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Drew Meredith

Publishing Editor

Drew is Contributing Publisher of the Inside Investor and the Inside Adviser. Drew is an experienced financial adviser, as well as a regular contributor to the Unconventional Wisdom Journal, Money magazine, the Australian Financial Review and various other trade publications. Where Drew's comments constitute advice, it is general advice only (AFSL383169). They have not considered the readers personal or individual circumstances. Readers should seek professional advice before acting on any comments.

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BHP cash river pours onto market

Tuesday’s market highlight came before the opening, when diversified miner BHP reported a bumper half-year result. Strong commodity prices – in particular, record iron ore and coking (steelmaking) coal prices, and buoyant copper prices – enabled BHP to pay a record interim dividend for the third straight year. Revenue rose by 27%, to US$30.5 billion ($42.7 billion), while underlying…

Drew Meredith | 16th Feb 2022 | More
Aussie market pushes higher, against trend

The Australian sharemarket pushed higher on Monday, led by the resources stocks, as petroleum producers gained on fears of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine and gold miners rose on the back of gold’s traditional role as a safe-haven asset in times of geo-political stress. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 26.6 points, or 0.4%, to 7243.9 points,…

Drew Meredith | 15th Feb 2022 | More
Market takes backward step, Magellan’s struggles continue

A promising February on the Australian ran into a roadblock on Friday, with the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index surrendering 71.2 points on the day, or 1.0 per cent, to 7217.3 points. While that was the biggest loss in more than two weeks, the index was still up 1.4% for the week, in its second straight rising week. Ten…

Drew Meredith | 14th Feb 2022 | More
Market rides NAB profit, keeps February rise going

After a bruising 6.4% loss in January, the Australian share market is trying to pick up the pieces, with Thursday being its sixth positive session in eight trading days so far in February, and a third straight gain. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index gained 20.2 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,288, while the broader All Ordinaries also closed about 0.3 per cent…

Drew Meredith | 10th Feb 2022 | More
ASX rally continues, CBA boosts dividend, Mineral Resources falls

The S&P/ASX200 continued a recent strong run gaining another 1.1% on Wednesday with Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) a key contributor. The financial and technology sector are seeing strong support as earnings season steps up another gear, they gained 2.6 and 4.2% respectively. In an about-face from recent weeks, the energy and material sectors underperformed after BHP (ASX: BHP) fell due to another warning…

Drew Meredith | 9th Feb 2022 | More
  • Market recovers ground, Macquarie delivers record quarter, iron ore surge continues

    The S&P/ASX200 recovered the ground lost on Monday, increasing 1.1% on Tuesday as the iron ore price showed no signs of slowing down. Having oscillated between a new commodity supercycle and a bear market, a resumption of steel production supported a 2.2% jump in the materials sector and 3.7% for BHP Group (ASX: BHP). Every other sector was higher barring technology, which fell…

    Drew Meredith | 8th Feb 2022 | More
    Market recovers during the day, Douglass takes leave, Graincorp upgrade

    The S&P/ASX200 managed a solid fightback during the session falling as much as 1% at the open but finishing down just 0.1% for the day. There were only three sectors higher, being energy, materials and technology gaining 1.6, 0.8 and 0.6% respectively, whilst the healthcare and real estate sectors both fell 1.3%. Among the largest drags on the market, today was ANZ Banking Group (ASX: ANZ)…

    Drew Meredith | 7th Feb 2022 | More
    ASX breaks three-week losing streak, REA beats, Boral goes ex-capital return

    The S&P/ASX200 looked beyond the sharp selloff in technology stocks overnight to post a 0.6% gain on Friday. The result was broad-based with almost every sector higher, with materials, energy and technology all finishing over 1% in the black. This came despite Meta’s massive selloff in the US session. Boral (ASX: BLD) shares fell 41.8%, representing the amount of the capital return and special…

    Drew Meredith | 6th Feb 2022 | More
    ASX falls as tech tanks, Westpac profit flat, Xero, Novonix slump

    The S&P/ASX200 fell throughout the day, finishing 0.1% lower with all eyes on the Morningstar Investment Conference. The technology sector carried most of the selling pressure, falling 5.9% in a single session, with utilities and materials the only sectors settling higher. Popular lithium miner Novonix (ASX: NVX) fell close to 15% despite any news on the company, with numerous other technology names not far behind. Xero…

    Drew Meredith | 3rd Feb 2022 | More
    ASX rallies on strong global lead, Amcor sales slow, ERA’s big clean up

    It was another strong day for the S&P/ASX200, overcoming negative sentiment around valuations and inflation to deliver another 1.2% gain. Almost every sector finished higher, with utilities the primary underperformer after Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) dropped 2.6%. The standout was energy once again, gaining 2.8% and materials, which finished 2.0% higher as investors flocked to both construction material providers, Boral (ASX: BLD)…

    Drew Meredith | 2nd Feb 2022 | More
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