ASX:EPD

Mathan Somasundaram

Whilst global markets have maintained positive momentum into 2017, valuations look stretched. Markets are going to run into the US reporting season given the US leadership change and the recent rally pricing due to the optimistic outlook. However, US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, rising USD, rising yields and... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market lost the momentum from four straight positive days to deliver a negative day. We are in the school holiday period where most investors will take the next two weeks off with Christmas and New Year breaks. We have seen better volumes this week than most expected and that may... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market moved up again despite negative global sentiment to deliver fourth straight positive day. Aussie market looks to be suffering from delusions of grandeur by maintaining the positive momentum despite falls in global markets, currency, volatility index and yields. We are in the school holiday period where most will take... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market moved up again on positive global sentiment to deliver third straight positive day. The local market has now reached near 18mth high on price index while making new all-time high on accumulation (i.e. including dividend) index. The main market in focus is the US and history shows that there... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market moved up again on weak sentiment with fundamentals remaining negative. Geopolitical risks in Turkey and Germany will add to the uncertainty for global markets. Local markets have reached 5600 again and weakening local economic outlook and emerging market risk will weigh on the index. The local market is at... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market jumped up on the open as the retail market took over from institutional market as the school holidays started. Usual lower volume up day for mid-December with bank dividends helping to support the market. The local market is at the mercy of the overpriced US market and we expect... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market pulled back slightly as global sentiment remains weak after running ahead of the fundamentals. US Fed has set the path to end cheap debt while every other central bank is on hold indefinitely. The stronger the yields, the strong the USD, the more pressure on Emerging Markets to raise... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market pulled back with global sentiment after US Fed flagged a step up in their outlook to rate rise. Credit is where credit is due. US Fed has taken a beating from every pundit on the rate of change while history will treat them well as they have achieved their... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market moved up and down like a headless chook before finishing negative on the risk that Chinese stimulus may wane after solid retail and factory data. We are seeing the early stages of friction between the corporatisation of the western fiscal policy rubbing against the authoritarian cohesion of the eastern... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market finished relatively flat despite positive global sentiment from the weekend driven by the Oil deal. Bleeding oil producers and self-interest to get a good price for oil asset sales have finally delivered a supply side response from OPEC and non-OPEC producers. The main game this week is the US... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market followed the weak global positive sentiment after ECB decided to trim QE magnitude per month while stretching out the period to the end of 2017. As we always say… “Self Interest”, for lack of a better word, is a good leading indicator. ECB delivered as we expected...not substantially expand... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market followed the global positive sentiment higher as expectations of ECB delivering more stimulus. We don’t think the ECB is going to come out and spend more…but more likely to play defence by stretching out QE time frame to reduce uncertainty in 2017 when the EU super powers like Germany... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market bounced hard today on the back of OPEC deal. The market has been seeing a big portfolio transition over the last few days…smells like global transition portfolios are going through…they have been adding exposure to Banks and Resources. There was a lot of short covering in some of the... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market was back in the aimless mode without mother goose US to set the path tonight. Thanksgiving holiday tonight in the US means the world will be confused tonight. Tomorrow night may also be lacking sentiment in the US as investors would have taken the day off to make the... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Global markets are flip flopping with the US market hitting all time highs. US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, a rising USD, rising yields and stretched valuations are raising doubts on the recent exuberance in the equity market. Strong commodities along with a robust USD and rising yields suggests... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market continues to pop up and down while sentiment remains directionless. Global macro remains uncertain with new US leadership policy settings still murky. Local economic data on labour market shows underemployment remains a big issue while the extra few hours worked moved big numbers of jobs switched from part time... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Market popped on the open to unwind the previous panic losses and then pretty much traded sideways. We are likely to see volatility remain with the global markets on both directions till clarity returns to markets. Clarity remains murky with lack of details on the US fiscal outlook and the... Show More

Lachlan Hughes

Coming off a record FY15 result Empired (ASX:EPD) carries solid earnings momentum into FY16. On the back of several acquisitions it is now positioned as one of Australia’s leading providers of IT services and infrastructure. Sustainability of its earnings have improved dramatically through diversification of operations both geographically and by... Show More