Blue-chip beating adds to rout

Original article by David Rogers
The Australian – Page: 17 & 27 : 15-Nov-18

The Australian sharemarket has now shed more than 10 per cent since it peaked at a 10-year high in August. The 3.5 per cent decline in the last two trading sessions followed a rebound in recent weeks, after the local market fell 6.1 per cent in October. Blue-chip stocks in particular have been heavily sold down, and traders suggest that offshore selling has been a major driver of the pullback. Richard Coppleson of Bell Potter says this could potentially result in a rebound in the next week or so.

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STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, BELL POTTER SECURITIES LIMITED, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, SOUTH32 LIMITED – ASX S32, CSL LIMITED – ASX CSL, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, COCHLEAR LIMITED – ASX COH, SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, PACT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX PGH, RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LIMITED – ASX RHC, BINGO INDUSTRIES LIMITED – ASX BIN, AUSNET SERVICES LIMITED – ASX AST, COMPUTERSHARE LIMITED – ASX CPU, MEDIBANK PRIVATE LIMITED – ASX MPL, SHANGHAI COMPOSITE INDEX, HANG SENG INDEX, NIKKEI 225 INDEX, KOSPI INDEX, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, ORGANISATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

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