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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.

The stock market will kick off the new trading week in a positive frame of mind

27 Oct 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Over the past nine trading sessions, the ASX 200 index has gained nearly 5% and looks likely to open higher this morning. The recovery continues to be supported by another good earnings season for US stocks.

Aussie share market bulls now have company

20 Oct 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Today, Australian investors will not have to go it alone buying stocks as they did for much of last week. Bargain hunters this morning will be supported by the morale boosting encouragement of a 3% turnaround in the German Dax and a 264 point rally in the Dow Jones.

Selling momentum in force but investors ponder sell-off

13 Oct 2014 Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Selling on international markets sets the scene for another bleak opening on the Australian market. By Friday’s close, the ASX 200 was down 8.7% from its late August peak. With selling momentum clearly the order of the day, investors are trying to decide if the conditions are right for a major downward move in world stock markets.

CMC Markets Weekly Report

21 Jul 2014 CMC Markets - by CMC Markets

U.S. stocks rose on Friday, following better than expected corporate earnings from major players and found comfort in the view that geopolitical tensions in appeared contained.

CMC Markets Weekly Report

10 Jun 2014 by CMC Markets

U.S. stocks etched slight gains on Monday, with benchmark indexes again closing at records, as investors pondered the strength of the economy and policy moves by the Federal Reserve. In economic news, the employment trends index rose from 117.32 to 118.58 in May. Data showed a 217,000 lift in employment in May with the unemployment rate stable at 6.3 per cent.

CMC Markets Weekly Report

2 Jun 2014 by CMC Markets

U.S. stocks turned mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at records, after the government reported an unexpected slowdown in consumer spending in April.

CMC Markets Weekly Report

26 May 2014 by CMC Markets

U.S. stocks gained on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to a record finish following a better-than-expected report on the sale of new homes in April.

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