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The Top 5 - 3 Apr 20

The Top 5 - 3 Apr 20

April 3, 2020

Markets will again be focussed on the spread of coronavirus and any signs of a “flattening of the curve”. The RBA will meet on Tuesday while Bank of Queensland (BOQ) releases first half earnings.

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Market Close 3 Apr 20: Shares fall on Friday but notch a weekly gain

Market Close 3 Apr 20: Shares fall on Friday but notch a weekly gain

April 3, 2020

The ASX 200 wasn’t able to capitalise on a solid start with the benchmark index fading throughout the day to a 87 point or 1.7% loss. Losses were felt across most sectors with financials & healthcare weighing most. Energy stocks managed a slight improvement but failed to hold onto more significant gains earlier in the day on the back of a near 25% surge in oil prices.

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Mid-Session 3 Apr 20: ASX fading from strong open but energy stocks rally on oil price surge

Mid-Session 3 Apr 20: ASX fading from strong open but energy stocks rally on oil price surge

April 3, 2020

Aussie shares have see-sawed as the ASX 200 trades mostly flat at lunch. The benchmark index has swung between gains & losses as investors continue to weigh up the potential impact of COVID-19. Energy stocks have been the standout with a sharp rise in oil prices overnight.

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Morning Report 3 Apr 20: Surging oil prices push stocks higher

Morning Report 3 Apr 20: Surging oil prices push stocks higher

April 2, 2020

US sharemarkets see-sawed during the Thursday session. Energy shares rallied 9.1% on a record lift in the oil price. Although investors fretted about the health of the US economy with claims for unemployment insurance soaring.. The Dow Jones index rose  by 470 points or 2.2%, after trading in a 743 point range. The S&P500 index rose by 2.3% and the Nasdaq gained 127 points or 1.7%.

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Investor Signposts 3 Apr 20: COVID-19 tracker

Investor Signposts 3 Apr 20: COVID-19 tracker

April 2, 2020

CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the Reserve Bank Board meeting, Trade balance & China inflation.

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Market Close 2 Apr 20: ASX 200 weighed by lenders as investor fret about dividends

Market Close 2 Apr 20: ASX 200 weighed by lenders as investor fret about dividends

April 2, 2020

The financials sector was the major drag as the banks fell sharply. This follows concerns that our central bank, the RBA, may look to follow the Bank of England and Reserve Bank of New Zealand in freezing bank dividend payments temporarily to protect earnings in light of the coronavirus crisis. The big four banks fell as much as 5.6% with National Bank (NAB) underperforming its peers.

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Executive Series 26 Mar 20: Washington H. Soul Pattinson (SOL) Chairman, Rob Millner 

Executive Series 26 Mar 20: Washington H. Soul Pattinson (SOL) Chairman, Rob Millner 

April 2, 2020

Washington H. Soul Pattinson (SOL) Chairman, Rob Millner speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the impact & outlook from Covid-19 on investments, its recently announced half year results and the investment strategy of the company. 

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Mid-Session 2 Apr 20: ASX 200 retreats as big lenders cast a shadow over the market

Mid-Session 2 Apr 20: ASX 200 retreats as big lenders cast a shadow over the market

April 2, 2020

Aussie shares are back in the red on Thursday, with the ASX 200 index down 132pts or 2.6% to 5,120.2. This follows a 4.4% decline for US equities overnight, as the focus returns to the quick spread of the Coronavirus in the US. President Trump warned that the US could face as many as 240,000 deaths from COVID-19 (~4,500 at the moment) and said the country will face a ‘very painful few weeks’.

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Morning Report 2 Apr 20: ASX set to follow Wall St lower on Thursday

Morning Report 2 Apr 20: ASX set to follow Wall St lower on Thursday

April 1, 2020

US sharemarkets fell on Wednesday. Investors are worried about the outlook for the economy. Financials fell 6.0%. Energy stocks fell by 4.6% and airlines and cruise operators continued to fall sharply. Shares in United Airlines fell 18.7% with Carnival down 33.2%. The Dow Jones index fell by 974 points or 4.4%, after being down 1133 points late in the session. The S&P500 index fell by 4.4% and the Nasdaq lost 340 points or 4.4%. 

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Market Close 1 Apr 20: Positive start for Aussie market in new month & quarter

Market Close 1 Apr 20: Positive start for Aussie market in new month & quarter

April 1, 2020

The ASX 200 has rebounded from yesterday’s loss, rallying 181 points or 3.6% to 5258.6, overcoming an afternoon fade to close near the best levels of the day. 

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