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Mark Gordon

Strong investor interest has continued in the junior and mid-cap resources stocks through 2017. Despite a relatively flat first half of the year, the second half has seen a 20-30% increase in the relevant ASX indices on the back of steadily improving metals prices, particularly in the base and battery... Show More

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Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced on positive global sentiment before running into profit taking ahead of the long weekend in the US. The global market sentiment improved with solid economic data from China, US and Canada while Japan data supports accommodative BOJ stance for the medium term. The non-farm payroll data will... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced back on positive US and China economic data. The local business capex outlook data was positive but the weak consumer sentiment shows that one has not translated to the other since GFC. The GDP growth rate hit 3% and maintains the recovery pace we have seen in... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from early losses to finish a slightly negative day on continued commodity optimism. Local market continues to be struck in the narrow trading range since May. The manufacturing PMI an new home sales in the US were negative while services PMI positive. US president threatened to shut... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market made a steady recovery after flip flopping for the first few hours. US retail data was string overnight while US markets were undecided. Chinese regulatory moves are beginning to bite while the pullback is aimed to get back to pre 2016 levels. The corporate outlook for US is... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell back into negative territory despite better commodity prices overnight. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…24 up days and 21 down days. US credit growth was weak and US credit card debt moved above pre GFC highs…patchy US consumer outlook gets another tick.... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a surprise smashing with every sector in the red. US market risk with VIX jumping 20% intraday and Tech selloff spooked the market…while Japanese inflation proved that the low inflation outlook is a global problem. July count sits at 10 up days and 10 down days…in... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall after lunch despite solid China data. China Caxin Manufacturing data was better than expected and in expansion territory…good for commodities who had another good night. Bond yield proxies and currency proxies were under pressure from the start while banks joined the slide after... Show More

Mark Gordon

Despite a flat few months (and some EOFY selling), there continues to be strong investor interest and good value in the junior to mid-cap resources 18 months into the current cycle, particularly for those companies with quality management and projects. Gold is holding its ground at around US$1250/oz, and despite... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with weak global sentiment, bond yields and currency. Time to stay on the sidelines and wait for some of the optimism to unravel and pick up the bargains for July recovery. The best performing sectors were Health Care, Utilities and Staples while the... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market moved up in the morning on weak global sentiment before getting hammered by Moody downgrading China. Market tried hard after that news to make a slight recovery and close in the positive. The best performers were Industrials, Staples and Telcos while Gold, Miners and Utilities were the worst... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell from the start before making a slight recovery to close for second consecutive negative day. ANZ result earlier this week turned the bank sector sentiment and the premium is unwinding. TPM downgrade in 2016 drove the reality check into high PE stocks…will the VOC downgrade be the... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

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

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market pulled back on weaker US, currency and commodity as banks were unable to swim against the tide again. Gold and Miners were the best while Telcos and Financials weighed on the market. Car sales in the US was a real disappointment and market reading through... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had another positive day driven by resources and banks despite weak global sentiment. Resource were pushed up by better commodities while stronger currency drove global investors to buy into our banks. Staples, Energy and REITs were the best performers while Gold, Industrials and Utilities were the negative sectors. Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market closed slightly positive while sentiment remains weak. Gold outlook continues to improve with rising macro risk and weakening USD. Can the underperforming fund managers miss the third cycle in 12mth? FOMO in gold coming!!! Globally central banks are all talking about better inflation and potential rate rise in... Show More