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ASX rose to six-week high ahead of Easter break

Second quarter off to strong start, AMP’s CEO departs, Boral announces buyback The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week and commenced the new quarter on a strong note, finishing 0.5% higher with both IT, up 2.3%, and materials, 1.3%, contributing. It was a day for stock specific news with the worst kept secret in finance being confirmed, AMP’s CEO Francesco…

Investor Strategy News | 4th Apr 2021 | More
Strongest month since November as ASX gains 1.8%

ASX positive, Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) teams up with JB HiFi, building approvals heat up The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) posted another positive day as the quarter comes to an end, finishing 0.8% higher. Whilst a positive headline, the market fell heavily into the close, down around 1% in the last hour of trading. This resulted in another 1.8% gain…

Investor Strategy News | 31st Mar 2021 | More
ASX records worst session in more than a month

Market down as Brisbane locks down, AGL to split, USD rallies  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.9% lower after the Queensland Government announced a lockdown amid surging virus cases in Brisbane and surrounding areas. The retail sector was hit hard, falling 1.4%, as the likes of Flight Centre (ASX:FLT), -1.8% and Webjet (ASX:WEB), -2.0%, were hit with cancellations of Easter travel plans. The…

Investor Strategy News | 30th Mar 2021 | More
  • ASX weakens as travel stocks fall on Brisbane lockdown

    Brisbane lockdown hits ASX, Afterpay (ASX:APT) falls to three month low, travel stocks struggle The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) gave up a strong opening on US stimulus, ultimately finishing 0.1% lower after the Queensland Government announced a three-day lockdown of the city after community transmission of the UK COVID-19 variant was confirmed. The retail sector fell on the news, with Webjet (ASX:WEB)…

    Investor Strategy News | 29th Mar 2021 | More
    ASX rises as Suez Canal ship to be stuck for weeks

    ASX up 1.7% for the week, all action at the CEO-level of AMP and TPG, battery stocks on the charge  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the day 0.5% higher, with every sector but healthcare delivering a positive return. Telecommunications and IT were the highlights, finishing 1.3% and 1.2% higher, with a 2.4% jump in Telstra (ASX:TLS) offsetting a 6.7% fall…

    Investor Strategy News | 28th Mar 2021 | More
    ASX closes higher as Australian dollar drops

    ASX powers ahead, lower bond yields, records broken at Premier (ASX:PMV)  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) delivered once again, pushing higher with falling bond yields and a finally weakening currency, which is now under 76 US cents. The much-anticipated release of the economic Purchasing Manager Index or PMI results, which offer an indicator of spending and investment intentions, hit…

    Investor Strategy News | 24th Mar 2021 | More
  • ASX retreats; Qantas, Flight Centre lead travel slump

    ASX falls late, AGL (ASX:AGL) seeking battery approval, coal prices boosted by floods The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell into the close ending 0.1% lower, with the materials sector the biggest detractor falling 1.5%. The selling pressure came after one of the key Chinese smelting cities announced curbs on steelmaking operations as they seek to address environmental concerns. This sent…

    Investor Strategy News | 23rd Mar 2021 | More
    ASX ends Friday lower as energy stocks slump

    ASX sinks to first loss in a month, retailers powering ahead, materials weaker The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week on a negative note, falling 0.6%, delivering the first weekly loss in over a month, down 0.9%. It seems the number of divergent outcomes for 2021 is increasing by the day, with talk of an inflation spike, countered…

    Investor Strategy News | 21st Mar 2021 | More
  • ASX trades down despite positive jobs figures

    ASX continues to weaken, unemployment surprises, NZ nearing second recession The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished another 0.7% lower on Thursday, with every sector but miners and retailers falling. Amongst the biggest detractors were the Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) and CSL Ltd (ASX:CSL), down 1.6% and 1.9% respectively. The sell-off came despite what appears to be great news for the economy; the unemployment rate…

    Investor Strategy News | 18th Mar 2021 | More
    ASX closes 0.5% lower on materials, bank weakness

    Market weakens, CBA enters BNPL space, Corporate Travel sell down The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.5% on Wednesday, following a confluence of global factors. It was a mixed day with six of the eleven key industry sectors falling but energy and materials remaining under pressure. The iron ore price has remained strong, however, both BHP Group (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) fell as other commodity…

    Investor Strategy News | 17th Mar 2021 | More