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Material stocks Full Steam Ahead

31 Jul 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Aussie shares were poised for a day of gains and local stocks not disappoint. The largest capped stocks found support in early trade and lead the market up 0.9% across the trading session, erasing most of the losses the local bourse faced over the course of selling last week.

Some relief from the wall of worry

29 Jul 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Traders will get some relief from the “wall of worry” this morning. The fact that China’s stock markets bounced off lows yesterday combined with the first rally for some time in oil and base metals markets will provide an improved macro setting for early trade today

Selling slows as commodities warn

28 Jul 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Asia Pacific share markets will trade under pressure again today following overnight falls in US and European shares, and an ongoing rout in industrial commodities. Investors are likely to turn to Shanghai for a lead, after yesterdays’ 8.6% sell off sparked the current global weakness.

Commodity jitters see a soft start to the week’s trading

27 Jul 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets A weak lead from the US and ongoing nervousness about commodity markets will see stock market trading start the week on a downbeat note.

Selling slows as commodities warn

23 Jul 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets European and US shares traded under pressure for the second session in a row overnight as post Grexit increases were further trimmed. Bonds are the major beneficiary, rallying across the board, while US shares continued to retreat despite some upbeat company results and a positive surprise on existing home sales.

Sell Global, Buy Local

22 Jul 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Selling pressure emerged across asset classes overnight. Many attributed the weakness in shares, the USD and bond markets to lower than expected result from IBM and market disappointment with Apple. However, this is “after the fact” reasoning, and a global trimming of portfolios after an eight day rally is a more likely explanation for the general malaise.

Cautious Optimism to Continue

21 Jul 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Further gains for Asia Pacific shares are likely today as overnight markets continued their rise on European optimism, despite concerns raised by US stocks reporting weaker than expected revenues and earnings. Additionally, a stronger USD is casting a shadow, and resulting weakness in commodity prices may curtail any lift in share markets.

Increased capital requirements no surprise for bank sharheholders

20 Jul 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets This soft tone to this morning’s market opening indicates that investors have finished the process of unwinding the risk premium built into valuations as a defence against any unforseen complications from a “Grexit”

How much further has the Grexit derisking rally got to go?

17 Jul 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets For equity markets, this week has been all about removing the “Grexit” risk premium built into valuations. Markets have been quick to make this adjustment; with the ASX 200 index closing 5.3% above last week’s low.

ASX200 rallies on China data & Greece unwind

15 Jul 2015 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The local share market has sharply outperformed its regional peers today, firming over 1% to close at 5636.

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