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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
ASX finishes 0.1% in front after weak start

Rough day but positive finish, tech leads the way, iron ore’s new high, AMP’s new low The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) managed a small gain despite a volatile day on markets, finishing 0.1% higher on Friday taking the weekly gain to 1%. Once again, the tech sector is leading the way, jumping 4.4% over the week as it appears inflation…

Investor Strategy News | 18th Apr 2021 | More
ASX rises 0.5%, edging closer to record as miners rally

ASX hits 13 month high, unemployment falls again, oil prices jump 5%  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) is within just 100 points of an all-time, finishing 0.5% higher today and slowly catching up to a US market that is hitting new highs almost every other day. Today, it was all about the mining and energy sector, with US crude inventories…

Investor Strategy News | 16th Apr 2021 | More
  • New post-COVID peak as ASX breaks through 7000

    ASX200 breaches 7,000 points, Zip Co raising $400m, Woodside gets new CEO The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finally breached the 7,000 point mark, adding 0.7% in today’s session with IT, healthcare, and materials once again the leaders adding 2.1%, 1.3%, and 1.2% respectively. The iron ore sector gained despite an apparent slowdown in Chinese demand, with gold miners taking off following news…

    Investor Strategy News | 14th Apr 2021 | More
    Zip soars 17% but miners keep ASX flat

    Market volatility up as ASX finishes flat, Zip Co jumps 17%, Cleanaway’s new deal The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished flat for the day with gains in the IT sector, which was 2.2% higher, insufficient to offset weakness across cyclical businesses including energy, -0.7%, and utilities, -1.1%. The standout by far was Buy Now Pay Later firm Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) which…

    Investor Strategy News | 13th Apr 2021 | More
    Best week in nine for the ASX, even after AstraZeneca setback

    ASX delivers strong gains, gold shining again, travel hit by vaccine issues The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week flat but managed to deliver a strong 2.4% from just four days of trading. The initial driver was the Reserve Bank reiterating their accommodative policy settings, sending the technology sector including Afterpay (ASX:APT) up 15.1% over the week after a difficult few months….

    Investor Strategy News | 11th Apr 2021 | More
  • ASX 200 hits 7,000 points for the first time in 13 months

    ASX breaches 7,000, record highs all around, Westpac hit with ASIC case The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) delivered another positive day, finishing 1.0% higher spurred on by an improving global economic outlook. Market sentiment is overcoming growing issues with the vaccine rollout and risk of mutations, with materials the biggest beneficiary jumping 1.8% behind BHP (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) both of which…

    Investor Strategy News | 8th Apr 2021 | More
    Best close since COVID as ASX rises 0.6%

    ASX hits new high, value rotation continues, car sales spike The ASX200 finished another 0.6% higher on Wednesday, reaching the highest point since February last year but still some way off the all-time high of 7,199 points. Once again it was the energy and materials sectors boosting the market as a flood of more positive economic news…

    Investor Strategy News | 7th Apr 2021 | More
  • Tech stocks send ASX soaring 0.8pc to seven-week high

    Nasdaq rally, NZ travel bubble, merger activity sends market higher The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) followed a strong US lead on Tuesday, adding 0.8% with the industrials and IT sectors the key drivers. The risk-on mood boosted Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) by 10% and competitor Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) by 9.1% after what has been a difficult few months for the BNPL companies. By far the…

    Investor Strategy News | 6th 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