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Investor Signposts 1 Apr 21: Reserve Bank dominates calendar

Investor Signposts 1 Apr 21: Reserve Bank dominates calendar

April 1, 2021

CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the Reserve Bank Board meeting, Financial Stability Review & China Inflation.

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Morning Report 1 Apr 21: US sharemarkets were mixed on Wednesday

Morning Report 1 Apr 21: US sharemarkets were mixed on Wednesday

April 1, 2021

Investors awaited details of US President Joe Biden's reported US$2 trillion-$4 trillion infrastructure package with a proposal to lift the corporate tax rate to 28% to fund the plan. Bond yield stability supported technology shares with Tesla (+5.1%), Apple (+1.9%), Microsoft (+1.7%) and Facebook (+2.3%) all up. Walgreens Boots Alliance shares rose 3.6% after raising its 2021 profit forecast. Shares of online pet product company Chewy jumped 5.4% on broker upgrades after it reported a fourth quarter profit. The Dow Jones index fell by 85 points or 0.3%. But the S&P 500 index lifted 0.4%, closing at a record high. And the Nasdaq index lifted 201 points or 1.5%. For the March quarter, the Dow lifted 7.8%; the S&P 500 rose 5.8% and the Nasdaq gained 2.8%. 

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Market Close 31 Mar 21: ASX finishes March on a high

Market Close 31 Mar 21: ASX finishes March on a high

March 31, 2021

The ASX 200 has snapped its two-day losing run to finish the month and quarter with gains. The index rose 52pts or 0.8% to 6790 with all sectors rising. The local market has now risen for the past 6 months with a 1.8% rally in March.

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Executive Series 17 Mar 21: Bailador Technology Investments (BTI) Chairman & Co-Founder, David Kirk

Executive Series 17 Mar 21: Bailador Technology Investments (BTI) Chairman & Co-Founder, David Kirk

March 31, 2021

Bailador Technology Investments (BTI) Chairman & Co-Founder, David Kirk the recent asset disposals by the company, views on current tech valuations, performance of its investments and the company’s acquisition strategy.

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Month in Review: March

Month in Review: March

March 31, 2021

March was another month where the recovery & re-opening of economies from COVID-19 restrictions continued to drive market moves. Bond yield moves also added to the unpredictability in equity markets of late. The ASX 200 and broader All Ords are both lifting for the month and quarter with a day to trade.

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Mid-Session 31 Mar 2021: Aussie market reversing losses

Mid-Session 31 Mar 2021: Aussie market reversing losses

March 31, 2021

The ASX 200 is well advanced at lunch on Wednesday. The index is lifting 89 points or 1.33% to 6,827 at midday.

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Morning Report 31 Mar 21: US sharemarkets fell on Tuesday

Morning Report 31 Mar 21: US sharemarkets fell on Tuesday

March 31, 2021

Mega cap technology shares came under pressure from rising bond yields. Shares of Apple (-1.2%) and Microsoft (-1.4%) both fell. Wells Fargo shares jumped 2.5% after the lender said it didn’t experience losses related to closing out its exposure to Archegos. Discovery (+5.4%) and ViacomCBS (+4.9%) shares rebounded after trading lower on Monday with the hedge fund forced to liquidate its positions. The Dow Jones index fell by 104 points or 0.3% from record highs. The S&P 500 index also lost 0.3% and the Nasdaq index was down 14 points or 0.1%.

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Market Close 30 Mar 21: ASX 200 suffers worst day in a month

Market Close 30 Mar 21: ASX 200 suffers worst day in a month

March 30, 2021

Aussie shares got out of the blocks quickly before stumbling as the session progressed, similar to Monday’s performance. The ASX 200 fell 61pts or 0.9% and had its worst day since Feb 26 this year. Resources led declines while tech & telcos outperformed.

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Mid-Session 30 Mar 2021: ASX relinquishes early gains

Mid-Session 30 Mar 2021: ASX relinquishes early gains

March 30, 2021

The Aussie market is trading lower at lunch despite a firmer open. The banks and miners are the main drag with consumer stocks also underperforming. Tech & telco are leading improvements.

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Executive Series 24 Mar 21: WAM Leaders Ltd (WLE) Lead Portfolio Manager Matthew Haupt

Executive Series 24 Mar 21: WAM Leaders Ltd (WLE) Lead Portfolio Manager Matthew Haupt

March 30, 2021

WAM Leaders Ltd (WLE) Lead Portfolio Manager Matthew Haupt speaks about the outlook for inflation and commodity prices, as well as his views on buy-now-pay-later stocks.

This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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