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Trading Diary
June 30, 2003

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The Dow formed an inside day, closing almost unchanged at 8985 on higher volume.
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary up-trend is up.


The S&P 500 closed 2 points lower at 974.
The intermediate trend is down. The index may be forming equal lows above 972; a bullish sign in an up-trend. 
The primary trend is up.

The Nasdaq Composite eased 0.2% to close at 1622.
The intermediate trend is up. Equal lows on the 9th and 24th of June are a bullish sign.
The primary trend is up.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator is 0.66% from its peak, at 74.56% on June 27.

Market Strategy
Short-term: Long if the S&P 500 is above 992 (Wednesday's high).
Intermediate: Long if the S&P is above 992.
Long-term: Long.

Flat end to the quarter
The quarter ended with some profit-taking on Monday.

Short week ahead
US markets will close 1.00 p.m. Thursday ahead of Friday, Fourth of July holiday.

New York (17.50): Spot gold rose slightly to $US 346.30.
On the five-year chart gold is still above the long-term upward trendline.

ASX Australia
The monthly Coppock indicator still slopes up below zero, signaling the start of a bull market. 
Twiggs Money Flow (100) signals accumulation.

Recent months display a distinct V-bottom and we may see a re-test of support levels before a real bull market develops.

The All Ordinaries rallied weakly before closing 19 points lower at 2999. Lower volume indicates that the correction may be slowing.
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary trend is up. If price holds above support at 2970 this will indicate that the up-trend is still strong. A fall to 2900 will signal weakness.

Market Strategy
Short-term: Long if the All Ords is above 3032 (Thursday's high).
Intermediate: The primary trend has reversed up; Long if the All Ords is above 3050.
Long-term: The primary trend reversal has confirmed the March 18 follow through signal. Long.

ANZ Bank [ANZ]
Banks like ANZ tend to form support and resistance at round numbers like 16.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00.
After testing resistance at 19.00 the bank appears headed for a re-test of support at 18.00.

Twiggs Money Flow signals accumulation, while MACD has crossed below its signal line but is still above zero. 

Relative Strength (price ratio: xao) has leveled out but is holding above the April low; a good sign.

A dry-up of volume and daily range at the support level may present entry opportunities for short-term traders.
A rise above 19.30 may present long-term opportunities. Conservative traders will wait for a break-out above 19.00 and then a pull-back that respects that level.

A close below 18.00 would be bearish.

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

Colin Twiggs

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

~ Ivy Baker Priest.

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