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CEO AllenWargent Property Buyers, & WargentAdvisory (institutional). 6 x finance author.

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Shares Post Gains

The biggest weekly gain in shares seen in about a year.

The XJO (ASX 200) surged by 3.8 percent, spurred on by the ECB's stimulus program decision to buy €60 billion of bonds per month in a bid to stave off deflation in the Eurozone - stand by for one trillion Euros ($1.16 trillion) of newly created money.

Hardly the most inspiring reasoning for stock gains in Australia it must be said, but that seems to be the nature of the asset-buying program beast - bad news can be deemed 'good' news.

There also seems to be a growing swell of support for the notion that interest rates will fall further in Australia too, a view which I've been mulling over for a long time here