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Trading Diary
July 4, 2003

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 has pulled back to re-test support at 9000, closing the week at 9070.
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary trend is up.




The S&P 500 is still above support at 950, closing the week at 986.
The intermediate trend has turned back up.
The primary trend is up.

The Nasdaq Composite closed the week at 1663, threatening to complete a bullish double bottom.
The intermediate trend is up. 
The primary trend is up.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator is up at 74.99% (July 3).

Market Strategy
Short-term: Long if the S&P500 is above 995.
Intermediate: Long if S&P 500 is above 995.
Long-term: Long if S&P 500 is above 1000.


Unemployment
The unemployment rate is up at 6.4%. New jobless claims rose to 430,000 last week. (more)




Gold
New York (03.00): Spot gold is hovering around $350.00 per ounce.



ASX Australia
The All Ordinaries failed to hold above the 3050 level, closing the week at 3001.
The intermediate trend is down. The next support level is at 2970.
The primary trend is up (marginally).

Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) is above its signal line; MACD (26,12,9) is below; Twiggs Money Flow signals accumulation.





Market Strategy
Short-term: Long if the All Ords is above 3022.
Intermediate: Long if the index is above 3022.
Long-term: Long if the index is above 3022.

Sector Analysis
Changes are highlighted in bold.
  • Energy [XEJ] - stage 2 (RS is rising) This is a V-bottom and may fall back to stage 1.
  • Materials [XMJ] - stage 3 (RS is falling)
  • Industrials [XNJ] - stage 1 (RS is falling)
  • Consumer Discretionary [XDJ] - stage 1 (RS is level)
  • Consumer Staples [XSJ] - stage 2 (RS is rising)
  • Health Care [XHJ] - stage 4 (RS is falling)
  • Property Trusts [XPJ] - stage 2 (RS is level)
  • Financial excl. Property Trusts [XXJ] - stage 2 (RS is rising)
  • Information Technology [XIJ] - stage 4 (RS is falling)
  • Telecom Services [XTJ] - stage 4 (RS is level)
  • Utilities [XUJ] - stage 2 (RS is level)


Sectors: Relative Strength
A stock screen of the ASX 200 using % Price Move (1 month: +5%) is up at 58 stocks (compared to 131 on April 11, 2003; and 8 on March 14, 2003).
  • Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (6)
  • Diversified Financial (4)
  • Construction Materials (4)
  • Diversified Metals & Mining (3)
  • Casinos & Gaming (3)
  • Agricultural Products (3)
  • Gold (3)

Daily Trading Diary
Stocks analyzed during the week were:
  • ANZ Bank - ANZ
  • Woodside Petroleum - WPL
  • Burswood - BIR
  • Seven Network - SEV


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Colin Twiggs


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First, is a soundly based self-confidence,......
Second is self-motivation and commitment,....
Third is intellectual independence,........
Fourth is a fundamental personal honesty,.....
And finally is a sincere love of what you do,......

- Victor Sperandeo, Trader Vic - Methods of a Wall Street Master.





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