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Australia 200 and Santa Claus

You don’t have to believe in Santa Claus to receive Christmas gifts from the Australia 200 index. Solid fundamentals and investment metrics, share market pricing of risks I don’t believe will eventuate, and an improving global scenario point towards a … Continue reading

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ATR Warns on Australia 200 Index

Generally, traders tend to use the Average True Range (ATR) indicator as a secondary tool. However, the current low levels of the 14 day ATR have occurred three times previously over the last two years, and on each occasion the market … Continue reading

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Australia 200 Index – is Friday’s sell off the start of something bigger.

Stock markets are becoming vulnerable to a correction after the consistent rally of recent weeks. Against this background, disappointing US earnings announcements on Friday and a lack of specific progress at the Euro leaders’ conference proved the catalyst for a sell off. As we head into … Continue reading

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Australia 200 – Trust the Numbers

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said “the investment metrics for the Australian share market are compelling” over the last months. Despite the recent rises in share prices, I believe this remains the case. But rather than … Continue reading

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Short German 30 – Outright or vs Australia 200?

The resilience of the German 30 index (tracking the DAX) continues to amaze. Markets appear to think the German 30 will remain immune from woes in Europe. After a bearish reversal on Friday, the only question for me is whether … Continue reading

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Trade Ranging Australia 200

Australian shares remain trapped between strong company fundamentals and global risks.  Over the last two months, this dynamic has kept the Australia 200 index in a 200 point range. While the picture may change in August with company reporting, in … Continue reading

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Investor Alert – Dividend Yield Trigger

You’re probably already sick of my banging on about the fundamental case for Australian shares. Historically low Price/Earnings and Price/Book ratios, a good pace of growth in the economy etc etc. Well, today I’m readying for a move, as the … Continue reading

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Mystery Chart – Solved

This morning, a mystery chart was posted. If you haven’t already seen this post, read it here before you read on: http://blog.cmcmarkets.com.au/2012/06/13/mystery-chart-buy-or-sell/ Ok – what instrument is it? Is it a buy or sell?

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Buy the False Break – Australia 200

The Australia 200 index has traded in a range since October this year. A feature of the chart is the number of “false breaks” – where the index appeared to move outside of the range, only to negate the signal … Continue reading

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Oil and Copper – Buy Shares

Oil and copper are two key industrial inputs. Additionally, the growing presence of investors in commodity markets mean that they are a leading indicator of global sentiment around industrial production. At the moment they’re both saying the same thing – … Continue reading

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