The methods I have been discussing and the results displayed have given no consideration to what a company does to make its earnings. Using Technical Analysis (and fundamental analysis at times) as the primary reason for our buy and sell signals gives no consideration to the reasons “why” a share is performing as it is, it is “as it is” so we buy and sell based on momentum of the price and the emotion of the crowd.
However some people are deeply concerned about company’s effect on the environment and the impact the companies policy may make socially. Our trading rules may trigger a buy in a gambling company and you may be passionately opposed to gambling, or you feel strongly opposed to alcohol and consider it a social problem and do not want to support companies in this sector, in this case you will need to do your own screening of stocks to suit your personal beliefs.
For example for many years I have specialized in the gold market, particularly gold shares. I believe Governments throughout the world create financial instability via central banks by the printing of paper money. With no backing of a physical asset like gold that can not be manipulated, they over stimulate economies creating booms and busts adding to the hardships of many and complicating an already intricate world.
The ownership of gold I see as a positive for global stability and I support the industry selectively.
Mining is a controversial issue and I agree with the concerns of many, recently one of the worlds biggest gold miners, Newcrest Mining of Australia has taken over Lihir gold of Papua New Guinea. Lihir has a horrid environmental record in that country in regard to polluting river systems and for that reason I would not buy it. Hopefully Newcrest will do a better job.
I remember as a child playing and swimming with children in that country where I lived a short while, I don’t like the thought of that no longer being able to happen because we in the western economies support a company with little concern for social liberties.
This is my choice, and we all need to make our decisions and live with them, it is possible to still make money and trade well by being a little selective.
Below is a guideline as to what to look for before deciding to invest in a company, more information can be found on the ASX website or by googling a companies website
The signals below are so you can follow trades that make NEW 52 week highs.
A new 52 week high is when the stock price is at its highest close (or equal to the highest close) counting back 52 weeks.
If a stock continues to make new highs, for example in the 53rd and 54th week, they are now regarded as ROLLING highs, not NEW 52 week highs.To clarify again, the buy signal for THIS system discussed is a NEW 52nd week or 1 year closing high, not a rolling high as is often printed in the papers or posted elsewhere on the internet.
Also, the signals provided are the ones used in the Course System 2 and the Course Pyramid System, WITHOUT A BULL FILTER.
Those of you that have done my courses or attended personal trading lessons will know what Bull filters are. It is at your discretion to employ these filters or not, it is best that you have decided if you are to employ the filters or not, and STICK TO that decision.
Other parameters (along with the 52 week closing high) to be met for the signal to be valid are: The 11 EMA weekly is to be above a 12 EMA weekly (to define the trend has been in place a few months, not a recent price spike which is likely to fail)
The exit used FOR THIS METHOD is the 7/12 EMA crossover. Therefore, some stocks will be re signalling a new high buy signal if they have been recently exited by using the 7/12 exit within the last 12 months. This is important and you need to understand this.
Of course the 7 EMA needs to be above the 12 EMA to make the 52 week high valid, (otherwise we would be selling straight away) nearly always this is the case, but rarely if a stock spikes it is not.
So to repeat, the rules are: USING WEEKLY PARAMETERS!
Share price to make a 52 closing (or equal to) week high (when selecting a buy, favour the cheapest stock)
The 11 ema to be above the 12 ema
The 7 ema to be above the 12ema
if the 7 ema crosses below the 12 ema
The above system contains no position sizing, bull or bear filters or fundamental stock selection, these are discussed and taught to private clients or at my courses.
STOCKS IN THE ASX 200
STOCKS IN THE ASX 200-300
STOCKS IN THE 300 TO 500
NONE THIS WEEK
Remember these scans are not using a Bull filter. The signals are for the simple 52 week CLOSING high entry and 7/12 EMA crossover exit system only.
This chart below shows two volume indicators, the On Balance Volume and the Chaiken Money Flow (displayed in green) using a 24 week format.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 13/4/18: (see chart below)
Huge volume this week, one of the biggest volume weeks in the last year, and the market price rises. One weeks price action
does not make a trend, or a recovery rally or anything really, but it is a sign the buyers dominated last week, despite much
negative rhetoric by some market commentators. It will be an interesting week this one to see if the momentum can be maintained.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 6/4/18: (see chart below)
Very little change this week. Another low volume week because of the Easter break.
The price is below the medium term moving average, indicating a wait and see approach. The CMF on the chart below has been changed
back to its usual 24 week period. Re read last weeks comments.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 29/3/18: (see chart below)
Its obvious the trend line starting in Oct 17 has broken. My bull filter systems are saying wait and do not buy, but many stocks
are holding up well. I only have one sell in my portfolio this week. Volumes do not support a melt down. I have changed the
parameters of the Chaiken Money Flow indicator to a 6 period (6 weeks) you can see it is sitting on support. The OBV has
not fallen like the price has, until the volumes support the price action I think this is a pull back not a major correction.
Price is still the ultimate indicator, so its wait and see. Trade your system.
Looking at the monthly chart below....now that we have completed the first quarter of trading for the year......you can see
volume (OBV) and price are in tact and trending well.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 23/3/18: (see chart below)
Lets look at the XAO in a simple line chart, the price trend line has broken, most bull filters are saying do not buy, hold positions,
only sell trades that are giving a sell signal. Looking at the volume indictors above, they do not support the sell bias but show
support. Last weeks volume was the lowest in 8 weeks, in my opinion sellers are not committed, our system says wait,
so we do. Waiting is a valid strategy, it is not doing nothing.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 16/3/18: (see chart below)
The market goes sideways this week. More consolidation it seems.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 9/3/18: (see chart below)
I might as well just repeat what I have been saying for the last few weeks. This market is strong, a lot stronger than what
some others think. Charts dont lie, our minds get in the way and create negative thoughts from fear. The above chart indicates
more upward prices next week.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 2/3/18: (see chart below)
Despite last weeks pull back the chart of the XAO looks strong. Volume indicators remain in tact showing upward momentum.
There is a lot of fear in the market at the moment. We probably need a few weeks of sideways movement so the minds of
traders can settle and regather, before we see the uptrend start again. This major trend is in place, and as hard as it may be to keep
riding it, it is still the best option rather then selling out completely, as some people are doing or suggesting.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 23/2/18: (see chart below)
The chart last week suggested higher prices, and thats what we got. Volume indicators on this chart look very strong, suggesting
the recovery rally after the recent sell off, has more to go. Also in the ASX 200 there were 7 new 52 week highs for the simple
weekly trend trading system I talk about on this website, a strong indicator that buyers are back!
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 16/2/18: (see chart below)
The market recovered a little this week, respecting the price trend line and the volume support lines. This is still a healthy looking
price chart, the medium term trend still in place. Strong volume indicators suggest higher prices to come. The market
often rallies into May, so we could still have 3 months of strong upward price action before the next slow down or pull back.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 9/2/18: (see chart below)
Well what a week. As you can see from the chart above, price is on trendline support and volume indicators are holding up well.
I will borrow a famous quote from an ex prime minister, it was the correction we had to have. The US market was over heated
and it wasnt going to take much for it to sell off. I see this sell off as a typical pull back in a stage 3 bull market. Its a great buying
opportunity for short term traders, the next few weeks will be interesting.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 2/2/18: (see chart below)
The market rallies on good volume, I still feel we are consolidating, maybe even pulling back a little, before the next rally up.
But the systems are still buying and holding trending trades, its been a good time to be a trend trader the last 8 months.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 25/1/18: (see chart below)
Interesting chart. One volume indicator is positive one is not so. It seems the consolidation I suggested last week may be occurring.
The index recovers this week, low volumes are because of the 4 day trading week, due to the Australia day holiday.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 19/1/18: (see chart below)
Prices fell. Last weeks chart gave us warning. However the index stays above the medium term moving average and
the CMF indicator holds up, suggesting some consolidation may happen this week.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 12/1/18: (see chart below)
The 3 month long rally may be tiring, the upward momentum of the volume indicators is slowing. Not
many new 52 week highs this week. Buyers can only maintain their enthusiasm for so long before they
back off, for prices to keep going up buyers need to remain committed, or prices go sideways or fall.
We may get some sector rotation now, as traders look for the best place to be, is it resources?
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 5/1/18: (see chart below)
The rally continues. more volume this week with a 4 day trading week. Peters Portfolio (s) performed ok, go
to the portfolio page for details.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 29/12/18: (see chart below)
low volumes and price action this week because of the three day trading week, next week may be similar,
although we do have a 4 day trading week. My two portfolios went sideways this week.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 22/12/17: (see chart below)
As the volumes of the last few weeks have been suggesting, the market continues to rise putting on another 80 points, or
around 1.3 %.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 15/12/17: (see chart below)
THIS WEEKS CHART LOOKS THE SAME AS LAST WEEK, BIG VOLUMES, SIDEWAYS PRICE.
MY PORTFOLIO WENT SIDEWAYS AGAIN THIS WEEK, HOWEVER VOLUMES SUGGEST HIGHER PRICES ARE COMING.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 8/12/17: (see chart below)
Hardly a change from last week, except volumes look stronger.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 1/12/17: (see chart below)
The rally continues but slows. However the OBV indicator is outperforming the price suggesting more upward price action
is to come. Notice too the high volume bar this week, as buyers and sellers compete in their feelings about what will happen
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 24/11/17: (see chart below)
Observing the weekly bar chart below the rally continues, its follow the trend at the moment until our systems tell us otherwise.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 17/11/17: (see chart below)
The rally slows but strength remains. A few less 52 week highs this week, indicating the buyers are sated, as is indicated
by the small pullback in the index. I wrote a news letter this week giving more detail, if you did not receive it re subsribe
or go to the newsletter archives to read my recent comments.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 10/11/17: (see chart below)
The Aussie market continues to play catch up to the US markets. The breakout from consolidation becoming more obvious
every week. Volume indicators continue to confirm the rally. You may like to revisit a news letter I wrote in April, before my
study break, nothing has changed, if anything the analysis I made back then has ramped up. Click on the link below.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 03/11/17: (see chart below)
Keeping things simple with a line chart, its clear to see the strength of the XAO. Its a 2.5 year breakout to the upside,
volume supports the move up. As I said last week, sometimes markets wait for no one, as has been the case this week with
the index continuing to rise. Another 12 new 52 week highs this week in the top 500. If the US market does not fall over
a big rally into Xmas is possible, as mentioned in last weeks comments. Also look at the monthly chart I have posted, there is a
beautiful Zen saying "if it is not necessary to do anything, it is necesssary to do nothing", so look at the chart,
I dont need to say anything.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 27/10/17: (see chart below)
The market pauses this week but volumes remain upward. Now one would "expect" a pause at these levels but this market
is strong and it may not wait for anyone. Another 10 new 52 week highs in the ASX 200 this week, indicating buyers are
far outweighing sellers. We have just 2 more days of trading before the end of the month, it will be interesting to see how
the monthly chart looks then, institutions drive the market, so will they buy more or back off before the end of the month?
We may get 2 volatile days, other reasons will be given, but it will mostly be caused by the big money adjusting portfolios
as they postion for the probability of a strong rally into Christmas. Last calendar year the market rose 14%, if it does it
again this year it will rise to around 6500 points, leaving a 500+ point rally till end of year, who knows.