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Trading Diary
September 4, 2002

These extracts from my daily trading diary are intended to illustrate the techniques used in short-term trading and should not be interpreted as investment advice. Full terms and conditions can be found at Terms of Use .






USA
The Dow formed an inside day day on large volume, signaling uncertainty, and closing up 1.4% at 8425. The primary cycle trends down.

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 2.2% at 1292. The primary trend is down.

The S&P 500 closed up 15 points at 893. The primary cycle is in a down-trend.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator  bull alert signal is at 46% (September 3).


Incentives drive strong auto sales
August vehicle sales are up 13% on last year, leading General Motors to raise its earnings guidance for the third quarter and full year. (more)



ASX Australia
The All Ordinaries fell sharply to close 47 points down at 3048 on large volume, holding just above the 3047 support level. The primary trend is down.
The MACD (26,12,9) and Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) have crossed to below their respective signal lines. Twiggs money flow signals distribution.








Interest rates
The Reserve Bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged. (more)


Metcash [MTT]
The grocery wholesaler reports first quarter sales are up 19%. (more)
MTT has been in a stage 2 up-trend for the past 18 months, with rising Relative strength (price ratio:xao), before a 3-month correction back to the still rising 150-day MA.





The stock is now forming an ascending triangle which may signal the end of the correction. MACD is neutral while Twiggs money flow signals accumulation.







Conclusion

Short-term: Avoid new entries. After a stronger showing from the Dow, I expect the Slow Stochastic and MACD to whipsaw until there is clear direction. 
Medium-term: Patience is required - wait for the All Ords to signal a reversal.
Long-term: Wait for a bull-trend on the Nasdaq or S&P 500 (primary cycle).

Colin Twiggs


Thought for the Day:

The last temptation is the greatest treason,
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.

 - T.S. Eliot







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