Trading Diary
June 7, 2002

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The Dow fell to 9472 before rallying back to 9589 on very strong volume. Another successful test of the 9500 support level.
A break below 9500 will signal a primary bear-trend. The secondary cycle trends downwards.
Chartcraft's NYSE Bullish % Indicator has given a bull correction signal, warning investors to adopt defensive strategies. 

After a weak opening the Nasdaq Composite rallied during the day but still closed 1.25% down at 1535.
The primary and secondary cycles continue downwards.

The S&P 500 closed 2 points down at 1027.
Primary and secondary cycles trend downwards.

Unexpected fall in unemployment
Unemployment levels fell to 5.8% from a high of 6%. (more)
Intel down 19%
Intel and AMD lead a general tech stock decline after Intel's revenue downgrade. (more)
ASX Australia
The All Ords recovered from a sharp morning fall to close 3 points down at 3296 on average volume.
The primary trend is up, secondary trend - down. A break above 3370 would complete an inverted head and shoulders pattern.
MACD (26,12,9) and Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) are below their signal lines.

ResMed [RMD]
The announcement of a share buy-back was favorably received by the market. (more)
RMD closed up at $4.76 with bullish divergences on MACD and Chaikin MF, while Relative Strength (price ratio: xao) is still weak.

The directors of Australian Oil & Gas Corp. intend to recommend that shareholders accept the $2.50 per share takeover offer by Texas-based Parker Drilling. (more)
AOG closed at $2.65.


Village Roadshow [VRL]
The cinema group announces plans to scrap dividends "for an extended period of time". (more)
VRL fell to $1.45 after a bearish divergence on Chaikin MF and weak Relative Strength (price ratio: xao).


Short-term: Avoid long. Maintain tight stop-losses.
Medium-term: 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

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