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.
These are the 52 week closing highs for the week ending 21/9/18
STOCKS IN THE ASX 200
None this week
STOCKS IN THE ASX 200-300
FET GDI OGC
STOCKS IN THE 300 TO 500
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 13 week format.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 21/9/18: (see charts below)
Volumes are back and price rises. The OBV looks very strong, the CMF still a little weak. The eBook system is still waiting to buy,
next week may bring confirmation of what to do, wait more or buy. In the mean time most stocks are holding. No trades this
week for Peters Portfolio and there will be none next week either, which is great, it means stocks are trending and nothing to
do except let the process take care of itself. Stick to the system. Peters Portfolio rose almost 1% this week as the market
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 14/9/18: (see charts below)
The XAO has a quiet week. Volumes are low. The OBV is holding up well and the CMF volume indicator (13 week
period) while looking bad is just confirming what we know. Price and volume have fallen. The bull filter for the eBook
system is still saying step aside and wait. Very few new 52 week highs this week as the market rally takes a breather.
Peters Portfolio had a good week, making a new equity high and rising around 2.5% helped along by some dividends.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 7/9/18: (see charts below)
The XAO fell this week, below the eBook Bull filter, so its stand aside for those using that method. Volume support remains
with both the OBV and the CMF (13 period) holding up. Looking at the chart above the recent sell off looks like its overdone,
a panic on low volume. However we are not in the game of predicting but responding, so dont second guess the market. As I
always say, trade your method and be as detached as possible. Next week will be interesting. Peters Portfolio held up very well
this week, a main contributor being NST with its merger announcement.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 31/8/18: (see charts below)
This week its the Mid Caps that rallied. As I said last week the market seems strong across the board. Trade your system.
Stick to the rules, get out of way, and let the market and your method do its thing!
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 24/8/18: (see charts below)
This week was another indication of how the XAO can be a deceiving index as to what's really going on in the market.
I have posted 2 charts this week, the usual XAO and also the Small Ords, which you can see had a big week. There are
19 stocks this week in the top 500 making a new closing 52 week high, thats a lot, indicating the breadth of this market.
Breadth meaning the market is strong across the board, not just the top 10 that dominates the XAO index. Peters Portfolio
had a strong week, a benefit of the fact it is dominated by small and mid caps with good fundamentals.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 17/8/18: (see chart below)
The index breaks up and out of its 5 week consolidation, read last weeks commennts and also the comments I made going back
a few weeks. The market looks strong again, indicated by a large number of 52 week highs (12 in the top 500) this week.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 10/8/18: (see chart below)
The All Ords continues to track sideways. This was the 5th week that the index found resistance around the 6400 area.
The OBV indicator is suggesting higher prices, the CMF appears positive too. The strategy is trade your system and be patient.
Higher prices will come, this is a traditional slow time of year before the market often rallies into Xmas.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 3/8/18: (see chart below)
The market backs off a little this week but its not telling us much. Stick to the system is the best option.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 27/7/18: (see chart below)
The big picture I mentioned last week dominates. Volume picks up and the market rallies. There is no short term sign of
weakness. The old market highs pre GFC are really not that far away (around 470 points or a little over 7% away).
We could be there by Christmas.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 20/7/18: (see chart below)
Price continues to push higher but volume is decreasing, the same pattern as the last few weeks. Its wait and see what
happens over the next few weeks. The big picture looks strong, the monthly chart below shows a healthy trend channel
and large volume coming into the market in May and June.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 13/7/18: (see chart below)
The XAO continues to rise, but there is now a divergence betwen price and volume. Volume is weakening suggesting buyers are
tapped out. Also there is only one new 52 week closing high in the alerts this week, indicating weakness. A pullback or at least consolidation
Peters portfolio managed a small rise this week because some stocks rallied well, but others are falling. Interesting times. I suggested
last week the market was churning, money is being re alloctaed and my portfolio is certainly showing that. One of the good things about
buying 52 week highs is that the strategy normally puts you where the money is going, without having to think about it. It will be
interesting to see what stocks and sectors start to trigger in the coming weeks and months as the churning subsides and decisions are
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 6/7/18: (see chart below)
The XAO goes higher but with less volume. Not all stocks are rising, it seems there is some churning happening. Money being
relocated into other sectors. Peters Portfolio got whacked again this week with the fall in ELD.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 29/6/18: (see chart below)
Prices and volume recede a little this week, the XAO seems to be getting help from the falling Aussie dollar, as the market
has been resilient to falls on overseas indices. One would expect more consolidation, but it is dangerous to expect or
predict. The trend is strong and up. Peters Portfolio suffered a little this week due to falls in HSN, any stock not perfroming
fundamentally well is punished and MTS and HSN are recent victims.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 22/6/18: (see chart below)
Well when I said last week the high in January looks to be taken out soon......I didnt think it would be this week. Goes to show
what I always say, no one can predict. The best we have is probability. This market has been rising, even when it was dipping it
never lost volume support, so probability of more rises was greater than the probability of market falls. Re read my comments below
on the 20/4/18 and the 4/5/18, and learn to read the OBV filter, it will tell you more than any analyst or market commentator. The CMF
looks in over bought territory, but it doesnt mean the price will fall, its just letting us know volume is high, and we knew that didnt we?
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 15/6/18: (see chart below)
The market continues to rise. More volume chimes in. The high in January looks like it could be over taken sometime soon,
Peters Portfolio had a good week rising over 2 percent.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 8/6/18: (see chart below)
The XAO bounced off volume support with prices following, huge volume last week, I dont know why, I suspect a corporate
action. If anyone knows please email me. Looking at the chart above it seems primed for more upward price action. I notice in
the U.S. the Russell and the Nasdaq are now in all time, new high territory, the Dow and the SP500 are catching up. Those that
shorted the markets a few months ago must be hurting. Peters Portfolio managed a small rise this week, but was negatively
impacted by the fall in MTS.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 1/6/18: (see chart below)
The market has pulled back a little in the last 3 weeks since I have been away on holidays. Volume indicators are on support,
the medium term trend line that the eBook system uses is still in tact. The market looks like it needs more consolidation
before the next upthrust, of course that doesnt mean to say individual stocks will languish, some will rally and others wont,
thats trend trading. Peters Portfolio managed a small rise despite the Index falling.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 11/5/18: (see chart below)
We have now had 6 weeks of recovery, volumes are high, the price is double topping, but I would not be brave enough
to call a slow down. In the U.S. the mid cap index of the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq are threatening to break to new highs
while the SP500 and the Dow drag behind. In Australia the Mid Cap 50 index has already made a new high, is it leading the
way for other indexes? See chart below. The distribution from big caps to mid caps continues, not just here in Australia
but it seems overseas as well. Perhaps the Dow is no longer the most logical market barometer with other indexes now
leading the market.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 4/5/18: (see chart below)
Rising price, rising volume, the CMF (13 period) the only non conformer. This is a very strong market, I suppose some
resistance will happen around 6230 (the last highest close) as the technical traders sell, but I wouldnt like to be shorting
this beast at the moment. Peters Portfolio bounced back up this week by 3% while the eBook system put in a stellar 4%
rise, some more, some less, depending on each traders holdings.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 27/4/18: (see chart below)
I suggest you read the last 2 weeks comments, nothing has changed except the eBook system is back in buy mode.
The bull is back, so we go with the flow and follow our systems.
MARKET COMMENTS: As of 20/4/18: (see chart below)
In the chart below I have changed the CMF indicator to a 13 period, to reflect the markets quarterly calendar oscillations.
I like the CMF indicator but it does seem difficult to find the best time period. Perhaps thats why the OBV is possibly more
relaible, as it does not depend on time. Anyway, the market is improving and recovering from the recent sell off, a theme
I have repeatedly commented on the past few weeks and months. The Bull seems in tact, the OBV has made a new high
suggesting the price will follow. Next week the eBook system Bull filter will probably allow buying of new signals, other systems
with shorter term filters or that use filters on other indexes apart from the AllOrds, are already buying.
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)