Property

Loan clampdown spreads

Clancy Yeates | ING Direct will force property investors around Australia to stump up bigger deposits and AMP Bank has ceased all new lending to landlords.

Shares

Iron ore crunch continues

Rose Powell | Equity investors are expecting weeks of reporting season results characterised by the falling dollar and devastated commodity prices.

Superannuation

SMSF loans likely to stay

Sally Rose | A crackdown on lending practices in the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry, which has allowed funds to gear up on property, is looming.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,699.2 + 29.7 + 0.52% $ 5,980,929,701.0 683,439,255.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,681.7 + 28.6 + 0.51% $ 6,084,489,760.0 826,453,997.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,761.8 + 25.7 + 0.54% $ 5,640,989,139.0 550,203,480.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,104.2 + 4.4 + 0.21% $ 390,798,501.0 203,338,193.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
Fixed Income

Bond myths to ignore

Jeffrey Johnson | Just because the US central bank is on the verge of raising interest rates does not mean bonds are on the brink of collapse.

Shares

Franking’s new threat

Joanna Mather | Labor is refusing to say whether dividend franking credits would be at risk under a Buffett rule.

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Market Summary

Price % Chg
PDN PALADIN $ 0.205 - 8.89%
AGI AINSWORTH $ 3.000 + 8.30%
RMD RESMED $ 8.000 + 6.38%
HGG HEND GROUP $ 5.940 + 5.69%
EVN EVOLUTION $ 1.000 - 4.31%
SXY SENEX $ 0.235 - 4.08%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.120 - 4.00%
DMP DOMINOS $ 40.460 + 3.72%
UGL UGL LIMIT $ 1.985 - 3.64%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.420 - 3.45%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 53.630 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE SEP5 (USD/BBL) 46.770 - 1.400 - 2.89%
NAT GAS SEP15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.714 - 0.052 - 1.88%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1095.40 1095.90 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 14.81 14.91 + 0.04 + 0.27%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 981.50 986.50 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 609.00 614.00 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7302 0.6644 90.49 0.4672
USD 1.3684 USD 0.9098 123.91 0.6398
EUR 1.5033 1.0985 EUR 136.14 0.7029
JPY 0.0110 0.0081 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.1381 1.5625 1.4216 193.63 GBP

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Shares

Reporting trends to watch

Trevor Hoey | There are two key trends that are likely to share the results for many companies this reporting season, UBS says.

Shares

Iron ore crunch continues

Rose Powell | Equity investors are expecting weeks of reporting season results characterised by the falling dollar and devastated commodity prices.

Property

Lending model flawed

Clancy Yeates | An official review of lending standards in the red-hot investor property market is set to reveal serious flaws in how lenders have been assessing customers for credit.

Property

Loan clampdown spreads

Clancy Yeates | ING Direct will force property investors around Australia to stump up bigger deposits and AMP Bank has ceased all new lending to landlords.

Fixed Income

Bond myths to ignore

Jeffrey Johnson | Just because the US central bank is on the verge of raising interest rates does not mean bonds are on the brink of collapse.

Specialist Investments

Gold has further to fall

Stephen Cauchi | Gold prices may need to fall another 30 per cent to reach fair value, according to Deutsche Bank.

China ETFs surge ahead

Matthew Smith | Investors of all stripes are now buying into the China story, with ASX-listed exchange-traded funds proving a popular way to bet on the recent market sell-off.

Market Intelligence

Foreign investor queries

James Thomson | When National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn meets investors overseas, he knows exactly what they are going to ask.

Superannuation

New call to cap super

Phillip Coorey | The head of Westpac Banking Corp’s wealth business will today call for retirees to start paying income tax on annual superannuation earnings of more than $150,000.

Superannuation

SMSF loans likely to stay

Sally Rose | A crackdown on lending practices in the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry, which has allowed funds to gear up on property, is looming.

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What’s worrying investors most

Ruth Liew | A move by the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates represents the biggest worry among investors as they remain cautious about where to spend their funds, Henderson Group says.

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