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  • Global Markets Overview – November 11, 2014Global Markets Overview – November 11, 2014

    November 11 2014 10:44 AM

    There is little in the way of macro news at the moment and this is allowing the markets to run; the US markets, in particular, are gunning for any reason to head higher.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 8, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 8, 2014

    July 08 2014 5:42 PM

    The ASX 200 traded in a range of 20 points over the course of Tuesday. In the first hour of trade the ASX 200 was at its best and worst levels when it was up by 1p and down by 19 points. There after the index battled to move higher;on several occasions it tried to surmount the 5515 level where it failed on the 3rd occasion, before ending at with a loss of 8 points at 5510.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 10/25/13

    October 25 2013 7:38 PM

    Local stocks went against the regional trend today which saw most of the leading indices lose ground. The improvement on Friday has meant that over the last 5 days the index has gained about 1.2%.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 13 August 2013

    August 13 2013 10:51 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is being weighed down by strength in the greenback amid renewed expectations that the US Federal Reserve will begin tapering its economic stimulus program soon.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 08 July 2013

    July 08 2013 11:07 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar fell on Friday night after US non-farm payrolls rose more than expected and the market began to expect the Fed to begin their tapering of monetary stimulus earlier than previously thought.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 02 July 2013

    July 02 2013 9:49 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian dollar has rebounded strongly overnight, back above USD0.9200 after trading as low USD0.9110 yesterday.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 01 July 2013

    July 01 2013 9:38 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian dollar slid further on Friday night and has opened this week's trade in the low 0.9100's as the USD gained further strength after more comments from several US Federal Reserve Bank officials.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 28 June 2013

    June 28 2013 9:19 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian dollar has had a rather quiet night of trading as better figures from the US on their economy and more accommodative comments from members of the US Federal Reserve calmed markets.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 14 June 2013

    June 14 2013 11:07 AM

    The Australian dollar breached its highest point in a week in tumultuous markets overnight, with the US Federal Reserve looking less likely to wind back its economic stimulus program.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 13 June 2013

    June 13 2013 11:56 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is slightly stronger this morning, hitting a one-week high of USD 0.9564, following the release of strong local consumer sentiment figures.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 12 June 2013

    June 12 2013 11:37 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: It has been an interesting 24 hours, the Australian dollar is higher, after bouncing back from heavy losses that saw it almost hit an three-year low overnight.

  • Global Markets Overview - 23 May 2013

    May 23 2013 11:37 AM

    Stocks ended Wednesday broadly lower after a rollercoaster day of trading, as investors sorted through mixed signals from the Federal Reserve on the outlook for monetary policy.

  • Global Markets Overview - 20 May 2013

    May 20 2013 10:49 AM

    Stocks capped off another strong week with a broad rally, as a bigger-than-expected rise in consumer sentiment bolstered the view of an economy that is faring better than some had feared.

  • Global Markets Overview - 06 May 2013

    May 06 2013 2:34 PM

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 142.38 (0.96 per cent) to 14,973.96 on Friday, after having breached the 15,000 mark earlier for the first time.

  • Global Markets Overview - 01 May 2013

    May 01 2013 3:46 PM

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished Tuesday with a gain of 21.05 points, or 0.14%, to 14839.80, after falling 84 points earlier in the day. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose 3.96 points, or 0.25%, to 1597.57, a new record high, while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 21.77 points, or 0.66%, to 3328.79.

  • Global Markets Overview - 30 April 2013

    April 30 2013 3:21 PM

    The S&P 500 added 11.37 points, or 0.7%, to 1593.61, with all 10 sectors higher. It closed a hair above its record high of 1593.37, reached April 11. The tech oriented Nasdaq Composite Index rose 27.76 points, or 0.8%, to 3307.02, its highest level since 2000.

  • Commodities, EU Markets, Asia-Pacific Markets Insights - 26 April 2013

    April 26 2013 3:33 PM

    FROM IG MARKETS CHRIS WESTON, Chief Market Strategist: The commodity trade came back with a vengeance today, and whether this is one-day affair or the start of something more compelling, we have seen traders taking shorts off the table, and many putting on new longs.

  • Global Markets Overview - 22 April 2013

    April 22 2013 10:00 AM

    Stocks rose Friday, trimming the biggest weekly loss of the year for the Dow, as continued strength in defensive corners of the market offset a selloff in International Business Machines shares.

  • Global Markets Overview - 19 April 2013

    April 19 2013 11:54 AM

    Stocks continued their slide after a full slate of uninspiring corporate earnings reports provided little to compel investors to step in and buy shares.

  • Global Markets Overview - 18 April 2013

    April 18 2013 3:58 PM

    Investors struggled through a third straight day of volatility Wednesday, as weak economic data from Europe and disappointing domestic earnings reports prompted a pullback in U.S. stocks, the euro and oil prices.