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Diminishing political returns

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:46 pm | CMC Markets

Investors are likely to shrug off political developments over the weekend in what looks like a modestly positive start to the trading week. Shares and commodities steadied on Friday night and currency markets are calm in this morning’s early ... More >>

CMC Markets National University Trading Challenge returns

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:24 pm | CMC Markets

Registrations for the CMC Markets National University Trading Challenge are officially open, with the competition already underway for the month of September. More >>

CMC Markets celebrates 11 years with Scholarship programme

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

For 11 years, CMC Markets, a leading online trading platform, has donated $300,000 to deserving and gifted Kiwi kids as part of the Variety Gold Heart Scholarship programme. This year, they are continuing their ongoing support for the programme by sponsoring ... More >>

Are stock markets worried about US politics?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

The next few days should reveal whether equity markets are going to carry any risk premium for the uncertainty about the US politics that was worrying traders last week. The relief rally in the US S&P 500 has seen it recover to within 0.5% of ... More >>

Chaos at the White House sparks market meltdown

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:56 am | CMC Markets

After largely ignoring the shenanigans in Washington for months, markets panicked overnight. The rolling series of scandals and the now real possibility of impeachment put in doubt all the potential benefits of the new administration’s policies. The ... More >>

Vive le market!

Monday, 8 May 2017, 11:40 am | CMC Markets

A combination of strong data, recovering commodity prices and a win for centrist European politics should see Asia Pacific share markets regain ground today. Chinese trade data and Australian building approvals may influence trading, but the apparent ... More >>

Fed, NAB to the rescue

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12:27 pm | CMC Markets

After a day of inordinate selling the Australian share market may bounce back today following an overnight expression of confidence from the US Federal Reserve board and a consensus beating half-year result from NAB. Comments by the Treasurer that ... More >>

Markets cheer French election

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:07 pm | CMC Markets

Global share futures markets are surging and the Euro jumped at this morning’s opening as traders take the first opportunity to position after the French election result. While the increased popularity of the centrist candidate is not a strong ... More >>

Risks rising

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:41 am | CMC Markets

Overnight trading displayed elements of a risk off stance from investors. Gold and bonds rallied, shares and industrial commodities were marked down and volatility indicators rose. The trimming of risk positions comes against a background of rising ... More >>

Bargain hunters move on yesterday’s casualties

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:38 pm | CMC Markets

The soft lead from US markets has put the ASX 200 index on the back foot this morning. More >>

Rocky ride into data deluge

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:33 pm | CMC Markets

The close of the Australian corporate reporting season brings no respite for investors. Pressure on European shares and weakening oil prices could see a negative start to Asia Pacific trading, ahead of a week full of local and international data releases. More >>

ASX 200 stalled at resistance as it waits on BHP

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 1:12 pm | CMC Markets

With US markets closed and a lack of macro news, the stock market remains inwardly focussed today as investors respond to company results. More >>

Stocks strong but Aussie Dollar not convinced

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 1:13 pm | CMC Markets

The ASX 200 has maintained the strong upward momentum of the past two trading days so far this morning. More >>

Investors dig in for the profit reporting season

Friday, 3 February 2017, 1:35 pm | CMC Markets

After an hour’s trading, investors are taking a modestly positive approach to many stocks as they settle down to wait on upcoming profit reports. Around 60% of the stocks in the ASX 200 index have rallied this morning. The problem for the index ... More >>

US earnings can’t be ignored

Friday, 27 January 2017, 12:51 pm | CMC Markets

US stock markets tend to be a sentiment leader for world markets and in what’s become a familiar pattern over recent years, the quarterly profit reporting season is supporting that sentiment. More >>

Big sectors lead the way

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:39 pm | CMC Markets

A combination of record highs for the US S&P 500 and strong metals prices raises the possibility of animal spirits returning to the Australian stock markets after a couple of weeks on the sidelines. More >>

Trump Trading

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:23 pm | CMC Markets

Trump Trading By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) Ahead of the inauguration of the 45th US President markets took an each-way bet on the “Trump trade”. Shares and commodities rose and bonds sold off in anticipation of a stimulatory ... More >>

Dollar driver - By Michael McCarthy at CMC Markets

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:43 pm | CMC Markets

Asia Pacific shares are set for further gains after the USD pulled back from 14 year highs overnight. The minutes from the December Fed meeting clipped hawks’ wings, and bond yields slipped back to pre-hike levels. Copper and oil rallied hard, meaning ... More >>

Will history repeat?

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 11:56 am | CMC Markets

The combination of strong gains by the ASX 200 yesterday followed by relatively modest gains in US markets makes a steady opening look the logical assumption for our market this morning. More >>

Rising Dollar May Temper Enthusiasm

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 12:23 pm | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) The New Year is off to a positive start with solid gains in overnight European trading. However a resurgent USD saw bonds sell off and commodity prices drop on Friday night, potentially restraining ... More >>



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