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Markets melt up

19 Dec 2014 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Traders and investors caught short heading into the FOMC scrambled for cover in Europe and the US, in many cases driving indices to their best one day performance for 2015.

Aussie Investors take their foot off the accelerator

18 Dec 2014 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Lead by the Fed-fervour offshore, Australians shares jumped on the Yellen cheer wagon. The material and energy stocks were back in vogue as both sectors gained over 3% in morning trade.

Fed Feeds Frenzy

18 Dec 2014 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets In spite of a frenzied pre-mortem, a benign statement from the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee and steadying commodity markets drove investors back into share markets overnight. A calmer, stronger ruble helped offset European growth fears, highlighted in the overnight session by further declines in inflation.

Household brands Woolworths and Telstra Heavy Lifting

11 Dec 2014 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Offshore jitters sent ripples through to Australian stocks. The open saw the local equities take 65 points off the index, catalysed by a mass-exit in energy stocks, yet again.

Steady open as Woodside investors wait on details of possible Wheatstone acquisition

10 Dec 2014 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) - by CMC Markets Yesterday’s news on Greek politics and China’s bond market came at a time when US and European stock markets have extended rallies and pushed valuations higher. This makes those markets vulnerable to downward corrections as profit takers act to avoid missing out.

MYEFO and Lima - December could be nasty.

2 Dec 2014 BR Securities Australia Pty Ltd - by David Bickford December 2014 could go down as a nasty moment in Australian finance. MYEFO will reveal a deteriorating budget deficit and the UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru will provide the agreement, to be ratified in Paris in 2015, on how much (or little) CO2 is to be allowed into the atmosphere from 2020.

Australian Share Market - Close Up

11 Nov 2014 CMC Markets - The Australian share market is in a decision zone - and trading from here may set the direction for the rest of the year.

Prices slashed - everything must go!

27 Oct 2014 Nick Swales, Regional Director, Newcastle Office, Rathbones - “If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.” Sir John Templeton.

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.

The Importance of Ignoring the Noise of the Market

17 Oct 2014 Carl Richards, director of investor education at the BAM Alliance - “As odd as it may sound, the sooner you start treating your investments like you treat life, the happier you’ll be with the outcome.”
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