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Energy stocks adjust for medium term pain

28 Nov 2014 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets While surveys suggest that a majority of analysts anticipated that the OPEC meeting would not reduce its production quota, today’s market action indicates that traders and investors went in to the meeting attaching a reasonable probability to OPEC cutting production.

Woolworth’s Christmas comes early

27 Nov 2014 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Thursday’s session remained muted ahead of the week’s most crucial data release for Australia – Private Capital expenditure. Following the flop of 2.2% in quarterly construction work completed, the market eagerly watching for green-shoots in Australian private businesses.

Mixed leads mean mixed action

27 Nov 2014 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Predicting the outcome of share market trading today is more difficult than usual. Positive moves in European shares contrast with a flat US performance. Better growth numbers over the past week are offset by weaker durable goods and consumer numbers in the US overnight.

Trading this week has been all about Medibank

26 Nov 2014 By Chay Flack (Equity and Derivatives Dealer, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets The Australian market started strong this morning adding 55 points on the back of surprising US GDP numbers overnight. Most of the gains have been retained moving into the afternoon session with the ASX200 staying up 40 points.

Aussie Dollar push to new lows and weak iron ore prices reveal mounting market concern over China’s economy

26 Nov 2014 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Markets received more good news on the US economy last night with news that the official estimate of 3rd quarter GDP growth has been increased to 3.9%. However, local investor focus is likely to be closer to home with mounting concern over China’s economy and release of quarterly construction work figures for our economy.

XJO falls as Medibank takes centre stage

25 Nov 2014 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets The ASX200 market is sharply lower at lunch, cooling off after yesterday’s rally, despite reasonable international leads. US markets edged higher overnight, extending record levels, but there was little new in the way of catalysts. Global sentiment remains mildly positive on the back of last week’s stimulus double play out of China and Europe.

Medibank Private to Dominate

25 Nov 2014 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets After a welcome relief rally yesterday, Asia Pacific share markets are looking at a more subdued trading day following mixed leads from overseas markets. While European and US shares rallied, falls in energy and metals prices suggest not all is well with the global growth outlook.

Macro data supports markets while investors ponder potential China Free Trade Agreement winners

17 Nov 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets US markets again defied local nervousness on Friday, holding steady at the end of a week in which the ASX 200 fell 1.7%. The firm US lead, broadly solid economic releases and some strength in commodity prices should see a steady open to the Australian market this morning.

China’s solid export growth to help opening market tone

10 Nov 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Weekend news of better than expected growth in China’s exports last month should support a steady open to share market trading this morning.

Woolworths and commodities temper BOJ enthusiasm

3 Nov 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Friday’s BOJ announcement was unexpected and has caused investors to reconsider strategy.
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