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The Short Squeeze: Will the rush for gold continue?

The Short Squeeze: Will the rush for gold continue?

Listen in as this week's episode delves into what the upcoming US reporting season might offer up and examines what is driving gold and iron ore prices higher.

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Real economy faces its moment of truth as Wall Street parties on
Opinion
Wall Street

Real economy faces its moment of truth as Wall Street parties on

Three big US banks and a Federal Reserve Board governor have painted a gloomy and uncertain outlook for the US economy even as Wall Street continues to price in a "V-shaped" recovery.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Equity bulls believe everything is fine. The bond markets know better.
Opinion
Bonds

Equity bulls believe everything is fine. The bond markets know better.

Wall Street is being held aloft by a handful of tech giants, but debt markets are flashing red alert - and being three times bigger than sharemarkets, they matter far more.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
ASX up 1.7% for the day as financials join $31b rally
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Markets Live

ASX up 1.7% for the day as financials join $31b rally

Australian shares are well ahead on Wednesday as the mining giants gorge on higher iron ore prices and tech soars. The Aussie is also at near four-week highs.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
8@eight: ASX to open higher after cyclical surge on Wall Street
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8@eight

8@eight: ASX to open higher after cyclical surge on Wall Street

What happened overnight and what is ahead for the Australian sharemarket.

  • by Kyle Rodda
ASIC kept out of the loop on litigation funder regulation
Regulation

ASIC kept out of the loop on litigation funder regulation

The corporate watchdog says it was only informed it would be policing class action funders the day before the new policy was announced.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Tammy Mills and Nick Bonyhady
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The oil cartel confronts the pandemic dilemma
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Oil

The oil cartel confronts the pandemic dilemma

An OPEC+ committee meets on Wednesday to decide whether to maintain or reduce the big cuts to production the cartel has made in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
As it happened: Tech stocks lead ASX decline amid lockdown uncertainty
Markets Live

As it happened: Tech stocks lead ASX decline amid lockdown uncertainty

The Australian sharemarket started in the red and pretty well stayed there all of Tuesday's trade, closing down 0.6% at 5941.1

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
8@eight: ASX to open lower after Wall Street falls on lockdown fears
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8@eight

8@eight: ASX to open lower after Wall Street falls on lockdown fears

What happened overnight and what is ahead for the Australian sharemarket.

  • by Kyle Rodda
Wall Street rally fizzles out for tech heavyweights
Wall Street

Wall Street rally fizzles out for tech heavyweights

The US sharemarket ended trading lower overnight, pulled down by Amazon, Microsoft and other big-name leaders of its recent rally, as investors are bracing for an ugly earnings season.

  • by Noel Randewich
Tech rally is not all froth and bubble as COVID turns risk on its head
Opinion
Investing

Tech rally is not all froth and bubble as COVID turns risk on its head

It's counterintuitive but old world companies have become riskier during COVID than the tech disrupters and investors have cottoned on.

  • by Elizabeth Knight