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Morning Report 17 Sep 21: US stocks stumble and recover to post mixed results
#4740
Yesterday at 10:26 PM

US and European stocks saw mixed fortunes overnight - Wall St recovered from early losses to end with trimmed losses. Elsewhere, a stronger US dollar weighed on commodity prices broadly. The Dow fell 0.2%, the S&P 500 dropped 0.2% although the Nasdaq index rose 0.1%.

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Investor Signposts 17 Sep 21: Reserve Bank Board minutes in the spotlight
#4737
Yesterday at 9:24 PM

CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the CBA Household Spending Intentions, Reserve Bank Board meeting minutes & US Federal Reserve meeting.

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Market Close 16 Sep 21: ASX lifts to overcome weak jobs release
#4739
Yesterday at 7:12 AM

Aussie shares closed higher on Thursday despite a weaker than expected August employment release. While the ASX 200 eased from morning highs, it still added 43 points or 0.58% to 7,460. Myer shares jumped 16% on its FY21 profit numbers while Wesfarmers increased its takeover offer for API.

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Mid-Session 16 Sep 2021: Broad improvements help lift ASX
#4738
Yesterday at 2:32 AM

The Aussie market is rebounding from yesterday’s falls with the ASX 200 well higher around lunch. While the disappointing August jobs numbers have weighed slightly, most sectors are higher led by materials, energy & communications.

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Morning Report 16 Sep 21: Wall St lifts as oil prices surge
#4736
Last Wednesday at 10:16 PM

US sharemarkets climbed on Wednesday as investor concerns about rising inflation and monetary policy tightening both eased. A surge in crude oil prices boosted energy shares. The Dow Jones index rose by 237 points or  0.7%. The S&P 500 index gained 0.9%. And the Nasdaq index added 124 points or 0.8%.

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Market Close 15 Sep 21: Down day for local shares led by energy & mining losses
#4735
Last Wednesday at 7:23 AM

The Aussie market has ended its recent winning run of three sessions after the ASX 200 fell 20pts or 0.27% to 7,417. Losses were particularly heavy among mining and energy stocks. These were somewhat offset by gains for IT & healthcare names.

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Mid-Session 15 Sep 2021: ASX falls on banking & resources losses
#4734
Last Wednesday at 2:41 AM

The Aussie market is weaker to start Wednesday’s session with the ASX 200 on track to snap a three session winning streak. At lunch, the benchmark index is down roughly 30 points but was down as much as 55 points or 0.75% at its earlier lows.

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Executive Series 9 Sep 21: Woodside Petroleum (WPL) CEO, Meg O’Neill
#4720
Last Wednesday at 12:55 AM

Woodside Petroleum (WPL) CEO, Meg O’Neill speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the vision for the company under her leadership, the merits of the recently announced merger with BHP’s oil and gas business and the key drivers of the latest results.

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Morning Report 15 Sep 21: US stocks ended at session lows despite a lower reading for consumer prices
#4733
Last Tuesday at 10:33 PM

US sharemarkets were weaker on Tuesday as investors absorbed news of a weaker reading on consumer price inflation. Investors are also wary about rising cases of the Delta variant and a looming hike in the corporate tax rate. The Dow Jones index fell by 292 points or 0.8%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.6%. And the Nasdaq index lost 68 points or 0.5%. Longer-dated US treasury prices rose on Tuesday (yields lower) in response to a softer reading on consumer prices. US 10-year yields fell by 5 points to near 1.277%. And US 2-year yields fell less than 1 point to near 0.209%.

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Market Close 14 Sep 21: Aussie market gains for third straight day
#4732
Last Tuesday at 7:23 AM

The Australian sharemarket recovered from a slight fall this morning to lift for a third straight day. Energy stocks were standouts thanks to oil prices hitting six-week high. 

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Mid-Session 14 Sep 2021: Aussie shares ease at midday but lift off early lows
#4731
Last Tuesday at 2:48 AM

The Australian sharemarket is down slightly on Tuesday, due partly to losses from healthcare stocks, Brambles, Fortescue and tech stocks. 

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Morning Report 14 Sep 21: US & European stocks mixed as energy prices rally
#4730
Last Monday at 10:36 PM

US sharemarkets were mixed overnight with energy names leading gains after OPEC upgraded demand forecasts for crude oil. The Dow Jones index rose by 262 points or 0.8% and the S&P 500 index added 10 points or 0.2%, both snapping a five-day losing streak. But the Nasdaq index lost 10 points or 0.1%.

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Market Close 13 Sep 21: The Aussie market recovered late to lift for a 2nd day
#4729
Last Monday at 7:35 AM

The Australian sharemarket recovered in the final 30 minutes of the session to finish a touch higher for a second day. Gains from resource stocks, Sydney Airport & Aristocrat Leisure helped most. 

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Mid-Session 13 Sep 2021: Aussie stocks edge higher for second day
#4728
Last Monday at 2:31 AM

The Australian sharemarket is lifting for a second day, with the ASX 200 up by ~0.3%. Gains from mining and energy stocks together with Aristocrat Leisure and Sydney Airport are helping most. 

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The Top 5 - 13 Sep 21
#4727
Last Monday at 1:12 AM

CommSec Market Analyst Steven Daghlian outlines five key factors to watch in markets this week including a key report on jobs, a speech by RBA boss Philip Lowe on Tuesday, influential data on China's economy, dividends and more. 

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Morning Report 13 Sep 21: ASX 200 set for lower open as Wall St suffers worst week since June
#4726
Last Sunday at 10:42 PM

US sharemarkets fell again on Friday with all of the eleven S&P500 sector indexes were lower, led by utilities and real estate after  longer-term treasury prices fell on Friday (yields higher) in response to higher producer price inflation. The Dow Jones index dropped by 272 points or 0.8%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.8% and the Nasdaq  index fell by 133 points or 0.9%. Over the week, the Dow fell 2.2%; the S&P 500 fell 1.7%; and the Nasdaq lost 1.6%.

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Market Close 10 Sep 21: Aussie market slumps by 1.55% this week despite Friday lift
#4725
09/10/2021

The Australian sharemarket edged higher on Friday thanks to gains across most sectors. Unfortunately this follows the largest tumble in six and a half months on Thursday, dragging the ASX 200 lower this week. 

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Executive Series 6 Sep 21: AMP Capital (AMP) Portfolio Manager, Dermot Ryan
#4724
09/10/2021

AMP Capital (AMP) Portfolio Manager, Dermot Ryan speaks with Tom Piotrowski about his view on the market in light of the recently completed reporting season and the outlook for the economy in the context of lockdowns and re-openings.

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Mid-Session 10 Sep 2021: Market edges higher after worst day since February 26
#4723
09/10/2021

The Australian sharemarket is up ~0.3% at midday after posting its biggest tumble in 6 1/2 months on Thursday. The ASX 200 is being led higher by mining stocks. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, a...


Morning Report 10 Sep 21: US stocks lose ground for fourth session
#4722
09/09/2021

US sharemarkets retreated for a fourth straight session on Thursday. Shares of Microsoft (-1.0%) and Amazon (-1.2%) were among the stocks weighing most on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes. Shares of Lululemon Athletica soared 10.5% after providing a strong annual forecast. Moderna shares jumped 7.8% after the drug maker said it's developing a single dose vaccine that combines boosters against Covid and the flu. The Dow Jones index dropped by 152 points or 0.4%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.5% and the Nasdaq index fell by 38 points or 0.3%.  

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, A...


Investor Signposts 10 Sep 21: Job data dominates
#4718
09/09/2021

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including A Speech by Reserve Bank Governor, Population data  & US Industrial production.

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Market Close 9 Sep 21: Largest tumble since February 26 for the Aussie market
#4721
09/09/2021

The Australian sharemarket slumped by 1.9% on Thursday; its worst decline in months. Every sector and ~95% of stocks finished in the red. 

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Mid-Session 9 Sep 2021: Worst tumble in 11 weeks for Aussie shares
#4719
09/09/2021

The Australian sharemarket is down by more than 1% at midday, with banks and miners weighing most heavily on the ASX 200. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without t...


Morning Report 9 Sep 21: Stocks retreat as investors wait for the next catalyst to emerge
#4717
09/08/2021

US and European equity markets traded lower overnight as investors look ahead for the next significant catalyst. US sharemarkets retreated on Wednesday as investors reassessed valuations amid rising economic risks, including the reduction in central bank stimulus. The Dow Jones index fell by 69 points or 0.2%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.1% and the Nasdaq index dropped 88 points or 0.6%. European sharemarkets fell on Wednesday, a day before the European Central Bank meeting. The German Dax index slid 1.5% and the UK FTSE index lost 0.8%.

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a...


Market Close 8 Sep 21: ASX weaker led by mining & tech stocks
#4716
09/08/2021

Aussie shares ended lower for the first time since last Thursday with the ASX 200 dropping 18 points or 0.25% to 7,512. Mining, IT & consumer staples weighed most while financials lead the improvements. Macquarie Group (MQG) hit a record high on an investor update.

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Executive Series 6 Sep 21: WiseTech Global Ltd (WTC) Founder & CEO, Richard White
#4709
09/08/2021

WiseTech Global Ltd (WTC) Founder & CEO, Richard White speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the company’s FY21 results, how the company has navigated the pandemic to date and the key factors expected to drive growth in the medium term.

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Mid-Session 8 Sep 2021: ASX drops early but Macquarie rises on update
#4715
09/08/2021

The Aussie market has again opened lower but is attempting a slight revival around lunch. The ASX 200 is down 24 points or 0.3% approaching midday with selling across most sectors. Macquarie Group (MQG) is a positive though on its investor update and 1H22 guidance.

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Morning Report 8 Sep 21: US and European stocks bested by sellers as interest rate move higher
#4714
09/07/2021

US and European stocks generally trended lower over the course of the session overnight as investors considered the prospect of moderating growth as long term interest rates edged higher. The Dow Jones index fell by 269 points or 0.8%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.3%. But the Nasdaq index rose by 11 points or 0.1% to a record high.

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Market Close 7 Sep 21: ASX finished flat as RBA keeps rates steady
#4713
09/07/2021

The Aussie market managed to rally late to finish flat for the day. The ASX 200 added just 1.8pts to 7,530 with miners weighing on the market. Local shares did lift following the RBA’s decision to keep rates on hold and also maintain its decision to begin tapering its bond buying program this month.

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Executive Series 1 SEP 21: Kogan.com Ltd (KGN) CEO, Ruslan Kogan
#4701
09/07/2021

Kogan.com Ltd (KGN) CEO, Ruslan Kogan speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the company’s FY21 results including the decision to pause the dividends, the outlook for the company as well as the potential for future growth of E-Commerce in Australia.

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Mid-Session 7 Sep 2021: Miners & banks weigh most as ASX falls
#4712
09/07/2021

The Aussie market is in the red by ~0.5% at lunch on Tuesday. Heavyweight miners are a major weight with the iron ore price tumbling 9% overnight while banks are also weaker ahead of the RBA September interest rate decision at 2.30pm AEST.

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Morning Report 7 Sep 21: US sharemarkets were closed on Monday
#4711
09/06/2021

Last Friday, the Dow Jones index fell by 75 points or 0.2%. The S&P 500 index lost 1.5 points or less than 0.1%. But the Nasdaq index rose by 32 points or 0.2% to a record high. Over the week, the Dow fell by 0.2%, the S&P 500 rose by 0.6% and the Nasdaq gained 1.6%.

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related...


Market Close 6 Sep 21: Aussie shares edged higher despite early slump
#4710
09/06/2021

The Australian sharemarket edged higher by 0.07% despite being down as much as 1.1% on the open and an 11% tumble for Fortescue as it traded ex-dividend. 

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Mid-Session 6 Sep 2021: Fortescue Metals weighs on ASX 200
#4708
09/06/2021

The Australian sharemarket is sliding on Monday, with losses across most sectors at midday. Fortescue Metals is the main weight as it trades ex-dividend for its largest ever distribution to investors next month. 

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The Top 5 - 6 Sep 21
#4707
09/06/2021

CommSec Market Analyst Steven Daghlian outlines five key factors to watch in markets this week including why the Reserve Bank will be in focus, which companies are set to trade ex-dividend, stocks pencilled in to make their ASX debuts and some of the key economic data due. 

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Morning Report 6 Sep 21: US sharemarkets were mixed on Friday
#4706
09/05/2021

The disappointing lift in jobs in August raised concerns about the pace of economic recovery, but stemmed calls for a paring back (or tapering) of bond purchases. Tech stocks rose but bank stocks fell. The Dow Jones index fell by 75 points or 0.2%. The S&P 500 index lost 1.5 points or less than 0.1%. But the Nasdaq index rose by 32 points or 0.2% to a record high. Over the week, the Dow fell 0.2%; the S&P 500 rose by 0.6%; and the Nasdaq rose by 1.6%.

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Market Close 3 Sep 21: Aussie stocks lift for a second week
#4705
09/03/2021

The Australian sharemarket edged higher by 0.5% on Friday, snapping a two-day losing streak and lifting for a second straight week. Mining stocks rose most on Friday as the ASX 200 remains ~1.5% shy of a record high. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation t...


Mid-Session 3 Sep 2021: First gain since Tuesday for Aussie shares
#4704
09/03/2021

The Australian sharemarket is lifting by 0.5% and is snapping a two-day losing streak thanks to gains across most sectors on Friday. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared w...


Morning Report 3 Sep 21: US sharemarkets rose on Thursday
#4703
09/02/2021

US claims for unemployment benefits hit their lowest level since the start of the pandemic. Shares of contracting services firm Quanta Services jumped 12.1% on a US$2.7 billion takeover deal. Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas (+6.7%) and Chevron (+2.1%) climbed as the crude oil price jumped. Walgreens shares lifted 3.0%. The Dow Jones index rose by 131 points or 0.4%. The S&P 500 index added 0.3% to a record high. And the Nasdaq index rose by 22 points or 0.1% to a record high. 

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of C...


Investor Signposts 3 Sep 21: Taper tinkering from the Reserve Bank?
#4698
09/02/2021

CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including Credit and debit card lending, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor speeches & the US Federal Reserve Beige Book.

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy...