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DAILY RUNG
15/03/2019

A daily feed of market essentials

15.03.2019

Daily Rung

US: US markets closed flat overnight, with US-China trade talks the ongoing focus of investors.

- Equities edged lower from intra-day highs after it was reported that a trade meeting between the US and Chinese presidents would be pushed out from late March and into April.

- Facebook lost 1.9% after a widespread outage affected users yesterday.

- In economic news, sales of new single-family homes fell by more than expected in January.

EUROPE: European indices performed better on hopes that a hard Brexit scenario may be avoided. The Stoxx 600 added 0.8% to 378.5.

- In the UK, the British parliament voted to request an extension the Brexit date beyond March 29, while a vote calling for a second referendum on the issue was soundly defeated. The next vote on PM Theresa May's deal is expected next week. The FTSE 100 added 0.4%.

LOCAL: For the first time this week, local shares finished in positive territory, led by energy and mining stocks. The ASX 200 Index rose 18 points, or 0.3%, to 6,180.

- A rise in the iron ore price saw major miners among the top performers on Thursday. BHP Group climbed 0.8% and Rio Tinto 1%. Smaller miners Lynas and Orocobre jumped 7% and 3% respectively.

- Kogan announced a rival platform to Amazon's Marketplace, Kogan Marketplace. This will allow retailers to sell their products directly through the website. Shares in the online retailer soared 8.1%.

Daily Chart

Source: Thomson Reuters, Escala Partners
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With Brexit uncertainty continuing through this week, trading in the pound has been extremely volatile. Over the course of the week, the pound has strengthened, as expectations have risen that Brexit will be delayed from the initial expected date at the end of this month.

Daily Data

Daily Weekly Monthly Quarterly Yearly
Equities Close +/- % % % % %
S&P/ASX 200  6,179.6  +18.4  +0.30%  -1.35%  +1.98%  +10.31%  +4.12% 
S&P/ASX 200 SPI  6,203.0  +16.0  +0.26%  -0.02%  +3.16%  +11.69%  +7.00% 
S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation  65,054.7  +197.1  +0.30%  -1.29%  +2.97%  +11.93%  +8.72% 
Dow Jones  25,709.9  +7.0  +0.03%  +0.93%  +1.06%  +6.68%  +3.84% 
S&P 500  2,808.5  -2.4  -0.09%  +2.17%  +2.29%  +8.02%  +2.15% 
Nasdaq  7,630.9  -12.5  -0.16%  +2.82%  +2.75%  +10.42%  +1.79% 
STOXX 600  378.5  +2.9  +0.78%  +1.24%  +4.05%  +9.02%  +0.95% 
FTSE 100  7,185.4  +26.2  +0.37%  +0.39%  -0.16%  +4.97%  +0.74% 
DAX  11,587.5  +15.1  +0.13%  +0.60%  +4.49%  +6.64%  -5.31% 
CAC 40  5,349.8  +43.4  +0.82%  +1.55%  +5.67%  +10.22%  +2.22% 
Nikkei 225  21,287.0  -3.2  -0.02%  -0.79%  +0.70%  -0.41%  -2.25% 
TOPIX  1,588.3  -3.8  -0.24%  -0.83%  -0.10%  -0.24%  -8.89% 
Hang Seng  28,851.4  +43.9  +0.15%  +0.25%  +1.47%  +10.56%  -8.22% 
Shanghai CSI 300  3,698.5  -25.7  -0.69%  -2.90%  +8.71%  +16.82%  -9.20% 
NZ 50  9,435.5  +47.8  +0.51%  -0.02%  +1.62%  +8.17%  +11.89% 
S&P 500 Sectors Close +/- % % % % %
Consumer Discretionary  868.5  -2.7  -0.31%  +1.17%  +0.92%  +7.53%  +3.50% 
Consumer Staples  564.3  -1.6  -0.28%  +1.85%  +2.01%  +1.57%  +2.18% 
Energy  485.2  +0.3  +0.06%  +1.28%  +1.45%  +6.43%  -1.98% 
Financials  439.7  +1.8  +0.41%  +2.33%  +2.48%  +9.74%  -8.19% 
Health Care  1,060.2  -2.7  -0.25%  +2.46%  +0.21%  +3.27%  +7.03% 
Industrials  625.9  -2.2  -0.35%  +0.29%  -0.25%  +11.54%  -2.07% 
Information Technology  1,266.2  +2.6  +0.20%  +3.59%  +4.62%  +12.12%  +3.94% 
Materials  346.7  -2.8  -0.79%  +1.69%  +2.92%  +8.38%  -7.65% 
Real Estate  221.0  +0.1  +0.04%  +2.69%  +2.46%  +7.45%  +14.68% 
Telecommunications  158.5  -0.6  -0.40%  +2.23%  +3.85%  +9.77%  +1.73% 
Utilities  294.0  -0.4  -0.14%  +1.73%  +4.68%  +2.71%  +16.28% 
Commodities Close +/- % % % % %
Oil (WTI)  $58.52  +$0.26  +0.45%  +3.28%  +6.81%  +12.41%  +1.83% 
Oil (Brent)  $67.15  -$0.40  -0.59%  +1.28%  +4.08%  +10.46%  +8.66% 
Gold  $1,296.01  -$13.11  -1.00%  +0.81%  -1.26%  +4.60%  -2.18% 
Silver  $15.19  -$0.27  -1.72%  +1.11%  -2.77%  +4.17%  -8.20% 
Iron Ore  $85.98  +$0.97  +1.14%  -0.90%  -2.68%  +26.65%  +18.17% 
Coking Coal  $196.49  -$0.47  -0.24%  -0.12%  +0.61%  -1.65%  -4.58% 
Thermal Coal  $94.60  +$0.10  +0.11%  -3.07%  -0.37%  -7.53%  -3.17% 
Copper  $2.90  -$0.03  -1.06%  -0.30%  +4.35%  +4.44%  -8.36% 
Aluminium  $0.86  -$0.00  -0.10%  +0.61%  +2.86%  -1.19%  -8.90% 
Nickel  $5.85  -$0.15  -2.42%  -5.37%  +5.66%  +16.34%  -6.83% 
Lead  $0.96  -$0.01  -0.73%  +0.14%  +3.78%  +8.49%  -12.06% 
Tin  $9.60  +$0.01  +0.09%  -4.75%  +1.29%  +9.52%  +0.09% 
Zinc  $1.28  -$0.01  -0.77%  +1.40%  +9.03%  +11.09%  -12.44% 
Interest Rates Close +/- % +/- +/- +/- +/-
RBA Cash Rate  1.50%  +0.000%     +0.00%  +0.00%  +0.00%  +0.00% 
90 Day Bank Bill  1.85%  -0.014%     -0.02%  -0.12%  -0.18%  -0.09% 
180 Day Bank Bill  1.94%  -0.010%     -0.02%  -0.16%  -0.24%  -0.14% 
Australian 3 Year Bond  1.52%  -0.008%     -0.09%  -0.17%  -0.46%  -0.54% 
Australian 10 Year Bond  1.97%  +0.010%     -0.11%  -0.17%  -0.49%  -0.77% 
US 10 Year Bond  2.63%  +0.005%     -0.01%  -0.03%  -0.26%  -0.19% 
US 30 Year Bond  3.04%  +0.027%     +0.02%  +0.05%  -0.10%  -0.01% 
iTraxx  67.66  -0.54     -1.28  -5.48  -20.68  +11.83 
Currencies Close +/- % % % % %
AUD/USD  0.707  -0.003  -0.41%  +0.70%  -0.58%  -1.49%  -10.31% 
AUD/JPY  78.92  +0.05  +0.06%  +0.81%  +0.53%  -2.99%  -5.78% 
AUD/EUR  0.625  -0.001  -0.18%  -0.26%  -0.62%  -1.48%  -1.84% 
AUD/GBP  0.53  +0.00  +0.42%  -0.38%  -3.78%  -6.34%  -5.33% 
AUD/NZD  1.035  +0.000  +0.05%  -0.34%  -0.39%  -1.94%  -3.66% 
EUR/USD  1.13  -0.00  -0.22%  +0.97%  +0.06%  -0.04%  -8.62% 
GBP/USD  1.323  -0.011  -0.83%  +1.09%  +3.31%  +5.12%  -5.26% 
USD/JPY  111.69  +0.52  +0.47%  +0.10%  +1.10%  -1.50%  +5.05% 
USD/CNY  6.723  +0.016  +0.24%  +0.12%  -0.72%  -2.67%  +6.41% 
Other Indicators Close +/- % % % % %
VIX  13.50  +0.09  +0.67%  -18.63%  -16.77%  -37.59%  -21.65% 
Australian DLCs Close +/- % % % % %
BHP Billiton PLC ($A)  $32.40  -$0.61  -1.86%  +0.66%  +1.49%  +14.29%  +26.52% 
Rio Tinto PLC ($A)  $78.05  -$0.58  -0.74%  +0.97%  -0.34%  +21.11%  +18.47% 
CYBG PLC ($A)  $3.81  +$0.06  +1.48%  +1.48%  +11.78%  +15.20%  -29.90% 
Janus Henderson Group PLC ($A)  $34.58  -$0.42  -1.21%  +2.93%  +5.73%  +25.57%  -23.27% 
Resmed Inc ($A)  $14.30  -$0.17  -1.18%  -0.19%  +2.16%  -9.21%  +14.22% 
News Corporation ($A)  $18.09  -$0.18  -0.98%  -3.49%  +1.29%  +4.12%  -14.42% 
Domestic Equities - Comms Close +/- % % % % %
carsales.com  $12.57  +$0.07  +0.56%  -2.71%  +10.46%  +8.93%  -15.18% 
Nine Entertainment  $1.67  +$0.02  +0.91%  -2.63%  +20.22%  +12.12%  -26.97% 
REA Group  $80.50  +$0.69  +0.86%  -1.79%  +5.92%  +9.94%  +0.02% 
Telstra  $3.26  +$0.00  +0.00%  +0.93%  +3.82%  +13.59%  -1.81% 
TPG Telecom  $6.81  -$0.02  -0.29%  +0.89%  -1.30%  +8.10%  +12.75% 
Domestic Equities - Disc. Close +/- % % % % %
Aristocrat Leisure  $22.94  +$0.02  +0.09%  -7.61%  -8.28%  +0.53%  -7.13% 
Crown Resorts  $11.65  +$0.05  +0.43%  -1.27%  -3.96%  -2.02%  -13.06% 
Domino's  $41.20  -$0.17  -0.41%  -4.05%  -11.15%  +1.63%  -4.28% 
Flight Centre  $43.90  -$0.13  -0.30%  -3.92%  +3.03%  -0.23%  -19.18% 
JB Hi-Fi  $24.09  +$0.15  +0.63%  +1.99%  +6.17%  +8.03%  -6.81% 
Star Entertainment  $4.26  -$0.02  -0.47%  -4.48%  -6.78%  -6.17%  -23.24% 
Tabcorp  $4.65  +$0.01  +0.22%  -2.92%  +2.65%  +8.64%  +1.75% 
Wesfarmers  $34.41  -$0.24  -0.69%  -0.15%  +3.40%  +10.01%  +17.08% 
Domestic Equities - Staples Close +/- % % % % %
a2 Milk  $13.72  -$0.04  -0.29%  -2.35%  +7.69%  +35.17%  +6.36% 
Coca-Cola Amatil  $8.43  +$0.07  +0.84%  -1.98%  -2.20%  +0.12%  -4.10% 
Coles  $11.25  -$0.13  -1.14%  -2.60%  -10.00% 
Treasury Wine Estates  $15.51  +$0.36  +2.38%  -1.52%  -8.22%  +6.16%  -9.77% 
Woolworths  $30.23  +$0.02  +0.07%  +0.23%  +1.44%  +6.78%  +14.68% 
Domestic Equities - Energy Close +/- % % % % %
Caltex  $27.35  +$0.02  +0.07%  -2.32%  -1.58%  +1.90%  -15.92% 
Origin Energy  $7.27  +$0.11  +1.54%  -1.76%  -2.28%  +3.86%  -17.29% 
Oil Search  $8.00  +$0.15  +1.91%  -2.91%  -0.25%  +11.11%  +13.31% 
Santos  $6.98  +$0.13  +1.90%  -0.71%  +4.80%  +26.91%  +43.62% 
Whitehaven Coal  $4.39  +$0.01  +0.23%  -4.77%  -8.35%  -5.39%  +2.57% 
WorleyParsons  $14.65  +$0.48  +3.39%  -0.07%  -4.50%  +18.34%  +3.34% 
Woodside Petroleum  $34.99  +$0.48  +1.39%  -2.18%  -1.52%  +12.29%  +21.58% 
Domestic Equities - Financials Close +/- % % % % %
AMP  $2.27  +$0.03  +1.34%  -4.22%  +0.89%  -2.58%  -57.01% 
ANZ  $26.62  -$0.18  -0.67%  -4.07%  +0.30%  +7.34%  -6.07% 
ASX  $69.23  +$0.02  +0.03%  -0.96%  +0.25%  +17.06%  +19.07% 
Bendigo & Adelaide Bank  $9.71  +$0.03  +0.31%  -0.92%  -1.52%  -6.00%  -8.48% 
Bank of Queensland  $9.18  +$0.02  +0.22%  -0.11%  -7.46%  -3.97%  -22.01% 
Commonwealth Bank of Australia  $72.93  -$0.12  -0.16%  -2.34%  +3.31%  +5.99%  -4.73% 
Challenger  $7.79  -$0.02  -0.26%  -6.37%  +5.13%  -21.15%  -36.25% 
CYBG PLC  $3.74  +$0.09  +2.47%  -2.86%  +6.55%  +11.98%  -31.75% 
Insurance Australia Group  $7.81  +$0.04  +0.51%  -1.39%  +4.27%  +12.21%  -4.36% 
IOOF  $6.51  +$0.05  +0.77%  +0.46%  +25.19%  +37.63%  -40.17% 
Janus Henderson Group  $34.89  +$0.39  +1.13%  +1.78%  +6.86%  +25.96%  -22.52% 
Magellan Financial Group  $35.91  +$0.15  +0.42%  -0.03%  +11.90%  +42.39%  +41.94% 
Medibank Private  $2.75  +$0.02  +0.73%  -2.48%  -0.36%  +18.03%  -10.71% 
Macquarie Group  $126.73  +$1.16  +0.92%  -2.43%  +1.02%  +11.97%  +19.92% 
National Australia Bank  $25.07  -$0.07  -0.28%  -2.34%  +3.47%  +5.83%  -16.38% 
Pendal  $8.85  +$0.03  +0.34%  -2.53%  +7.27%  +8.32%  -18.13% 
QBE Insurance  $12.41  +$0.02  +0.16%  -1.27%  +10.51%  +22.39%  +24.10% 
Suncorp  $13.57  +$0.01  +0.07%  -2.23%  +4.55%  +4.22%  -1.24% 
Westpac  $26.60  -$0.05  -0.19%  -2.71%  +1.57%  +6.91%  -11.16% 
Domestic Equities - H/Care Close +/- % % % % %
Ansell  $25.06  +$0.31  +1.25%  -0.99%  +1.87%  +6.32%  -2.49% 
Cochlear  $179.98  +$1.70  +0.95%  +1.60%  -8.64%  +5.54%  -5.37% 
CSL  $196.19  -$0.15  -0.08%  -1.67%  +4.75%  +8.90%  +19.41% 
Healthscope  $2.46  +$0.00  +0.00%  +0.00%  -0.81%  +13.89%  +25.51% 
Ramsay Health Care  $65.05  +$2.28  +3.63%  +1.96%  +12.66%  +19.51%  +3.50% 
ResMed  $14.53  -$0.04  -0.27%  +1.40%  +3.71%  -8.39%  +16.05% 
Sonic Healthcare  $24.41  +$0.04  +0.16%  -0.57%  +3.04%  +9.07%  +2.31% 
Domestic Equities - Industrials Close +/- % % % % %
ALS  $7.90  +$0.07  +0.89%  -2.83%  +0.13%  +11.58%  +7.78% 
Atlas Arteria  $6.95  +$0.05  +0.72%  -1.56%  +0.00%  +3.73%  +22.14% 
Aurizon Holdings  $4.51  -$0.03  -0.66%  -4.65%  -0.66%  +1.58%  +2.50% 
Brambles  $11.87  +$0.05  +0.42%  -0.75%  +5.32%  +19.90%  +26.14% 
CIMIC  $48.40  -$0.27  -0.55%  -4.95%  -0.76%  +12.45%  +4.09% 
Cleanaway  $2.14  -$0.01  -0.47%  -4.89%  -2.73%  +21.25%  +48.10% 
Downer EDI  $7.44  +$0.05  +0.68%  -3.25%  -0.53%  +14.29%  +13.94% 
Qantas  $5.63  +$0.01  +0.18%  -1.05%  -1.23%  +2.55%  -4.90% 
Qube  $2.75  +$0.00  +0.00%  +1.48%  -0.72%  +7.42%  +19.57% 
Reliance Worldwide  $4.59  -$0.01  -0.22%  -2.13%  -6.52%  -0.22%  +10.32% 
SEEK  $18.12  -$0.01  -0.06%  +0.17%  +8.31%  +4.38%  -12.38% 
Sydney Airport  $7.32  +$0.00  +0.00%  +0.41%  +5.48%  +6.09%  +9.25% 
Transurban  $12.56  +$0.09  +0.72%  +0.56%  +3.04%  +5.63%  +8.04% 
Domestic Equities - Tech Close +/- % % % % %
Computershare  $17.43  +$0.09  +0.52%  -0.57%  -6.64%  +0.00%  -1.02% 
Link Administration  $7.64  +$0.04  +0.53%  -0.39%  +8.83%  +11.86%  -10.22% 
Xero  $48.51  +$0.98  +2.06%  -1.02%  -0.19%  +23.88%  +39.12% 
Domestic Equities - Materials Close +/- % % % % %
Adelaide Brighton  $4.58  +$0.05  +1.10%  -4.58%  -6.91%  +3.85%  -32.25% 
Amcor  $14.83  +$0.03  +0.20%  -0.67%  +1.16%  +11.84%  +5.25% 
Alumina  $2.59  +$0.05  +1.97%  +1.57%  -1.15%  +17.73%  +12.12% 
BHP Group  $37.16  +$0.29  +0.79%  -0.56%  +1.34%  +14.69%  +29.75% 
Boral  $4.85  -$0.04  -0.82%  -3.00%  -0.41%  -2.41%  -35.59% 
BlueScope Steel  $13.52  -$0.17  -1.24%  -4.72%  +11.18%  +13.61%  -11.98% 
DuluxGroup  $7.44  +$0.01  +0.13%  -1.33%  +4.79%  +8.14%  -3.00% 
Evolution Mining  $3.71  +$0.06  +1.64%  +8.16%  -0.27%  +12.77%  +27.49% 
Fortescue Metals  $6.56  +$0.03  +0.46%  -0.61%  +3.80%  +59.22%  +38.11% 
Iluka Resources  $8.73  +$0.11  +1.28%  -3.22%  -6.93%  +17.02%  -19.83% 
Incitec Pivot  $3.31  -$0.02  -0.60%  -2.93%  -0.60%  -4.06%  -13.35% 
James Hardie  $17.95  +$0.08  +0.45%  -3.70%  +4.06%  +19.03%  -20.15% 
Newcrest Mining  $25.20  +$0.01  +0.04%  +2.44%  +0.88%  +20.92%  +26.19% 
Northern Star Resources  $9.09  +$0.09  +1.00%  +3.65%  -5.31%  +12.64%  +37.94% 
Orora  $3.07  +$0.02  +0.66%  -4.06%  -8.90%  -4.36%  -8.90% 
Orica  $18.15  +$0.10  +0.55%  -0.49%  +0.44%  +8.88%  -2.42% 
OZ Minerals  $10.14  +$0.26  +2.63%  -1.65%  +0.30%  +14.84%  +9.62% 
Rio Tinto  $91.77  +$0.86  +0.95%  -0.30%  -0.14%  +23.07%  +23.02% 
South32  $3.85  +$0.03  +0.79%  +0.79%  +1.32%  +17.38%  +21.07% 
Domestic Equities - REITs Close +/- % % % % %
Charter Hall  $9.44  +$0.02  +0.21%  +1.29%  +11.32%  +25.37%  +61.09% 
Dexus  $12.44  -$0.01  -0.08%  -0.80%  +3.67%  +12.17%  +32.20% 
Goodman Group  $13.26  -$0.17  -1.27%  -0.23%  +6.00%  +21.32%  +57.48% 
GPT Group  $6.21  -$0.04  -0.64%  +0.32%  +6.70%  +11.89%  +33.26% 
LendLease  $12.55  +$0.18  +1.46%  -4.27%  -5.85%  +8.38%  -28.69% 
Mirvac  $2.64  -$0.03  -1.12%  -0.38%  +3.13%  +14.78%  +22.22% 
Scentre  $4.00  +$0.05  +1.27%  +0.25%  +1.01%  +1.01%  +2.83% 
Stockland  $3.73  +$0.03  +0.81%  +1.36%  +1.08%  +0.54%  -8.35% 
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield  $11.60  +$0.08  +0.69%  +0.61%  +3.11%  +2.47%   
Vicinity Centres  $2.53  +$0.04  +1.61%  -0.78%  -1.56%  -5.60%  +2.43% 
Domestic Equities - Utilities Close +/- % % % % %
AGL Energy  $21.78  -$0.19  -0.86%  -0.86%  -0.14%  +11.69%  +0.05% 
APA  $9.84  +$0.03  +0.31%  -0.20%  +6.38%  +13.49%  +22.54% 
AusNet Services  $1.78  -$0.01  -0.28%  -0.84%  +2.01%  +11.99%  +6.61% 
Spark Infrastructure  $2.24  -$0.02  -0.88%  -2.18%  +0.00%  -1.32%  -4.27% 

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