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Markets Live: Banks sink market

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Live

An early bounce has proved short-lived, as banks cruel a rally among miners sparked by news Chinese authorities will inject more money into the country's lenders.

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Two words that can rattle world markets

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman

Speculation is intensifying ahead of the US Federal Reserve's important policy meeting that a meaningful change in the language used to discuss rates could rattle financial markets and lead to a further sell down of Australian dollars.

US stocks gain ahead of Fed speech

Wall Street stocks have posted solid gains following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited Wednesday's US Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement.

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Declines
253 54.64%
Unchanged
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$A drops gains as markets wait on Fed

MISA HAN

The Australian dollar could not hang onto overnight gains, as the Reserve Bank’s growing unease over the housing market boom and a rebound in the iron ore price failed to provide the currency with lasting support.

Wholesale Interbank Rates
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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.9072 0.9071 -0.0023 -0.25%
AUD/EUR 0.7005 0.7003 -0.0013 -0.19%

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Market Details

Volatility S&P ASX 200
15.39
0.96 (6.65%)
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 4,340,775,399 1,637,896,485 809,741
Industrial 3,412,283,359 664,275,720 647,130
Mining 901,324,041 973,029,864 153,490

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Morgan Housel

The S&P 500 rose 30.49% last year, after inflation. Amazingly, that was the fifth-best annual return for the US market since World War II.

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S&P ASX200 Top Gainers

Company Price %
S&P DOW JONES INDICES
PREMIER INVESTMENTS 10.620 8.04
PALADIN ENERGY LTD 0.397 5.87
EVOLUTION MINING LTD 0.755 4.86
TPG TELECOM LIMITED 6.340 4.45
ORORA LIMITED 1.712 2.82

S&P ASX200 Top Losers

Company Price %
Last updated:
SAI GLOBAL LIMITED 4.180 -5.64
STEADFAST GROUP LTD 1.475 -5.14
LYNAS CORPORATION 0.115 -4.17
BC IRON LIMITED 2.075 -3.49
SPARK NEW ZEALAND 2.650 -3.28

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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
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RBR RUBICON RESOURCES 0.027 0.017 0.006
NTU NORTHERN MIN LTD 0.280 0.195 0.200
TGN TUNGSTEN MIN NL 0.150 0.110 0.060
AIV ACTIVEX LIMITED 0.025 0.021 0.018
NWF NEWFIELD RESOURCES 0.700 0.600 0.520

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
AYB AUSTRALIAN PROTEINS 0.004 0.009 0.024
IRD IRON ROAD LTD 0.170 0.220 0.260
PEX PEEL MINING LIMITED 0.080 0.092 0.084
IPE IPE LTD 0.345 0.385 0.376
CLX CTI LOGISTICS 1.640 1.830 1.900

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Dividend Calendar
Code Date Payable Div Amount
CIN 17 Sep 2014 0.6300
IFM 17 Sep 2014 0.0189
AOD 17 Sep 2014 0.0050
CVW 17 Sep 2014 0.0200
DOW 17 Sep 2014 0.1200
CMG 17 Sep 2014 0.0180
RCT 17 Sep 2014 0.0877
INA 17 Sep 2014 0.0065
HFA 17 Sep 2014 0.0538
RMD 18 Sep 2014 0.0256

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Company Security Code Float date Issue $
China Mining Limited CMF 0.20
Emperor Range Group Limited ERX 0.20
Global Wealth Partners Fund Limited GWP 26/09/2014 1.25
Huayi Resources Limited HUA 0.20
PINE Capital Limited PCD 28/10/2014 0.20