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Paul Resnick & Peter Worcester | A simple portfolio readjustment could go a long way to cushioning SMSF holders against the risks of a housing market downturn.

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Hoey trades building stocks

Trevor Hoey | A strong growth forecast and some promising future projects has prompted Hoey to put his money behind a different building materials company.

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UBS probes bank prices

Stephen Cauchi | The rapidly growing price of Australian bank stocks has caught the eye of UBS, but it’s not all bad news, according to the global heavyweight.

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Citi eyes ASX6300 benchmark

Sally Rose | A global yield rally and low interest rates could see Citi skyrocket past the 6000 mark and hit 6300 by the year’s end.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,919.9 + 40.8 + 0.69% $ 6,325,023,146.0 610,538,485.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,888.9 + 39.2 + 0.67% $ 6,429,846,094.0 758,571,177.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,947.9 + 34.3 + 0.70% $ 5,977,546,344.0 461,453,535.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,180.2 + 8.0 + 0.37% $ 420,098,175.0 235,260,194.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
GUD G.U.D. $ 8.570 + 7.66%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.000 - 5.66%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.180 - 5.26%
LNG LNG LTD $ 3.210 + 5.25%
REG REG HEALTH $ 5.970 + 5.11%
SXY SENEX $ 0.325 - 4.41%
NST NTH STAR $ 2.320 - 4.13%
AGL AGL ENERGY $ 15.310 + 3.94%
BSL BLUESCOPE $ 4.370 - 3.74%
MRM MMAOFFSHOR $ 0.670 - 3.60%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 56.910 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE MAY5 (USD/BBL) 50.480 - 0.950 - 1.85%
NAT GAS APR15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.657 - 0.015 - 0.56%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1204.43 1205.12 + 0.45 + 0.04%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 17.08 17.11 + 0.01 + 0.06%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1151.00 1157.00 - 2.40 - 0.21%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 766.35 772.35 - 4.30 - 0.56%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7801 0.7167 92.94 0.5255
USD 1.2822 USD 0.9195 119.13 0.6733
EUR 1.3939 1.0882 EUR 129.56 0.7323
JPY 0.0108 0.0084 0.0077 JPY 0.0056
GBP 1.9011 1.4842 1.3634 176.86 GBP

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Citi eyes ASX6300 benchmark

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Hoey trades building stocks

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Behind Narev’s windfall

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Super debate flawed

Richard Wakelin | If the primary aim of superannuation is to provide for our retirement then we shouldn’t discriminate against asset classes.

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Gold tipped to break key level

Debra Roy | Signals that the US Fed is about to lift rates spells trouble for gold bugs as analysts tip the precious metal to fall below $US1100.

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Watch this tech space

Matthew Smith | Will funds trim their allocations to Chinese banks and reallocate to these foreign-listed Chinese technology stocks?

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Pricing up your SMSF

Richard Livingston | If you’ve been put off by “minimum balance” and “costs” talk in the past, it could be time to take another look.

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