ASX Stocks Outperform

It was another flat session for large cap stocks while Nasdaq stocks climbed. The Dow Jones was down 0.15% while the Nasdaq 100 closed 0.7% higher. The ASX outperformed substantially yesterday w...

ASX 200 Futures Up

US stocks declined overnight for a second session in a row. The Dow Jones was down 1.1% while the S&P 500 fared significantly better with just a 0.4% decline. This fits with industrials being the...

RBA Meeting Minutes Released Today

US stocks opened substantially down overnight but rallied throughout the session to pare the losses. The Dow Jones closed down 0.4% while the S&P 500 was down just 0.2%. The energy sector was th...

Strong USD Hits Commodity Prices

The ASX will start on a flat note this morning after a weak ending to offshore trading on Friday, following on from the strongest day’s trading in Australia for 11 months. Friday’s surge was the...

US Stocks Trade Cautiously

US stocks continue to trade cautiously following the 25-basis point rate hike by the Federal Reserve yesterday. The Dow Jones closed virtually flat while the S&P 500 was up 0.25%. Long term US g...

Fed Raises Rates 0.25%

Last night the Federal Reserve’s open market committee met to decide interest rates. As widely expected, it raised rates by 25 basis points to a range of 1.75-2.0%. Overall, the statement was al...

FOMC Rate Decision Tonight

It was another uneventful session for US stocks with the Dow Jones closing virtually flat and the S&P 500 up 0.17%. The market appears to be waiting for the FOMC meeting (which occurs early tomor...

Trump and Jong-Un Meet In Singapore

The Australian market saw a solid gain of 0.9% last week, with resource shares leading the way. The strong performance followed global leads, with US shares up 1.6%, Japanese shares jumping 2.4% ...

Energy Sector Outperforms

The Dow Jones rose modestly overnight, gaining 0.4% while the S&P 500 was virtually flat. The energy sector was a strong performer as oil prices bounced following a couple weeks of declines while...

Australia GDP Beats Expectations

US shares had a substantial rally on Wednesday with the Dow Jones climbing 1.4% and the S&P 500 up 0.9%. Some of the rally was due to an easing in the stance by president Trump on trade tariffs ...

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