My one investment rule: Mark Richards

Sue Hoban | Someone once described Mark Richards as Australia’s best-known sailor. That makes him laugh but around this time of year it’s hard to disagree.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,338.6 + 127.8 + 2.45% $ 9,502,981,661.0 1,441,674,398.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,312.7 + 123.0 + 2.37% $ 9,765,069,182.0 2,009,892,140.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,454.9 + 107.1 + 2.46% $ 8,716,683,174.0 866,941,557.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 1,997.2 + 42.3 + 2.16% $ 888,600,955.0 849,860,478.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
BLD BORAL LTD $ 5.330 + .00%
DLS D/SEARCH $ 0.765 + .00%
KAR KAROON $ 2.270 + .00%
ORI ORICA $ 18.710 + .00%
SVW SEVEN GRP $ 5.500 + .00%
SPK SPARK NZ $ 2.940 + .00%
NCM NEWCREST $ 10.750 + .00%
SAI SAI GLOBAL $ 3.830 + .00%
MRM MMAOFFSHOR $ 1.240 + .00%
ORG ORIGIN ENE $ 11.510 + .00%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 59.060 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE FEB5 (USD/BBL) 57.770 + 2.770 + 5.10%
NAT GAS JAN15 (USD/MMBTU) 3.446 - 0.178 - 4.89%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1195.18 1196.19 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.04 16.11 - 0.01 - 0.06%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1196.24 1199.56 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 803.54 806.99 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.8149 0.6662 97.45 0.5211
USD 1.2264 USD 0.8181 119.58 0.6399
EUR 1.4987 1.222 EUR 146.13 0.782
JPY 0.0103 0.0084 0.0068 JPY 0.0054
GBP 1.9162 1.5621 1.278 186.81 GBP

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