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An improving globe, good US reporting and an oil surprise.

Macro data from China and the US confirms a modestly positive global growth scenario, supporting risk assets. Today’s video looks at startling developments in oil markets, and a global oil and gas stock breaking out.

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BHP – a slow burn

I know, I know. If you’re watching the market, you’re already watching BHP. However, yesterday’s production report means BHP bears a closer look over the next few trading days. BHP surprised on iron ore. Both Rio and Fortescue reported production drops for Q1 2014 vs Q4 2013, mainly due to poor weather conditions. However, BHP […]

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Chart Signals – Thursday, April 17

Asia Pacific indices Australia 200 has climbed back into the upper half of a 5,300 to 5,500 trading channel with RSI holding 50 confirming that upward momentum remains intact. Japan 225 has broken through 14,140 and carried on toward 14,410, signalling the start of a new upswing that would be confirmed if RSI can climb […]

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Conflicting currents and numbers from China – video...

Asia Pacific markets face conflicting currents in trading today, as Ukrainian concerns in Europe were overwhelmed by good numbers in the US. Everything could change mid-session with the release of IP, sales and GDP numbers in China. Today’s video update looks at potential implications for oil and the Australian dollar.

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Newcrest – tail wags dog

Traders are divided on trading Newcrest shares – they either love it or hate it. It’s notoriously unpredictable, and often seems to go against the moves in the underlying metal. The gold mining subsector was the only one to finish in negative territory yesterday. One theory explaining this behaviour is that share market participants use […]

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War and Gold

A ramping up of tension in the Ukraine has European investors nervous – and is hitting commodity markets. In contrast, overnight US reporting and retail sales data is supporting a better outlook for risk. Today’s video looks at short term implications for Gold and AUD/USD

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Carsales.com in the Zone – Stock to Watch

The current sell off in previously popular stocks is indiscriminate – a high P/E ratio is enough to put a share price in sellers’ sights. Any investors concerned that their portfolio is too concentrated in high dividend yielding stocks could be looking at the current weakness to buy growth exposures – and Carsales.com should be […]

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US Reports and China Data to Dominate –...

The sell-off in high multiple stocks looks like last week’s news as investors look forward to more US company reporting, key data from China this week and the potential for sentiment to turn positive on the first trading day of Easter week.

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Stock to Watch – JB Hi Fi

From Ric Spooner: A couple of big green candles and some gapping action have put JB Hi Fi on my traders’ watch list. On Friday JBH opened lower and moved down to fill the gap it created with Thursday’s opening. It then staged an impressive intraday rally to finish up a cent on a day […]

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Chart Signals – Monday, April 14

Asia Pacific indices Australia 200 failed to break through channel resistance near 5,500, completing a triple top in the process and has fallen back toward 5,400 with channel support still in place near 5,285. RSI dropping back toward 50 suggests upward momentum fading. Japan 225 remains under pressure, dropping below 14,000 and falling to retest […]

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