The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) finished down another 0.7% on Wednesday, pushed lower by healthcare (-1.7%), industrials (-1.5%) and consumer staples (-1.2%).
Risk on, gold down, more clarity on Victoria’s state of disaster The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) followed a global lead higher, adding close to 200 points to finish up 1.9% for the day. Every sector was positive, with IT and energy…
The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) managed to fight off the widespread implications of Victoria’s ‘State of Disaster’ announcement, finishing flat for the delay despite nearly all businesses now being forced to close down.
The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) fell 2.0% on Friday, but managed to hold onto a 0.5% gain for the month; it’s fourth straight winning month.
Treasurer Frydenberg provided his long-awaited budget update, which was just that an update, offering little in the way of guidance into the future. The Government are predicting unemployment will peak at 9.25% across the country, with ballooning deficits adding $250 billion to the debt pile.
The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished off its lows for the day, falling 1.3%, as both Victoria and several US states hit record COVID-19 case levels, denting market sentiment.
Despite an increasing chorus of experts suggesting the technology sector has moved beyond reasonable levels, the rally continues. The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) added 2.6%, hitting a six week high, with a 5.7% rally in the IT sector among the largest contributors.
The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) continued its recent weakness, falling 0.5% on Monday, as concerns of a secondary outbreak in NSW and escalating deaths in the US hit investor confidence.
Sideways….a weak opening ahead It was another bumpy, albeit positive, week for markets with the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) gaining 0.4% on Friday and finishing around 2.0% higher for the week. The primary driver remained Australia’s main recovery hope, commodity exports,…