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New highs for ASX as companies again defy COVID gloom

ASX hits 7,500, Wesfarmers’ record high, mining continues to bounce The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) continued its strong recent run with the mining sector once again taking the mantle back from technology, jumping 1.2% behind another record from BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) which jumped 2.1%. This marks another record high with the benchmark closing above 7,500 points for…

The Inside Adviser | 4th Aug 2021 | More
Inflation fears drag ASX to a four-week low

ASX follows Wall Street lower, defensive rotation, Graincorp beats expectations The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) has followed Wall Street lower, falling 0.9%, after higher-than-expected inflation figures spooked investors overnight. Short-term traders are betting that the Federal Reserve will be forced to increase interest rates earlier than expected, suggesting long-term growth companies will be worth less as a result. The selling pressure…

The Inside Adviser | 13th May 2021 | More
Australian sharemarket pulls back

Markets weaken, Webjet raises $250m, lithium jumps as production ramps up The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.3% to begin the week, struggling to overcome a weak overseas lead with a lack of material announcements for the local market. All eyes were on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s 60 Minutes interview overnight in which he highlighted that the US economy is…

The Inside Adviser | 13th Apr 2021 | More
  • ASX closes higher as Australian dollar drops

    ASX powers ahead, lower bond yields, records broken at Premier (ASX:PMV)  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) delivered once again, pushing higher with falling bond yields and a finally weakening currency, which is now under 76 US cents. The much-anticipated release of the economic Purchasing Manager Index or PMI results, which offer an indicator of spending and investment intentions, hit…

    The Inside Adviser | 24th Mar 2021 | More
    ASX in weekly gain as travel sector gets a boost

    ASX gains on travel boost, inflation expectations tempered, but confidence key The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week strongly, adding 0.8% on Friday, enough to deliver the second straight week of gains. Stimulus was at the top of the agenda this week, with a combination of comments by the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Federal Government setting the direction of markets….

    The Inside Adviser | 14th Mar 2021 | More
    ASX ends flat despite flying travel stocks

    ASX falls flat, travel stocks on fire, more disruption in energy sector  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) once again failed to capitalise on a strong US lead, finishing the day flat. Once again, dispersion continues to increase with share price movements between companies and sectors elevated. Today it was the travel sector benefitting, with the industrials sector finishing 1.0% higher…

    The Inside Adviser | 11th Mar 2021 | More
  • GQG hits US$86 billion despite growth sell off

    Leading global equity manager GQG Partners, which is now just five years old, is now four times larger than home-grown Platinum Asset Management and closing in on Magellan. Named for the core of its investment philosophy ‘Global, Quality, Growth’ the experienced team managed to add another US$36 billion in assets under management in 2021 even…

    The Inside Adviser | 4th Feb 2021 | More
    As investors grow weary with China the Indian sub-continent emerges

    With tensions rising in the South China Sea and regulatory pressure on the likes of Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) continuing to grow, the Chinese market is becoming an increasingly difficult one to navigate as the government seek to exert itself on a global stage.  China has long been seen as the investment darling supported by an…

    Ishan Dan | 3rd Feb 2021 | More
  • Platinum’s lead Asia manager resigns after top returns

    Platinum Asset Management’s lead portfolio manager on its $5.2 billion Asia-ex Japan fund, Joseph Lai, resigned suddenly over the Christmas period and has left the firm. He had signed off, however, on a stellar year for the group’s top-performing strategy. Lai took over running the Asia ex-Japan managed fund (and the $492 million listed version)…

    Greg Bright | 11th Jan 2021 | More
    ETF Securities: FANGs defy rocky market

    In hindsight, March 2nd, 2020, as the world started to get to grips with the scale of the global health emergency that was unfolding in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, was an inauspicious time to launch a new investment product. In fact, the S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 19% since that day – after…

    Kris Walesby | 13th May 2020 | More