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The potential ~$64bn takeover of Anglo-American (AAL LN) by BHP has dominated the news in recent weeks, but the clock is ticking, at 5pm London time tonight, the door will close, for now at least. It will come as no great surprise if BHP walks as Anglo’s CEO Duncan Wanblad and the rest of the AAL board appeared to have no interest in discussing a bid – at least at the current price point BHP’s offer was implying. However, there is still a chance that BHP could lob in a “best a final” conservative bid aimed at disgruntled shareholders before the window closes, making BHP a tricky proposition at current levels.

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Weekend report

Weekend Q&A: Both the EOFY and 8000 level are nigh

The ASX200 closed unchanged on Thursday with no lead from overseas markets; most local traders simply sat back and watched the Guzman y Gomez (GYG) IPO commence trading. By the end of the day, GYG was up +36%, valuing the Mexican fast food chain at over $3bn. At MM, we thought it would open strongly, but that was above our bullish expectations. As we said yesterday, let's hope this reignites some confidence in both local capital markets and stocks in general.

Morning report

What Matters Today: US home construction plunges. Opportunity or concern?

The ASX200 closed unchanged on Thursday with no lead from overseas markets; most local traders simply sat back and watched the Guzman y Gomez (GYG) IPO commence trading. By the end of the day, GYG was up +36%, valuing the Mexican fast food chain at over $3bn. At MM, we thought it would open strongly, but that was above our bullish expectations. As we said yesterday, let's hope this reignites some confidence in both local capital markets and stocks in general.

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Afternoon report

The Match Out: ASX Flat, Super Spicy GYG, best IPO in years!

A quiet day at the index level with no lead from the US overnight. 7 of 11 sectors finished in the red, though more than 50% of stocks in the ASX 200 were up on the day. The big news was the success of the Guyman y Gomez (GYG) IPO, which came on the market at midday, and rallied 36% - the best major IPO in years.

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Morning report

What Matters Today: Looking at the Healthcare Sector after our purchase of CSL on Wednesday

The ASX200 had a quiet Wednesday as it limped into the US Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday. The market ended the session down just 0.1%, with winners and losers almost exactly matched. If anything, we saw a little stock/sector rotation, with profit taking evident in some of the year's best-performing stocks, but on such a holiday-style low-volume day, little should be read into the action.

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Afternoon report

The Match Out: ASX flat, no trade in the US tonight

A muted session with no trade in the US tonight, though it was pleasing to see (for MM) that some of the recently soft sectors found some love, in what has been a tough few weeks of relative performance for our active growth strategy. Banks succumb to some profit-taking after a great run, and one can’t help but think, does a buy resources, sell banks trade make sense for the active traders out there?

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Morning report

Portfolio Positioning: Our take on Guzman y Gomez (GYG)

The ASX200 enjoyed a strong day at the office on Tuesday, adding to a solid opening throughout the day to finish up over 1%. Gains were encouragingly broad-based, with over 75% of the main board and all 11 sectors closing in positive territory as sellers appeared to take a lead from the looming US Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday. There were a couple of standout moves that should unsettle the numerous bears who are getting plenty of air time in the press.

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Afternoon report

The Match Out: ASX rallies, RBA sits pat as expected

A good session for the ASX with solid buying across all sectors. While the Resources and Energy still lagged broader gains, there was some obvious buying of the dip in some pockets,  though financials were still the main driver at the index level as CBA hit a new closing high (again)!

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Morning report

What Matters Today: Is China’s economy in worse shape than we thought?

China's housing crisis deteriorated in May, triggering further calls for Beijing to support the important economic area. Yesterday's data was the worst since 2011. The property market has weighed on China's economic growth for years, and yesterday saw declines in real estate investment and home prices gather pace. Also, industrial production missed expectations for May, rising 5.6% from a year earlier but slowing from April. The only encouraging light on Monday was Retail Sales improving faster than expected, but the net result is China is still experiencing a weak economic recovery, with Beijing needing to step up if it's going to achieve its 5% growth target.

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