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Share Market or Property Market? Property Pundits Take a Few Hits!

Property or Shares?  The opinionated battle has raged for decades, and of course, there is no nice, simple, neatly-packed-in-your-lunch-box answer!  Everyone has different situations and circumstanc...


Get Rid Of Graham Quirk - Open Letter To Brisbane Residents

Brisbane Residents, It’s Time For Quirk To Leave The BCC House……. When my wife and I moved back to Brisbane, we were so excited to come back to our ‘city with a country feel’, where peopl...


Transition To Retirement

A Transition to retirement This is a guest post from My Wealth Solutions The Australian Government has made it possible for you to keep working while drawing down some of your super benefits. Th...


Trilogy Funds – Monthly Income Trust

The following is a clear breakdown of just how the Trilogy Monthly Income Trust actually  works. If you are interested in an investment like this you can see a step by step diagram of the whole proce...


Morning Update - Thursday 30 July, 2015

The Aussie market is poised to press higher again today, after U.S. markets extended gains overnight. The SPI futures are pointing to a 20 point jump on the open after American stocks closed highe...


Evening Update - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

The Aussie market enjoyed strong gains today, with all major sectors finishing in the green. Materials plays led the charge, with BHP Billiton (BHP) putting on 2.1%, rival Rio Tinto (RIO) adding 1%...


Morning Update - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

The Aussie market will start on a positive note today, after U.S. markets snapped a five-session losing streak overnight. A slowdown in China’s stockmarket rout along with better-than-expected ea...


First Look - 29 July, 2015

Good morning team, Chris Conway your Head of Research here with your First Look. The Aussie market looks is poised to open higher later this morning, after Wall Street snapped a five-session losing...


Morning Update - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

It's looking like another tough start for the Aussie market today, after U.S. markets followed Chinese market lower overnight. The global equity sell-off sparked by a Chinese stockmarket rout sprea...


Evening Update - Monday 27 July, 2015

Despite a horrible lead from Friday night, the Aussie market rallied strongly all day to end in the green - snapping a three-session losing streak in the process. A 1% jump in BHP Billiton (BHP) le...


Morning Update - Monday 27 July, 2015

The SPI futures are pointing to sharp fall on the open today, after U.S. markets and key commodities continued their recent slide on Friday night. American stocks capped a four-session losing streak w...


Morning Update - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

The SPI futures are pointing to a positive start for the Aussie market today, after U.S. markets extended gains to a fourth consecutive session overnight. American stocks steadily drifted higher as...


Evening Update - Monday 13 July, 2015

An hour out from the close it was looking like the Aussie market was going to book a positive start to the new trading week....then the selling began. With 60 points wiped off the index in the fina...


Morning Update - Monday 13 July, 2015

The Aussie market is poised to open sharply higher today, following some developments regarding Greece this morning. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has submitted a proposal similar to the one presen...


Evening Update - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The rollercoaster ride continued today, with the Aussie market recovering around 100 points from the session lows into the close. Gains in the materials space, telcos and the gold sub-sector were b...


Morning Update - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The Aussie market is likely to endure another tough session today, after U.S. markets sold off sharply overnight. American stocks lost ground, not helped as trading on the New York Stock Exchange w...


Evening Update – Wednesday 7 July, 2015

The Aussie market was smashed today, with the troubles in China coupling with the lingering uncertainty around Greece culminating in a 100+ point selloff. There was nowhere to hide for the bulls, w...


Morning Update - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

The SPI futures are pointing to a soft start for the Aussie market, despite U.S. markets advancing overnight. American stocks staged a dramatic finish after an early session sell-off, to end with ...


Evening Update - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

What a difference 24-hours can make. Yesterday the market slumped on the Greek vote, today the market rallied more than 100 points, recording it's best single session in five months. The leaderb...


Morning Update - Monday 6 July, 2015

The Aussie market will open sharply lower this morning, after Greece emphatically voted 'no' in their referendum over the weekend. No one really knows what will now happen next, and the uncertainty...


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Morning Update - Friday 3 July, 2015

The Aussie market is poised to open slightly weaker today, after U.S. stocks ended a volatile holiday-shortened week with losses overnight, as traders grappled with heightened uncertainty tied to Gree...


Evening Update - Thursday July 2, 2015

The Aussie market stormed higher today, locking in a third consecutive session of gains. Today's advance was a little surprising, given that U.S. markets will be closed tomorrow night for the Indep...


Australian Stock Report - Sky Business

Check out Australian Stock Report Head of Research, Chris Conway, on Sky Business earlier today via the following link; http://www.australianstockreport.com.au/media-centre/television/ In his latest ...


Morning Update - Thursday July 2, 2015

Good morning. The Aussie market is poised for a flat start this morning, despite U.S. markets advancing overnight. American stocks finished higher with traders looking past the latest developmen...


Local Shares In The Black, Aussie Falls

Australian shares appear to be snapping a seven-day losing streak, led by the big banks. A weak lead from Wall Street prompted the local market to open weaker today, but the major players soon move...


Modest Leads For The Bulls

It was another volatile session on US markets overnight, but this one ended with a positive outcome for the three major indices. Wall Street returned to its winning ways after data showed a surp...


Morning Market Update: Flat Finish

US markets were little changed at the close overngiht, with the benchmark indices held down by weak housing data. The Dow added eight points (+0.1%) to 16073, the S&P500 slipped three points (...


Aussie Shares Fall Flat

AUSTRALIAN shares were flat on the back of the deal between Iran and key western powers to halt its nuclear program hit the big miners. Iran and six world powers have in principle reach...


Australian Shares Close Higher

Australian shares showed gains today after continued positive momentum on Wall Street. Australian Stock Report analyst Benny Sada was quoted on Sky News as saying the local market built on early gains...


Morning Market Update: All Signs Point To Big Day For Bulls

US markets snapped their losing streak overnight, with the Dow Jones closing above the key 16000 level for the first time. The renewed optimism on Wall Street came after data showed a bigger-than-e...


Morning Market Update: Soft Start Ahead

Global markets weakened slightly overnight, although trading was fairly choppy given the lack of economic catalysts. The Dow Jones broke through 16000 for a second time, but couldn’t build on its...


Morning Market Update: Positive Start

It was another night of milestones for US markets on Friday night, with the S&P500 and Dow each claiming new record highs on hopes for a continuation of Fed stimulus. Benchmark US indices logg...


Morning Market Update: Positive Start Ahead

Wall Street continued its momentum into a second session overnight, as Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress soothed fears about an end to quantitative easing. Yellen fronted the US Senate for he...


Morning Marketing Update: Yellen To The Rescue

U.S. markets bounced back overnight on hopes Janet Yellen will continue the Fed’s easy money policies if she is confirmed as the next Chair of the central bank. Yellen is due to front the US Sena...


Morning Market Update: Strong Start Ahead

Wall Street ensured a positive finish to the week by notching a healthy gain Friday night, as a pickup in American jobs growth eased fears over the US economy. Following a tentative start, US stoc...


Morning Market Update: Fed Expectations Crush Market

US markets reversed earlier gains to end the overnight session deep in negative territory. It appeared markets were on track for another positive session after the ECB surprised everyone by cuttin...


Morning Market Update: Record For The Dow

Most of the major global indices strengthened overnight on hopes for a continuation of the Fed’s stimulus measures. In the US, the Dow hit a new all-time high on the belief stimulus tapering will...


Morning Market Update: Positive Start Ahead

U.S. markets regained their footing on Friday night, closing out the week with a solid gain amid positive economic data. The ISM Purchasing Managers Index revealed manufacturing in the U.S. expanded a...


Morning Marketing Update: Mixed Night

U.S. markets extended their declines into a second session overnight amid renewed concerns over the start date for Fed stimulus tapering. Stocks opened lower before accelerating their losses into t...


Morning Market Update: Surprise To The Upside

Global markets resumed their winning ways overnight, with the Dow and S&P500 both posting new record closing highs. The gains came despite a mixed batch of economic data. Retail sales surprisin...


Morning Market Update: Local Action To Drive Session

It was a lacklustre start to the trading week for global markets overnight, with most major indices logging moves of less than one tenth of a percent. It was a choppy session on Wall Street, as inv...


Morning Market Update: Overnight Consolidation

International markets took a breather overnight, backing off from a five session rally amid disappointing earnings out of the US. Caterpillar provided a rude awakening for investors, slashing its full...


Morning Market Update: Quite Night, Quite Morning?

Global markets had a mixed start to the new trading week amid caution ahead of a deluge of important economic data due for release this week. There were single digit moves in the major US indices, as ...


Morning Market Update: Multi Year Highs

US markets carried their positive momentum into the overnight session, a day after US politicians agreed to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. It was a record breaking night for the S&a...


Morning Market Update: Through The Ceiling

There was finally some cheer on global markets overnight after US Senate leaders announced a long-awaited compromise to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. It was night of mileston...


Morning Market Update: Coin Flip

The volatile ride on global markets continued overnight, this time with US markets dropping on concerns a possible debt deal will be scuttled by a rift between US politicians. A day after markets rall...


Morning Market Update: Ceiling Talks Fans Gains

Overnight, US markets began where they left off last week, eking out a modest gain amid hopes for a budget deal in Washington. Stocks had opened with deep losses but staged a strong recovery on report...


Morning Market Update: Mind The Gap

Global markets ensured a positive finish to the week by notching a solid gain Friday night on hopes for a US budget deal. US stocks opened tentatively amid a weaker-than-expected consumer sentiment re...


Morning Market Update: Raising The SPI Ceiling

Global markets rebounded in style overnight, with the benchmark US indices surging at least two percent each as politicians inched closer to a budget agreement. As talks between President Obama and hi...


Morning Market Update: Selloff Continues

Global markets were slammed overnight, with US bond yields spiking amid heightened fears over the US debt ceiling. The losses followed a press conference from President Obama, who warned there will be...


Morning Market Update: Budget Blues

US markets opened the new trading week with sharp declines overnight, weighed down by the ongoing budget standoff in Washington. Amid a lack of economic news, equities remained under pressure from the...


Morning Market Update: Global Markets Slide Further

The downbeat mood on global markets continued overnight, with US stocks extending their slide as the government shutdown rolled into a third day. Stocks spiralled lower in the early moments of trading...


Morning Market Update: More Worries For Wall Street

There was more weakness on global markets overnight, with US stocks climbing off the session lows as the government shutdown entered a second day. Expectations for a quick resolution to the budget cri...


Morning Market Update: Markets Defy Shutdown Gloom

International markets arrested their declines overnight amid hopes the US government shutdown will not last as long as initially feared. The US government entered a shutdown for the first time in 17 y...


Morning Market Update: Wobbly Wall Street

Global markets opened the new trading week with more losses overnight as the US government hurtled towards a historic shutdown. The declines on Wall Street came amid fears Congress will be unable to r...


Morning Market Update: Rocky Start Ahead

Global markets suffered further declines on Friday night, with the Dow Jones capping its first weekly drop in four due to Washington’s escalating budget crisis. There appears to be an unresolvable s...


Morning Market Update: Another Lacklustre Night

Concerns over a budget standoff in Washington triggered more declines on Wall Street overnight, with the S&P500 capping its longest losing streak of the year. Investors are growing fearful that Co...


Morning Market Update: Mixed Overnight

There were more declines on US markets overnight, with the Dow and S&P500 suffering their fourth consecutive losing session over the latest budget standoff in Washington. Concerns shifted from the...


Morning Market Update: Uncertainty Weighs

US markets opened the new trading week with more losses overnight amid uncertainty over when the Fed will begin tapering stimulus. Wall Street was in a downbeat mood from the get go following Friday n...


Morning Market Update: Soft Start Ahead Today

The mid-week optimism over the Fed’s decision to leave stimulus untouched came to a crashing thud on Friday night, with the Dow taking a major beating. The blue chip index suffered its worst single ...


Morning Market Analysis: Soft Start Ahead

Global markets were mixed overnight with gains in Europe countered by some weakness in the U.S. European stocks rose to the highest level in more than five years as the Federal Reserve unexpectedly de...


Morning Market Update: No Surprises From The Fed

There was a sea of green on international markets overnight after the Fed shocked investors by making no change to its stimulus program. Markets had seemingly priced in the Fed making a small adjustme...


Morning Market Update: Euphoria Wears Off

Global shares and bonds rallied overnight after it emerged Larry Summers withdrew his name from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Summers was a known policy haw...


Morning Market Update: Bullish Jump Ahead

Global market finished off the week with modest gains on Friday night as concerns over Syria subsided. The move on Wall Street came despite rata showing weaker than expected growth in retail sales las...


Morning Market Update: Big Weekend & Big Week Ahead

Wall Street ended a volatile session with a mixed performance on Friday night, as investors digested the latest reading on the US jobs market. US stocks nosedived in the opening moments of trading fol...


Morning Market Update: Europe Rallies

European markets enjoyed strong gains overnight amid signs the eurozone economy may finally be emerging from recession. Data showed manufacturing activity in Spain, Italy and the UK expanding at a fas...


Morning Market Update: Positive Start Ahead

International markets capped off the week with more losses on Friday night amid mounting concerns of a potential conflict in Syria. US stocks swung between gains and losses as President Obama opted to...


Morning Market Update: Syria Fears Ease

Global stocks advanced overnight as data from the U.S. showed that the economy was growing faster-than-expected and as the prospect of an imminent strike on Syria eased. European stocks rose erasing t...


Morning Market Update: Caution Ahead

Global stocks were mixed overnight with investors cautious about the instability an attack on Syria may bring to the greater Middle East region. European stocks dropped to the lowest level in six week...


Morning Market Update: Mixed Night

International markets were mixed overnight amid political uncertainty in Italy and calls for intervention in Syria with investors concerned that this may escalate into a war. European stocks fell for ...


Morning Market Update: Bullish Into New Week

Global stocks advanced on Friday, driven by news on economic growth in Europe amid speculation that the Fed will defer its tapering plans. European stocks strengthened for a second session, trimming t...


Morning Market Update: Flat Start Ahead

US markets logged further declines on Friday night, with the Dow suffering its worst week for the year. The blue chip index slumped 2.2% over the five sessions, its biggest weekly percentage loss sinc...


Morning Market Update: US Pain

US markets extended their swoon into a second session overnight, with the Dow suffering its first back to back triple digit loss since June. The blue chip index slumped 226 points (-1.5%) to 15112. Th...


Morning Market Update: Bulls Extend Gains

Global stocks continued their recent rally overnight, with news from both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a resurgent global economy. European stocks gained for a fourth session, extending a 10-week...


Morning Market Update: Mixed Leads Overnight

Global stocks showed mixed movement overnight as data from Japan dampened investor confidence and continued speculation on signs of the Fed easing its stimulus.   European stocks closed little ch...


Morning Market Update: Soft Start Ahead

Global stocks showed mixed movement on Friday night as investors weighed the impact of data from China amid concerns over the timeline the Fed will ease its stimulus program. European stocks advanced ...


Morning Market Update: Bull Back On Top

International markets logged solid gains overnight amid positive developments in the US. The Wall Street bulls got going after data showed a bigger-than-expected drop in weekly jobless claims. Philade...


Morning Market Update: Helicopter Ben At It Again

Global markets were fairly subdued again overnight, although there were some modest gains after the Fed Chairman indicated that stimulus program may not be reduced as soon as investors speculated. Eur...


Morning Market Update: US Streak Snapped

Global stocks retreated overnight on signs of a declining global economy and amid calls for reduction in the Fed stimulus. European stocks fell from their highest level in almost six weeks as German i...


Morning Market Update: Chinese GDP

Global markets finished the week on a soft note on Friday night, with major indices on both sides of the Atlantic little changed after a solid week. European stocks posted their biggest weekly gain in...


Morning Market Update: Bulls Running

Global markets rallied overnight following reassurance by the Federal Reserve that tapering will not happen as soon as speculated. European stocks advanced to their highest level in more than five wee...


Morning Market Update: Strong Morning Ahead

Global markets were little changed overnight, with all major indices on both sides of the Atlantic moving less than 20 points. European stocks erased their decline in the final half an hour of trading...


Morning Market Update: Bull Run Continues

International markets extended their rally overnight after the US earnings season kicked off on a positive note. US markets banked their fourth straight session of gains after aluminium giant, Alcoa, ...


Morning Market Update: US Earnings Season

Global markets strengthened overnight, buoyed by increased confidence at the onset of the earnings season and as political uncertainty in Portugal subsided. European stocks rose, rebounding from their...


Morning Market Update: Bullish Into New Week

Global markets were mixed on Friday, with weakness in Europe countered by a strong session in the U.S. after the latest jobs report indicated a strengthening economy but also raised speculation that t...


Morning Market Update: Bulls Bouncing Back

Global markets rebounded overnight as investors regained confidence after economic data and reports indicated that the global economy can withstand tapering of Fed stimulus. In London, the FTSE 100 ad...


Morning Market Update: New Financial Year

Global markets slumped on Friday amid concerns that the Fed may reduce its stimulus program as soon as this September and signs that the U.S. economy did not perform as projected. European stocks drop...


Morning Market Update: EOFY

Optimism in the U.S sent global markets higher overnight, as economic news from the world’s largest economy topped expectations. European stocks climbed for a third session, the longest winning stre...


Morning Market Update: US Data Provides A Boost

Global markets rebounded overnight as strong economic news from the U.S. showed that the world’s leading economy is on the rise. European stocks climbed from a six-month low as the People’s Bank o...


Morning Market Update: US Rallies Overnight

Global markets rallied overnight following a U.S. report that economic growth was smaller than originally estimated eased concerns about the Federal Reserve pulling back on its stimulus program. Europ...


Morning Market Update: Late Squeeze Trims Losses

Global markets slumped overnight as concerns about a slowing Chinese economy continue to weigh on investor decisions. European stocks fell for a fifth day, erasing their gains for the year, as Goldman...


Morning Market Update: Tumultuous Week Behind Us

Global markets endured a horror week last week, after the Fed signaled a reduction in its market stimulus program. However, there was some light at the end of the tunnel with U.S. markets firming on F...


Morning Market Update: Tough Day Ahead

Global markets nosedived overnight following the Fed’s announcement that it is considering reducing its stimulus in addition to signs of a slowing Chinese economy. European stocks sank the most in m...


Morning Market Update: US Continues Run

Global markets strengthened overnight amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will maintain its current stimulus measures. European stocks were little changed as U.S. housing starts for May missed e...


Morning Market Update: Strong Start Ahead

Global markets strengthened overnight, although U.S. stocks pared their gains late amid caution ahead of this week’s Fed meeting. European stocks rose to a one-week high, rebounding from their longe...


Morning Market Update: More Weakness Ahead

Global markets experienced wild swings overnight on speculation of changes to the U.S. Fed’s stimulus program amid confusing signals from Federal Reserve presidents. European stocks rose, rebounding...