Afternoon Report / Sell in May & go away – not this year!

By Market Matters 31 May 19

Sell in May & go away – not this year!

Market Matters Afternoon Report 31st May 2019


The US market closed marginally higher overnight however before our market opened this morning Mr Trump outlined plans to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. The proposed tariff would take effect on June 10, “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our country, STOP.  As  usual Trump used twitter the break the news and that prompted a decent sell off in US Futures during our time zone today – DOW futures sold off a quick -200pts before our mkt opened and remained weak throughout our session. Aussie stocks however, more or less brushed off the news recovering more than ~30pts from the early lows.

As we often say, it’s hard for our market to sell off when the banks are supported, and while they closed largely flat,  there was decent buying from the lows into months end – even Costa Group (CGC) had a big turnaround today to close more than 5% higher on the day.

Overall today, the ASX 200 closed up +5pts  at 6397. Dow Futures are trading down -202 points or -0.80%

ASX 200 Chart

ASX 200 Chart


Sectors this month;  The market edged higher overall for the month, however some decent profit taking obvious in the IT & energy sectors.

Stocks this week; Lynas a clear standout while a tough week for Costa, Link & Reliance in particular

Broker Moves;

·         Vicinity Centres Resumed at Macquarie With Neutral; PT A$2.49

·         Costa Downgraded to Neutral at Macquarie; PT A$4.05

·         Costa Upgraded to Add at Morgans Financial; PT A$4.77

·         Ansell Downgraded to Neutral at Macquarie; PT A$26.90

·         Australian Pharma Rated New Buy at Citi; PT A$1.60

·         Bapcor Rated New Outperform at Credit Suisse; PT A$6.95

·         Bionmoics Downgraded to Hold at Shaw and Partners; PT A$0.14


No changes today

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

James & the Market Matters Team


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