September 8th, 2022

Lithium, coal stocks march on in face of interest rate fears

Sharp share-price rises by lithium stocks were rare highlights in a down week dominated by investor concern about how high interest rates might have to rise before central banks are confident that they have tamed inflation.

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September 1st, 2022

Rising Greenback joins rising rates in taking toll on commodity prices

Interest rates are not alone in reaching for the sky. The mighty U.S. dollar is also rocketing up and when it comes to commodity prices the combination of higher rates and a higher dollar can be lethal, as seen in the sliding gold price.

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August 25th, 2022

Punters disappear down a Jackson Hole ahead of key US interest rate statement

Commodity and share prices edged higher this week as investors waited nervously for interest rate news from a gathering of central bankers in a U.S. ski resort.

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August 11th, 2022

Evidence of peak inflation combines with M&A fever to fuel investor optimism

BHP’s bid for OZ Minerals was the highlight of remarkably upbeat trading on the Australian market this week as fear of future interest rates hikes faded and M&A became the game to play.

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August 4th, 2022

Rush to raise cash as confidence bounces back despite global tensions

Confidence returned to financial markets this week even as central banks continued to tighten the interest rate screws, with nowhere more positive than Australia’s resources sector, which partied in a wet and windy Kalgoorlie.

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July 28th, 2022

Brave investors look past rate-rising cycle in hope of better days ahead

Investors looked through this week’s bad news of rising interest rates and declining dividends in the belief that a threatened recession will be short-lived with a sustainable recovery possible next year.

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July 21st, 2022

Investors caught in middle of conflicting signals

To buy, or not to buy, that is the question dogging investors as they’re swamped with the competing evidence driving volatile financial and commodity markets, with gold leading the way down and copper trying to lead the way up.

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July 7th, 2022

Gold stocks resist worst of broader mining sell-off in telling sign for precious metals sector

Most commodities continued to fall this week, taking share prices with them, including gold, which hit a nine-month low, though gold’s decline of US$70 an ounce to US$1744/oz was offset by an eye-catching increase in deal flow.

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June 30th, 2022

From fossils to fashionables, energy poised to be an out-performer in FY23

It’s a new financial year and with the change comes a time for resolutions. And while this column is not in the business of giving investment advice, there is one sector of the market which investors might overlook to their cost: energy.

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June 24th, 2022

Fear of recession and earnings downgrades leaves exploration success as investors’ great white hope

Recession speculation flowing from a potentially rapid rise in interest rates dominated the top end of ASX resource stocks this week while at the bottom end, with the aid of a magnifying glass, a handful of winners could be found.

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June 16th, 2022

Bargain hunters risk being stabbed by a falling knife, hit on the head by a second dropping shoe or tripping over a dead cat

Bargain hunters rushed back into the stock market after this week’s well telegraphed rise of 0.75% in official U.S. interest rates, but whether they got a bargain is yet to be seen because the latest rate rise will not be the last in the cycle.

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June 9th, 2022

Gold starts its comeback as markets eye rising inflation, interest rates and oil prices

It’s not yet the hurricane forecast by Jamie Dimon but the first gusts of wind from a darkening global outlook started to buffet Australia this week, rattling investor confidence and waking interest in safe havens, including gold.

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June 2nd, 2022

Rising rates and energy prices take heavy toll on equities, with greenflation and slowbalisation adding to the woes

The twin negative forces of “greenflation” and “slowbalisation” weighed heavily on investor sentiment and share prices this week, restricting most gains to stocks delivering positive discovery and development news, though even their gloss started to fade.

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May 19th, 2022

Investors’ dilemma: Is it buying a bargain or catching a dead cat?

Buy the dip theory took hold among Australian investors earlier week as they helped the all-ordinaries index claw back 200 of the 700 points lost since early April but by Thursday they discovered the meaning of “dead cat bounce”.

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May 12th, 2022

Big banks deeply divided on whether to catch the falling knife

One decent discovery was not enough to totally wash away the negative sentiment that pervaded most sections of the Australian stock market this week, though Galileo Mining’s palladium strike near Norseman in WA went some way to improving the overall mood.

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May 6th, 2022

Rising rates put renewed investor focus on cash generation and dividends

Interest rates rose in the U.S. and Australia this week as expected, but so did the stock market, gold, copper, and most other commodities, which was unexpected, and perhaps an interesting case of premature enthusiasm.

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April 28th, 2022

Strong corporate results and exploration successes bump against global economic and security fears

Australian investors crept out of their foxholes yesterday after a confidence-sapping week under a barrage of heavy fire that included news of soaring inflation, slowing growth, rising interest rates and higher taxes

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April 21st, 2022

Resources bulls rage on, fuelled by exploration success and upbeat broker forecasts

Battery and technology metals led the way up in another short trading week which saw the Australian stock market bump against an all-time high while a number of potentially interesting discoveries and curious value gaps emerged.

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April 14th, 2022

Inflation surge sees gold jump US$30 in 3 days, putting US$2000/oz on traders’ radars

The global commodity rush slowed this week as markets prepared for the trading break over Easter but two factors, war and inflation, continued to rattle investor confidence as well as sparking a shift back to the ultimate safe haven, gold.

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