Afternoon Report / Just shy off all-time highs!

By Market Matters 05 July 19

Just shy off all-time highs!

Market Matters Afternoon Report 5th July 2019

WHAT MATTERED TODAY

There was no US lead for us to follow today with US markets closed for their 4th of July holiday and as a result the local market opened little changed today. Buyers soon took over and the index tracked higher throughout the afternoon. Financials were the main contributor to the rally as the banks recover from the rate announcement earlier in the week. Miners were soft with the Chinese iron ore trading lower throughout the day and currently off 6.81%, following China Mills urging an investigation into the recent strong rally, with the main loser of the sector being Fortescue Metals (FMG) – down 4.35% to $8.80.

There was very little news for to keep investors interested, and given the light volumes during school holidays and Friday in general, once the market picked a direction there was little resistance to the momentum. As a result, the ASX200 is now only 100pts away from the all-time high at 6851. That is just 1.48% higher.

Overall today, the ASX 200 closed up 33pts or 0.5% at 6751. Dow Futures are trading up +26 points or 0.10%

ASX 200 Chart

ASX 200 Chart

CATCHING OUR EYE:

Sectors this week: incredibly all sectors finished in the black this week. 

Stocks this week:  Speedcast was the biggest loser on soft guidance, Eclipx was the winner with news of divesting underperforming assets.

Broker Moves;

·         Coca-Cola Amatil Downgraded to Sell at Goldman; PT A$8.50

·         Service Stream Rated New Hold at Baillieu Ltd; PT A$2.95

·         Speedcast Ratings Cut to B1 by Moody’s; Outlook Negative

·         Whitehaven Downgraded to Sell at Goldman; PT A$3.20

OUR CALLS

No changes today

Watch out for the weekend report. Have a great night,

James, Harry & the Market Matters Team

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