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Marcus Today End Of Day Report
BY HENRY JENNINGS - MARCUS TODAY COMMENTATOR - 08/06/2018
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Today’s Headlines

  • ASX 200 closes down 12 at 6045
  • High 6061 Low 6041. Up 0.91% for the week.
  • Low volume, narrow range ahead of long weekend.
  • Plenty of index changes.
  • Resources weaken as CBA rallies.
  • Energy stocks better on oil prices.
  • Live long and Prospa no longer.
  • AUD weakens ahead of G7 to 75.87c
  • Bitcoin weaker at US$7634
  • AUD Gold steady at $1297.
  • US futures down 80.
  • Asian markets weaken with Japan down 0.42% and China CSI 300 down 1.79%

FUTURES AND HIGHS AND LOWS

MT STUFF

  • MARCUS CALL – Quiet day. Greed taking over from fear. A few stock stories today.
  • SMALL STOCK PORTFOLIO – A couple of additions yesterday with CLH and ING being added. Some stocks heading for the chopping block.
  • INSIDERS – A couple of new insights today with a focus on the CSIRO and their technology being commercialised.
  • TRADING PORTFOLIO – One stop loss raised. One new trade.
  • INSIDERS CONNECT WITH US - We invite you to send us your own stock ideas.

STOCK STUFF

  • NAN +5.86% broker upgrade.
  • AGO +42.86% change to scheme by MIN. Huge volume.
  • DMP +3.75% short covering.
  • APX +2.93% index rebalancing.
  • KDR -5.29% on index rebalancing.
  • MYX +2.89% rally continues.
  • MSB +4.64% biotechs back in fashion.
  • ELD -5.23% broker downgrades.
  • TAH +2.23% strategic review of Sun Bets.
  • RFG -8.96% index changes dropped from ASX 200.
  • BUB +6.25% Signs deal with Alibaba.
  • AMP +0.28% out of ASX 20.
  • IRI -4.02% index changes.
  • IVC +0.90% director selling.
  • CPU -0.23% resignation of director.
  • AMI -4.27% sale of 36.7% Pacific Road shareholding.
  • Speculative stock of the day: Stemcell United (SCU) -17.14% the lord giveth the lord taketh away after rise yesterday.
  • Biggest risers –NCZ, NAN,IFT, MSB, FNP and DMP
  • Biggest fallers – KDR, ELD, CLQ, AMI, AZJ and AHY.

POINTS

TODAY

  • Bubs Australia (BUB) +6.25% Signs a deal to sell its products through Alibaba's Tmall platform, gaining access to the e-commerce giant's 580m monthly users. Mother and Baby products are the 2nd largest category on Alibaba.
  • Paragon Healthcare (PGC) +4.29% Acquisition of NZ medical device business REM Systems for NZ$54.4m in cash and shares. Current owners and management will remain. Positive news in the long term. It is a significant acquisition and so there are risks involved. 80% cash and 20% in shares issued at 76.5c.

BEST AND WORST

ECONOMIC NEWS

  • Nothing special.

BOND MARKETS

ASIAN MARKETS NEWS

  • The Japanese economy contracted more than expected in the March quarter, down 0.2% the forecast was pointing to a -0.1% contraction.

  • Chinese trade surplus came in at US$24.9bn in May. Exports were down 2.7%; imports were 0.1% higher over the month.
  • Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of China’s Alibaba, said on Friday that it had raised US$14bn in a pre-initial public offering round of funding.
  • Shares in Foxconn Industrial Internet rose by the maximum 44% daily limit on their first day of trading in Shanghai on Friday.

EUROPE AND US MORNING HEADLINES

  • Fun and games to come at the G6 plus 1 in Quebec. Trump lashes out at Trudeau and Macron. Group shot will be interesting body language.
  • New Myer CEO who used to run House of Fraser in the UK has the blueprint to follow, the retailer will slash 31 of its 59 sites in the UK and Ireland. 6,000 jobs at risk with Poundland chipping in with closures to bring it up to 11,000. Not a happy high street.
  • The US government has hit Chinese smartphone giant ZTE with a US$1bn fine as part of a deal to lift an export ban against the company.
  • Boris warns May on having more courage in Brexit negotiations. Not going to end well.
  • Amazon has bought the Premier League rights in the UK from 2019. Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to broadcast games after purchasing rights to 160 matches for almost GBP4.5bn earlier this year, but they will do so alongside Amazon, who will show 20 matches per season for an initial three year period.

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Henry Jennings has been involved in financial markets for over 35 years as both a trader and a broker in London and Sydney.

Starting his career in London trading derivatives and moving to Australia in 1989, Henry eventually settled at Macquarie Group, rising to become a Divisional Director responsible for Equity Trading in Australia. For the last decade, Henry has been involved in private client broking and now writes exclusively for the renowned financial newsletter Marcus Today. Henry regularly appears on ABC TV and Sky Business as a market analyst, commentator and strategist and has presented at various conferences most recently for the AIA on the Gold Coast.

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