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Drew Meredith

Publishing Editor

Drew is publisher of the Inside Network's mastheads and a principal adviser at Wattle Partners.

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ASX buoyed by financial sector, rate pause hopes, Domino’s upgraded

Sharemarkets continue to navigate the escalating global banking crisis, with the S&P/ASX200 managing to deliver a 0.8 per cent gain on the back of a 1.2 per cent surge in the financial sector. The rally was led by the likes of Macquarie (ASX:MQG), up 3.3 per cent, as recent transactions highlighted the continued support for…

Drew Meredith | 22nd Mar 2023 | More
ASX rallies into the close, Liontown surges, Close the Loop in acquisition mode, banks rally

The local market powered into the close, overcoming early losses to finish 0.4 per cent higher. The energy and financial sectors were central to the positive move, adding 2.3 and 0.9 per cent respectively. All four major banks gained, led by the National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) which was 1.7 per cent higher on the day….

Drew Meredith | 20th Mar 2023 | More
Bank run spreads to Credit Suisse, ASX falls, materials, energy in focus

Another day, another recapitalisation of bailout of a major bank. It was all about global giant Credit Suisse (SWX:CSGN), the company that had been in the news in recent weeks due to a run of poor quarters and growing outflows from the bank. The Swiss National Bank was forced to offer as much as $81…

Drew Meredith | 17th Mar 2023 | More
ASX rallies as regional banks recover, retail underperforms, China growth returns

Positive sentiment continues to return to the local market, with the S&P/ASX200 gaining 0.9 per cent on Wednesday. While the technology sector was the biggest gainer, finishing up 2.4 per cent, a broad-based improvement in the financial and banking sector was central to the rally. Australia’s regional banks, despite having significantly more capital requirements than…

Drew Meredith | 16th Mar 2023 | More
Market sinks on contagion fears, technology, energy hit, Computershare sinks

The local market has now given back most of the gains achieved in 2023, falling 1.4 per cent on Tuesday as concerns of further bank runs spread around the world. The threat was triggered by the bankruptcy and subsequent bailout of Silicon Valley Bank after it’s many accountholders sought to withdraw a significant amount of…

Drew Meredith | 15th Mar 2023 | More
  • ASX stages late rally, but falls for fourth straight week, iron ore surge continues

    The local market managed to finish the week on a positive note, gaining 0.4 per cent, but ultimately capping a fourth straight week of losses to finish 0.3 per cent lower. On Friday, it was all about the mining and energy sectors with Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) gaining 1.6 per cent and BHP (ASX:BHP) 0.6 per…

    Drew Meredith | 6th Mar 2023 | More
    Australian market struggling for energy

    The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 39.8 points, or 0.5 per cent on Thursday to 7490.3; while the broader All Ordinaries index dropped 44.7 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 7695.8. Energy was in the spotlight, with the Mike Cannon-Brookes-backed AGL Energy plunging 82 cents, or 10 per cent, to $7.12 after the company downgraded full-year earnings guidance, cut its dividend and reported…

    Drew Meredith | 10th Feb 2023 | More
    Newcrest, Nuix provide market highlights

    The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Wednesday advanced 26 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7,530.1, while the broader All Ordinaries closed 27.4 points to the good, also 0.4 per cent, at 7,740.5. Goldminer Newcrest added another 65 cents, or 2.6 per cent, to $25.60, taking its gain to almost 14.5 per cent since it received a $24.5 billion takeover offer from US…

    Drew Meredith | 9th Feb 2023 | More
    Inflation jumps to 33-year high

    Australian shares ended a five-day winning streak on Wednesday, and the Aussie dollar rose, after the markets learned that inflation in Australia had risen to its highest point since 1990, at an annual rate of 7.8 per cent in the December quarter, beating economist forecasts of 7.6 per cent. Even the Reserve Bank’s preferred measure of “trimmed mean…

    Drew Meredith | 27th Jan 2023 | More
    Miners motivate market

    Upgrades in expectations for lithium price growth helped to lift the Australian sharemarket on Tuesday, driving a strong day for miners. Broker UBS lifted its lithium price forecast as much as 50 per cent, and the lithium players saw plenty of green. Pilbara Minerals gained 25 cents, or 5.2 per cent, to $5.08, while fellow producer Allkem was up…

    Drew Meredith | 25th Jan 2023 | More
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