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ASX retreats, Afterpay and Zip rise again

ASX claws back, energy hit, IT takeover rally spreads The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) spent most of the day clawing back from early losses, ultimately finishing down just 0.2% despite a weak lead from the US market. The story was similar to yesterday with 8 of the 11 sectors down but technology continuing to drive performance, up…

Investor Strategy News | 3rd Aug 2021 | More
ASX closes 0.9% lower, materials and energy drag

ASX hit, defensive rotation begins, Oil Search loses MD, Telstra takes on China  The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) strengthened throughout the day, ultimately finishing 0.8% lower despite being as low as 1.1% during the morning session. The mining and energy sectors were weakest on concerns of a global outbreak of the Delta variant, with both falling by…

Investor Strategy News | 19th Jul 2021 | More
ASX falls 0.9% amid Sydney COVID blues

Tech sell off drags ASX, banks, gamblers hit, Solomon ramps up push for Myer board spill The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) followed a weak global lead to fall close to 1% on Friday, despite a late afternoon recovery. Every sector was lower across the board barring energy, which continues to benefit from the impasse between members of…

Investor Strategy News | 11th Jul 2021 | More
  • ASX recovers from early dive, finishes flat again

    Late comeback delivers, energy in the red, dividends hit real estate, CKF falls on earnings The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) staged a remarkable recovery, managing a flat day despite falling as much as 0.9% on Tuesday morning. Energy, materials, and utilities were amongst the weakest performers, with a raft of dividend payments pulling the real estate sector…

    Investor Strategy News | 29th Jun 2021 | More
    Inflation fears drag ASX to a four-week low

    ASX follows Wall Street lower, defensive rotation, Graincorp beats expectations The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) has followed Wall Street lower, falling 0.9%, after higher-than-expected inflation figures spooked investors overnight. Short-term traders are betting that the Federal Reserve will be forced to increase interest rates earlier than expected, suggesting long-term growth companies will be worth less as a result. The selling pressure…

    Investor Strategy News | 13th May 2021 | More
    ASX closes at new 14-month high

    ASX hits 14-month high, ANZ dividend surprise, Nearmap upgrades revenue guidance  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) reached a 14-month high, adding 0.4% and once again nearing a record. The primary driver was the healthcare sector, up 1.1%, with key constituent CSL (ASX:CSL) up 2.4% offering the majority of the support. Private hospital, imaging, and COVID-19 testing firm Healius (ASX:HLS) finished flat despite reporting…

    Investor Strategy News | 5th May 2021 | More
  • ASX caps seventh consecutive monthly gain

    Seventh consecutive monthly gain, Beach Energy smashed, ANZ takes $817m profit hit The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished Friday on a weaker note, down 0.8% and 0.5% for the week, however was able to deliver a seventh consecutive monthly gain, finishing 3.5% higher for the month of April. The news of the day was the capitulation in Beach Energy’s (ASX:BPT) share…

    Investor Strategy News | 2nd May 2021 | More
    Tech stocks dive as ASX records back-to-back losses

    ASX stagnates at 7,000, Tabcorp receives another bid, Bingo deal approved  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) remains stubbornly anchored to the 7,000 point level, falling 0.2% on Tuesday as most sectors were once again hit by the threat of increasing inflation. The materials sector was the biggest positive contributor, with the likes of BHP Group (ASX:BHP), Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO), and Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) all adding 1%…

    Investor Strategy News | 27th Apr 2021 | More
  • ASX edges ahead on Friday to cap listless week

    Perth in lockdown, ASX flat for the week, retailers smashed  Perth has entered a ‘snap’ three-day lockdown following another hotel quarantine outbreak. Despite this, the market finished slightly ahead on Friday, 0.1%, and finished the week flat. The highlights over the week were Megaport (ASX:MP1) and Monadelphous (ASX:MND), which jumped 10.5% and 8.6% respectively. All attention has been on a number…

    Investor Strategy News | 25th Apr 2021 | More
    ASX rallies after two-session slide

    AGL CEO had enough, Brambles keeps shipping, markets break losing streak  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) broke a two-day losing streak, shooting 0.8% higher as business conditions and investment intentions hit their highest level in 27 years. The energy and IT sectors were the main laggards, with energy falling 0.6% as India reported the highest number of new cases…

    Investor Strategy News | 23rd Apr 2021 | More