Articles by Trade Balance

  • Australian Dollar Outlook – January 13, 2015Australian Dollar Outlook – January 13, 2015

    January 13 2015 10:47 AM

    Oil prices have again been the stand out story overnight. Who breaks the stalemate and cuts production first, OPEC or US shale producers?

  • Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 16, 2014Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 16, 2014

    December 16 2014 7:27 PM

    Losses worsened this afternoon with Australian shares falling by 0.7 per cent and closing at a fresh two-month lows in the process. The ASX 200 Index lost 0.7 per cent with both mining and energy industries slumping by around 2 per cent.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook – December 9, 2014Australian Dollar Outlook – December 9, 2014

    December 09 2014 11:18 AM

    More pressure for the Australian Dollar as China, Australia's largest trade partner, showed a surprise fall in imports, pushing the trade surplus to a record USD 54.47 billion and oil prices continued to slide.

  • Global Markets Overview – October 2, 2014Global Markets Overview – October 2, 2014

    October 02 2014 9:14 AM

    The small cap space in the US finally breached the 10% correction level overnight as the Russell 2000 extended its slide.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 15 September 2014

    September 15 2014 11:36 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar continued its slide over the weekend after some figures from China were softer than expected.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 08 September 2014Australian Dollar Outlook - 08 September 2014

    September 08 2014 10:45 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar touched .9400 on Friday night after the US non-farm payroll data for August came in well below expectations.

  • Global Markets Overview – September 4, 2014Global Markets Overview – September 4, 2014

    September 04 2014 9:11 AM

    There is lots to be made of the cease-fire deal coming out of Ukraine overnight.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 26 August 2014Australian Dollar Outlook - 26 August 2014

    August 26 2014 5:02 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: Ranges were limited with Europe taking an extended weekend and little new data released.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 06 August 2014Australian Dollar Outlook - 06 August 2014

    August 06 2014 11:04 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar is a little lower following some USD strength last night.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 05 August 2014Australian Dollar Outlook - 05 August 2014

    August 05 2014 10:21 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: Retail spending finished Q2 off softly, reflecting the Budget-related fall in consumer confidence and a warmer-than-usual start to winter. The AUD bounces off higher at the open at .9332 against the USD.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 10, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 10, 2014

    July 10 2014 7:45 PM

    After a solid night in US Aussie market lifted from the open of trade and by the close ended higher. The All ordinaries Index added 12.1points to 5454.3 points with most sectors closing higher.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook -07 July 2014Australian Dollar Outlook -07 July 2014

    July 07 2014 11:25 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar opens this morning little changed from Friday's levels as trading was very quiet due to the US Independence Day holiday.

  • Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 2, 2014Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 2, 2014

    July 02 2014 5:32 PM

    The Australian share market rebounded solidly on Wednesday, following another record high for US blue-chip stocks during Tuesday's trade.

  • Global Markets Overview – June 10, 2014

    June 10 2014 9:10 AM

    Yesterday's trade balance from China might be the first nominal piece of data that could confirm targeted easing is taking effect. May exports rose more-than-expected, by 7%, as overseas shipments ramped up on the back of improving signs from Europe and the US.

  • Global Markets Overview – 5/12/14

    May 12 2014 9:07 AM

    Asia is about to see the 'new normal' from the region's superpower over the coming years as Chinese President Xi Jinping publicly stated the nation will have to adapt to the slower pace of growth on the weekend.

  • Global Markets Overview – 5/6/14

    May 06 2014 9:38 AM

    With Japan still closed for public holidays by observing Greenery Day, Australia's May data day will be the biggest market macro news on the boards.

  • Global Markets Overview – 4/9/14

    April 09 2014 9:46 AM

    The NASDAQ broke its three-day rout with a 0.9% rise as Google, Facebook and eBay added 2%. The S&P and the Dow also broke its four-day downtrend, which will see support for the broader market, particularly the information technology space. However, this does not mean that after this slight pull back the tech space would make the sector fundamentally cheap; it is likely that the market direction in these stocks over the coming week will be downward as they return to fair value.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 03 March 2014

    April 03 2014 3:02 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has traded in a narrow range overnight ahead of Thursday's batch of economic news.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 7 March 2014

    March 07 2014 3:08 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar continued its strong run following more positive domestic data yesterday.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - February 12, 2014

    February 12 2014 1:10 PM

    Australia: The AUD reached its highest level since the 14th of January, following some good domestic data yesterday, while overnight, new Fed Chair Janet Yellen's first address to the House provided few surprises.