Markets Spectator

Oil prices post fifth weekly loss

Global oil futures tumble amid concerns about high global supply.

Wall Street ends higher on earnings

by AAP
US markets climb as strong earnings from Microsoft and others boost sentiment.

Oil prices fall as market struggles with oversupply

Brent crude slips to $US85.93 a barrel, WTI edges back to $US81.34.

Hong Kong shares end slightly lower

by AFP
Hang Seng edges back as China Construction Bank, Chinese housing reports disappoint.

European markets show signs of stress

European markets weighed by investor caution ahead of EU bank stress test results.

Tokyo stocks end 1.01% stronger

Weaker yen, strong Wall Street gains boost investor sentiment.

Aust bond futures weaken on better sentiment

by AAP
Better than expected US data puts pressure on safe haven assets.

Aust dollar rebounds in late trade

Local unit trades slightly higher after recovering from early losses.

Aust stocks close over 0.5% stronger

Local market drives higher as investors buy into companies with strong September quarter results.

Aust stocks trading stronger at noon

Local market in positive territory as US earnings seasons brings out the bulls.

Aust stocks open 0.5% higher

Local market rallies in early trade after strong gains on Wall Street overnight.

Don't be misled by the Medibank IPO

When examining Medibank's offering, make sure you read the fine print.

Aust dollar drifts lower on data

by AAP
Weak inflation data in New Zealand sees local currency lose ground against US counterpart.

Wall Street jumps on solid earnings

US stocks close over 1% higher as recovery from last week's falls continues.

Scoreboard: Robust earnings

Wall Street rallied on the back of strong corporate earnings, leading European markets higher, while oil rebounded on news that Saudi Arabia had cut production.

Aust stocks set to lift at the open

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Local market tipped to end week on strong note after positive session on Wall Street.

Value Investor: Three stocks with a silver lining

Companies that benefit from Australia's ageing population are popular with investors, but their underlying value should not be ignored.

European stocks end higher

by AFP
Markets rise as much as 1.3% as eurozone business activity impresses investors.

Waislitz warns of more volatility

Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz tips more turbulence ahead for Australian sharemarket.

Asian stocks dip on profit taking

by AFP
Shanghai leads losses as Chinese manufacturing data fails to impress.