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Volatile times – Risk On

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12:34 pm | CMC Markets

It’s a day for market clichés. “Sell the rumour; buy the fact “and “risk on” seem equally applicable. More >>

Stock market fall is a numbers game

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 12:09 pm | CMC Markets

Some basic numbers illustrate the rationale for the sharp loss in value in US stocks. Over the 4 years 2013 to 2017, the average blended forward PE valuation for the S&P 500 index was 16.1 times earnings. The average 10-year bond yield over the same period ... More >>

US shuts down, markets yawn

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:57 am | CMC Markets

The failure of the US Congress to pass spending bills could see government operations suspended this week. However markets are paying scant attention, seeing this largely as political brinksmanship with little economic impact. Gains for shares are expected ... More >>

AUD storming the barricade

Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:43 am | CMC Markets

Despite a slightly stronger US dollar and a night of profit taking in commodities the Australian dollar is taking another crack at 80 US cents. This matches the gentle risk on mode of market trading over the last 24 hours. European shares rose and bonds ... More >>

Investors eye inflation

Monday, 15 January 2018, 12:10 pm | CMC Markets

Stronger than expected US inflation data on Friday night saw bonds sell off and gave investors the confidence to continue the New Year stock rally. Future markets indicate gains across the Asia Pacific region today. Curiously, currency markets took a different ... More >>

Wait and see

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:58 pm | CMC Markets

The stock market looks likely to open on a relatively steady, wait and see note this morning after a surprisingly robust profit taking session yesterday. Two of traders’ major concerns appear left open to question by international markets last night. More >>

Wary of the unexpected

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 12:51 pm | CMC Markets

All the standard indicators point to the ASX 200 holding its opening gains. However, yesterday afternoon’s limp performance may have traders alert to the possibility that profit takers are developing itchy trigger fingers. More >>

Yen vs the NZD: What Volatility Means for the Markets

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:45 pm | CMC Markets

2017 has proven to be a rather turbulent year in regards to the currency markets and it seems as this final financial quarter shows no sign of slowing down. Many analysts are now focusing upon the rather tenuous relationship between the Japanese ... More >>

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 >>



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