ASX 200 approaching resistance

A sign of increased risk aversion is the stellar performance of the A-REIT index. AREITs are trading at substantial premiums to net asset value as investors bid up stocks with stable cash flows.

ASX 200: Real Estate

Financials are retracing to test their new support level at 5900/6000. Calls from the RBNZ for the big four to increase their capital haven’t helped.

ASX 200 Financials

Materials are also retracing but continue their up-trend. Though the iron ore windfall is unlikely to last.

ASX 200 Materials

The ASX 200 is heading for a test of resistance at 6300/6350. Expect stubborn resistance, leading to a correction.

ASX 200

I remain cautious on Australian stocks and hold more than 40% in cash and fixed interest in the Australian Growth portfolio.