Australian Markets, Winners & Losers

Woolworths 1H Sales $30.7bn up 3.2%


Australian grocery retailer, Woolworths (ASX:WOW), have reported their first half results for 2012-2013.

  • Woolworths reported $30.7 billion in sales for the first half, up 3.2 percent on the previous corresponding period. (27 weeks to December 30)
  • "This solid first-half result is a reflection of the sharpened focus on our core businesses and better meeting our customers needs," said Woolworths Chief executive Grant O'Brien.

ASIC Fines CommBank's CommSec


CommBank (ASX:CBA) owned broker, CommSec was fined $50,000 as reported by the ASIC.

  • The Markets Disciplinary Panel (MDP) fined CommSec with a $50,00 penalty for a series of misleading trades executed in late 2010 to early 2011.

Industry Super Network Calls to Ban High Frequency Trading (HFT)


A superannuation advocacy group, Industry Super Network have called on Australian financial regulators to consider banning high frequency trading (HFT) in the Australian stock market.

  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) is currently in consideration of altering rules on equity market structure, which include regulations on automated algorithms and high-frequency trading.

NAB Launches Online Share Trading Platform


National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) has announced plans to launch its own online share trading platform, Nabtrade, to compete with the existing market players which dominate up to 76 percent of the marketplace:

  • CommSec - 49 percent of market and 1.7 million clients
  • E*Trade - 18 percent of market

Reserve Bank of Australia Says 23 Countries Holding AUD


The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced that up to 23 countries are holding the Australian Dollar.

  • The RBA said that up to 23 national central banks are holding Australian dollar currency.

Australia Post Digital Mailbox


Australia Post has unveiled a Digital MailBox initiative earlier, such a service allowing customers to access all their confidential letters and bills and to make transactions, through a single trustworthy online location. The service comes as Australia Post seeks to generate new digital revenue streams as its traditional postal business comes under pressure from the rise of electronic media such as emails.

Winners and Losers of Trading for Week 2


The year comes of with a rough start for some and a smooth for others as companies trade stocks for the second week of 2012. Here are the lists of the best and worst traded stocks in the ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries in the Australian Securities Exchange for January 9-13, 2012.

Best Performing Trade Stocks ASX100 (XTO)

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2012's First Week of the Best and Worst Traded Stocks


The holidays are over and companies are back in business to face the new year for the rollercoaster ride of share prices. The lists below are a record of the best and worst traded stocks in the ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries in the Australian Securities Exchange in the first week of 2012, January 2-6, 2012.

Best Performing Trade Stocks ASX100 (XTO)

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2011's Last Best and Worst Traded Stocks


As the year 2011 closed, share prices continued to fluctuate as companies and investors continue to trade stocks. This is a record of the best and worst traded stocks in the indices ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries in the Australian Securities Exchange in the last week of 2011, December 26 to 30, 2011.

Best Performing Trade Stocks ASX100 (XTO)

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Best and Worst Pre-Christmas Traded Stocks


Stocks went up and down before Christmas day arrived and this record shows to prove it. Below are list of the best and the worst traded stocks in ASX100, ASX200 and All Ordinaries of the Australian Stock Exchange in the 51st week of 2011, December 19 to 23, 2011.

Best Performing Trade Stocks ASX100 (XTO)

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