Market Intelligence

M&A long from its peak

Joyce Moullakis | Australia will see its next peak in M&A activity in 2018, a year after global deals hit a similar high - but it won’t resemble what we saw prior to the GFC.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,484.6 + 25.6 + 0.47% $ 926,855,737.0 131,272,302.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,476.4 + 25.2 + 0.46% $ 948,452,614.0 167,035,455.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,575.7 + 21.0 + 0.46% $ 864,114,614.0 105,421,343.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,085.0 + 12.4 + 0.60% $ 74,576,703.0 43,737,694.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Advice for Warren Buffett

Chris Joye | The world’s greatest investor has turned his attention to Australia, but he may want to wait before buying the Big Four.

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
TGR TASSAL GRP $ 3.560 + 6.91%
QUB QUBE $ 2.490 + 5.96%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.127 - 5.93%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 1.802 - 5.65%
SXY SENEX $ 0.295 + 5.36%
SYD SYDAIRPORT $ 5.245 + 5.32%
SRX SIRTEX MED $ 30.540 + 5.13%
PDN PALADIN $ 0.257 + 4.90%
MSB MESOBLAST $ 3.940 + 4.79%
SGH SLATER & G $ 3.730 + 4.78%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 58.850 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG5 (USD/BBL) 58.800 - 0.670 - 1.13%
NAT GAS AUG15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.830 - 0.002 - 0.07%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1173.85 1174.45 + 1.65 + 0.14%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.70 15.72 - 0.04 - 0.25%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1079.24 1086.75 + 3.74 + 0.35%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 674.50 680.50 + 5.20 + 0.78%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7715 0.6927 94.55 0.4916
USD 1.2952 USD 0.8978 122.55 0.6369
EUR 1.4424 1.1137 EUR 136.48 0.7096
JPY 0.0106 0.0082 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.032 1.5689 1.4086 192.27 GBP

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Is this the key to China?

Matthew Smith | As Chinese consumers begin to splash out on home grown popular culture, the producers and distributors of that content stand poised to benefit.

Property

Boom to unravel slowly

Robert Harley | The end of the property boom, in Sydney and around the country, is almost in sight.

Property

House prices set to drop

Michael Bleby | House prices will start falling in 2016-17 as the threat of rising interest rates coincides with worsening affordability, a big increase in supply and weaker investment returns.

Fixed Income

PIMCO tips 2pc inflation

Vesna Poljak | Global fixed-income investor PIMCO has forecast inflation to return to 2 per cent over the next few years, aligning with central bank targets and led by the United States.

Fixed Income

Why bonds are languishing

Bloomberg | Bonds and stocks have also been pushed lower by the prospect of the US central bank raising interest rates, Adam Haigh and Benjamin Purvis write.

Specialist Investments

Simple is best for ETFs

James Frost | Exchanged traded funds have levelled the playing field for ordinary investors, however some strategies will introduce the inexperienced to new risks.

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Your outlook for 2015-16

Vesna Poljak | The outlook is now more uncertain than it was at the turn of the previous fiscal calendar.

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Nailing your SMSF plan

Sam Henderson | Creating and revising your written investment strategy is a key responsibility for all members of an SMSF.

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Eight questions investors must ask

Trevor Sykes | It’s the start of a new financial year and time for our annual investment health check. But there are a few questions you need to answer first.

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