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Trading Diary
January 13, 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 .

The Dow closed almost unchanged at 8785 on lower volume.
The average is ranging between 8161 and 9076, at the top end of the base that has been forming since July 2002; a bullish sign.
The primary trend is down and will only reverse up if the average rises above 9076 (the high from December 02).

The Nasdaq Composite lost 1 point to close at 1446.
The primary trend is up.

The S&P 500 closed almost unchanged at 926.
The index ranges between 965 and 768, establishing a base. It has recently held above 867 and failed to re-test support at 768; a bullish sign. 

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator increased to 52% (January 10).

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New York: Spot gold eased 30 cents to $US 354.10

ASX Australia
After a weak counter-trend the All Ordinaries is likely to re-test resistance at 3050. The index formed an inside day, closing at 3043 on lower volume on average volume. The index ranges between 2915 and 3050, forming a base. A break above 3050 will signal a primary trend change to an up-trend. Look for volume confirmation.
Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) is below its signal line; MACD (26,12,9) is above; Twiggs money flow is falling.

Market strategy
For further guidance see Understanding the Trading Diary.

Short-term: Avoid new entries. The Slow Stochastic and MACD are on opposite sides of their respective signal lines.
Medium-term: Avoid new entries.
Long-term: Wait for confirmation of the bottom reversal signal.

Colin Twiggs

Chi Wen Tzu contemplated something three times before acting upon it.
When Confucius heard this, he said, "Twice is enough."

- The Analects of Confucius: 5.19

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