Before The Bell 14/04/2019

Before The Bell 14/04/2019

By: Vincent Lin Equities: The S&P 500 edged higher last week, the index is now up 16 per cent on the year, bouncing back from the crash, it is now trading 1 percent below a record high. For stock managers that climb out of the crash, the temptation now is to take the money and…

Before The Bell 07/04/2019

Before The Bell 07/04/2019

The ASX200 suffered a late-week sell-off wiping gains from the six-month, post-budget high of 6285 points to close at 6181.3 points on Friday. Index heavyweights BHP, CSL, Woodside and Transurban dragged the index lower on Thursday, with the selling continuing Friday despite encouraging news of a possible resolution to the nearly year-long trade war between the US and China.

Before The Bell 31/03/2019

Before The Bell 31/03/2019

By: Dominic Holden Equities: In the US, the S&P 500 reached 2,834 index points at close, continuing a four-month growth period in recovery of late 2018. With the Information Technology Index up 19% YTD, this growth is heavily driven by the tech sector, and showing no signs of slowing. Cashing in on this boom is…

Before The Bell 14/10/2018

Before The Bell 14/10/2018

By: Michael Lee Equities: After a tumultuous week in the global equity market, with the Dow plunging the most on daily changes since February, the VIX index, is sitting at over 20 points, the highest since April. The release of Core Retail Sales (MoM) on Monday will provide further indication on the strength of the…

Before The Bell 08/10/2018

Before The Bell 08/10/2018

By Mazen Elsabrouty. It has been a tough week for Australian equities, particularly the banks. After the release of the Royal Commission reports last week, the big 4 banks saw share price declines of nearly 2%. With Australian housing finance data for August set to be released on Friday, the outlook is bleak for the banks.

Before The Bell 09/09/18

Before The Bell 09/09/18

By: Pooja Mallard Equities The ASX 300, which has been steadily rising since June, has had a dismal week dropping 205 points to 6089.50. This is its worst 5-day performance since February earlier this year, essentially wiping out the gains made in the past 3 months. A large part of this loss is attributable to…

Before The Bell 26/08/2018

Before The Bell 26/08/2018

By Tony Xie. Domestically, following the implosion of the political leadership, the ASX index has been pushed to a three-week low: sitting at 6239.4 index points on last Friday, the Australian equities market has been primarily weighed down by the finance and utility sectors.

Before The Bell 20/05/2018

Before The Bell 20/05/2018

By: Anas-ur-Rasheed Khan Equities: The S&P 500 reported weekly losses last week with trade tensions and rising bond yields taking centre stage. The markets, particularly in the US, have been been reacting sharply to any data that provides input into future interest rate expectations. The FOMC meeting minutes in relation to the 2nd of May…

Before The Bell 06/05/2018

Before The Bell 06/05/2018

By: Jason Shao Equities: Amidst the Royal Commission probe into the financial sector, AMP’s stock has slumped 26% from recent highs to its low last week, after seeing its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive resign. However, the share price has seemingly held its ground in the last few days, rising 3% from the bottom to…

Before The Bell 29/04/2018

Before The Bell 29/04/2018

By: Thomas Barry Equities: Equity markets are expected to be buoyed throughout the week by positive political news. The standout news is of course North Korea’s agreement to cease hostilities and dismantle their nuclear weapons program. Additionally, border tensions along the disputed Chinese-Indian border appear to be easing as Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian…