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Trading Diary
December 17, 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, closing down 1% at 8535 on higher volume. The down-trend may still re-test the 7500 and 7200 support levels.
The primary trend is down and will only reverse up if the average rises above 9130.

The Nasdaq Composite was down 0.6% at 1392.
The primary trend is up.

The S&P 500 formed an inside day, down 8 points at 902.
The primary trend is down.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator appears stuck at 50% (December 16).


McDonalds
The Dow stalwart expects to take its first ever quarterly loss after a $US 435 million charge for store closures and job cuts.
(more)



Gold
New York: Spot gold is up 40 cents at $US 336.70, after reaching 341.00 intra-day.



ASX Australia
The All Ordinaries rallied sharply, up 35 points at 2957 on higher volume. The market is ranging between 2915 and 3050, building a broad base in the process. The index respected the 2915 support level and the downward trendline, so be on the alert for further bull signals.
MACD (26,12,9) and Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) are below their signal lines, but the Slow Stochastic appears about to cross. Twiggs money flow is just above zero.





Suncorp Metway [SUN]
Last covered on August 29.
SUN formed a double top at [1], with a false break above the previous high, before a sharp drop in September 2001. This was followed by a re-test of resistance at 15.00 then a creeping down-trend in the form of a falling wedge. Price is now testing resistance at 10.60.

Relative strength (price ratio: xao) is holding above the support level. A break below support would be bearish.





The falling wedge is open to varying interpretation because of a false break above the trendline at [2]. Since then price has respected the borders of the wedge, with no further breaks, and has now respected the major support level at 10.60.
 
Twiggs Money Flow and MACD are bearish.





A break below support at 10.60 will be a bear signal, while a break above the upper border of the wedge would be a strong bull signal.



Market strategy
For further guidance see Understanding the Trading Diary.

Short-term: Avoid new entries unless the index falls below 2915. The Slow Stochastic and MACD are below their respective signal lines.
Medium-term: Avoid new entries.
Long-term: Wait for confirmation of the bottom reversal signal.

Colin Twiggs


To study and not think is a waste.
To think and not study is dangerous.

- The Analects of Confucius: 2.15






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