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Trading Diary
October 27, 2003

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The Dow Industrial Average is consolidating above the long-term trendline, closing at 9608 on low volume. 
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary trend is up. A fall below 9000 will signal reversal.

The Nasdaq Composite closed 17 points higher at 1883 on lower volume, holding above the trendline.
The intermediate trend is down. Expect support at 1783.
The primary trend is up. A fall below 1640 will signal reversal.


The S&P 500 is also consolidating, closing 2 points up at 1031 on lower volume.
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary trend is up. A fall below 960 will signal reversal.

The Chartcraft NYSE Bullish % Indicator rallied to 80.60% (October 27).

Market Strategy
Short-term: Bullish if the S&P500 is above 1054. Bearish below 1026.
Intermediate: Bullish above 1054.
Long-term: Bullish above 960.

Fed meeting
The Fed is set to meet Tuesday but is expected to leave rates unchanged. (more)

Treasury yields
The yield on 10-year treasury notes rallied slightly to 4.26%.
The intermediate trend is down.
The primary trend is up.

New York (17:32): Spot gold eased slightly to $387.20.
The intermediate trend is up.
The primary trend is up. Expect resistance at 400 to 415.

ASX Australia
The All Ordinaries closed 11 points lower at 3255 on average volume. Initial support is at 3238 to 3250.

The intermediate up-trend is weak.
The primary trend is up. The rally is extended and the probability of a reversal increases with each successive primary trend movement. 
A fall below 3160 will signal reversal.  

MACD (26,12,9) is below its signal line; Slow Stochastic (20,3,3) is below; Twiggs Money Flow (100) is below its signal line and displays a bearish "triple" divergence.

Market Strategy
Short-term: Bullish if the All Ords is above 3317. Bearish below 3238.
Intermediate: Bullish above 3317.
Long-term: Bullish above 3160.

The Financials-X-Property index [XXJ] has consolidated over the period from [a] to [c]. This is not really an ascending triangle because of the lower high at [b]. Relative Strength has fallen markedly over this period but now appears to have formed equal lows in the past 2 months. A fall of RS below the recent lows will be a bear signal; a rise above the October high will be bullish.

St George Bank [SGB] was last covered July 29, 2003. One of the best performers in the sector, SGB has formed bearish equal highs at [a] and [b], below the previous high in June. Relative Strength (xao) has consolidated after a significant fall. A fall of RS below this support level will be a strong bear signal.

Twiggs Money Flow (100) is declining. A fall below the low of [1] will be a further bear signal.

Westpac [WBC] was last covered October 16, 2003. Price threatens to form a head and shoulders reversal pattern if there is a fall below the neckline at 15.50. Twiggs Money Flow (100) signals weakness, while Relative Strength is declining.

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Colin Twiggs

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~ Mark Douglas: Trading in the Zone.


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