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  • 2006 February | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    updated MDS Radio with a new recording which cover the SPI futures Regards Leon Hinde Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 640Kb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Accumulation and Condutor Analysis Thursday February 9th 2006 Hi I have updated MDS radio with a new recording which covers last night s Accumulation scan results I also take a look at how to use the Wizard screen to combine the Accumulation indicator with the Conductor Regards Leon Hinde Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 2354Kb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments XJO and ASX Top 20 Review Wednesday February 8th 2006 Hi I have provided a new recording on MDS Radio which covers the XJO and the ASX top 20 Best regards Leon Hinde Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 1 8Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets Cap Best January Performance for Over a Decade Weekly Market Wrap The Covered Call Collar Part 3 1 of Options Trading for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Cap Best January for Over a Decade Stock Market Analysis Traders Take Profits Stock Market Analysis Markets Reach Bull Market Territory Stock Market Analysis US Markets Ease Near All Time Highs Markets Higher As Investors Play Catch Up Weekly Market Wrap Investing in 2013 continued Part 9 Stock Trading Tips for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Higher As Investors Play Catchup Stock Market Analysis Markets Cautious Ahead Of Chinese Data Archives February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November

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  • 2006 January | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    have been added along with one Chart Plotted script Due to their complexity the two Analyser scripts can be very slow to run I would suggest focusing on a market segment or watchlist as opposed to the full market For indicator writers the plotted scripts can now draw dots using the type ltSpot There s also a new CreateBitmapLine function that can draw bitmap images onto the chart at the specified positions Fixes include Hopefully the final fix needed to stop the problem where double clicking on a watchlist entry results in no new chart window load When the program is loading it will open up existing chart windows with the template or saved chart loaded that the program was closed with Horizontal and Vertical trendlines can now be resized properly Gann Fan and Natural Gann Squares can now be dragged properly Dragging the main application bar around your screen shouldn t cause it to resize any longer This was a personal bug bear of mine The number of ticks in the scale on the main price chart has been increased What was missed The changes to the alerts system which are still waiting in our development version waiting to be fully tested Thank you to everyone for the input and effort that s been put into this release Including our Calypso Users Staff and regular users It s very much appreciated Craig Posted in Trading Software No Comments MDSnews Business update Thursday January 19th 2006 Hi I have updated MDS Radio with a new recording covering the latest development in the MDSnews capital raising and global expansion of our subscriber base Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 2213Kb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Accumulation Scanning Results Wednesday January 11th 2006 Dear Members I have updated MDS Radio with a new recording today which looks at how best to analyse the Accumulation scanning results I ve also mentioned a few things about golf The video of myself didn t come through on the presentation so you will just have to use your imagination The first couple of minutes will have no vision just audio because of this Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 1 3Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Market Overview Happy New Year Tuesday January 10th 2006 Dear Members Welcome back to the New Year I hope everyone had a great holiday season I have updated MDS radio with a new recording We are just starting to see market volumes pick back up again and this years first recording provides a brief market overview and a look at a few specific stocks Click here to watch the presentation or Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 2 2Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets

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  • 2005 December | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    recording which covers a brief analysis of Centennial Coal CEY is a stock request sent in by Daniel Nelson who has been a member since 1999 Click here to watch the presentation Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 1 6Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Market Commentary Tuesday December 6th 2005 I have just provided a new recording which takes a quick look at the global indices gold and a few stocks on the ASX to keep an your watch list I will aim to do a recording soon which looks at how I go about identifying trades using the Accumulation scan I would like to wait until the market conditions are right before doing this Click here to watch the presentation Click here to download the mp3 audio recording 1 7Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments International Operations Monday December 5th 2005 In this MDS radio recording Clinton talks about our MDS operations overseas Click here to view the presentation Click here for the mp3 version 1Mb Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Vassallo Swing indicators Thursday December 1st 2005 This week s Calypso release Dec 1st contains three new indicators based on David Vassallo s system of swing trading One is a Plotted Script called Vassallo Swing and there are two Entry Scripts called Vassallo Butterfly and Vassallo Three Swing The Vassallo Swing Plotted Script displays a series of trend lines on a price chart covering the swings in a price from highs to lows It uses basic reversal rules detailed below A swing with a period of 10 that starts at a peak ends once a point has been reached that has a Lower Low than the Lows of the ten points prior to it not counting Inside Days days with a Lower High and a Higher Low than the day before them A swing with a period of 10 that starts at a trough ends once a point has been reached that has a Higher High than the Highs of the ten points prior to it again not counting Inside Days When determining if a point is a Lower Low or Higher High than previous points the Vassallo Swing makes allowance for a Stretch a percentage by which the new extreme must exceed the previous points to be considered as ending the previous swing The Vassallo Swing chart tends to eliminate noise and simply show the main underlying trends in the price data David Vassallo teaches in his seminars methods to look for buy and sell signals based on the shapes of these swings It s an approach he has used profitably for many years and one which he has taught to many traders through the seminars Those swing chart previously had to be drawn laboriously but now the Vassallo Swing script draws the swings for you The two boolean Entry Scripts look for particular shapes that come up in the system The most basic is a Vassallo Three

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  • 2005 November | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    be coloured with the Up Volume Colour if the current days volume is higher than the volume from the day before If the chart was a weekly chart monthly or intraday chart then the comparision is done on the prior bar or point not still calculated on the prior day In the future it would be great if similar colour comparison rules could be used on any indicator including the base chart price For chart prices this would include changing the colour based on outside days etc Posted in Trading Software No Comments How do new indicators appear Monday November 21st 2005 When I write a new indicator I release it into Calypso Calypso is MDSnews ongoing beta product We try out new things in it and once they seem to be working in a fairly stable manner and seem to have met the approval of the customers using the Calypso product we release the change into the Market Analyser product Customers using Calypso are generally a fairly computer literate group able to deal with occasional bugs that might be in newly released amendments to the code In return for the occasional hassle of new stuff that doesn t quite work properly the Calypso users get the new stuff a little earlier than other customers When a change such as a new indicator is released into Calypso or later into Market Analyser it will appear in a list of changes that comes up when a user updates the product We include all changes in this list with the exception of extremely trivial changes such as spelling error corrections and the like Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Indicators on Blog Thursday November 17th 2005 Welcome to the new MDSnewsBlogs page My name is Martin Clear and I write the indicators for the Market Analyser products put out by MDSnews I write both Plotted Scripts which are line indicators displayed on a chart either as separate lines beneath the main chart or on the main Chart itself and Entry Scripts which calculate to true or false results which can then be displayed on a Chart or used to scan a market in the Analyser or used to test profit and loss as a buy or sell trigger over a period of time in a Trading Strategy I intend to make a lot of use of the MDSnewsBlogs page to write up anything to do with the indicators I will write descriptions of new indicators as I write them I may discuss their application to trading strategies and I may also talk about new types of indicators Users can respond to Blog posts with comments and hopefully I will be able to reply to those as well This Blog is not intended to replace the forums however I hope to keep my Blog posts interesting and entertaining as well as educational I m hoping to write in a manner that beginners can understand and where I have to be technical I

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  • Market Analyser 7 | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    Regis Resources RRL Silver Lake Resource SLR Gold Price Performance We have compiled the potential results of the practical application of the Top Down approach but first we will evaluate how the gold price has fared in the past month Chart 1 Gold price pushes higher The price of gold had been in a steady uptrend until mid 2011 when it went parabolic Typically when a market pulls back from a period of exuberance it takes a while for the market place to reset itself and this is proving to be the case this year Seasonally the gold price takes a breather from June through to August but this year we have the additional headwinds of the worsening eurozone debt crisis which is threatening the European if not the global financial system In August the gold price has pushed over US100 higher in anticipation of a coordinated effort by central banks to spur economic growth across the globe Markets expect this to happen in mid to late September Top Down Analysis A Valuable Approach Well here are the results of the Top Down stock selection approach we did for the gold mining sector at the start of August Table 1 Strong Gold Stocks Performance 3rd August 2012 to 27th August 2012 Note Past performance is no guarantee of future performance Conclusion The gold stocks identified by our Top Down Analysis strong in both fundamentals and relative strength did outperform the ASX market substantially the ASX 200 has risen around 1 7 in August If you had purchased 10 000 parcels in each of these stocks at the start of August you would be up around 7 500 on the portfolio a return of around 9 5 The performance has been helped by the recent bounce in the gold price as traders anticipate coordinated central bank action to promote economic growth across the globe Top Down Analysis is a valuable approach for identifying stocks that have the potential to provide above average returns I trust you got value from the Going For Gold article and the special report originally published on 3 August 2012 For more trade ideas and recommendations sign up for a free trial of the D2MX Daily Trading Report which provides a daily serving of insightful market analysis from the D2MX Advisory team including Trade ideas and strategies Market scans to watch International market analysis and Highlights from the S P ASX 200 To request an obligation free trial call 1300 610 024 or email advisory d2mx com au Michael Hevern Investment Adviser D2MX Trading This report was prepared by Michael Hevern It represents the views and opinions of the author It is not intended for use by any third party without the approval of Michael Hevern While this report is based on information from sources which are considered reliable its accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed Any opinions expressed reflect my judgment at this date and are subject to change Contracting Hevern Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative No 408868 of D2MX Pty Limited ABN 98 113 959 596 AFSL No 297950 D2MX and Michael Hevern has been appointed as an Authorised Representative of Contracting Hevern Pty Ltd Opinions conclusions and other information expressed in this report are not given or endorsed by D2MX unless otherwise indicated The information contained in this Report is General Advice only as the information or advice given does not take into account your particular objectives financial situation or needs Disclaimer Using leverage to invest can be a two edged sword as it can magnify your returns when the stock price rises but will in turn magnify the losses if the trade does not perform as expected Tags Analyst s Eye asx trading gold stocks Iress Top Down trading Trading Strategies trading tips Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software Trading Strategies No Comments Using Entry Scripts in the D2MX Charts Friday August 24th 2012 Are you looking for Top Down Analysis It s over here The D2MX Charts used in the Market Analyser 7 and the Bourse 7 trading platforms have a wide variety of different analysis tools available One of these is the Entry Scripts which allow you to apply a range of indicators to the chart so that you can clearly see key points identified by the indicator you have chosen Entry scripts allow you to identify when the conditions you specify for an indicator have been met When the indicator meets your criteria a dot is placed on the chart For example if you want to see when the MACD crosses over you can set an entry script to signal the crossover point as shown in the chart below The red dots show when the MACD crosses down while the blue dots show when the MACD crosses up You can adjust the parameters when you first apply the Entry Script and also with a right click on any one of the dots then select your chosen Entry Script Properties You can alter the colour of the dots as well as the location of them I find it useful to plot sell signals at the top of the chart and buy signals at the bottom of the chart You can also adjust the parameters so for a moving average crossover you can select the moving average time periods you wish to use With the RSI you can set the levels that determine overbought or oversold conditions While Entry Scripts can be used to identify simple crossovers or overbought and oversold conditions they can also identify more complex parameters as well The MACD Divergence identifies when the price is rising and MACD is falling or the other way around There are a range of other divergence parameters available as well including On Balance Volume Stochastic and the Commodity Channel Index The D2MX Prealerts are a type of Entry Script that have been built specifically for the D2MX charting platform You can be alerted when there is an increase in

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  • CFD Space | Online Stockmarket Trading Update

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  • Share Purchase Plan (SPP) | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    participate in the SPP The closing date is 18 11 2012 Shares will be issued on 27 12 2012 and begin trading on 7 1 2012 A maximum of 15 000 can be purchased by each shareholder at 0 20 Discount 20 0 Liquidity Poor Profitability Poor Stability Poor www bluechiip com Note Discount is based on the closing price on the 21 November 2012 Tags BCT Bluechiip Share Purchase Plan SPP Posted in Share Purchase Plan SPP No Comments Share Purchase Plan Cardia Bioplastics Thursday November 22nd 2012 Cardia Bioplastics CNN announced on the 21 11 2012 that they would be conducting a Share Purchase Plan to raise additional capital The record date was 20 11 2012 on which shareholders must own the share to participate in the SPP The closing date is 13 11 2012 Shares will be issued soon after A maximum of 15 000 can be purchased by each shareholder at 0 002 Discount 0 0 Liquidity Poor Profitability Poor Stability Poor www cardiobioplastics com Note Discount is based on the closing price on the 21 November 2012 Tags Cardia Bioplastics CNN Share Purchase Plan SPP Posted in Share Purchase Plan SPP No Comments Share Purchase Plan Entellect Wednesday November 21st 2012 Entellect ESN announced on the 20 11 2012 that they would be conducting a Share Purchase Plan to raise additional capital The record date was 19 11 2012 on which shareholders must own the share to participate in the SPP The closing date is 14 12 2012 Shares will be issued on 20 12 2012 and begin trading soon after A maximum of 15 000 can be purchased by each shareholder at 0 002 Discount 50 0 Liquidity Poor Profitability Poor Stability Poor www entellect com au Note Discount is based on the closing price on the 20 November 2012 Tags Entellect ESN Share Purchase Plan SPP Posted in Share Purchase Plan SPP No Comments Share Purchase Plan Planet Metals Monday November 12th 2012 Planet Metals PMQ announced on the 11 11 2012 that they would be conducting a Share Purchase Plan to raise additional capital The record date was 8 11 2012 on which shareholders must own the share to participate in the SPP The closing date is 30 11 2012 Shares will be issued on 7 12 2012 and begin trading on 10 12 2012 A maximum of 14 850 can be purchased by each shareholder at 0 027 Discount 10 0 Liquidity Poor Profitability Poor Stability Poor www planetmetals com au Note Discount is based on the closing price on the 11 November 2012 Tags Planet Metals PMQ Share Purchase Plan SPP Posted in Share Purchase Plan SPP No Comments Share Purchase Plan Lynas Corporation Monday November 12th 2012 Lynas Corporation LYC announced on the 11 11 2012 that they would be conducting a Share Purchase Plan to raise additional capital The record date was 8 11 2012 on which shareholders must own the share to participate in the SPP The

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  • Trader Dealer News | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    interest rate cut next week The RBA has set the stage for an interest rate cut before the end of the year Analysts expect a cut of 25 basis points at the next meeting on Melbourne Cup day in November According Credit Suisse there is now a 100 percent market expectation of a 25 basis point cut with a 6 percent chance of a 50 basis point rate cut This news help the market to hold on to earlier gains CPI came in line with expectations at 0 6 q q and 3 5 y y However both the weighted median and trimmed mean measures were significantly below at 0 3 versus 0 6 expected These underlyings are the numbers the RBA watch closely so speculation of rate cuts has increased with short end AUD swaps around 10bp lower Last week we suggested that the bulls and the bears would again be wrestling for control of the markets well the Bulls now rule The Aussie market is trading above its 50 day moving average which sits around 4150 and is now testing resistance around its 200 day moving average which sits around 4 410 Investors should be looking to utilise options strategies to protect their profits in this type of market Investors have given their vote of approval on the eurozone bank rescue package and the proposals for the extension of the EFSF bailout package Remain attuned to the news from overseas particularly from China Germany and the US regarding their economic growth and debt issues Monitor the performance of the US dollar for a guide to the future direction of commodities and equities prices The S P ASX 200 is currently trading at 4410 having surged past the 4280 resistance level this week Key levels for the index next week will be 4250 and 4450 with 4300 the key pivot level Be prepared to use options to protect your profits and reduce your risk Expect to see volatility ease going forward as the market participants look for some confirmation of the near term market breakout Use options strategies to reduce your risk in these volatile times The MDS Financial Advisory Services team can help with this and we have also discussed some of the strategies in our Analyst s Eye Articles recently We regularly update you on trade recommendations so for Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a free trial of MDS Financial Research MDS Financial Advisory Services offers general advice on trading options to generate consistent steady income on your investment portfolio Call me on 1300 610 024 for further information Posted in ASX Company News ASX Trading News Trader Dealer News No Comments Setting Your Preferences In The Bourse Friday October 14th 2011 Do you find every time you open a chart you compress or expand the chart to get a feel for what the share is doing Do you have a favourite format to view your charts in or would you like to see any adjustments that have been made to the share You control all of this and more in the Bourse Preferences You may have never made your way into this area of the Bourse before but it can enhance your viewing experience by setting the Bourse up to act exactly as you want it to Click on Tools Preferences to load the Preferences window One of the most useful pages in the preferences is the Chart Startup window From here you can control how the chart is loaded when you enter a chart for the first time Some of the features in here you can control by using view layouts but there are even more possibilities when using preferences Setting the period to daily and Type of chart to candlesticks you can easily achieve with a view layout but resetting the Scale to log instead of arithmetic changing the space displayed on the right hand side of the chart or displaying Calendar days can be accomplished in the Preferences window If you are on a slow connection or concerned about your internet bills you can minimise the amount of data that is loaded by the Bourse every time you connect You can load less daily data than the 9000 days that is the default A year has approximately 250 trading days so loading 1000 days will bring in four years of data This may be enough for your style of trading If you don t use intraday data then uncheck Load intraday data and uncheck Load 5 min data This will reduce the amount of data the Bourse loads and boost the speed with which charts are displayed while reducing the load on your internet downloads If you click on the adjustments button you can control which adjustments are visible in your charts When a bonus issue rights issue or a stock split occurs the effective number of shares is altered and this will affect the price of the share For example a 1 for 1 bonus issue will mean every share holder now owns twice as many shares and the price of the shares will halve in value If the adjustments are ticked the historical data will be adjusted so it appears as if the bonus issue never happened This is useful for technical analysis as charts jumping all over the place make it very hard to calculate indicators If you want to view the adjustments in the charts you can untick the box and the adjustment will become visible It is normal not to adjust for dividends and the dividend drop can be seen on the chart but you can adjust for this if you choose and smooth your chart even more You can customise your Retracement levels by altering the percentages in the Tool settings menu And you can alter the way View layouts behave in the View layouts menu as well as the default market extension in the symbols menu which is preset to Australia for ASX market The only Preference that you should leave alone is the Bourse Servers which are preset to get data from the correct source Hands off You can make the most of the flexibility in customising the Bourse using the Preferences menu You can adjust any of the Preferences except the Bourse Servers to fine tune the Bourse and set it up just the way you like it Posted in Trader Dealer News No Comments Market Data for Your Website Monday August 29th 2011 Display share prices on your website or mobile device If you re involved in running a website or blog you might be interested in finding out how easy it is to display share prices on your site Our sister company Bourse Data has launched a new service for supplying market data feeds and investor relations services to websites mobile applications and proprietary trading software Bourse Commercial has been supplying Australian and New Zealand stock market data and information for over 15 years and has now teamed up with Thomson Reuters to offer an even wider range of data options Jazz up your website with a stock ticker shareholder relations page or indices widget or get a custom built data feed to plug in to your trading software Find out more here Tags Bourse Data investor relations market data stock market data stock ticker Posted in Trader Dealer News Trading Software No Comments Free Stock Market Webinars to Help Navigate the Volatile Markets Thursday August 18th 2011 Get expert help with Trader Dealer s free stock market webinars Do you know how to profitably buy and sell shares in a market this volatile Could you use some expert help Join the conversation at our next Traders Café an informal online discussion led by successful trader and author Jeff Cartridge In these sessions participants can ask questions about market conditions interesting charts share performances strategies and results all from the convenience of the living room Register now and get your questions ready Volatility in the XJO Chart source Market Analyser For info about other upcoming webinars visit the Trader Dealer website Tags Market Analyser stock market education stock market webinars Trader Dealer volatility Posted in Trader Dealer News Trading Strategies No Comments Stock Market Analysis Weekly Market Wrap Friday July 29th 2011 U S Debt Ceiling Impasse Crushes Markets Globally Australian shares have struggled this week as the reporting season gets underway with mixed results The bad news from overseas regarding debt concerns simply does not let up This week the sell off came due to the impasse in Washington over the raising of the federal government s US14 3 trillion debt ceiling leaving the U S vulnerable to a possible default or a credit downgrade from their triple A credit rating This could have disastrous impacts globally Investors moved to risk off this week as the negotiations between Republicans Democrats and the White House failed to reach a consensus as the deadline of August 2nd looms large The markets have not factored in a U S default at this point and obviously expect some form of resolution by the deadline next week The outcome next week will be critical for the performance of our markets near term so expect a relief rally once the debt ceiling is approved Commodity prices have continued to rise as the US dollar still struggles with copper prices still around 10 week highs and the gold price at all time highs U S Markets U S stock markets have fallen this week and are on track for their worst weekly performance for over a year as the ongoing debt negotiations and threat of a credit downgrade have caused a sell off The earnings season continues to beat estimates with 80 percent of the companies reporting beating earnings forecasts by an average of 15 however investor focus remains on the debt ceiling issues The market is setting up for a relief rally once the debt ceiling issues are resolved but there will be a problem if or when the credit rating is downgraded from AAA due to the ballooning debt If the U S Government loses its AAA credit rating this will have severe consequences not the least of which will be increased borrowing costs and will likely tarnish the view of the US dollar being seen as the world s reserve currency Overnight the Dow Jones closed down 0 5 at 12 240 the S P 500 index closed down 0 3 at 1 301 the Nasdaq ended flat at 2 766 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 2 European Markets European stock markets have held up quite well following an agreement by the European leaders for a fresh financing package for Greece and avoiding contagion concerns in other debt laden members of the euro zone Traders cheered the European leaders agreeing to a new rescue for Greece that also includes a plan for private creditors to voluntarily exchange existing Greek bonds for new bonds that will mature far in the future However the ratings agencies Moody s Investors Service and Standard and Poors have kept the pressure on financials by cutting Greece s debt rating further into junk territory indicating that the planned debt swap would constitute a default Banks across the region have come under heavy selling pressure in the course of the week as Goldman Sachs lowered its outlook for the sector Overnight in London the FTSE 100 index was up 0 3 at 5 873 the German DAX was down 0 9 at 7 190 while in France the CAC was down 0 6 at 3 712 Asian Markets Asian stock markets have been generally weaker this week as Chinese manufacturing data weighed on sentiment The Chinese market plunged over 3 early in the week Asian markets have been under pressure due to increasing concerns over the U S debt ceiling impasse and the prospect of a credit downgrade or even a debt default Across the region exporters suffered after a drop in U S durable goods orders for June raised questions about future demand while technology stocks followed their U S counterparts lower after some earnings misses Overnight in China the SSE Composite was down 0 5 at 2 709 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index was up 0 1 at 22 570 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was down 1 5 at 9 901 The South Korean KOSPI was down 1 0 for the session while the Indian market was down 1 2 Our View For Australia The Australian share markets have been buffeted from the negative sentiment from overseas particularly in the U S The S P ASX 200 index once again teetered on the key support level around 4450 and this will probably remain the case until the U S debt ceiling negotiations are resolved next week Our market needs to hold these levels otherwise a test of the 4250 level could happen quickly Look for the market to test support around 4450 and if this can hold expect another run at the key 4650 level As stated last week the market needs to break above 4650 to confirm the double bottom which would be a setup for a move higher medium term The U S impasse over the raising of their debt ceiling has proven to be the road block for global markets The European leaders agreeing to the second bailout package for Greece was a positive but now we need a resolution to the U S debt crisis as the deadline of the 2nd of August looms large Our reporting season is underway and a key take away will be how the miners are controlling their costs given their unprecedented expansion of facilities in order to cope with the worldwide demand for resources Banks are attractive on a yield basis and are again testing key support levels Remember the dividend season is not far away and many blue chip stocks are cheap on a valuation basis plus fund managers and investors alike are underweight equities The S P ASX 200 is currently trading at 4470 and is again testing pivotal support at 4450 near term Key levels for the index next week will be 4600 and 4350 It is time to look for bargains in the market especially if or when the U S debt ceiling issues are resolved By Michael Hevern Head of Research MDS Financial Advisory Services offers general advice on trading options to generate consistent steady income on your investment portfolio Call 1300 610 024 for further information For regularly updated trade recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a free trial of MDS Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Commodities Dow European Markets MDS Financial Stock Market Analysis stockmarket Trader Dealer trading US Debt Ceiling US Market wrap Weekly Market Wrap Posted in Stock Market Analysis Trader Dealer News No Comments The Covered Call Part 2 of Options Trading for All Types of Market Environments Friday July 22nd 2011 Part 2 The Covered Call The Covered Call also known as a Covered Buy Write or Covered Call Write is the options trading strategy that most beginners learn about It is a strategy which seeks to make a monthly income by selling call options against existing stock holdings The Covered Call allows you to generate a regular monthly rental income on your current stock portfolio even when the stock prices remain stagnant The Covered Call can also be used to protect against a moderate short term drop in stock price to a limited extent These characteristics make the Covered Call an attractive options trading strategy for all traders who hold long term stock positions Use a Covered Call when you wish to hold on to a stock that is trading sideways to slightly higher while making a monthly income from it You can also use a Covered Call to protect your equity when the stock goes into a slight correction but only to a specific price limit A Covered Call consists simply of writing 1 contract of out of the money call options for every 100 shares of the underlying stock owned The Covered Call is ideal for generating a regular monthly rental income from your current stock position A recent trade that paid handsome dividends was Fosters which we entered when there was takeover speculation back in June We bought Fosters at 4 55 and wrote the 4 65 Jul11 Calls for 0 22 and closed the position on the 22 nd of June 2011 after the takeover bid was announced for a tidy 7 profit Investors who took advantage of our High Yield Covered Call strategy actually made 30 on the same trade This strategy will be discussed in a later article or you can call me on 1300 610 024 to talk about it further Chart 1 Fosters Covered Call Trade Took Profits on Takeover Announcement Covered Call Profile You can plan and analyse your trade as shown above using the Derivative Profiler option in the Market Analyser software Trade Note We could have made a higher return on the trade if we just bought the stock 14 return but by using the Covered Call strategy we reduced our risk as we were being paid 0 22 or 5 to wait for the bid to come along At the time we entered the trade Fosters was saying that they had not been approached by any interested party The Trade Options can be used in order to reduce your risk while participating in the profits from a significant move by the underlying stocks Here we ve explained the Covered Call strategy which is used to generate monthly rental income from your current stock position In future articles we will talk about the Covered Call Collar strategy which is similar to the protective put options strategy in that you also buy put options as protection and the Stock

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