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James Gerrish

James Gerrish is the Primary Contributor to Market Matters - an online investment report that is passionate about bridging the gap between institutional level insight and the retail investor. He is also a Senior Adviser within Shaw and Partners, one of Australia’s leading Wealth Management firms with approximately $12 billion of assets under advice. James brings a considerable level of experience managing a team of advisers that deal with high net worth individuals in Australia & abroad, Institutions and Financial Planning firms operating in the direct equity space. James holds a Bachelor of Management (Accounting), is RG146 accredited and a Level 2 Accredited Derivatives Adviser. He is a regular contributor to mainstream media, including weekly appearances on Sky Business and is regularly quoted in the AFR and other mainstream publications.

What Mattered Today; The travel stocks take flight

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The ASX was strong in early trade today before some selling kicked in and we traded down ~20pts from the highs, however when considering that S&P Futures in the US were trading -0.32% during our afternoon, we fared well in a relative sense. A similar story played out yesterday, and... Show More

Is this the calm before the storm?

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Over the last 24 hours a lot of air play has been given to an article by US powerhouse Morgan Stanley saying “The stock slide was an appetizer for the real deal” certainly a title to scare many investors. The crux of their thought process is the looming damage that... Show More

What Mattered Today; A2 Milk whacks it out of the park!

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Almost a mirror image of yesterday’s trading day today with the market following the overseas lead lower early, before buyers stepped in with the market bouncing in and out of positive territory throughout the afternoon. Reporting once again dominated today, it was Aussie investors first opportunity at BHP after their... Show More

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What Mattered Today; BHP just out - looks a miss

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Stocks were weaker again this morning in early trade, before buyers stepped up to the plate throughout the day and the index grinded higher – closing near its highs. A barrage of reports hit the mkt pre-open (and BHP just out now) and that kept the desk busy early on... Show More

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Western Areas: What the market missed

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Western Areas (WSA) is a company we follow pretty closely, and although we don’t hold it at this point in time, we are keen on the stock, given the positive underlying trends likely to play out in the Nickel market over the coming years. They released 1H18 results that looked... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Woodside gets whacked...

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Reporting dominated the market today with some reasonably big ranges for those companies out with results. Overall the market was weak on open, largely a result of selling amongst the resource plays while the banks bucked their recent trend and provided good support – the mkt rallying well from the... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Aussie stocks regain their mojo

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The bulls re-emerged today as the threat of a higher CPI result in the US came and went. The result was actually higher than mkt expectations but as we suggested yesterday afternoon, this morning, and on many notes in the past, when the mkt thinks a certain way, then the... Show More

What Mattered Today; Is Don, is not always good!

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The market tick tacked in and out of positive territory today, ahead of the much discussed – mused about – pondered CPI print in the US this evening, while Woodside announced a big $2.5bn cap raise & CBA traded Ex-dividend for $2 fully franked taking 13pts points off the index... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Mkt higher ahead of US inflation print on Wednesday

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The market continued to recover today post last week’s savage selloff with some of the higher risk plays, particularly in the commodity space doing well – the Lithium Miners like Orocobre, Pilbara Minerals and Galaxy topping the leader board today (adding 6%+) while Kidman Resources (KDR) which we hold in... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Stocks bounce from lows but still end down

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

A fairly choppy session for Australian stocks today with early weakness being largely offset from afternoon buying in the resource names - BHP and RIO both up 1.48%, however it was Fortescue that saw most love adding 2.39% to $5.15 after being very resilient during last week’s market weakness. Reporting... Show More

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What Mattered Today; NAB rallies on decent trading update

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Another calmer day for Aussie stocks with the market having bouts of indecision in early trade before buyers settled in and pushed the index up throughout the afternoon – a decent close near the session highs with the Telco stocks doing most of the heavy lifting. On the flipside, we... Show More

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What Mattered Today; RIO spewing lots of cash...

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The overnight lead from the US market was an optimistic one this morning – we were initially (sharply) higher on open, the ASX 200 hitting a 5938 as the match unwound only to see more selling tick in throughout the day – closing near the session lows at 5876 –... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Markets hit hard but they will bounce!

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Another massive day for Aussie stocks and the busiest we’ve had on the desk for a few years courtesy of a big drop in the US market overnight plus we had follow through selling via US Futures today while Asia was a sea of red – the Nikkei off 5%,... Show More

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What Mattered Today; Wesfarmers picks a poor day for a poor update

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

A day of mixed fortunes for Australia today with Hemsworth and co promoting Aussie tourism with the much anticipated Super bowl ad aired at halftime during the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the New England Patriots…not sure how the wider response has been but I quite liked it – CLICK HERE... Show More

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Dow Drops -665pts; Our Take on Major Markets Now

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Last week the ASX200 rallied an impressive +1.2% while other global markets sold off pretty aggressively e.g. US Dow -4.1%, UK FTSE -2.9%, German DAX -4.1% and the Japanese Nikkei -1.5%. Even if we include where the ASX200 is looking to open on Monday, following the 665-point / 2.5% plunge... Show More

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What Mattered Today: Stocks up, pessimism down…

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

A strong session for Aussie stocks with the market up +50pts – the sell-off yesterday was short lived! The sectors that were weak yesterday got their mojo back today with Feb starting on the right foot. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 52 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 6090 while... Show More

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What Mattered Today: Trump Rules!

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Aussie stocks bucked the overnight selloff in the US helped somewhat by Trumps State of the Union address which was long on patriotism, shorter on protectionism than some feared and full of classic Trump one liners…”Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: that no people... Show More

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What Mattered Today: Swings & roundabouts with FMG production

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Local stocks hit the skids today courtesy of a weak lead from the US mkt overnight however we saw more selling in US Futures throughout our session today – at our close S&P Futures are trading down another -0.57% pricing a drop of ~170pts on the Dow when trading kicks... Show More

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What Mattered Today; A few of our stocks fly

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

A positive start to a very busy week for markets with the Telco’s leading the charge higher today. CBA in focus with the announcement of a new CEO, an internal candidate and the stock ticked up as a result while Iluka (ILU) delivered a strong set of production numbers ahead... Show More

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WHAT MATTERED TODAY: The Aussie battler fares better than most

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The local market followed overnight leads lower today, however buying kicked in and we fared better than most international markets. Banks were weak, and materials were strong however volumes were light as market players take a 4 day weekend. Show More

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Hi Graeme - Better to look at points in our view - in rough terms wave 1 = 400pts, wave 3 which should be biggest = 700pts and wave 5 should be similar to wave 1 (give or take) - assume 400pts from about 1100 = 1500. We don't get too hung up on exacts - more areas / zones.

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