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South32 outshines BHP

Gaurav Sodhi | Far from being the poor cousin of BHP, South32 is actually a better buy in the current market.

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Buy gold, not Newcrest

Stephen Cauchi | UBS says now’s the time to load up on gold, but two notable miners have been left off its buy list.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,796.5 + 83.4 + 1.46% $ 4,477,479,267.0 481,852,762.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,792.9 + 78.3 + 1.37% $ 4,575,298,516.0 669,835,383.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,825.6 + 71.5 + 1.50% $ 4,222,921,316.0 389,025,356.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,260.4 + 14.2 + 0.63% $ 308,328,887.0 145,010,865.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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The spin-off to watch

Stewart Oldfield | A spin-off of eBay’s PayPal business, slated for later this year, is worth putting in the diary given its parent company’s stellar performance.

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
APN APN N&M $ 0.877 + 6.95%
UGL UGL LIMIT $ 2.340 - 4.88%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.770 + 3.81%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.410 + 3.80%
AGI AINSWORTH $ 3.110 + 3.67%
ORG ORIGIN ENE $ 13.285 + 3.63%
MYR MYER $ 1.515 + 3.41%
MIN MINERALRES $ 7.675 + 3.30%
SWM SEVENWEST $ 1.255 + 3.29%
ILU ILUKA RES $ 9.015 + 3.26%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 59.810 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JUL5 (USD/BBL) 58.260 + 0.580 + 1.01%
NAT GAS JUL15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.715 + 0.009 + 0.33%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1189.35 1190.15 + 1.65 + 0.14%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.735 16.80 + 0.065 + 0.39%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1115.90 1120.00 + 2.40 + 0.22%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 781.50 787.50 - 1.50 - 0.19%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7658 0.6992 94.86 0.4994
USD 1.3051 USD 0.9131 123.87 0.6521
EUR 1.429 1.0949 EUR 135.63 0.714
JPY 0.0105 0.0081 0.0074 JPY 0.0053
GBP 2.0009 1.5331 1.3998 189.91 GBP

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Buy gold, not Newcrest

Stephen Cauchi | UBS says now’s the time to load up on gold, but two notable miners have been left off its buy list.

Property

Housing boom doubts

Robert Harley | Investors who think this is a house boom have a short memory, according to CoreLogic.

Fixed Income

Low rates here to stay

Gayle Bryant | A speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen last week confirmed what many traders had suspected.

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AREITs tipped to grow

Robert Harley | Two reports have shown the potential for upside in often overlooked AREITs.

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Bernanke’s $A warning

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Bryan Ashenden | The federal budget raised a number of questions for small business owners, including whether SMSFs are the best vehicle for them to build up super.

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Small cap ETF finally hits ASX

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