Marcus Today Market Updates

Marcus Today Market Updates

A twice daily podcast from the team at Marcus Today, the stock market newsletter for investors, bringing you up to speed with the latest stock market, financial and business news. Published just before market open and after market close (AEDT) from Monday to Friday.

Episodes

January 14, 2022 13 min
  • The ASX 200 stumbled 81 points lower to 7394 (1.1%) on weak overseas leads and tech under pressure here. Banks took flight with the Big Bank Basket down to $180.07 (1%) led lower by CBA down 1.2%, NAB down 0.6% and MQG down 1.0%. Insurers also eased with QBE down 1.0% and PDL down heavily on disappointing FUM numbers falling 15.8%. Healthcare slipped as CSL fell 2.0% SHL down 1.2% though RMD rose strongly up 3.6%. Industrials were ...
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  • ASX 200 SPI Futures down 38 points.
  • US markets under pressure. Dow down 0.5% Nasdaq down 2.5%
  • Commodities mixed. Iron ore off 2.8% 
  • Gold down 0.6% Oil down 1%

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    January 13, 2022 12 min
  • The ASX 200 moved up 36 points to 7474 vas enthusiasm waned slightly. Resources were once again the place to be as iron ore hit a 3-month high and lithium stocks surged yet further ahead. BHP moved 3.8% ahead of the crucial vote next week, RIO up 4.1% and FMG up 2.5%. In the white powder stocks, PLS rose 4.2%, MIN up 3.0% as a double whammy winner and IGO rose 3.8%. Base metal stocks also in demand and energy stocks better with WPL...
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    January 13, 2022 10 min
  • ASX 200 SPI Futures down 3.
  • US markets unphased by CPI at 7%. 
  • Dow up 0.1% Nasdaq up 0.2%.
  • Commodities kick again. Copper and nickel stand outs.
  • Iron ore above US$130 up 2.3%. Oil better by 1.1%.

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    January 12, 2022 12 min
  • The ASX rose 49 points to 7439 (0.7%). Some caution crept in ahead of US data. Banks were flat with the Big Bank Basket at $180.52. MQG bounced back from recent losses up 1.6%, ASX rose 1.9% though MFG eased 1.9%. Healthcare was mixed, CSL rose 1.9% but SHL down 0.9%.
  •  Industrials slightly better with WES up 0.6%, TLS up 2.0% and TPG up strongly by 5.0% on a broker upgrade. Tech slightly firmer led by APT up 4.8% as Block cheered on...
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    January 12, 2022 10 min
  • ASX 200 SPI Futures up 63.
  • US markets rally hard on Fed chief comments on interest rates. 
  • Dow up 183 Nasdaq up 211. 
  • Oil up 3.5%. Nickel at 7 year high. 
  • Iron ore up 2.5% Gold up 1.3%

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    January 11, 2022 13 min
  • The ASX 200 slips 57 points to 7390(0.8%) as banks stumble lower. The Big Bank Basket fell to $180.67 down 1.2%. CBA led the rout with a loss of 1.5%. WBC fell 0.7% and MQG dropped 1.4%. MFG bucked the trend with a small gain of 2.7%. Insurers dropped with QBE down 1.3% as 10-year yields eased back to 1.89%. Healthcare also fell led lower by CSL down 0.7% and SHL off 0.6%. 
  • Industrials too succumbed to the selling pressure, COL down...
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    January 11, 2022 10 min
  • ASX 200 SPI Futures down 41 points.
  • US markets stage a big turnaround with Nasdaq closing up after 2.7% falls. 
  • Gold slightly better. Oil off 1%.
  • Iron ore down 1.5%. Base metals mixed.

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    January 10, 2022 11 min
  • The ASX clawed its way back to finish down 6 at 7447. After a negative start on tech woes, resources kept the index close to flat on thin holiday volumes. Iron ore miners led the gains with BHP up 2.4% and FMG rallying 1.3%. Lithium stocks were back in vogue as PLS piled on the points up 2%, MIN made minor gains up 2.7% and AKE up 0.8%. Energy stocks also in demand with WPL up 2.3%, STO up 0.7% and WHC rallying hard up 5.1%. Even A...
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    January 10, 2022 8 min

    ASX 200 SPI Futures up 2 points.
    US markets weaker. Nasdaq down 0.96%.
    Oil slips, gold better and iron ore off 0.7%
    Resource stocks in focus. Lithium especially.

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    December 23, 2021 12 min
  • The ASX 200 pushes 23 points higher to 7388 (0.3%) in thin listless trade as Xmas approaches. Banks led the market higher as the Big Bank Basket rose to $177.40 (0.44%) with CBA up 0.3% and NAB gaining 0.6%. MQG rose 0.6% and insurers also did well as bonds rose slightly. MFG saw a 5.2% rise after CIO goes on the charm offensive. Healthcare also doing well as CV19 cases soar in NSW and testing increases. CSL up 0.4%, SHL doing very...
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    December 23, 2021 10 min

    US markets extend gains, putting the S&P 500 within shouting distance of its all-time high. SPI Futures are up 39 points and perhaps, just perhaps, the Santa Claus rally is on the way. At the very least, he seems to have taken over today’s Breakfast Briefing. 

  • ASX SPI 200 Futures up 39 points.
  • Dow Jones up 261 (0.74%) Nasdaq up 181 (1.18%)
  • Commodities better. Gold up 0.9%
  • Iron ore down slightly. Oil up 1.7%
  • Good US economic data hel...
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    December 22, 2021 12 min
  • The ASX 200 meanders to 10 points gain to close at 7365 (0.13%). Volumes are drying up as we head into Xmas. Banks under a little pressure with the Big Bank Basket unchanged at $176.62. MFG still under pressure, down 3.1% but volatility diminishes. CHC has taken out 50% of Paradice making valuations interesting. CHC down 7.5% on the news. REITS slipped lower as GPT down 1.3% and MGR down 0.7%. Healthcare mixed, CSL, a standout agai...
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    December 22, 2021 11 min

    US markets bounced overnight; Dow up 560 points, NASDAQ up 2.4%, oil up 3.7%. SPI Futures up 11 points, looking to build on yesterday’s 63-point gain. Get up to speed with Henry’s Breakfast Briefing.

  • ASX SPI Futures up 11.
  • US Markets bounce hard on renewed optimism on Biden's stimulus bill.
  • Dow up 561 points (1.6%) Nasdaq up 360 (2.4%)
  • Iron continues to rally. Commodities stronger.
  • Oil up 3.7%.


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    December 21, 2021 14 min
  • The ASX 200 shrugs off negative start to push 63 points higher to 7355 (0.9%) in thin trade. The holy trinity of banks, healthcare and big miners driving the index higher. The Big Bank Basket rallied to $176.68 (0.4%) with MFG finding some support in very volatile trade, closing up 4.4%. MQG bounced slightly but insurers mixed, SUN down 1.4% and QBE off another 0.6%. Big iron ore miners were back in demand as iron ore prices rose a...
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    December 21, 2021 13 min

    US markets lost ground again overnight, with the S&P 500 suffering its worst three-session slide since September. It’s not all bad news though; SPI Futures are up six points, iron ore jumped 4%, and Henry is here to keep you entertained and informed with his Breakfast Briefing.

    Dow down 433 points (-1.23%) although it closed near the session high; at worst down 700, at best down 143. S&P 500 -1.14% - third consecutive decli...

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    December 20, 2021 15 min
  • The ASX 200 fell 12 points today to 7292 (0.2%) in listless trade. Better than the rest of Asia though. Plenty of risk coming off the Xmas table. Banks were softer after some recent gains, the Big Bank Basket eased to $175.99 (-0.4%) with MFG hurting the sector falling 33.0% after it confirmed that it had lost a substantial mandate. MQG also slipped slightly down 1.4%, and insurers mixed. Big miners and energy stocks were mixed too...
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    December 20, 2021 10 min

    US markets closed lower on Friday night and SPI Futures were down 30 points at the Saturday morning close. Get caught up with Henry’s Breakfast Briefing. 

  • ASX SPI 200 Futures down 30
  • US markets volatile and heavy volume. Nasdaq down 0.07% Dow down 1.48%
  • Iron ore higher. Oil lower. 
  • Commodities mixed.
  • Omicron cases steady close to records in NSW.

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    December 17, 2021 13 min
  • The ASX 200 rose just 8 points to 7304 as enthusiasm waned into the weekend, big sell off in the last hour or so. Banks and miners driving the gains as tech crumbled. The Big Bank Basket rose to $176.11 (1.5%) with CBA up 2.4% and ANZ rallying 0.7%. Insurers were better with QBE seeing some bargain hunting up 0.2% and IAG better by 0.9%. 
  • Miners saw good solid gains after a rise in commodity prices. Gold miners were in demand with N...
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    December 17, 2021 14 min

    US markets pulled back overnight, with tech stocks on the nose, in a delayed reaction to the Fed and as the BoE surprised by hiking rates. Get up to speed with Henry's Breakfast Briefing. 

  • ASX 200 SPI Futures up 10.
  • US markets mixed. Nasdaq drops 2.5%. BNPL stocks under pressure.
  • Big tech hit hard. Commodities better.
  • Gold up 1.9% Oil up 1.5% 
  • Iron ore up 4.6%


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