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The latest news and information on investment markets from Australia's leading online broker.

    Market Close 1 Dec 22: ASX 200 rallies on inflation report

    Market Close 1 Dec 22: ASX 200 rallies on inflation report

     
    The market kicked off the month on a rather strong note, rising 1%. Much of the buying sentiment today was driven by a rally in the US overnight, after Fed Chair Jerome Powell signalled the possibility of smaller rate hikes in coming months.
     
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group.  We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
     
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.

    • 2 min
    Morning Report 1 Dec 22: US sharemarkets lifted strongly on Wednesday

    Morning Report 1 Dec 22: US sharemarkets lifted strongly on Wednesday

    Investors responded positively to the speech by Fed chair Powell, flagging a scaling back of the size of rate hikes while at the same time expecting rates to lift to higher levels than previously thought. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was up by 737 points or 2.2%. The S&P 500 index was up by 3.1%. The Nasdaq index rose by 484 points or 4.4%.
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group. We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
     
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.

    • 3 min
    Market Close 30 Nov 22: ASX 200 rallies on inflation report

    Market Close 30 Nov 22: ASX 200 rallies on inflation report

    The local sharemarket kicked trade off in negative territory but managed to finish with a gain of ~0.4%. Today’s improvement was largely driven by a softer-than-expected update on inflation, which entertained buying sentiment in more interest-rate sensitive areas of the market.
     
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group.  We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
     
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.

    • 2 min
    Morning Report 30 Nov 22: US sharemarkets were mixed on Tuesday

    Morning Report 30 Nov 22: US sharemarkets were mixed on Tuesday

    Higher oil prices boosted energy stocks but technology stocks eased. Investors are focussed on a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday and the November job report on Friday. Investors are also hopeful that recent protests in China could lead to an easing of Covid restrictions. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was up by just 3 points. The S&P 500 index fell by around 0.2% and the Nasdaq index was lower by 66 points or 0.6%.
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group. We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
     
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.
     

    • 4 min
    Market Close 29 Nov 22: ASX 200 climbs ~0.3% despite negative start

    Market Close 29 Nov 22: ASX 200 climbs ~0.3% despite negative start

    The local sharemarket kicked trade off in negative territory following a rather disappointing trading session on Wall St overnight, but managed to finish with a gain of ~0.3%. Miners did most of the heavy lifting today, with the sector up ~1.7%, after the price of iron ore rallied. Local inflation update tomorrow.
     
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group.  We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
     
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.

    • 4 min
    Morning Report 29 Nov 22: US sharemarkets tumbled on Monday

    Morning Report 29 Nov 22: US sharemarkets tumbled on Monday

    There were concerns that China may tighten its Covid-19 restrictions further, undermining prospects for global growth. The S&P 500 energy index slid 2.7%. Apple shares fell by 2.6% on reports that the company would see a production shortfall due to unrest at the world's biggest iPhone factory in China. Shares of Biogen slid 4.3% following a reported death in its experimental Alzheimer's drug trial. But Amazon shares rose by 0.6% on industry reports that spending on Cyber Monday might hit a record US$11.6 billion. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index fell by 498 points or 1.5%. The S&P 500 index also lost 1.5% and the Nasdaq index slid by 177 points or 1.6%. 
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 (the Bank), and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The information contained within this report is general in nature and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. Any advice contained in this document is general advice only. Before making any investment decision, and before acting on any information in this report, you should consider the appropriateness and suitability of the information to your own needs and if needed, seek professional investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. For certain products, you should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or prospectus in deciding whether to acquire that product. CommSec, our employees and agents may receive commission and fees from transactions involving securities and other investments referred to in this report. We have effected or may effect transactions for our own account on securities and other investments in this report and may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views in this report. Please see relevant CommSec disclosures at www.commsec.com.au/disclosures. This report is produced by Commonwealth Securities Limited based on information available at the time of publishing and any opinions, statements or recommendations contained herein are subject to change without notice and do not reflect the view of CBA Group or any other employee within CBA Group.  We believe that the information in this report is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.  To the extent permitted by law, neither CommSec, the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.
    Data in this report is sourced from third party providers and is provided for information purposes only. Any reliance on this data when deciding to buy/sell stocks is at your own risk and CommSec is not liable for any losses you may incur. CommSec does not give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party material nor does it accept responsibility for errors or omissions in third party material. Charts display historical prices that may have been adjusted for corporate action activity. Adjusted prices may differ to actual historical prices when looking at a stock's course of sales or historical closing prices.

    • 5 min

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