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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.
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