Trading Diary
January 18, 2002

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

Another inside day, with the Dow closing down at 9771 on reasonable volume. The Nasdaq 100 closed down 3.3%, resuming the down-trend on the secondary cycle.
IBM, Microsoft
Tech stocks pull down the market as IBM fails to meet revenue targets and Microsoft warns of difficult times ahead. (more)
Australia - ASX
The All Ords closed down at 3331 on normal volume. The 20-day slow Stochastic gives a bear signal.

AngloGold abandons its bid for control of Normandy, after winning only 7 to 8% of acceptances. (more)
Santos slides [STO]
The Adelaide-based oil and gas stock dropped more than 7% on a 10% fall in 2001 profits. (more)

Short-term: Buyers should stay clear of the market.
Long-term trades: Wait for a correction on the secondary cycle.
Colin Twiggs
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