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Afterpay surge helps ASX scale new heights

Afterpay powers ASX to record, Santos takes out Oil Search, iron ore tanks The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) powered to another record close on Monday, jumping 1.3% on what has been dubbed ‘the biggest day in Australian sharemarket history’; the IT sector added 6.5%. Whilst every sector finished the day higher, it wasn’t smooth sailing for materials,…

The Inside Adviser | 2nd Aug 2021 | More
Trading volumes soft as ASX slides

ASX falls as Afterpay spikes, Woolworths’ spin-off, retailers rally The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) fell 0.3%, the second straight day of losses, with consumer staples (+1.9%) and IT (+2.1%) the only real winners. The majority of the selling pressure came from healthcare and energy, falling 1.8% and 1.2% respectively, with continued weakness in CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) dragging the…

The Inside Adviser | 24th Jun 2021 | More
ASX claws back ground after $41 billion nosedive

Shares bounce back, Victorian budget disappoints, mixed unemployment result The ASX200 (ASX: XJO) clawed back most of Wednesday’s losses, adding 1.3% on Thursday as the risk-on environment returned. The rally was powered ahead by the tech sector, 4.3% higher, along with property trusts, up 2.6%, and consumer discretionary stocks, up 1.7%. It was Qantas (ASX: QAN) that drove the…

The Inside Adviser | 21st May 2021 | More
  • Tech sector runs red as ASX retreats

    ASX hit as US rattled, Boral takeover offer, Rex clarifies misstatement  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) followed a global lead lower, falling 1.1% at the open and remaining in negative territory throughout the day. The IT sector was the hardest hit, falling 4.2%, and acting very much like a leveraged proxy for the US Nasdaq index. The key detractors were Afterpay (ASX:APT) and Zip…

    The Inside Adviser | 11th May 2021 | More
    ASX adds 0.3% as banks and miners rise

    Another positive week, tech continues disappearing act, Macquarie delivers record profit  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) managed to deliver another positive week, adding 0.3% on Friday and 0.8% for the week. The news of the week was the Chinese Government ceasing high level discussions with Australian officials, but at the same time, their demand sends the iron ore price to a record above…

    The Inside Adviser | 9th May 2021 | More
    ASX set for seventh month of straight gains

    Mixed day but higher finish, new highs for stalwarts, Woolworths disappoints The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) managed another small gain, adding 0.3%, powered ahead by the technology sector; Afterpay (ASX”APT) and Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) adding 3.5% and 2.5% respectively. With half the sectors down, it was the consumer businesses that were the biggest detractors, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) falling 3.9% after delivering lackluster third quarter sales figures….

    The Inside Adviser | 29th Apr 2021 | More
  • Worst session in three weeks as ASX slips 0.7%

    Tech sell off weighs on ASX, Challenger downgrades earnings, Latitude finally lists The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) moved further from a record close as a weak global lead and a bevy of early earnings updates sent the market 0.7% lower. The only highlight was the telecommunications sector which added 0.2%, with IT and healthcare falling over 1% each as…

    The Inside Adviser | 20th Apr 2021 | More
    Best week in nine for the ASX, even after AstraZeneca setback

    ASX delivers strong gains, gold shining again, travel hit by vaccine issues The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week flat but managed to deliver a strong 2.4% from just four days of trading. The initial driver was the Reserve Bank reiterating their accommodative policy settings, sending the technology sector including Afterpay (ASX:APT) up 15.1% over the week after a difficult few months….

    The Inside Adviser | 11th Apr 2021 | More
  • Tech stocks send ASX soaring 0.8pc to seven-week high

    Nasdaq rally, NZ travel bubble, merger activity sends market higher The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) followed a strong US lead on Tuesday, adding 0.8% with the industrials and IT sectors the key drivers. The risk-on mood boosted Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) by 10% and competitor Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) by 9.1% after what has been a difficult few months for the BNPL companies. By far the…

    The Inside Adviser | 6th Apr 2021 | More
    Strongest month since November as ASX gains 1.8%

    ASX positive, Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) teams up with JB HiFi, building approvals heat up The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) posted another positive day as the quarter comes to an end, finishing 0.8% higher. Whilst a positive headline, the market fell heavily into the close, down around 1% in the last hour of trading. This resulted in another 1.8% gain…

    The Inside Adviser | 31st Mar 2021 | More