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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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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.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,459.0 + 36.5 + 0.67% $ 5,129,669,291.0 820,453,406.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,451.2 + 34.6 + 0.64% $ 5,247,392,071.0 1,027,056,743.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,554.7 + 31.5 + 0.70% $ 4,659,441,493.0 616,192,668.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,072.6 + 7.4 + 0.36% $ 548,617,566.0 321,847,033.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Reasons to stick with travel

Trevor Hoey | After a tumultuous week for the travel and tourism industry, it may be tempting to exit, but there are still beacons of hope for the sector, Trevor Hoey writes.

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
KMD KATHMANDU $ 1.570 + 25.60%
BSL BLUESCOPE $ 3.000 + 8.30%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.135 + 8.00%
TGR TASSAL GRP $ 3.330 + 6.73%
ORG ORIGIN ENE $ 11.970 + 6.02%
SGH SLATER & G $ 3.560 - 5.82%
SXL STHNXMEDIA $ 0.970 + 5.43%
AGI AINSWORTH $ 2.570 + 5.33%
SVW SEVEN GRP $ 6.540 + 5.31%
NST NTH STAR $ 2.210 - 5.15%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 57.570 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG5 (USD/BBL) 58.410 + 0.080 + 0.14%
NAT GAS AUG15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.794 - 0.011 - 0.39%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1175.70 1177.20 - 4.25 - 0.36%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.62 15.72 - 0.13 - 0.83%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1076.25 1086.25 - 1.20 - 0.11%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 665.75 671.75 + 0.25 + 0.04%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7675 0.6869 93.8 0.488
USD 1.3024 USD 0.895 122.2 0.6361
EUR 1.4551 1.117 EUR 136.53 0.7104
JPY 0.0107 0.0082 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.0478 1.5723 1.4072 192.15 GBP

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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.

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.

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.

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