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Equities
Stuart Jackson

Last week, the National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) released details of the customer remediation charges it expects to take in its 2019 interim result following the Royal Commission into Financial Services. NAB will provide additional detail in its interim result, which is released to the market on 2 May.NAB announced an... Show More

James Gerrish

Another very choppy session for the ASX with a lot going on under the surface yet the index finished fairly flat on the day. Banks were weak and the market finds it hard to rally when banks are offered + there was another decent seller of SPI Futures at stages... Show More

Andrew Tang

February results were broadly in-line despite ongoing systemic risks (housing slowdown, weak consumer, intensifying regulatory and political risk). Capital management upside was dominated by Resources, while Industrials appear to be holding back some dry powder given their challenging outlook, themes we recently discussed in this wire. Show More

Patrick Poke

Boomers struggling to get finance as banks pull back from reverse mortgages; farm production plummets as drought starts to show for eastern states; and the Fed rejects the idea of Modern Monetary Theory, closing the door on ever-increasing debt levels. Here’s what’s happening in markets today. Show More

Asset Allocation
Tim Johnston

Fourth quarter 2018 saw the market essentially pricing in a recession via a strong risk-off sell down; economically sensitive (cyclical and financial) stocks were hit hard. In the case of financials, there were additional concerns due to negative sentiment associated with the Financial Services Royal Commission. Not surprising, expectations from... Show More

Patrick Poke

China bans Australian coal from Dalian port, AUD falls; Maurice Blackburn to lead class action lawsuit against Westpac over alleged irresponsible lending practices; Cash Converters results don’t look positive for Australian consumer. Here’s what’s happening in markets today. Show More

Patrick Poke

ASIC considering up to 40 court cases following Royal Commission; Self-driving cars will change the face of auto-insurance, and there’s a US-based start-up set to take advantage of it; and hedge funds load up on US tech stocks following Q4 sell-off. Here’s what’s happening in markets today. Show More

Equities
James Gerrish

The US market provided a good lead for stocks this morning and the market was strong early – up nearly ~60 points in the futures market before some sellers angled into the rally. Asian markets were higher as continued rumblings of an imminent trade deal bubbled away in the background... Show More