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DAILY RUNG
07/01/2019

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07.01.2019

Daily Rung

Local: Australian shares closed a turbulent first week of trading for the year lower as the volatility across global markets in 2018 seeped into 2019. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed the week 31.3 points, or 0.6%.

- Concerns of a slowdown in economic growth in China rattled the local sharemarket as it began the new year. On Wednesday, data showed factory activity in China contracted during December for the first time in 19 months.

Europe: European shares posted their biggest daily gain since June 2016. Europe's STOXX 600 rose 2.8%, with strong gains across the region's bourses.

- Autos, which suffered in 2018 from the trade dispute, jumped 4.5%.

- Bayer shares climbed 6.7%. A ruling by a US judge could restrict evidence favouring the plaintiffs in lawsuits alleging Bayer's glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer.

U.S. Stocks surged higher on Friday, buoyed by a better-than-expected jobs report for December and dovishly interpreted remarks by the chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 3.30%, the S&P 500 finished up 3.40% and NASDAQ was the best-performing major index, closing up 4.3%. 

- Before the market open the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December. Stocks received a further boost when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said during a panel discussion that the central bank "will be patient as we watch to see how the economy evolves." Investors had become concerned that rising interest rates were weighing on equity prices.

Daily Chart

Source: Iress, Escala Partners
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While the ASX 200 produced only a slight negative total return for 2018, there was considerable variance between sector returns. Despite a de-rate in growth stocks late in the year, health care and information technology were the standout sectors over the 12 months. Meanwhile, the large financials index dragged the market down with the heavy spotlight of the Royal Commission, while telecoms again suffered poor returns.

Daily Data

Daily Weekly Monthly Quarterly Yearly
Equities Close +/- % % % % %
S&P/ASX 200  5,619.4  -14.1  -0.25%  -0.62%  -1.64%  -9.02%  -7.53% 
S&P/ASX 200 SPI  5,631.0  +69.0  +1.24%  +0.43%  +0.48%  -8.01%  -5.36% 
S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation  58,428.9  -146.1  -0.25%  -0.62%  -1.41%  -8.22%  -3.49% 
Dow Jones  23,433.2  +746.9  +3.29%  +1.61%  -6.37%  -12.00%  -6.55% 
S&P 500  2,531.9  +84.1  +3.43%  +1.86%  -6.23%  -12.74%  -7.05% 
Nasdaq  6,738.9  +275.4  +4.26%  +2.34%  -5.86%  -14.48%  -4.79% 
STOXX 600  343.4  +9.5  +2.83%  +2.13%  -4.20%  -9.56%  -12.78% 
FTSE 100  6,837.4  +144.8  +2.16%  +1.54%  -2.64%  -7.83%  -11.15% 
DAX  10,767.7  +351.0  +3.37%  +1.98%  -5.01%  -12.06%  -18.23% 
CAC 40  4,737.1  +125.6  +2.72%  +1.25%  -5.50%  -12.45%  -12.50% 
Nikkei 225  19,562.0  -452.8  -2.26%  -2.26%  -11.23%  -18.41%  -16.78% 
TOPIX  1,471.2  -22.9  -1.53%  -1.53%  -10.80%  -18.32%  -21.07% 
Hang Seng  25,626.0  +561.7  +2.24%  +0.48%  -6.00%  -3.75%  -16.63% 
Shanghai CSI 300  3,035.9  +71.0  +2.40%  +0.84%  -7.09%  -11.72%  -26.47% 
NZ 50  8,743.8  +11.4  +0.13%  -0.45%  -1.38%  -5.55%  +3.56% 
S&P 500 Sectors Close +/- % % % % %
Consumer Discretionary  798.5  +27.0  +3.50%  +3.29%  -4.75%  -11.69%  -0.68% 
Consumer Staples  527.0  +11.1  +2.15%  +1.38%  -6.98%  -4.33%  -9.97% 
Energy  443.4  +15.3  +3.58%  +5.03%  -8.18%  -22.43%  -20.04% 
Financials  402.5  +12.8  +3.28%  +2.67%  -6.26%  -13.80%  -14.45% 
Health Care  994.8  +29.0  +3.00%  +0.74%  -7.57%  -9.01%  +1.67% 
Industrials  548.9  +20.4  +3.85%  +2.25%  -6.69%  -17.75%  -15.68% 
Information Technology  1,079.3  +45.4  +4.40%  +0.11%  -7.61%  -17.55%  -5.28% 
Materials  321.4  +12.1  +3.91%  +2.31%  -4.47%  -11.77%  -17.76% 
Real Estate  190.8  +1.9  +1.03%  -0.76%  -7.81%  -2.83%  -4.28% 
Communication Services  144.1  +5.6  +4.07%  +4.13%  -0.79%  -9.14%  -12.02% 
Utilities  268.0  +3.9  +1.48%  -0.04%  -5.51%  -0.02%  +2.78% 
Commodities Close +/- % % % % %
Oil (WTI)  $47.96  +$0.87  1.85%  +5.80%  -10.29%  -35.22%  -17.62% 
Oil (Brent)  $57.06  +$1.11  +1.98%  +7.24%  -8.29%  -31.73%  -10.01% 
Gold  $1,286.05  -$8.23  -0.64%  +0.42%  +3.84%  +7.18%  -2.79% 
Silver  $15.70  -$0.04  -0.27%  +2.05%  +8.06%  +7.56%  -8.88% 
Iron Ore  $73.09  +$0.86  +1.19%  +5.62%  +9.37%  +6.69%  -2.04% 
Coking Coal  $171.42  +$2.18  +1.29%  +0.35%  -15.39%  -6.40%  -17.91% 
Thermal Coal  $99.50  -$0.10  -0.10%  -3.02%  -3.26%  -12.53%  -5.19% 
Copper  $2.68  +$0.08  +3.17%  -1.32%  -4.69%  -5.91%  -17.67% 
Aluminium  $0.85  +$0.01  +1.63%  +0.33%  -5.52%  -14.04%  -17.11% 
Nickel  $5.04  +$0.11  +2.16%  +6.34%  -0.36%  -11.05%  -12.17% 
Lead  $0.88  +$0.01  +0.88%  -1.87%  -2.84%  -2.79%  -24.62% 
Tin  $8.87  -$0.01  -0.10%  +1.08%  +1.96%  +3.03%  -1.51% 
Zinc  $1.11  +$0.03  +2.48%  -0.03%  -5.83%  -8.14%  -27.48% 
Interest Rates Close +/- % +/- +/- +/- +/-
RBA Cash Rate  1.50%  +0.000%     +0.000%  0.000%  0.000%  0.000% 
90 Day Bank Bill  2.06%  +0.000%     -0.029%  0.095%  0.125%  0.270% 
180 Day Bank Bill  2.18%  +0.000%     -0.040%  0.040%  0.060%  0.190% 
Australian 3 Year Bond  1.76%  +0.039%     -0.127%  -0.219%  -0.256%  -0.350% 
Australian 10 Year Bond  2.23%  +0.059%     -0.128%  -0.297%  -0.474%  -0.446% 
US 10 Year Bond  2.67%  +0.114%     -0.051%  -0.246%  -0.519%  0.215% 
US 30 Year Bond  2.98%  +0.079%     -0.041%  -0.192%  -0.367%  +0.195% 
iTraxx  96.25  -2.80     +0.3  +7.7  +21.7  +41.1 
Currencies Close +/- % % % % %
AUD/USD  0.711  +0.011  +1.53%  +0.94%  -3.07%  +0.52%  -9.55% 
AUD/JPY  77.17  +1.74  +2.30%  -0.64%  -6.76%  -4.27%  -12.97% 
AUD/EUR  0.624  +0.009  +1.53%  +1.45%  -3.51%  +1.58%  -4.21% 
AUD/GBP  0.56  +0.00  +0.80%  +0.82%  -3.09%  +2.89%  -3.65% 
AUD/NZD  1.056  +0.010  +0.94%  +0.54%  -0.24%  -3.28%  -3.88% 
EUR/USD  1.14  +0.00  +0.01%  -0.43%  +0.46%  -1.03%  -5.58% 
GBP/USD  1.272  +0.010  +0.75%  +0.19%  +0.03%  -2.29%  -6.11% 
USD/JPY  108.51  +0.83  +0.77%  -1.60%  -3.78%  -4.74%  -3.76% 
USD/CNY  6.869  -0.003  -0.04%  -0.14%  +0.49%  +0.01%  +5.79% 
Other Indicators Close +/- % % % % %
VIX  21.38  -4.07  -15.99%  -24.56%  +3.09%  +50.35%  +131.89% 
Australian DLCs Close +/- % % % % %
BHP Billiton PLC ($A)  $29.85  +$1.11  +3.85%  +1.12%  +7.58%  -4.70%  +10.88% 
Rio Tinto PLC ($A)  $67.85  +$2.17  +3.31%  -0.00%  +5.07%  -5.50%  -1.24% 
CYBG PLC ($A)  $3.40  +$0.19  +5.96%  +1.32%  -1.97%  -41.90%  -40.60% 
Janus Henderson Group PLC ($A)  $29.24  -$0.18  -0.60%  +0.67%  -5.84%  -20.63%  -40.98% 
Resmed Inc ($A)  $15.49  +$0.29  +1.93%  -2.56%  +1.38%  -0.16%  +40.77% 
News Corporation ($A)  $16.81  +$0.46  +2.79%  +3.39%  -7.02%  -12.90%  -21.87% 

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