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A day of consolidation ahead of US employment data

6 Mar 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Markets look set for a day of consolidation as traders mark time waiting for tonight’s US jobs data.

Retail Sales Growth Shrugged Off as Traders trek Away from Allusive 6000

5 Mar 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Traders continue to trek further away from the allusive 6000 mark, as downward pressure is concentrated to materials and REIT-based stocks. The RBA’s decision on Tuesday to sit idle has sent ripples through to equity market.

On the brink

5 Mar 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Falling US share prices overnight could not have come at a worse time for the Australian share market, at least from a technical point of view. After a failed attempt to rise through 6,000, the Australia 200 index finished yesterday finely poised just above the key 5,900 support level.

Yield stocks hold the key to market direction after the RBA decision

4 Mar 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Lower overseas markets are likely to see a cautious tone on our market this morning on what looks like being a relatively quiet day in terms of fresh news.

A short cut to higher ground

3 Mar 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets After a local close at post GFC highs, global markets added to the momentum with new all-time highs for the German DAX and US S&P 500, and a fifteen year high for the tech heavy Nasdaq.

Tough Decision for the RBA

2 Mar 2015 By Tony Kwok (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The Australian stock market has finally broken out of its recent trading range to move within 20 points of the key 6000 level.

Response to weekend news of China’s rate cut will be the key to the market’s opening tone this morning

2 Mar 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets News of China’ rate cut should help buyer mood this morning, compensating for a weak lead from the US market. However, while news of lower borrowing costs will help support equity valuations and be seen as a positive for commodity demand, market response may be limited.

Neutral macro setting for markets but Woolworths disappoints

27 Feb 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The share market looks likely to finish the week and the reporting season focussed mainly on company results. The broad macro lead from international markets was largely neutral for our market this morning.

Flying Kangaroo soars as the market retreats

26 Feb 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Aussie stocks took a breather on Thursday, breaking a three session winning streak. The local bourse switched back into teetering at the 5900 level following a 40 point pull-back as the week’s trading profits materialised.

Reports to lift market - again

26 Feb 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Stronger than expected results from Qantas, SAI Global, Nine Entertainment and Adelaide Brighton are likely to drive the share market higher today against a backdrop of calm overseas markets. Rising oil and copper prices should lend support, but the picture is clouded somewhat by today’s stock options expiry.
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