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Trading Diary
June 23, 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 fell 1.4% to 9072, on reassuringly lower volume. The index is headed for a re-test of the 9000 support level.
The intermediate trend is up.
The primary up-trend is up.

The S&P 500 closed 14 points down at 981.
The intermediate trend is up. The break of the trendline and 1000 support level signals weakness.
The primary trend is up.

The Nasdaq Composite fell 2.0% to close at 1610.
The intermediate trend is up.
The index is in a primary up-trend.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator is fell 0.72% to 74.50% on June 23.

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

Fed rate cut?
There is a general belief that the Fed will cut rates at its Wednesday policy meeting; by either a quarter or a half per cent.

New York (23.40): Spot gold fell sharply to $US 353.90.
On the five-year chart gold is above the long-term upward trendline.

ASX Australia
The All Ordinaries rallied during the day but closed weakly; up 4 points at 3059. Volume is reassuringly low. Expect a further test of the 3050 support level.
The intermediate trend is up.
The primary trend is up.

The monthly Coppock indicator has turned up below zero, signaling the start of a bull market. 
Twiggs Money Flow (100) signals accumulation.
MACD (26,12,9) is above its signal line; Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) is below; and Twiggs Money Flow (21) signals accumulation.

Market Strategy
Short-term: Long if the All Ords is above 3073.
Intermediate: The primary trend has reversed up; Long if the All Ords is above 3073.
Long-term: The primary trend reversal has confirmed the March 18 follow through signal. Long.

Foodland [FOA]
Foodland is forming a bullish consolidation just below resistance at 20.00

Twiggs Money Flow (100-day) signals accumulation
Relative Strength (price ratio: xao) is below its May 2003 peak.

MACD (26,12,9) is has completed a bullish trough above zero [+].

Overhead resistance is at 20.00; support is at 19.00.
Rallies at [1] and [4] were on thin volume, unlikely to break through resistance.
Weak closes at [2] and [6] signal strong support.
Big volume at [7] indicates renewed interest from buyers.

A dry-up of volume on the next pull-back will be a bullish signal.
A break above 20.00 on strong volume will be a strong bull signal.

A fall below 19.00 would be bearish.

Understanding the Trading Diary has been expanded to offer further assistance to readers.

Colin Twiggs

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915).


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