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Aussie market rises across the board

Local stocks enjoyed a positive lead-in from Wall Street, after the US consumer inflation figure rose 7.1 per cent in the year to November, less than economists had expected and down from a 7.7 per cent annual rise in October. The S&P/ASX200 index gained 48 points, or 0.7 per cent, on Wednesday, to 7251.3, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 49.5…

Drew Meredith | 15th Dec 2022 | More
Banks boost local bourse

A strong performance by the banking sector led the Australian share market on Tuesday, as traders and investors cast a wary eye ahead of the monthly US inflation readout overnight.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 22.5 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7203.3, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 18.6 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7389.2. The banks were inspired…

Drew Meredith | 14th Dec 2022 | More
Hammered Origin leads market lower

The S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5 per cent, or 32.4 points, to 7180.8 on Monday, dragged lower by losses across the utilities sector, which contains Origin Energy – and the big electricity and gas supplier were hammered 61 cents, or 7.8 per cent, lower to $7.19, amid fears that the federal government’s intervention into the gas market could see Brookfield and EIG Group walk away…

Drew Meredith | 13th Dec 2022 | More
  • ASX gains, but down 1.7 per cent for the week, Healius sells assets as iron ore surges

    The local market managed to end the week on a positive note, adding 0.5 per cent, as continued strength in the iron ore price sent the materials sector close to 2 per cent higher. The rally was led by BHP (ASX: BHP) which gained 2.7 per cent, and Fortescue (ASX: FMG) which added 2.8 per cent, with the technology…

    Drew Meredith | 12th Dec 2022 | More
    China COVID easing fails to negate market fears

    Geo-political and economic worries mounted for the local share market on Thursday, with the upshot being a slide of 53.9 points, or 0.8 per cent, in the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index, to 7,175.5 points while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 53.8 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 7,369.4. Seven of the ASX’s 11 official sectors retreated, with energy the worst hit as…

    Drew Meredith | 9th Dec 2022 | More
    Market fails to bite on solid economic data

    Local shares followed Wall Street lower on Wednesday, despite the release of data showing that the Australian economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the September quarter, for an annual growth rate of 5.9 per cent, a strong result coming off the back of the final wave of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2021. The quarterly figure was slightly…

    Drew Meredith | 8th Dec 2022 | More
  • Although expected, rate rise weakens market

    The Australian share market eased on Tuesday as the eighth consecutive rate hike from the Reserve Bank saw the cash rate lifted by 0.25 percentage points, to 3.1 per cent – up from 0.1 per cent in just seven months. The rate hike was mostly expected, and the central bank indicated that further tightening was in store in…

    Drew Meredith | 7th Dec 2022 | More
    Market up ahead of likely rate rise

    Despite plenty of uncertainty around what the Reserve Bank will announce with the cash rate this morning – although consensus expects that the central bank will lift the cash rate by another 25 basis points, to 3.15 per cent – there was a reasonably positive mood afoot on the local stock market on Monday, with the benchmark S&P/ASX…

    Drew Meredith | 6th Dec 2022 | More
  • ASX falls, but up 1.3 per cent for the week, Santos sinks on exploration, Premier delivers record trade

    The week ended poorly for the domestic sharemarket, with the energy sector (down 2.5 per cent) dragging the S&P/ASX200 0.7 per cent lower. Real estate also fell 2.6 per cent with healthcare and communications the highlights, gaining 1.1 and 0.8 per cent. The property sector sold off heavily amid news that global giant Blackstone had seen…

    Drew Meredith | 5th Dec 2022 | More
    ASX jumps on Fed policy, Cochlear competition concerns, return forecasts upgraded

    The local market joined the global rally in risk assets with the S&P/ASX200 finishing 1 per cent higher on Thursday on the back of Jerome Powell’s dovish comments in the US. A peak in the cash rate may well be in sight, which has moved the Dow Jones out of bear market territory.

    Drew Meredith | 2nd Dec 2022 | More