Articles by Nikkei 225

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 18, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 18, 2014

    November 18 2014 4:13 PM

    Local shares have been dipping in and out of positive territory so far today with investors remaining indecisive. The ASX200 Index is unchanged and has been approaching the 5400pt mark; a level not breached since late October.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 10, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 10, 2014

    October 10 2014 1:45 PM

    The local market is taking last night's tumble in the US seriously with Australian shares falling to an eight-month low. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 1.7 per cent, erasing all of Thursday's gains.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon June 2, 2014

    June 02 2014 5:56 PM

    Local stocks managed to rise for the first time in three sessions. Promising Chinese data on Sunday and a better end to the week across U.S. markets acted as catalysts. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by just shy of 0.5 per cent, closing near the highest level of the day.

  • China’s Inflation Rate Increases, Asian and European Stocks Increase

    July 09 2013 4:56 PM

    As the inflation rate of China increases, the stocks in Asian and European Markets improve.

  • It’s One Big Property Boom Debate

    June 17 2013 1:38 PM

    The lesson of today's Daily Reckoning is that if you want to blow a massive asset bubble in order to make people feel wealthier, you had better do it in the real estate market and not the stock market. Liquidity driven gains in the stock market are bigger, faster, and more impressive in the short term. But they're also easy come, easy go.

  • In Japan: How the Authorities Are Gaming the Stock Market

    June 14 2013 12:20 PM

    Before we launch into today's episode of the Daily Reckoning, a correction from yesterday. In our table of the seven largest Japanese stocks, we incorrectly labelled the share price (in Yen) as market capitalisation. Apologies. It doesn't change the point, though. The point was that in a price-weighted index, a small handful of shares can account for the performance of the index.

  • The Trouble With Japan’s Weaker Yen Policy

    June 12 2013 2:31 PM

    You have to give it to those Japanese. They know how to put on a show. The Nikkei 225 had a lazy 636 point gain on Monday while most Australians enjoyed a public holiday. The gain was good enough for a 4.94% rise in the index. It just goes to show you that those who are determined to ruin the world's financial system have a nearly inexhaustible arsenal of bad ideas.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 22 May 2013

    May 22 2013 10:14 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is unchanged from yesterday's levels, trading at USD 0.9800, as currency markets debate the likelihood and even timing of the US Federal Reserve's winding down of its economic stimulus program.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 5/17/13

    May 17 2013 5:21 PM

    The Australian market not only held onto its gains but extended them further this afternoon. The ASX200 Index jumped by 0.3 per cent, making it three stronger sessions this week. Despite the rise, local shares slipped by 0.5 per cent over the past five sessions. This makes it the first week of losses in a month.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02 May 2013

    May 02 2013 12:18 PM

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 138.85 (0.94 per cent) to 14,700.95. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 14.87 (0.93 per cent) to 1,582.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 29.66 (0.89 per cent) to 3,299.13. Wednesday's losses came after the ADP job report showed April job growth fell to the slowest level in seven months.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4-22-13

    April 22 2013 9:14 PM

    Monday saw a fairly constructive tone of trade to start a holiday shortened week. Weekend developments helped lift the spirit of investors. There was relief that the Italians had formed a Government at long last. Asian markets specifically were relieved that the G20 Communique presented no obstacles to the ambitions of the Bank of Japan in relation to its quantitative easing program.

  • Cyprus Bailout 2013: Stocks, Currencies Dive on Cyprus Bailout Uncertainty

    March 18 2013 11:59 AM

    The global markets are anticipating a dive in currency values and share prices following the delayed vote on austerity measures in Cyprus which could result in depositors in the island losing some of their savings.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 1/16/2013

    January 16 2013 6:27 PM

    The Australian sharemarket managed to improve for the second time this week today, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 0.5 per cent or 22 pts to 4765.0. Today was the busiest day on the market in terms of volume so far this year; with $4.12 billion worth of shares exchanging hands.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 1/4/2013

    January 04 2013 6:06 PM

    Some of the excitement surrounding the U.S budget legislation seemed to die off today. The Australian sharemarket lost a little ground today for the first time this year after a strong start to 2013. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slipped by just 0.4 per cent or 18.5 pts to 4742.9, however improved by over 1.2 per cent this week. Aussie shares are currently trading at 19-month highs, and Wednesday was the best start to a new year in over a decade.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 11/13/2012

    November 13 2012 7:42 PM

    The Australian sharemarket had its biggest fall since 23 July, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slumping by 1.5 per cent or 65.7 pts to 4404.2. Shares ended in the red for the fourth straight session; making it the longest losing streak for our market in four months. Relatively disappointing economic news out this morning also did the market no favours.

  • Japan’s Economy: The Test Tube Baby for Monetary Policy

    October 31 2012 4:05 PM

    Here's a question: if the machines and bots have largely taken over the share market, why did the New York Stock Exchange close for weather-related reasons two days in a row? It's the first time the NYSE has done that since the 1880s, way back in the 19th century. Maybe this will be a dry run for markets that operate without physical trading floors.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 9/18/2012

    September 18 2012 6:57 PM

    Following a weaker start to the day, the Australian sharemarket managed to gradually improve as the day progressed to end 0.1 pct or 4 pts higher to 4417.8. The miners, energy players and financials all lost ground today after leading the broader market higher yesterday.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 8/22/2012

    August 22 2012 7:27 PM

    The Australian sharemarket ended a touch lower by close of trade, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) easing by just 0.2 pct or 7.5 pts to 4403.3. On two occasions, the market briefly snuck into positive territory only to fall back into the red a few minutes later.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 8/3/2012

    August 03 2012 1:20 PM

    The Australian sharemarket is losing ground for the second time this week. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 1 pct or 42 pts to 4248.1. No sectors are escaping the selling, with the miners by far the biggest drag on trade.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 8/1/2012

    August 01 2012 5:25 PM

    The Australian sharemarket lost some ground for the first time in five trading sessions today. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) eased by 0.2 pct or 6.7 pts to 4282.7. Two worse than expected economic reports issued in China kept the market in negative ground for much of the day.