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Marcus Today End of Day Report Wednesday September 15th

September 15, 2021
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Marcus Today End of Day Report Wednesday September 15th
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Marcus Today End of Day Report Wednesday September 15th
Sep 15, 2021

The ASX 200 closes down 20 at 7417 (0.3%) after early losses were recouped. Banks slid with the Big Bank Basket off to $182.95. Healthcare doing well, bouncing back from losses yesterday led by CSL up 1.4% and RMD up 1.8%.

Industrials too were firm with REITs and other interest rate sensitive stocks better. Even TCL rose 0.4% despite being pregnant with news. Resources and energy stocks weakened with the exception of ‘green resource’ stocks in uranium and lithium. Crazy times and moves in both sectors, LTR up 7.5%, PLS hitting records up 8.4% and PDN up 7.9%. In corporate news, CXL rewarded the true believers with its announcement today of a US investor taking 7% of LEILAC for $24.5m, the stock rose 39.7%, MYE fell 18.1% after an incident and UWL was quietly 0.5% better after the insider trading issues were clarified.

On the economic front, Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Confidence Index for September rose 2% to 106.2. China’s retail sales grew 2.5% in August, far slower than 7% expected. Industrial production growth was also slightly below expectations, up 5.3% in August versus predictions of 5.8% growth.

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Show Notes

The ASX 200 closes down 20 at 7417 (0.3%) after early losses were recouped. Banks slid with the Big Bank Basket off to $182.95. Healthcare doing well, bouncing back from losses yesterday led by CSL up 1.4% and RMD up 1.8%.

Industrials too were firm with REITs and other interest rate sensitive stocks better. Even TCL rose 0.4% despite being pregnant with news. Resources and energy stocks weakened with the exception of ‘green resource’ stocks in uranium and lithium. Crazy times and moves in both sectors, LTR up 7.5%, PLS hitting records up 8.4% and PDN up 7.9%. In corporate news, CXL rewarded the true believers with its announcement today of a US investor taking 7% of LEILAC for $24.5m, the stock rose 39.7%, MYE fell 18.1% after an incident and UWL was quietly 0.5% better after the insider trading issues were clarified.

On the economic front, Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Confidence Index for September rose 2% to 106.2. China’s retail sales grew 2.5% in August, far slower than 7% expected. Industrial production growth was also slightly below expectations, up 5.3% in August versus predictions of 5.8% growth.

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