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ASX sags, but July marks 10th straight monthly gain

Rough finish to a flat week, materials hit more records, NAB’s buyback The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) finished 0.3% lower on Friday, ending the week down just 0.02%. Behind the stagnant market was a growing level of divergence between industry performances. Materials and mining continued to power ahead behind record results and all-time highs for Fortescue Metals Group…

Investor Strategy News | 1st 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 flat, Sydney Airport up 34% to 17-month high

US Independence Day, mixed fortunes on the ASX, Sydney Airport takeover bid It was a rough start to the week for the ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) which opened as much as 1% higher before finishing broadly flat. Most sectors closed lower, IT and retailers were down around 1% with no overseas lead due to the US Independence Day holiday….

The Inside Network | 5th Jul 2021 | More
  • Megacaps fire ASX to new record high

    ASX, Comm Bank, and Mineral Resources close at records, Austal sold off  The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) continues to hit new records, moving 0.9% higher on Tuesday, with pent-up Queen’s Birthday demand behind the surge. Every sector in the market moved higher but it was healthcare behind CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), up 1.7%, and IT behind Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) up…

    Investor Strategy News | 15th Jun 2021 | More
    Banks drag ASX down, tech outperforms

    Negative start to the week, AUSTRAC on the prowl, takeovers galore The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) finished down 0.1% on Monday, a negative start to the week driven lower by the financials sector, which fell 1.1%.  Elsewhere the retail sector was hit, falling 0.8% as the Melbourne lockdown continues, whilst the IT sector was the brightest light,…

    Investor Strategy News | 7th Jun 2021 | More
    ASX shakes COVID blues to close at new record high

    Australia in rare air, ASX hits another record, Keypath IPO falls flat  The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) has taken the mantle of overseas markets, hitting another record on Wednesday after moving 1% higher. The energy sector was the biggest contributor with the oil price hitting a two-year high in overnight trading, sending the entire sector up 4%…

    Investor Strategy News | 2nd Jun 2021 | More
  • ASX sheds 0.3% as miners weigh

    ASX down as Victoria braces, materials weaker, ALS profit jumps The ASX200 (ASX: XJO) finished 0.3% lower on Wednesday, with the materials and e-commerce sectors leading the fall.  BHP Group (ASX: BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) remain under pressure, falling over 2% each as the hot commodity sector is cooled by increasing supply. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:…

    Investor Strategy News | 27th May 2021 | More
    Tech sector runs red as ASX retreats

    ASX hit as US rattled, Boral takeover offer, Rex clarifies misstatement  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) followed a global lead lower, falling 1.1% at the open and remaining in negative territory throughout the day. The IT sector was the hardest hit, falling 4.2%, and acting very much like a leveraged proxy for the US Nasdaq index. The key detractors were Afterpay (ASX:APT) and Zip…

    Investor Strategy News | 11th May 2021 | More
  • Fresh highs for ASX200 as stocks gain 1.3%

    ASX joins the record breaking party, A2 Milk drained, Crowning the Star  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finally joined the global party hitting an all-time high of 7,172 points on Monday. The list of constituents trading at similar records also continues to grow, with both BHP Group (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) up +3.1% and 4.6% respectively, hitting their own all-time highs today as…

    Investor Strategy News | 10th May 2021 | More
    ASX adds 0.3% as banks and miners rise

    Another positive week, tech continues disappearing act, Macquarie delivers record profit  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) managed to deliver another positive week, adding 0.3% on Friday and 0.8% for the week. The news of the week was the Chinese Government ceasing high level discussions with Australian officials, but at the same time, their demand sends the iron ore price to a record above…

    Investor Strategy News | 9th May 2021 | More
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