All Ordinaries

Intra-day chart
risen by 36.8 +0.63%
295,232,468 ($267,013,077,048)

Market news

  • Easter stock hunt

    The final day of trading ahead of the Easter long weekend started with mixed leads offshore. Traders looked to finalise their positions ahead of the four day break but volumes were skinny. Banks switched back into gear as yield play sat front of mind, led convincingly by CBA. This kept the market swinging between double-digit green for the entire session.
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  • Commodities to the Rescue

    Despite screaming headlines in various Australian business dailies, commodity prices rallied overnight. Oil jumped more than $2 per barrel, and gold slammed through the U$1200 mark, rising $21 in the session. These dramatic lifts should see Australian resource shares on the front foot today. Futures markets are indicating a lift of around 0.5% at the open, but positive momentum could see further gains.
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  • A nervous market waits on building approvals data and China’s PMI

    Lower commodity prices and a downdraft in US markets look like delivering a weak opening for the stock market this morning.
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  • Up by the Numbers

    Good data and strong market reactions overnight have Australian shares poised for a jump at today’s opening. Local optimism is further supported by a lower Australian dollar against both the US dollar and the Japanese yen, highlighting the potential for international buyers to push stocks higher. Further falls in commodity prices may temper enthusiasm.
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  • Australian Market Saved by Strength in Asia Region

    The Australian market was sold off heavily at the start of the day with the materials and energy sectors driving the market lower on the back of weaker commodity prices. After a 4% drop on Friday, iron ore prices have fallen further today after China’s economy slowed further in the first quarter, raising questions of future demand for the metal.
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Index Current value + Change
S&P/ASX 200 5898.6 risen by 0.64% 37.8
Materials 9077.7 risen by 0.27% 24.5
Industrials 4689.1 risen by 0.58% 27.0
Financials 7082.5 risen by 0.98% 68.5
+ Indice values are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Values are indicative only.

Market movers

  • 361 rising
  • 430 steady
  • 206 falling
  • 361 %
  • 430 %
  • 206 %
AVQ $0.17 risen by $0.159 +1,445.45%
BOC $0.345 risen by $0.115 +50%
CMP $0.165 risen by $0.04 +32%
DUB $0.395 risen by $0.085 +27.42%
WES $43.51 fallen by $0.04 -0.09%
FLT $39.46 fallen by $0.04 -0.10%
GNC $9.32 fallen by $0.01 -0.11%
ILU $8.310001 fallen by $0.01 -0.12%

Upcoming dividends

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WAX 100% 18 May 2015
UOS 0% 13 May 2015
TWD 10¢ 100% 11 May 2015
SDG 100% 6 May 2015
HGG 12.56¢ 0% 6 May 2015
TMM 100% 5 May 2015
SNL 25¢ 100% 4 May 2015
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