Good Morning, Markets have largely been weak over the past few days, mainly due to weakness in commodities (iron ore, copper at 6 year lows, gold at 8 year lows, oil at $48.00/barrel. However, it will be the AUS reporting season that kicks off next week, which will really be the main catalyst for our markets… There will be companies that report strongly (mainly due to falling AUD and earnings upgrades in their US operations)….There will be companies that miss guidance (growing competition, poor sales growth). And a large theme of the reporting season will be on-market share buy backs as acquisitions become harder to quantify. Overnight, US stocks fell (Dow down 121 points) as initial jobless claims fell, however, Amazon reported after market… NASDAQ will run again; The SPI is pointing to a 21 point fall this morning