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ASX broadly flat, retail sales decline again

ASX broadly flat, retail sales decline again, TPW smashed, flat lead The ASX battled to a flat finish on Wednesday, adding 0.1%, with gains in energy and financials offsetting weakness in the consumer sectors.  Retail sales results were released with every state apart from the NT falling in September, national sales were down 1.5%.  This was the second…

Drew Meredith | 21st Oct 2020 | More
Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) hits $100

ASX lower as mining and financials hit, Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) hits $100, RBA Minutes released The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.7% on Tuesday, giving back yesterday’s gains on a weaker global lead. Mining, down 1.1% and financials, -1.2%, were the biggest detractors as valuations continue to bite. BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) offered a quarterly production update…

Drew Meredith | 20th Oct 2020 | More
ASX 200 hits seven month high

ASX 200 hits seven month high, CSL (ASX:CSL) bounces, Cimic (ASX:CIM) sells Thiess, weaker open ahead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) rallied 0.9% to start the week, buoyed by the hope of Victorian economic restrictions being lifted at the end of the month.  The index has reached a seven month high as a confluence of domestic…

Drew Meredith | 19th Oct 2020 | More
  • RBA planning more QE, ASX rallies

    RBA planning more QE, ASX rallies, Virgin CEO out, US markets pare falls The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) rallied 0.5% on a mixed day.  The key result today was a slightly better than expected unemployment result, the rate increasing to 6.9% despite Victoria shedding another 1.1% of jobs.  Queensland stands out with the highest level of unemployment at 7.7%…

    Drew Meredith | 15th Oct 2020 | More
    ASX falls 0.3%, US falls offering weaker lead

    It ends at seven, ASX falls 0.3%, Bank of Queensland surprises, US falls offering weaker lead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) couldn’t keep its unbeaten run going, falling 0.3% on Wednesday, overcome by a combination of factors.  The materials sector was among the biggest detractors, falling 0.9% after the unexpected announcement overnight that Chinese steel mills were ordered…

    Drew Meredith | 14th Oct 2020 | More