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Financial Planner’s morning report – Thursday

The ASX 200 joined the global sharemarket rally, adding 1.9%, after healthcare US biotech company Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA) announced positive results from their Phase 1 trial of a potential COVID-19 treatment.

Drew Meredith | 16th Jul 2020 | More
Financial Planner’s morning report – Wednesday

Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX:WPL) was the latest to announce a write-down, with management reducing the value of their oil and gas assets by US $4.2 billion due to the lower oil price. WPL now trades at the same level it did in 2005, despite raising capital on multiple occasions, clear indication that the greatest opportunities lie in cleaner energy sources.

Drew Meredith | 15th Jul 2020 | More
  • Financial Planner’s morning report – Tuesday

    The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) gained another 1%, taking a positive lead from US markets, with over 60% of the rally coming from the Big Four Banks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd (ASX:CBA) up 2.2%, and miners, BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) up 2.2% after the iron ore price exceeding US$118 per tonne.

    Drew Meredith | 14th Jul 2020 | More
    Economic Outlook: Part 2

    Despite being the secondary epicentre of COVID-19 the European experiment may be turning the corner, with unprecedented events finally delivering consensus on fiscal and monetary policy. This is not without pain, with the economy contracting 3.6% in March behind multi-decade record contractions of 5.3% in France and Italy and 5.2% in Spain. The ECB is predicted a 9% contraction in growth for the year.

    Drew Meredith | 13th Jul 2020 | More
  • Financial Planner’s morning report – Monday

    The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) surrendered early gains to finish Friday down 0.6%, pulling the market down -2.3% for the week. Real estate, -5.4%, and industrial’s, -4.6%, were among the hardest hit as Victoria’s spike in COVID-19 cases shut the second largest state down for another six weeks; Qantas Ltd (ASX:QAN) lead the falls down 8.0%. Despite offering a weaker leader to the ASX, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq recorded positive results on Friday, driven 1.1% and 0.8% as the recovery in the banking sector continued.

    Drew Meredith | 13th Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Friday

    It was another volatile day for the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO), with the market finishing 0.6% higher, as a weak lead from the US impacted on confidence. The only two detractors were the property and staples sector, with materials and mining once again a highlight, driven by BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP), +2.2%, and Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX:RIO), 3.3%.

    Drew Meredith | 10th Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Thursday

    The ASX 200 finished 1.5% lower following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne resulting in an extended six-week lockdown. The weakness was exacerbated by record numbers in the US, where a daily record of 60,000 cases was hit.

    Drew Meredith | 9th Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Wednesday

    Despite a strong overseas lead, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) paused on Tuesday, pushed marginally lower by the reinstatement of Stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne. A strong lead from the mining sector, particularly gold with St Barbara Mining Ltd (ASX:SBM) adding 10.3% and BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) up 1.3%, wasn’t enough to overcome an afternoon collapse in the property and travel sectors.

    Drew Meredith | 8th Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Friday

    Here’s what Australian financial planners need to know about ASX shares and overseas markets on Friday morning. The ASX is expected to open slightly lower.

    Drew Meredith | 29th May 2020 | More
  • Financial Planning morning report – Wednesday

    The ASX 200 experienced its best day in over seven weeks on Tuesday, adding 2.9% to 5,780 points, with all sectors increasing. The Australian share market has now regained 31.2% from its March lows.

    Drew Meredith | 27th May 2020 | More
    Financial planner morning report – Monday

    It was another strong week for global markets with the ASX 200 rising 1.7% and the Dow Jones ending up 3.3% last week, as reporting season continued.

    Drew Meredith | 25th May 2020 | More
    Financial planning daily report – ASX to open lower

    The S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) is expected to open lower on Wednesday following weak leads from Wall Street.

    Drew Meredith | 20th May 2020 | More
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