Yield Hunt Back On

It has not been a great start to the year for investors. Most of the major global equity markets have suffered steep losses during the first few weeks of 2014. There have been rumblings over emerging markets and the slide in currencies like the Turkish Lira and South African Rand. And if that weren’t enough,


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