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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 >>

Dwindling dollar drives markets

Friday, 30 December 2016, 1:20 pm | CMC Markets

A sliding USD pushed gold and bond markets higher and cooled investor enthusiasm in overnight trading. Despite the dollar weakness, copper and oil fell as supply concerns hit markets. This will test the underlying strength displayed by the Australia ... More >>

One step back

Thursday, 29 December 2016, 1:21 pm | CMC Markets

After several recent steps forward Asia Pacific markets may come under selling pressure today following negative overnight leads. US indices pulled back from all-time highs, and currencies and commodities largely marked time as professional investors tweaked ... More >>

Resources to inspire rally

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 1:19 pm | CMC Markets

The Australian share market is set disregard a weak futures market lead from last week’s close. Improved performances from European and US markets in holiday trading and data released overnight should help trading sentiment. Rallies in important commodities ... More >>

ASX 200 defies offshore nerves

Friday, 23 December 2016, 1:07 pm | CMC Markets

The local market has continued this week’s trend by outperforming international markets this morning. More >>

Resource stocks back in favour?

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 12:53 pm | CMC Markets

Bond yields made a short term peak on Friday. This appears to have driven a rally in “yield” based stocks. Over the past two days it’s been the defensive sectors that have driven the ASX 200 index higher. The market was characterised by solid ... More >>

Markets balance momentum and metals

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:22 pm | CMC Markets

Markets balance momentum and metals By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) The relentless rise in global stock markets has set a positive tone for the ASX 200 index this morning. Investors concerned about being caught overweight cash are pushing ... More >>

Markets rotating to value

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 12:56 pm | CMC Markets

International markets showed signs of pausing to wait on evidence of policy specifics before extending moves in the direction of the “Trump themes” of fiscal stimulus and inflation. More >>



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