Why Medibank is looking sickly

Trevor Hoey | Months after its IPO, Medibank’s is facing a challenging structural landscape and its fundamentals aren’t looking flash.

Property

Is the Aussie dream dead?

Jacob Greber | Too much of our income is devoted to housing, driving up prices and loading us with too much debt. Younger people are paying the price.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,814.4 + 24.4 + 0.42% $ 2,738,991,166.0 371,426,514.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,798.8 + 25.1 + 0.43% $ 2,813,591,128.0 500,270,990.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,848.4 + 19.7 + 0.41% $ 2,437,745,161.0 260,832,053.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,216.7 + 13.2 + 0.60% $ 349,959,390.0 180,523,420.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.370 + 9.22%
LNG LNG LTD $ 4.900 + 7.46%
ALQ ALS $ 5.630 + 6.83%
SEA SEA LTD $ 0.640 + 5.79%
UGL UGL LIMIT $ 1.830 + 4.87%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.620 + 4.85%
SWM SEVENWEST $ 1.315 + 3.95%
BKN BRADKEN $ 2.380 + 3.93%
TPI TRANSPAC $ 0.795 + 3.92%
CAB CABCHARGE $ 4.700 + 3.75%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 63.970 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JUN5 (USD/BBL) 59.260 - 0.480 - 0.80%
NAT GAS JUN15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.769 + 0.025 + 0.91%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1177.90 1178.90 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.14 16.18 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1125.50 1130.50 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 772.35 777.35 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7836 0.6996 94.18 0.5173
USD 1.2753 USD 0.8928 120.17 0.6604
EUR 1.4285 1.1197 EUR 134.60 0.7393
JPY 0.0106 0.0083 0.0074 JPY 0.0055
GBP 1.9304 1.5136 1.3513 181.92 GBP

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Philip Baker | Shareholders are rattled and it could be more than seasonal factors scaring them away.

Property

Shock property price falls

Michael Bleby | Three Australian capitals have seen declines in their apartment prices for the first quarter of 2015.

Property

Is the Aussie dream dead?

Jacob Greber | Too much of our income is devoted to housing, driving up prices and loading us with too much debt. Younger people are paying the price.

Fixed Income


Small end bonds worth watching

Philip Baker | For investors wanting a decent-yielding security at a reasonable price, two new issues at the smaller end of the market may fill that gap.

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Getting the right diversification mix

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SMSF rorts in ATO sights

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