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Critical September in store for shares

VESNA POLJAK

September is historically no friend of investors but experts are wondering if the first positive June quarter since 2009 could pave the way for a welcome break from tradition or play into the hands of Wall Street’s most vexed month.

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210 43.75%
Declines
194 40.42%
Unchanged
76 15.83%

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Local data lifts resilient Australian dollar

Mark Mulligan

The Australian dollar edged slightly lower on Monday after strong inventory data and easing inflation helped offset weak domestic and Chinese manufacturing indicators.

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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.9345 0.9343 0.0010 0.11%
AUD/EUR 0.7115 0.7113 0.0013 0.18%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
11.02
0.19 (1.75%)
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 3,123,577,067 1,635,806,145 657,060
Industrial 2,507,888,664 690,530,752 536,215
Mining 566,447,026 944,990,614 117,026

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S&P ASX200 Top Gainers

Company Price %
S&P DOW JONES INDICES
MESOBLAST LIMITED 5.280 4.97
HARVEY NORMAN 3.680 3.66
KAROON GAS AUSTRALIA 3.910 3.17
VEDA GROUP LTD 2.320 2.66
FEDERATION CNTRES 2.730 2.63

S&P ASX200 Top Losers

Company Price %
Last updated:
BC IRON LIMITED 2.540 -8.96
STW COMMUNICATIONS 1.230 -5.38
SPARK INFRASTRUCTURE 1.895 -3.81
MEDUSA MINING LTD 1.165 -3.72
RESOLUTE MINING 0.550 -3.51

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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
OTE OTIS ENERGY LIMITED 0.003 0.002 0.003
BPO BIOPROSPECT LIMITED 0.005 0.004 0.005
MKO METALIKO RESOURCES 0.035 0.033 0.035
AVJ AVJENNINGS LIMITED 0.670 0.660 0.660
TIX 360 CAP INDUST FUND 2.420 2.400 2.420

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
BRD BLACK RIDGE MIN NL 0.001 0.002 0.001
SXT STRATUM METALS 0.003 0.004 0.003
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.008 0.010 0.008
ONC ONCARD INTERNATIONAL 0.170 0.185 0.180
PFG PRIME FINANCIAL 0.105 0.110 0.105

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Dividend Calendar
Code Date Payable Div Amount
ITD 02 Sep 2014 0.0050
GUD 03 Sep 2014 0.1800
ARG 03 Sep 2014 0.1450
CVC 03 Sep 2014 0.0300
MLT 03 Sep 2014 0.0980
KOV 05 Sep 2014 0.3100
LEP 05 Sep 2014 0.0825
JBH 05 Sep 2014 0.2900
CSV 08 Sep 2014 0.0500
SNZ 08 Sep 2014 0.0107

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Floats & IPOs

Upcoming IPOs
Company Security Code Float date Issue $
BPS Technology Limited BPS 04/09/2014 1.00
China Mining Limited CMF 0.20
Emperor Range Group Limited ERX 09/09/2014 0.20
Global Wealth Partners Fund Limited GWP 26/09/2014 1.25
Huayi Resources Limited HUA 0.20