Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,721.5 + 56.8 + 1.00% $ 3,240,803,803.0 453,692,536.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,719.9 + 51.7 + 0.91% $ 3,330,194,892.0 570,773,748.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,760.0 + 49.2 + 1.04% $ 2,821,554,988.0 318,331,471.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,254.7 + 5.6 + 0.25% $ 480,199,474.0 198,093,207.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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The most crowded trade

Patrick Commins | Investors are under-exposed to Chinese stocks and bonds, but the tables are set to turn in the next two years.

Superannuation

Super to deliver 7.3 per cent

Philip Baker | The days of bringing in annual super returns in the 9 per cent range as long gone, with 7.3 per cent the new norm, according to AMP Capital’s Shane Oliver.

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
SIR SIRIUS RES $ 3.900 + 20.37%
IGO IND GROUP $ 5.150 - 11.97%
SKE SKILLED GL $ 1.375 + 11.79%
SXY SENEX $ 0.380 + 5.56%
SEA SEA LTD $ 0.590 - 3.28%
AGI AINSWORTH $ 3.220 + 3.21%
AAD ARDENT LEI $ 2.120 - 3.20%
NUF NUFARM $ 7.880 + 3.14%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.175 + 2.94%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.170 + 2.84%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 63.250 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JUL5 (USD/BBL) 59.820 + 0.100 + 0.17%
NAT GAS JUN15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.840 - 0.047 - 1.63%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1206.80 1207.55 + 0.92 + 0.08%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 17.12 17.17 + 0.01 + 0.06%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1148.00 1153.00 + 2.15 + 0.19%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 785.98 792.02 + 4.73 + 0.61%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7823 0.7125 95.07 0.5056
USD 1.2776 USD 0.9107 121.52 0.6462
EUR 1.4025 1.0976 EUR 133.39 0.7094
JPY 0.0105 0.0082 0.0075 JPY 0.0053
GBP 1.9764 1.547 1.4088 187.98 GBP

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Property

Property

The banks charging more

Clancy Yeates | Macquarie Group has joined the list of banks charging property investors higher interest rates, Clancy Yeates and Michael Bleby write.

Fixed Income

More bubble trouble ahead

Philip Baker | When the word bubble isn’t being thrown around, it’s time for investors to get worried.

Specialist Investments

Tax time tricks and traps

Kate Cowling | Tax season is your opportunity to recover some of the money you’ve invested over the past 12 months. Don’t miss a trick - or trap - with this guide.

Market Intelligence

The tail end of the IPO rush

Jemima Whyte | If sifting through the IPO rubbish was important last year, it looks to be even more valuable this year.

Superannuation

Property risks for retirees

Duncan Hughes | Baby Boomers nearing pension age need to be wary of aggressive negative gearing in real estate.

Superannuation

Super to deliver 7.3 per cent

Philip Baker | The days of bringing in annual super returns in the 9 per cent range as long gone, with 7.3 per cent the new norm, according to AMP Capital’s Shane Oliver.

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