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
MSB MESOBLAST $ 4.440 + 9.63%
AAD ARDENT LEI $ 2.970 + 9.59%
CVO COVERMORE $ 1.990 + 9.34%
MIN MINERALRES $ 7.370 + 9.19%
LYC LYNAS $ 0.060 + 9.09%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.820 + 8.66%
LNG LNG LTD $ 2.400 + 8.11%
SXY SENEX $ 0.320 - 7.25%
DOW DOWNER EDI $ 4.540 + 7.08%
BPT BEACH $ 1.005 + 6.91%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 59.000 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JAN5 (USD/BBL) 56.910 + 2.410 + 4.45%
NAT GAS JAN15 (USD/MMBTU) 3.464 - 0.178 - 4.89%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1195.20 1196.00 - 2.45 - 0.20%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.00 16.09 + 0.15 + 0.95%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1190.90 1200.90 - 3.70 - 0.31%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 804.00 807.00 + 15.50 + 1.97%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.8145 0.666 97.37 0.5207
USD 1.227 USD 0.8177 119.55 0.6394
EUR 1.5004 1.2227 EUR 146.16 0.7818
JPY 0.0103 0.0084 0.0068 JPY 0.0053
GBP 1.9196 1.5637 1.2787 186.96 GBP

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