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Greek “No Deal”, good enough trigger to sell

25 Jun 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Local shares switched into sell mode from Thursday’s market open and continued in much the same fashion for the remainder of the session. Greece’s “no deal” status seemed like a good enough excuse for local investors to pull the trigger ahead of financial year end.

Steady as she goes…for now

24 Jun 2015 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets It’s been a case of ‘steady as she goes’ for the Australian stock market, with the local index trading within a tight range before ending the day marginally higher.

Charlie Brown rally

23 Jun 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Surely, this time the European Lucy won’t pull the football at the last second, causing the global markets Charlie Brown to fall flat on his face. Judging by market action, this is the consensus position. Despite a perfect lack of detail, optimism around a “Greek solution” is high, and share markets across the Asia Pacific region are set for gains at the open this morning.

Warren Buffet-effect has lost its shine

18 Jun 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets In afternoon trading, the market continues to come under downward pressure as profit taking triggers panic selling and index rotation. The market switched to wide spread selling after options expiries finished their course. Gold Based stocks were the only sector to be spared of the local market exodus.

Australian Stocks Suspended in Friday Flats

5 Jun 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Aussie stocks shook off overnight leads to open Friday trade in slight green. After four straight sessions of attrition, the local bourse made small tracks to regain the 250 points lost across the trading week. Investors did their best to cling onto early gains, but concentrated selling in the Big Banks gave way to wide losses.

Index sinks, dollar soars

3 Jun 2015 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The ASX200 has disappointed for the second consecutive day, sliding near 55 points in an expansive rout.

China Drives Market Both Directions

2 Jun 2015 By Tony Kwok (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The Australian Stock Market followed its international counterparts and was sold off from the open this morning. At the lowest point, the ASX 200 was down 94 points. The selloff changed course after China’s PMI showed the manufacturing sector continued to expand which lifted Hong Kong and China’s indexes after last Thursday and Friday’s policy driven sell off.

Aussie Stocks Claw Back to a Flat Finish

28 May 2015 By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets Australian investors shrugged off record highs from Wall Street as the local bourse dipped into red shortly after open. Volumes remain skinny for Thursday trade, which might suggests any selling activity is not met with strong conviction.

ASX200 retreats as sentiment turns

27 May 2015 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets After two days of surprising outperformance, the Australian share market has retreated, losing around 1% in value.

Sea of Red as Financial Come Under Pressure

18 May 2015 By Tony Kwok (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The Australian share market sold off after the open, driven by selling in financial and discretionary stocks. ANZ traded down 2 percent while NAB and WBC are hitting lows not seen since January this year. The sector has come under a pressure lately as policy reform and an overheating property market are posing a risk on the outlook on the sector.

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