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Can commodity relief be sustained today?

31 Jul 2015 CMC Markets by Ric Spooner With relatively neutral leads from offshore equity markets overnight, the direction of the ASX 200 index today is likely to be influenced by resource stocks. Major mining and energy stocks have enjoyed a good recovery over the past couple of days on the back of relief that commodity prices have stopped falling. However, the commodity price rally stalled last night leaving open the question of whether strong buying support for resource stocks can be sustained today.

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.

Positive international leads but commodity rally seen as limited

30 Jul 2015 CMC Markets by Ric Spooner Buyers were given no reason for added caution by overnight markets. Another positive session for commodities and international stock markets should allow those who see value in current stock prices to continue the bargain hunting that’s characterised the last three trading days.

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.

Austbrokers Omaha sized problem

27 Jul 2015 Intelligent Investor by Graham Witcomb There is trouble ahead for the commercial insurance broker and it goes by the name of Warren Buffett.

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.

No need to fill up on Caltex

24 Jul 2015 Intelligent Investor by Gaurav Sodhi Caltex has morphed into a much better business than before. However, the recent declines in it's share price still have not gone far enough to justify a buy.

Virtus and Monash IVF showing value

24 Jul 2015 Intelligent Investor by Graham Witcomb The market may have been spooked by new competition but there is still plenty to like about IVF providers Virtus Health and Monash IVF.

Xero CEO frustrated with Aussie investors

24 Jul 2015 Intelligent Investor by Jon Mills Rod Drury, ceo of New Zealand-based cloud accounting software firm Xero, is frustrated with local investors. The reason? He believes they don’t understand software companies like Xero. Although listed on the New Zealand Exchange since 2007 and the ASX since 2012, Xero has found it easier to raise expansion capital from foreign investors such as Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and also an early investor in Facebook.

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