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Investors rotate out of commodities and into bonds

3 Aug 2015 CMC Markets by Ric Spooner International markets on Friday bore the hallmarks of a low growth, low inflation world economic environment. Traders bought bonds and sold commodities in response to a weaker than expected read in the US employment cost index for the 2nd quarter. The employment cost index failed to reveal any promise of much awaited wages growth as high underemployment rates provide little incentive for employers to pay more.

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.

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.

Another nervous day for resource stocks

24 Jul 2015 CMC Markets by Ric Spooner A night of selling on international markets suggests that some commodity markets may be entering another capitulation phase as prices in oversupplied commodities continue the process of adjusting to levels that will force production cuts.

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.

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