Market Pulse


Evening Market Update: Dog Day Afternoon

The bears didn’t let up in the afternoon, digging their claws in further and undoing more of the bulls’ recent good work. There is no other way to express it, it was a rout from pillar to post. Every sector closed in the red with energy and materials plays by far the worst in show, their


Evening Market Analysis: Another Rough Day

The Aussie market bounced a touch in the afternoon session, with the bulls clawing back 10 points. The clear majority of sectors remained in the red however, with materials companies the hardest hit. Mining majors BHP (-1.8%), Rio Tinto (-1.8%) and Fortescue (-1%) all weighed.Other sectors hit hard were the IT and energy sectors. Winners on


Evening Market Analysis: Modest Gains

The Australian market climbed modestly higher today, despite a mixed lead provided by international markets overnight. The sectors were split evenly amongst winners and losers, with utilities and telcos holding up the market. Conversely, energy and industrial stocks were the weakest links. The big four banks all finished above water, with CBA (+0.7%) and ANZ (+0.6%)


Evening Market Analysis: Flat Week

The Aussie market weakened slightly in the afternoon session, with the XJO closing 22 points (-0.5%) points weaker, at 4462. The majority of sectors close in the red, with energy, financials and utilities the weakest links. At the other end of the spectrum, IT, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks were the best performers. At the heavy


Evening Market Analysis: Strong Finish For Aussie

The Aussie market came home strong in the afternoon session, with the index finishing 14 points (+0.3%) higher, at 4474. It was a solid result for the local market, which defied the bearish leads provided by international markets on Friday night. Most sectors ended up finishing in the green, as buyers emerged after the lunchtime break.


Evening Market Analysis: Soft Close To Soft Week

The Aussie market failed to spark in the afternoon session, holding around breakeven on the day. The XJO finished just three points higher, at 4460. Materials stocks were the best performers, with BHP (+1.8%) and Rio Tinto (+1.1%) recording solid gains. IT and industrials were also at the top of the list, whilst utilities, consumer staples and financials were


Evening Market Analysis: Dismal Day For Market

The Aussie market had a dismal day, despite the moderately positive lead provided by international markets overnight. All the sectors but telcos finished in the red; materials and IT stocks the hardest hit. All the big four banks closed weaker, with CBA the worst performer, losing 0.8%. The mining majors weighed on the market after a mostly


Evening Market Analysis: Aussie Nudges Higher

The Australian markets edged higher today, after a mixed night on international markets. The sectors finished mostly higher with property stocks gaining the most ground. Conversely, consumers discretionary and materials were the worst performing. The big four banks closed mixed with NAB and CBA both gaining 0.4% and Westpac flat. ANZ dropped 0.9% after reporting its FY12


Evening Marketing Analysis: ASX Lower At Close

The Aussie market ended lower following a dismal lead from international markets overnight. At home, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.4% in second quarter, beating economist expectations of a 0.9% rise. On an annualised basis inflation was 2.00%, above expectations of a 1.7% rate. Trimmed mean CPI, which better measures the underlying trend in


Evening Market Analysis: Market Edges Higher

The Australian markets edged higher today, after a mixed night on international markets overnight. The sectors finished evenly split amongst winners and losers with telcos and property stocks leading the way higher. Conversely, IT and energy stocks were the worst performing. The big four banks were mostly stronger with CBA (+0.8%) gaining the most ground of the group. NAB


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