Markets Spectator

Aust stocks slide into bear market territory

Local sharemarket adds to previous session’s sharp losses, as global worries weigh.

The forces driving the market’s wild gyrations

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Three great unknowns will ensure a topsy-turvy ride for investors in the Australian sharemarket.

Where trends go to die

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Bollinger Bands help traders get a handle on market activity and spot trading opportunities.

Aust dollar higher despite yen lift

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Rising Japanese currency expected to ease pressure on greenback, lift pressure on Australian unit.

Aust stocks 1.2% weaker at noon

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Local sharemarket extends falls as bearish global sentiment outweighs positive earnings from CBA, Boral.

Asia stocks slide amid banking worries

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Asian stocks have dipped in trade today amid smouldering banking sector concerns.

Aust stocks extend sell-off at open

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Resources stocks weigh over local market in early trade as banking stocks steady.

Scoreboard: Market jitters

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Upbeat earnings reports and positive news about the job market failed to cheer US markets, while plummeting oil prices weighed on sentiment.

Wall Street trades sideways

Investors punish disappointing earnings but still hesitate to buy stocks with upbeat reports.

Aust stocks poised to edge higher

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Aust market looks set to open higher despite weak performances globally overnight.

Aust dollar firms on hawkish outlook

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Aust dollar is marginally higher ahead of US Fed chair‘s testimony to Congress.

Iron ore unchanged overnight

Trade in the commodity remains suspended for Chinese New Year holiday; BHP, Rio slump.

European stocks close weaker

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Worries about a global slowdown and its effect on European banks weigh on equities.

The anatomy of a financial crisis

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There’s no easy way out of the global financial predicament we’ve locked ourselves into, warns British economist John Kay.

Oil prices rise on short covering

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Brent crude price lifts to $US33.20 per barrel, as US dollar dip gives some support.

Gold prices lift on flight to safety

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Spot gold builds on previous session's rally, lifts 0.1% in London trade.

London stocks recover slightly

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Benchmark FTSE 100 index adds 0.24 per cent amid choppy morning trade.

Tokyo stocks plunge 5.4%

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Bank and energy companies tumble, 10-year Japanese govt bond yield turns negative for the first time.

Aust dollar jolted by sharemarket rout

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Local unit more than half a cent lower in late trade, punished by resurgent yen.

Aust stocks slide 2.9% amid global rout

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Local market endures $41bn wipeout, with bank stocks leading the falls amid a global rout.

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