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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170825

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from early losses to finish flat on continued commodity optimism. Shanghai index making a big move higher today….positive China sentiment. Base metals are on fire while Iron Ore and Oil continues to prove bears wrong. Copper leading the charge and we see MLX and MOD as the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170824

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170727

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip flopped to deliver a slight positive day despite big bounce in AUDUSD/commodities and a fall in bond yields. July count sits at 10 up days and 9 down days…we have had the first 3 consecutive positive days in July. Expect a run to finish July in positive... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170707

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a global selloff with investors worried about bond market worries. Apart from the miners, every other sector saw pain after similar selloff in the US market overnight. NASDAQ showing more weakness…already below 50 day MA and heading towards 100 day MA…last time it broke 50 day... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170614

Mathan Somasundaram

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 20170511

Mathan Somasundaram

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 Blue Ocean Equities Market Wrap 20170505

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market continued the slide on weak commodities to deliver fourth consecutive negative day. Commodities keep falling and resource sectors continue to lead the market lower. MQG delivered a beat…was trading like it was on an upgrade cycle in recent days…but even that could not push the bank sector higher….WBC... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170503

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170404

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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170301

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered some losses from morning selloff despite US presidential speech delivering very little detail to the slogans. Resources and Consumer Discretionary drove the market down while Utilities and Financials delivered some support. New month and more question than answers on US fiscal outlook. The speech that was supposed... Show More

Sunset Strip > Australian Market Trading Day Wrap 20170224 from Blue Ocean Equities

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into profit taking as US fiscal stimulus expected to take longer. Local market ran into profit taking in all sectors except gold with downgrade stocks experiencing further slide in share price performance. RBA comments support rates on hold through 2017 due to household debt, weak wages, underemployment... Show More

Avoiding the traps: Smaller companies H1 results preview

Steve McCarthy

Expectations for the upcoming reporting season are at the highest they have been in 3 years. In our experience, heightened expectations often lead to disappointments. This is particularly the case for industrials with global operations which in the last 6 months have had to contend with the impact of Brexit... Show More

Alarm Bells Ringing – How to navigate a results season punctuated by profit warnings

Marcus Padley

OzForex (OFX) and GBST (GBT) have both had profit warnings - both are down 19% in a day. Aconex (ACX) fell 45% in a day on a profit warning earlier the same week. It is a $1.1bn stock (was $2bn). The alarm bells are ringing. In the same week, we... Show More