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Morningstar Afternoon Research Update Monday, Feb 4, 2013


04-Feb-2013

Special Announcements
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Research Updates (9)

Special Reports (0)
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Funds (4)
/Colonial First State Global Resources (4713) Silver
/Investors Mutual Australian Share (5339) Silver
/Investors Mutual Industrial Share (8742) Bronze
/Maple-Brown Abbott Australian Equity (2867) Bronze

Shares (5)
/Contact Energy (CEN-NZ) Hold
/DWS (DWS) /Reduce
/Fairfax Media (FXJ) /Hold
/Myer Holdings (MYR) /Hold
/Whitehaven Coal (WHC) Reduce

ETFs (0)
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Fixed Income (0)
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Australian Market Report
Monday 4 February – After an enviable rally throughout the day and touching multi-year highs within the session, the market finally settled down and let some of the less-than-impressive data sink in. Investors decided to claw back some of their gains over the past week and this was felt in the financials sector, which fell the hardest. Among the big winners were telecommunications and consumer staples. All eyes will be on the RBA’s decision tomorrow.

The All Ordinaries slipped 12.80 points (0.26%) to 4,929.10 while the S&P/ASX 200 fell 13.60 points (0.28%) to 4,907.50... Read More

Australian Equities (04-Feb-2013 / Close) CloseChange% Change
/All Ordinaries4929-13-0.26
/S&P/ASX 2004908-14-0.28
/10-year Bond Rate3.570.071.86
/90 Day Bank Accepted Bills SFE-Day2.940.041.38
/3-yr Bond Rate2.950.082.79

Currency (04-Feb-2013 / Close) CloseChange% Change
/$A vs $US1.0438---0.14
/$A vs GBP0.6649---0.17
/$A vs YEN96.680.010.01
/$A vs EUR0.7659---0.27
/$A vs $NZ1.2326---0.09

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