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31 July 2019 (AFR) – Shares reclaim record high after 11-year wait – Profits season to test sharemarket’s record high

(31 July 2019, AFR, Vesna Poljak and William McInnes) ‘Interest rates drove the Australian sharemarket to a fresh record high on Tuesday, completing an 11-and-a-half year journey, but it will take improved corporate earnings to sustain prices at these levels. A 19.3 point, or 0.3 per cent, advance in the S&P/ASX 200 Index enabled the … Continue reading

25 July 2019 (AFR) – All Ords closes at all-time high as ASX soars

(25 July 2019, AFR, p30, William McInnes, Reporter) ‘Australian shares rose firmly on Wednesday as a flurry of positive news pushed the All Ordinaries to an all-time closing high and the S&P/ASX 200 Index to a post-GFC high. The S&P/ASX 200 Index ended the session 52.1 points, or 0.8 per cent, higher at 6776.7 while … Continue reading

25 July 2019 (AFR) – Low rates see All Ords surpass record high

(25 July 2019, AFR, p16, William McInnes and Vesna Poljak) ‘Record low interest rates and tumbling bond yields have pushed the All Ordinaries index to a record high on Wednesday, completing an 11-and-a-half year recovery from the depths of the financial crisis. Australia’s oldest index closed the session at 6862.4, after rising 49.9 points, or … Continue reading

27 April 2019 (AFR) – ASX closes shortened week at fresh 11-year high

(27 April 2019, AFR, p33, William McInnes) ‘Australian shares closed higher for the week, as the benchmark index climbed to its highest level since December 2007 on Friday after finishing every session in the green this week. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed the shortened trading week 125.8 points, or 2 per cent, higher at 6385.6 … Continue reading

1 March 2019 (TheAge) – ASX: Hayne report helps ASX to best month since 2016

(1 March 2019, The Age, Business, p25, by William McInnes) ‘Australian shares recorded their biggest monthly percentage gain since July 2016 in February, as positive earnings and a better-than-anticipated royal commission report boosted the local sharemarket. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed the month 304.4 points, or 5.2 per cent, higher at 6169 while the broader … Continue reading

11 Dec 2018 (AFR) – ASX sinks 2pc to 23-month low in rout

(11 December 2018, AFR, p28, By William McInnes) ‘Australian shares tumbled to a 23-month low on Monday on the back of broad selling as every sector in the market closed in the red. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 129 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 5552.5, closing within 20 points of a two-year low. “Australian … Continue reading

25 Feb 2017 (AFR) – ASX ends week lower on tumbling metal prices

(25 February 2017, AFR, p33, by Myriam Robin) ‘Tumbling metal prices and wobbly global markets dragged the local sharemarket lower on Friday, causing the index to finish the week in the red despite positive earnings results being welcomed by investors. The S&P/ASX200 finished down 0.8 per cent on Friday, and 1.2 per cent over the … Continue reading

4 Oct 2014 (AFR) – Shares snap losing streak as banks rally

[INTERESTING OBSERVATION this week: In the news story below, the XJO index is noted to have closed UP for the week (by 4.8 points), but the XAO index (All Ords) actually closed down a smidgen (by 1.2 points). So the downwards move of the extra 300 stocks in the XAO index outweighed the upward move … Continue reading