Disclaimer A previous post compared charts of the XAF (Australian 50 Index) and the XSO (Small Ordinaries Index). This post looks at the Financial Sector from a technical perspective only. The opinions expressed should not be relied upon in making… Read More ›
Charting an investment strategy for 2014
Disclaimer This first post for 2014 looks at investment prospects for the coming year mostly from a technical perspective. The opinions expressed are those of one observer only based on the charts examined, and are therefore prone to observer bias and… Read More ›
Bull or Bear Market?
Once upon a time, in the days before computers and credit default swaps, savvy old investors made their decisions on one over-riding consideration. Is it a bull, or a bear market? Whether you are saving to buy a house, motor… Read More ›
In Growing Your Portfolio, Correctly Capturing Price Movement is more Important than Capturing the Best Price.
The two main hurdles to growing the value of your share portfolio are: To be caught on the wrong side of a price trend; to stay long (to buy first to be able to sell later at a profit) in a falling market, or… Read More ›
Stay Positive. Be Flexible.
A good motto for investors is to be flexible. Everyday the market moves against one or more of one’s open positions. We need to stay positive, and not become fearful and negative, simply hoping the market will spontaneously align with… Read More ›
Market Focus – April 5, 2013
Long only investors who hoped that the retracement would be brief, and that the market would quickly resume its uptrend, would have been disappointed by the down-turn yesterday and today, breaking support at 4950. On technical groups, the… Read More ›
Aussie Market Focus, March 18 2013. How far will the market fall?
Global market falls in the wake of Cyprus sovereign debt re-ignited fears of reversion to bear market mentality that prevailed between 2007 and 2012. Here in Australia the XJO fell by 102 points to be 5027. just above the 5000… Read More ›
Market Focus, February 22, 2013
The week in retrospect The XJO continued its steep ascent the first three days of last week. Just when it seemed that the correction would be delayed another week, sellers hit the market on Thursday 21st February 2013, driving the… Read More ›