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Daily Report
James Gerrish

I felt like I was one of only a handful in the city today with the Easter School Holidays overlapping ANZAC Day and creating the perfect excuse to take or extend holidays. The market reflected it with the index closing flat. Gold stocks did well today on the... Show More

Daily Report
James Gerrish

Another really strong day for Aussie stocks as traders position for further interest rate cuts locally following a weaker than expected print on inflation at 11.30am this morning…A host of investment banks along with ANZ, WBC and NAB are now calling for two rate cuts this year, the... Show More

Nicholas Forsyth

On a very quiet morning when both the US and UK have enjoyed long weekends, we thought we would revisit the potential path for Australian interest rates. Investors typically have short term memories and forget markets are cyclical. Iron ore should be a great reminder - from $US15/t to $US190/t... Show More

Nicholas Forsyth

5400 continues to provide some resistance for Aussie stocks, with a weak wage number and greater chance for another interest rate cut not enough to keep buyers on the front foot. The ASX was off -39 points although there was decent individual stock moves. Show More

Nicholas Forsyth

World stock markets hardly moved overnight but we saw further weakness from our resource stocks with BHP looking to open ~ $19.80 down another 2.8%. BHP will now be down 6.9% from its high last Thursday. We stick with our view that on number of matrices, which includes risk /... Show More