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The ‘optical illusion’ making the S&P 500 look so much healthier than it really is

There is a hidden bifurcation in the S&P 500 that retail investors may not be seeing, but it has private investment manager Neuberger Berman showing a degree of caution.

Tahn Sharpe | 29th May 2023 | 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 brushes aside COVID worries to hit new high

ASX trades off high, retail sales higher, Wesfarmers flags tough comparables   The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) finished at an all-time high, adding 0.6% on Thursday as the energy sector continued to rally. The energy sector was 3.3% higher along with utilities, up 2% again, whilst consumer discretionary was the only detractor, falling 1.1%. Worley Ltd (ASX: WOR), which…

The Inside Adviser | 3rd Jun 2021 | More
  • ASX shakes COVID blues to close at new record high

    Australia in rare air, ASX hits another record, Keypath IPO falls flat  The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) has taken the mantle of overseas markets, hitting another record on Wednesday after moving 1% higher. The energy sector was the biggest contributor with the oil price hitting a two-year high in overnight trading, sending the entire sector up 4%…

    The Inside Adviser | 2nd 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
  • Banks help ASX eke out narrow gain

    Bank rally not enough, Westpac hike dividend, job ads continue to surprise The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) rose just three points to begin the week, with a powerful day from the financials sector (+1.4%) which represents some 30% of the index not enough to overcome broader weakness. Energy and materials continue to detract amid signs that inflation is being…

    The Inside Adviser | 4th May 2021 | More
    ASX ends slightly higher at fresh 13-month high

    ASX struggles to another record, Sims upgrades guidance, lithium giants to merge The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) struggled to another record close, finishing just three points higher as a sell off in the energy sector, down -1.4%, offset gains in the mining sector, +0.8%. The news of the day was the planned merger between Australia’s pureplay lithium miners, Orocobre (ASX:ORE) and Galaxy (ASX:GXY),…

    The Inside Adviser | 19th 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
    ASX snaps three-day losing streak

    ASX finished 0.7% higher, Crown (ASX:CWN) under offer, Fortescue (ASX:FMG) tanks The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) overcame a weak global lead to break a three day losing streak, adding 0.7% on Monday. Every sector was higher barring materials, with Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) dragging the sector lower, falling 4.3% on a further weakening of the iron ore price. Energy was by far the highlight,…

    The Inside Adviser | 22nd Mar 2021 | More
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