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Issue 31 | 15 Aug 2019

Plunge in yields puts onus on individual investor to tread carefully on the risk curve

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S&P/ASX All Ordinaries
As of 17/08/2019 09:04 PM (20 min delay)
* All Ords and ASX200 pricing is 20 min delayed.
Indices Change % Value
All Ords* -4.9 -0.1 6,486
ASX200* -2.6 0.0 6,406
NZ50 -48.8 -0.5 10,655
DJI 306.6 1.2 25,886
FTSE100 50.1 0.7 7,117
Nikkei225 13.2 0.1 20,419
HKSE 238.8 0.9 25,734
Shanghai 8.0 0.3 2,824
CAC 63.9 1.2 5,301
DAX 150.1 1.3 11,563

ASX300 Biggest Gainers and Losers

ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
SUL Super Retail Group Limited 9.75 7.85
SWM Seven West Media Limited 0.40 6.67
SGR The Star Entertainment Group Limited 3.79 5.87
WSA Western Areas Limited 2.49 5.51
HLS Healius Limited 2.93 5.02
AHG Automotive Holdings Group Limited 3.21 4.56
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.13 4.00
WPP WPP AUNZ Ltd 0.655 3.97
COH Cochlear Limited 209.43 3.93
CYB CYBG Plc 2.48 3.77
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ASX Name Price ($) Change (%)
RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited 3.10 -7.46
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Limited 0.20 -6.98
SEA Sundance Energy Australia Limited 0.001 -50.00
BKL Blackmores Limited 66.91 -5.63
MLX Metals X Limited 0.17 -5.56
WHC Whitehaven Coal Limited 3.20 -5.33
VOC Vocus Group Limited 2.88 -5.26
PME Pro Medicus Limited 25.98 -5.18
AMP AMP Limited 1.735 -4.93
AWC Alumina Limited 2.19 -4.37
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