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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 (AEST), Monday to Friday.

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July 12, 2024 11 mins

ASX 200 hits record high, up 70 points to 7959 (0.9%) as banks once again show a clean pair of heels. CBA pushed to a record, up 1.3% and a higher valuation than BHP!. The Big Bank Basket up to $226.11 (+1.4%). MQG remained stagnant, and insurers slipped back as bond yields fell after US CPI numbers. Other financials did well, ASX up another 1.6% with SOL kicking another 1.6%. REITs put in a solid day although GMG sidetracked as te...

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  • SPI up 45 points.
  • Dow +0.08% S&P -0.9% Nasdaq -2% 
  • Russell 2000 up 3.6%.  Just the second day since 1979 when the Russell 2000 rose more than 3% while the S&P 500 declined. 
  • CPI better than expected Sept Rate Cut looks locked in now.
  • USD Index falls 0.55%
  • Gold runs 1.8% higher.
  • Iron ore bounces of $105. 
  • LME commodities in holiday lull.
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ASX 200 rallied towards all-time highs, up 73 points to 7890 (0.9%) as rate cuts seem to be back on the agenda. US CPI tonight and some caution creeping in.  As usual, the banks led the charge higher with CBA hitting a new high, the Big Bank Basket hitting $223.09 ().  Insurers continue to push higher with QBE up 1.1% and SUN up 1.4%. MQG lagging a little with ASX up 1.7%. REITs strong again, GMG up 1.1% and SCG up 1.6%. Industrial...

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Wall Street finished higher overnight, ending near session highs fuelled by gains in heavyweight tech stocks

  • Nvidia leads Nasdaq and S&P 500 to record high closes.
  • Stocks rise with Treasury yields on pause, Powell boosts rate cut hopes.
  • ASX to rally, S&P 500 closes above 5600 points – AFR.

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The ASX 200 has finished the day down 13 points (-0.16%) to 7817 in mixed trade which saw a recovery from opening lows. Telecom was the best performer for a second day in a row thanks to TLS rising another 2.4% on positive broker commentary. Industrials rose as a drop in bond yields took TCL 1.1% higher. JHX lost 2% after a broker pushed out the US renovation market recovery till FY26. AZJ gained 0.6% after Morgans forecasted EPS g...

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US equities ended mixed overnight. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ record their fifth and sixth straight record close, up 0.07% and 0.14%. Gains marked the S&P 500’s longest winning streak since January, buoyed by Nvidia +2.5% and Powell’s commentary to Congress. The Dow lost 53 points (-0.13%), paring earlier gains. Up 147 points at best. Down 198 points at worst. Powell’s testimony to Congress didn’t alter bets for rate cuts this ...

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The ASX 200 has finished the day up 67 points (+0.86%) to 7830 in a broad rally covering all sectors. Telecom finished on top thanks to Telstra’s 2.2% rise. Phone plan price increases announced from August. REA, CAR, and TPG joining in. Up 2.2%, 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively. Financials were next best as the CBA hit a record high, up 1.8%. WBC, NAB and ANZ up between 1.4% and 2%. Interest rate sensitive sectors strong. REITs played c...

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ASX to rise. SPI Futures up 17 points (+0.22%).

The S&P 500 hits its 35th record high this year, up 0.10%. The NASDAQ notched its fifth consecutive record high close, up 0.28%, buoyed by chip stocks. Blue chip Dow Jones edged lower, down 31 points (-0.08%). Up 279 points at best. Down 97 points at worst. Nvidia gained 1.9% after UBS raised its target, Intel rallied over 6%, and AMD gained 4%, lifting the Philadelphia semiconduct...

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The ASX200 has started the week on a negative note. Finishing down 59 points (-0.76%) to 7763 as the Materials and Energy sell-off continued into the close. The big miners were the biggest drag on the index as iron ore dropped 1.2%. High Chinese inventories to blame. BHP, RIO and FMG all down between 2.1% and 2.6%. Most other mining commodity stocks also fell, last week’s bounce very short-lived. Lithium, copper and uranium in the ...

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The ASX 200 has finished the day down 10 points (-0.12%) to 7822, holding onto most of yesterday’s gains. Healthcare was the best performing sector as CSL, COH and RMD all saw modest gains between 0.3% and 1%. Macquarie said CSL will benefit from a US$105m currency tailwind in FY26. PME managed a late bounce of 1.1% a day after its 5.1% fall. Telecoms were next best after a 0.8% rise in TLS. Tech sector up 0.42% as NASDAQ futures t...

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The ASX 200 has finished the day up 92 points (1.2%) to 7832 as resources kicked back to life. After weeks of selling pressure iron ore giants, copper, lithium and gold saw risk-off buying. Iron ore shot to a one-month high taking BHP and RIO up 2.6%. FMG up 3.2%. Lithium stocks bounced of lows. PLS up 2.1%. LRS and LTR left behind. Positive news from the space as BYD opened the first south-east Asian factory in Thailand. SFR gaine...

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US equities closed broadly higher in a shortened trading session ahead of the US holiday. Weak economic data reinforced bets that the Fed will start cutting rates this year sending bond yields lower and stocks higher. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ posted record-high closes for a second consecutive session, up 0.51% and 0.88%, respectively. The Dow Jones ended little changed, off 0.06%, pressured by selling in healthcare and consumer s...

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Another good night on Wall Street. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both closed at record highs. S&P 500 closed above 5,500, up 0.62%, marking its 32nd record this year. The NASDAQ rose 0.84%, supported by gains in Tesla +10.2% after reporting a smaller-than-expected 5% drop in vehicle deliveries in Q2. Blue-chip Dow rose 162 points (+0.41%) in thin volume trading ahead of the July Fourth Holiday. Up 171 points at best. Down 84 point...

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The ASX 200 has finished down 33 points (-0.42%) to 7718, RBA meeting minutes passing quietly through the market while revealing a possible August rate hike. Energy was the only sector with significant gains as oil and coal stocks tracked their respective commodities higher. WDS up 3.1%, gaining strength throughout the session. KAR missing out, sold off from a positive open. Down 0.3%. WHC backed up its 6.3% rise yesterday with ano...

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Wall Street kicked off the second half of the year on a positive note, with equities mostly higher in light pre-holiday trading. The Dow gained 51 points (+0.13%). Up 320 points at best. Down 81 points at worst. Big Tech drove the bulk of the gains in the S&P 500 +0.27% and the NASDAQ +0.83%, with megacaps Tesla and Apple leading the way up 6.1% and 2.9%, respectively. Chip stocks came under some selling pressure, with AMD down...

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Wall St finished the week lower on Friday night as the presidential debate prompted new political uncertainty, outweighing easing inflation data. The S&P 500 fell 0.41% after touching a fresh intraday record high of 5.5k. The Dow Jones eased 45 points. The NASDAQ lost 0.71%, while the Russell 2000 found buyers, up 0.46%. For the quarter the NASDAQ gained 8.3%, the S&P 500 gained 3.9% while the Dow lost 1.7%. Tech outperform...

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The ASX200 has finished the day and financial year up 8 points (+0.1%) to 7768. Losing a 60-point gain from midday as tax loss selling crept in. US presidential debate not impacting our market. Technology was the best performing sector for the third day in a row. Following a small NASDAQ lead compared to a flat overnight performance from the S&P 500. Futures also helping. The biggest stock did best, WTC up 2% and up 10% fo...
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