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Sunset Strip afternoon trading wrap

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market had a slide after flip flopping early in the day. Commodities bounce helped the miners after US Fed, ECB and BOE moved dovish. UK recovery in wages growth and historically low unemployment helps support the economy despite the high inflation and low currency. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170815

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market followed the global markets higher as US/NK fake war worries subsided. US seems to have moved on…now trying to start a fake trade war with China and threatening to move against Venezuela. North Korea on the other hand has decided to postpone the test missile launch. Locally the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170814

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market had a relief rally as the “War of Tweets” between US and North Korea started to settle down. The weaker than expected US inflation outlook pushed down USD and pushed up AUDUSD. China data showed that we may be closer to the top in the recent commodity run... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170811

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was smacked down from the open on geopolitical risk…even the slight recovery after the morning fall withered away in the afternoon. DOW down over 200 and NASDAQ was snapped 2%. Safe haven investing was in play as bonds and gold bounced while equities were on the chopping block.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170807

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market bounced back after 3 consecutive negative days on the back of solid US non farm payrolls and better commodities. The last time market had 4 consecutive negative days was in early May…and our market has been going sideways since then. Local market and currency got a slight boost... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170628

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market started positive and maintained the pace with better commodities and higher rates outlook. US market remains the overhang and NASDAQ falls to the 50 day MA for the third time since US elections…last time NASDAQ broke 100 day MA, we had the high PE growth sell off…local investors... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170627

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on the open before recovering to finish flat. Resources and Financials help to hold the market from profit taking in the big industrial sectors. The best performing sectors were Miners, Banks and Energy while the worst performers were Utilities, Staples and Health Care. On the sector/stock front….(1)... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170614

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was once again up on global investor currency trade. Weaker USD is bad for Japanese Manufacturers and good for Aussie Banks. Even miners recovered on stable China data while beaten up retailers saw some love on value and on rate-cut hope after another weak consumer sentiment. The best... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170613

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market bounced hard as global investors jumped on our banks on the currency bet going into US Fed meeting. The market is worried that US Fiscal delays and patchy economic data to drive a downgrade in US Fed outlook and bring down the USD. AUDUSD likely stay strong on... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170516

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market finished positive after a volatile day with positive global overnight sentiment with Oil bounce. The best performers were Industrials, Metals & Miners and Retail while Banks, Gold and Utilities were the worst performers. NAB and MQG traded ex div today….WBC goes ex div on Thursday. Oil... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170511

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market jumped up on strong oil price and then ran out of puff as stretched valuation and weak commodities weighed on weak sentiment. The best performers were Health Care, Staples and Gold while Telcos, Utilities and Discretionary Retail were the worst. Budget confirmed that the only option is infrastructure... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170509

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on the open on weaker commodities before recovering and then running into bank tax rumours taking it down again. Commodities remain weak…China hasn’t turned the corner…value has returned to the sector but the momentum remains weak. Banks have moved from reporting to ex div period…not... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170508

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market popped on the open with better global sentiment post French election before pulling back on the reality of weaker commodities and do-nothing budget. Commodities were stable for a change after a week of bashing…but China hasn’t turned the corner…value has returned to the sector but the momentum remains... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170504

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell after starting positive and then made a slight recovery to deliver third consecutive negative day. Commodities were smacked overnight and that meant resource sector was always going to be under pressure. Banks started positive on NAB result but then faded into negative territory as market worried about... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170427

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market made an unconvincing positive day after US market lost steam on the tax reform agenda release. US tax reform agenda was a yawn as expected. It looked like a high school project but with less detail. It was a one pager that stated pre-election slogans with not much... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170424

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market popped on the open with French election result before sliding to close a slight positive day. The French elections goes to stage 2 as both major parties miss out…Le Pen faces Macron in final round of French presidential election…market remains positive that EU will survive on the back... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170411

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market opened high and then declined as the global investors took their foot off the peddle. The local market is getting pushed up by global investors taking money out of Japan and looking for somewhere to park it in Asia…due to the worry that rising Yen will hurt Japanese... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170407

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on US strike on Syria after opening positive…and then recovered into the close to slight positive. Spot gold bounced and bond yields fell as market ran to safety with rising geo political risks adding existing global macro risks. Gold, Energy and Utilities were the best performers while... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170327

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on the open and then made a surprise recovery on the back of global investors trying to find a home out of Japan. Local market was supported by Banks turning positive from negative during the day while the outperformers were Gold and Energy when the Miners were... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170324

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market made a solid surprise recovery respite health care changes in US ran into stumbling blocks. Local market was pushed up by Telcos, Banks and Staples while Gold and Industrials were the negative performers. Today’s market performance shows that the underlying driver is still reflation trade and that hold... Show More