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Australian sharemarket slides across the board

It was a comprehensive setback for the Australian sharemarket on Tuesday, with all sectors ending the session in the red. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 surrendered 81.5 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 7414.8, while the broader All Ordinaries was also down by 1.1 per cent, losing 83 points to 7,647. Softer commodity prices dragged energy,…

James Dunn | 17th Jan 2024 | More
The Santa Rally continues, as the Australian market continues its ascent

The S&P/ASX 200, surged by 0.7 per cent with 10 of its 11 sectors showing gains, the index stands merely 1.3 per cent below its peak in August 2021. Meanwhile, the broader All Ordinaries index also closed up by 0.6 per cent. Additionally, the Australian dollar climbed to a five-month high against the US dollar…

James Dunn | 21st Dec 2023 | More
Bond yields lead ASX (ASX:XAO) to weekly gain, Aus Super dives into Pilbara, Premier upgrades

A rough finish to the week wasn’t enough to reverse a strong finish to November, with both the All Ordinaries and S&P/ASX200 (ASX:XJO) falling 0.2 per cent on Friday. The energy sector was a rare winner, adding 0.1 per cent, benefitting from a quick reversal of supply cuts agreed at the latest OPEC+ meeting. Both…

James Dunn | 4th Dec 2023 | More
  • ASX lifts & headline inflation falls

    The S&P/ASX 200 concluded the day up 0.3 per cent, led by interest rate-sensitive real estate, technology, and consumer discretionary sectors, all closing over 1 per cent higher. This surge came after the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a drop in annual inflation from 5.6 per cent in September to 4.9 per cent in October….

    James Dunn | 30th Nov 2023 | More
    Australian market tumbles with the oil price

    On Thursday, the S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.7 per cent primarily driven by a sell-off in energy companies, with eight of the 11 sectors falling, overshadowing robust labour force statistics revealing the creation of 55,000 jobs within the Australian economy last month. Despite noteworthy data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicating job increases, including a revised…

    James Dunn | 17th Nov 2023 | More
    The Australian market falls, weighed down by financials and energy

    The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped by 0.4 per cent with ten out of eleven sectors falling. The energy sector mirrored the softer oil prices, experiencing a 0.9 per cent decline. Brent crude approached $US81 per barrel, having lost approximately 12 per cent in the last three weeks due to escalating concerns about global demand and the de-escalation of risk…

    Drew Meredith | 14th Nov 2023 | More
  • A sea of red across Australian Equities on Friday

    A sea of red was noted on Friday as with the ASX200 closing down -0.55 per cent, dragged by financials falling -0.9 per cent, impacted by the banking sector with Commonwealth Bank down 0.9 per cent, ANZ down 1.3 per cent, Westpac down 1.3 per cent, and NAB down 1.7 per cent. Energy also weighed on markets falling 1.5 per cent on Friday, and 4…

    Drew Meredith | 13th Nov 2023 | More
    From Hero to Xero for tech star

    From Hero to Xero for tech star Australian shares rose for the second straight day, with healthcare leading the way, and netting out a tech slump. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index advanced 19.5 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7014.9, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 16.7 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,215….

    James Dunn | 10th Nov 2023 | More
  • Tale of two telecoms

    The Australian share market built on a solid lead-in from Wall Street, with the tech sector leading the way, up 1.9 per cent on the back of enthusiasm emanating from the so-called “Magnificent Seven” US tech stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 added 18.3 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 6995.4, while the broader All Ordinaries…

    James Dunn | 9th Nov 2023 | More
    Inflation surprise halts Australian indices in their tracks

    Surprisingly high inflation data stopped the Australian market from consolidating early gains on Wednesday, turning the day into a stalemate in terms of the indices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 closed 2.6 points lower, at 6,854, losing early gains. The broader All Ordinaries index, however, managed a 0.7-point gain, to 7,046. Australia’s headline consumer price index…

    James Dunn | 26th Oct 2023 | More
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