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Fear based volatility returns to equity markets

2 Sep 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by Ric Spooner Investor hopes that share market volatility had been put behind them have proven short lived. Market action itself has again become the dominant concern for investors. The kind of concern implied by last night’s three per cent drop in US stock markets is itself enough to make investors nervous and is a more likely candidate as catalyst of the last days for selling over the last 24 hours than China’s PMI reads.

How to kick your addiction to financial porn

31 Aug 2015 Intelligent Investor by Intelligent Investor Financial porn can do real damage to your portfolio. Here's how to protect yourself.

Buyers scramble to take advantage of value opportunity

28 Aug 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by Ric Spooner After another strong market open, investors are starting to wonder what the recent sell-off was all about. Another day of strong buying looks likely as investors scramble to take advantage of what looks like a value opportunity before it closes down.

Bulls Run

27 Aug 2015 By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) by Michael McCarthy Shares markets in the Asia Pacific region are set for further gains today after a strong night of trading in the US fuelled by better than expected economic data. Volatility remains elevated, and a sudden shift in sentiment is possible.

Weak US markets wrong foot local markets

26 Aug 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by Ric Spooner Against a background of ongoing volatility and large market swings, investors are unsettled by the fact that US markets gave up early large gains to finish down last night. The Australian market, which staged a strong rally has potentially been wrong footed by this move, at least to begin with.

Routed

25 Aug 2015 By Michael McCarthy (Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets) by Michael McCarthy Australian investors are in for another torrid day of selling after share prices were slaughtered in overnight trading. European markets dropped around 5%, and US markets outstripped even those drops at their opening, before rallying back to 3-4% falls.

Stock market sell-off sets up for volatility

24 Aug 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by Ric Spooner The Australia 200 Index looks like being sold down towards levels not seen since October last year as investors react to Friday’s violent sell off in US equities.

How to handle share price falls

24 Aug 2015 Intelligent Investor by Intelligent Investor Making sensible decisions whilst we’re anxious and emotional is a challenge. In fact, I’d say this is the challenge in investing.

Volatility and uncertainty abound

21 Aug 2015 By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) by Ric Spooner Today looks like one of those days when anything could happen on markets. Strong downward momentum on international equity markets has led to another weak opening this morning.

Local market rallies in spite of leads

19 Aug 2015 By Will Leys (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) by CMC Markets The Australian market has surprised again today, this time to the upside, with the ASX200 surging over 75 points or 1.4%.

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