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  • Stock Market Analysis | Online Stockmarket Trading Update - Part 2
    US and the once in a decade change in China Fortunately Santa Claus came to the rescue pushing a number of markets as high as 10 to 15 from their November lows with Japan outperforming now up around 23 from those lows and China up 17 in the same timeframe 2012 Global Market Performances Markets globally have recorded a stellar performance in 2012 with few exceptions see China as illustrated in the chart below CHART Share Market Performances in 2012 The Australian market s performance again sits around the middle of the performances of the other major world markets in 2012 as highlighted in this chart The European powerhouse Germany surged higher in 2012 up almost 30 for the year and you can see from the European STOXX 600 performance up 18 for the year that the eurozone markets climbed the wall of worry even though their economies are still suffering from the eurozone debt crisis The World MSCI Index finished up 13 for the year In the US markets were up over 13 as President Obama was re elected and is spite of the Fiscal Cliff In Asia the major economies Japan and India rebounded sharply finishing up over 23 while the Chinese market was up only 3 for the year suffering from the slowing economy the uncertainty around the once in a decade change in leadership and the lowest levels of foreign investment since 2009 The positive trader sentiment has continued into 2013 as seen by the green bars on the above chart Investment Themes For 2013 Investors will need to be nimble again this year in managing their portfolio and trading positions Buy and hold has not worked in the past few years resulting in investors having to become more active Bonus We have compiled a Special Report on Investing in 2013 where we cover Evaluation of the Australian market and what to expect in 2013 Evaluation of commodities prices Top down sector analysis on the Australian market Sectors to focus on this year Investing for Yield and our view on interest rates Investment themes How to Survive 2013 For a free BONUS report email advisory d2mx com au or call 1300 610 024 You can also request the trading results from our Advisory service which performed well in excess of the overall market return For trade ideas and recommendations on how to trade in this market 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 Dividend enhancement 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 Contact me at D2MX Trading on 1300 610 024 and I can help you trade using a number of strategies that will give you the tools to navigate this market and help you boost your returns on investment 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 2011 Market Performances CHART Market Performances in 2011 Go to Top Posted in Stock Market Analysis Trading Strategies No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Rebound Despite World Bank Growth Forecasts Friday January 18th 2013 US stock markets rose overnight with the benchmark indexes trading around 5 year highs European stock markets gained the most in a week Asian stock markets traded lower again yesterday but are expected to recover today Commodities prices were higher Gold prices are trading around US1 686 while crude oil closed around US95 The Australian market is looking to open higher today as stock prices rose in the US and the European markets overnight due better news ut of the US The markets are being driven by US earnings season with a number of major financial companies reporting this week while the impending US debt ceiling is weighing on sentiment China will release GDP figures today The big news of the overnight was Rio Tinto s 14 billion in writedowns and the resignation of Tom Albanese however Rio shares were only down 0 4 by the close in the US The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 2 or 8 points at 4713 The key levels for our index this week are 4670 to 4730 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets rose overnight with the Dow Jones Index around 5 year highs after better than expected housing and initial jobless claims The three benchmark indexes all ended higher for the session up around 0 6 with for the Dow Jones Index and the S P500 index trading around 5 year highs and just 5 below all time highs The S P500 sectors ended in the green except for financials which ended flat with the gains led by by the materials energy and industrial sectors all up over 0 7 The positive trader sentiment was driven by the home builders after news of greater housing starts in December than forecast sealing the best year for the housing industry since 2008 which is a great sign for a boost US economic expansion In other news the number of Americans filing first time claims for unemployment insurance payments fell more than forecast last week to the lowest level in five years another positive for the labour market Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February President Obama warned Republicans in Congress not to use the need for a debt limit increase to force through new spending cuts and insisted he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling because the US is obliged to pay for spending it has authorized Of the 52 S P500 companies that have reported 34 have exceeded expectations The Dow Jones closed up 0 6 at 13 596 the S P 500 index up 0 6 at 1 480 the Nasdaq ended up 0 6 at 3 136 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was up 0 9 European Markets European stock markets gained the most in a week with the gains led by the retailers as increased revenue and better than expected US housing starts The Europe Stoxx 600 was up 0 6 for the session recovering from early losses as trading volumes were up 7 above the monthly rolling average The index is up 2 9 for the year The three benchmark indexes all ended higher for the session up over 0 6 after struggling for direction early Traders shrugged of the news fomr the World Bank that it had cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2 4 percent citing austerity measures high unemployment and low business confidence likely to weigh on economies in developed nations down from last year s forecast of 3 percent and after global growth of 2 3 percent in 2012 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 5 at 6 132 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 6 at 7 735 while in France the CAC closed up 1 0 at 3 744 and Spain closed up 0 6 Asian Markets Asian stock markets dropped again yesterday but the regional benchmark index is still trading around levels not seen since August 2011 The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 7 but the index is still on track to extend its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gaining after the new leadership promoted a new stimulus package In Japan shares found support after pulling back 2 6 in the previous session its biggest session fall since last May This market has had a stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and is still trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing Chinese shares extended their losses in the session after a report showed the nation s foreign direct investment declined for the first full year since 2009 as economic growth slowed and manufacturers relocated to markets with cheaper labor China will release GDP figures today and with the Chi nese gross domestic product expected to rise 7 8 from a year earlier in the final quarter of 2012 up from 7 4 growth in the third quarter according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg In China the SSE Composite down 1 1 at 2 248 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 1 at 23 339 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 0 1 at 10 609 South Korean KOSPI closed down 0 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at lower 79 68 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded lower at 1 055 Commodities prices traded higher For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 9 settled at US95 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was up 1 5 at US3 6595 while December Gold was up 0 2 or US3 60 at US1 686 60 ASX News Today BLD Boral the building products maker will cut 700 people from its workforce with most of the reduction coming from its head office is in Sydney FMG Fortescue Metals decision to walk away from a deal to invest in a small unconventional gas exploration company in WA could be the result of rising iron ore prices ILU Iluka Resources the mineral sands miner has generated nearly one third less revenue in 2012 than the previous year as Chinese demand and prices plummeted QAN Qantas says travellers will soon know how much it will cost to fly on a combined Qantas Emirates network after their alliance received interim authorisation from the competition watchdog RIO Rio Tinto says 14 billion in writedowns loom and announced the resignation of Tom Albanese STO Santos the oil and gas company is on track to meet its 2013 production forecasts after enjoying a 10 percent rise in 2012 WPL Woodside Petroleum has achieved a record 2012 production result and hopes to do even better this year as it develops more projects overseas Ex dividend Date None Market Summary ASX to open higher US UK Europe higher US ADRs Broadly rebounded By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Markets Weaken Due To Slowing Global Growth Forecast Thursday January 17th 2013 US stock markets were under pressure overnight but rebounded from early losses European stock markets ended flat for the session overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast Asian stock markets generally dropped yesterday Commodities prices were lopwer Gold prices are trading around US1 679 while crude oil closed around US94 The Australian market is looking to open lower today as stock prices fell in the US and the European markets overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast The markets are being driven by US earnings season is underway with a number of major financial companies reporting this week while the impending debt ceiling and the technology sector are weighing on sentiment Remember it is index options expiry today so expect volatility on the open The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 2 or 8 points at 4713 The key levels for our index this week are 4670 to 4730 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets were under pressure overnight but rebounded from early losses caused by the World Bank downgrading global growth forecasts The three benchmark indexes all ended higher for the session except for the Dow Jones Index The S P50 index is up nearly 9 from its November lows and is trading around 5 year highs The S P500 sectors ended in the red except for technology and energy sectors up around 0 4 while the laggards were led by the materials and industrial sectors down over 0 4 Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February President Obama warned Republicans in Congress not to use the need for a debt limit increase to force through new spending cuts and insisted he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling because the US is obliged to pay for spending it has authorized Of the 36 S P500 companies that have reported 28 have exceeded expectations The Dow Jones closed down 0 2 at 13 511 the S P 500 index up 0 3 at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended up 0 2 at 3 117 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 3 European Markets European stock markets ended flat for the session overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast The Stoxx 600 was down 0 1 for the session recovering from early losses as trading volumes were up 20 above the monthly rolling average The index is up 2 3 for the year Across the region the mining sector weighed on the markets Stock prices fell early after the World Bank cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2 4 percent citing austerity measures high unemployment and low business confidence likely to weigh on economies in developed nations down from last year s forecast of 3 percent and after global growth of 2 3 percent in 2012 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 2 at 6 103 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 2 at 7 691 while in France the CAC closed up 0 3 at 3 708 and Spain closed down 0 2 Asian Markets Asian stock markets generally dropped yesterday but the regional benchmark index is still trading around levels not seen since August 2011 The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 7 but the index is still on track to extend its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gaining after the new leadership promoted a new stimulus package In Japan shares pulled back 2 6 its biggest session fall since last May This market has had a stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and is still trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing Chinese shares fell after a report showed the nation s foreign direct investment declined for the first full year since 2009 as economic growth slowed and manufacturers relocated to markets with cheaper labor In China the SSE Composite down 0 7 at 2 309 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 2 at 23 357 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was dopwn 2 6 at 10 600 South Korean KOSPI closed down 1 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at higher 79 80 on a lower Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 057 Commodities prices traded lower For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 9 settled at US94 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was down 0 6 at US3 617 while December Gold was down 0 3 or US4 30 at US1 679 60 ASX News Today BBG Billabong shares eased a day after the stock rallied 16 percent as traders braced for a potential bidding war for the troubled surfwear company BLD Boral the building products maker will cut 700 people from its workforce with most of the reduction coming from its head office is in Sydney CTY Country Road expects total group sales to have increased by 50 percent in the half year ending 31 December 2012 after the acquisition of fashion retailer Witchery and accessories brand Mimco in August FMG Fortescue Metals decision to walk away from a deal to invest in a small unconventional gas exploration company in WA could be the result of rising iron ore prices NAM Namoi Cotton shares surged after it agreed to partner with global commodities company Louis Dreyfus in a deal that will deliver it more than 34 million QAN Qantas says there is no change to its order of 15 Boeing 787 aircraft after Japaness Airlines grounded all their Dreamliners following a series of incidents in recent days RIO Rio Tinto says predictions of falls in iron ore prices should not impact it posted record annual production and indicated its massive expansion plans are on track STO Santos will release its fourth quarter production report today Ex dividend Date Katana Capital Market Summary ASX to open lower US UK Europe lower US ADRs Broadly eased By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Ease Focus Is On Asia In 2013 Wednesday January 16th 2013 US stock markets ended just in the green overnight after rebounding from early losses European stock markets eased for a fourth session overnight Asian stocks generally rose yesterday with the regional benchmark at levels not seen since August 2011 Commodities prices were mixed Gold prices are trading around US1 678 while crude oil closed around US93 The Australian market is looking to open lower today as stock prices drifted in the US and the European markets overnight The markets are being driven by US earnings season is underway with a number of major financial companies reporting this week while the impending debt ceiling and the technology sector are weighing on sentiment The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended down 0 1 or 6 points at 4686 The key levels for our index this week are 4660 to 4700 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets ended just in the green overnight after rebounding from early losses The three benchmark indexes all ended flat for the session but the S P50 index is up nearly 9 from its November lows and is trading around 5 year highs while the Dow Transportation index was up 0 7 and is at record highs The S P500 sectors ended in the green except for technology which was down 0 7 while the gains were led by the financials industrials and consumer staples sectors all up over 0 3 Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February President Obama warned Republicans in Congress not to use the need for a debt limit increase to force through new spending cuts and insisted he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling because the US is obliged to pay for spending it has authorized The Dow Jones closed up 0 2 at 13 534 the S P 500 index up 0 1 at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended down 0 2 at 3 110 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was up 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a fourth session overnight as a report showed weaker than expected German growth which offset Spain s better than targeted sale of debt The Stoxx 600 was down 0 1 for the session as trading volumes week up 17 above the monthly rolling average The index is up 2 3 for the year Across the region the technology sector weighed on the markets In economic news the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden in a preliminary report said the German economy probably shrank in the final quarter of 2012 and Gross domestic product GDP may have dropped as much as 0 5 percent from the third quarter In 2012 German growth slowed to 0 7 percent down from 3 percent the previous year While in Spain the Treasury which set an upper goal for the sale of EUR5 5 billion sold EUR 5 75 billion worth of 12 month bills at an average 1 472 percent compared with 2 556 percent in December In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 1 at 6 117 in Germany the DAX closed down 0 7 at 7 675 while in France the CAC closed down 0 3 at 3 697 and Spain closed down 0 4 Asian Markets Asian stocks generally rose yesterday with the regional benchmark index trading around levels not seen since August 2011 In Japan shares continued their stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and are now trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0 3 as the index extends its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gained on speculation new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pursue more aggressive policies to stimulate the world s third largest economy Data is indicating that the Chinese slowdown is bottoming In China the SSE Composite up 0 6 at 2 325 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 1 at 23 264 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 0 7 at 10 879 South Korean KOSPI closed down 1 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at higher 79 73 on a lower Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 056 Commodities prices traded mixed For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was down 0 8 settled at US93 37 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was up 0 1 at US3 635 while December Gold was up 0 6 or US9 50 at US1 678 ASX News Today AIX Australian Infrastructure Fund AIX on Tuesday voted to sell its holdings in its airport assets to the federal government s Future Fund BBG Billabong s US suitor says the embattled Australian surfwear company presents a good opportunity to expand its action sportswear lines LEI Leighton the construction company has won a 200 million contract to build a head office for energy explorer Esso in Papua New Guinea RIO Rio Tinto lifted global iron ore production by four percent to a record 253 million tonnes in 2012 better than expected SEK Seek the online job ad company is increasing its stake in Chinese employment website Zhaopin as it continues a global expansion TCL Toll road operator Transurban has lifted its revenue in the first half of FY13 due to increased traffic on its roadways TOL Toll Holdings has revealed a possible cost of NZ19 million from its battle with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department IRD over the use of optional convertible notes OCNs to shuffle trans Tasman income Ex dividend Date None Market Summary ASX to open lower US UK Europe flat US ADRs Broadly higher By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Hold On To Gains Tuesday January 15th 2013 US stock markets eased overnight as the S P500 back off 5 year highs European stock markets eased for a third session overnight Asian stock markets continued higher yesterday as Chinese shares pushed on Commodities prices were higher Gold prices are trading around US1 668 while crude oil closed around US94 The S P ASX 200 Index added 0 2 yesterday after giving back earlier gains as home loan approvals unexpectedly dropped in November Look out for Rio Tinto fourth quarter operational review and news out of the Australian Infrastructure Fund AGM today The Australian market is looking to open flat today as stock prices eased in the US and the European markets overnight The US earnings season is getting underway with a number of major financial companies reporting The overseas markets are being driven by news of the resolution of the fiscal cliff and signals that the Chinese economy is finding a bottom The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 1 or 1 points at 4690 The key levels for our index today are 4660 to 4720 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets eased overnight as the S P500 back off 5 year highs as investors position themselves as the US earnings season gets underway with a number of major financial companies reporting The three benchmark indexes ended generally flat for the session buy the S P50 index is still up nearly 9 from its November lows The sectors were mixed with the technology and financials sectors all down over 03 while the industrials and consumer staples sectors provided support up over 0 3 Apple shares slumped again after rumours that iPhone 5 sales have been disappointing while competitiors Dell and Rimm jumped higher Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February Of the 28 S P500 companies that have reported 22 have reported ahead of expectations the focus will turn to the financial sector later in the week JPMorgan Chase EBay Inc Intel Corp Morgan Stanley and General Electric are among the 40 companies reporting results this week The Dow Jones closed up 0 1 at 13 507 the S P 500 index down 0 1 at 1 471 the Nasdaq ended down 0 3 at 3 117 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a third session overnight as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term The Stoxx 600 was down 0 4 for the session recording its longest losing streak for 4 weeks as trading volumes were up 22 above the monthly rolling average In economic news eurozone industrial production fell 0 3 month on month in November which was worse than expected In London the FTSE 100 was down 0 2 at 6 107 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 2 at 7 730 while in France the CAC closed up 0 1 at 3 708 and Spain closed down 0 4 Asian Markets Asian stock markets continued higher yesterday as Chinese shares pushed higher The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0 5 for the session and has recorded its longest winning streak in over three years on the back of signs of economic growth improving in the world s largest economies The index rose 14 for the 2012 calendar year following announcements from central banks globally of added stimulus designed to spur growth and data that is indicating that the Chinese slowdown may be bottoming The Chinese market surged after reports that the government regulator said China can boost by 10 times quotas for foreign investment in its financial markets The govrnment is also seeking to explore diverse global investment opportunities for its government reserves This offset news that rising inflation figures could cast a shadow over the prospect of an easing of domestic monetary policy near term The Chinese market looks to have bottomed and has plenty of room to the upside especially if the Chinese government s efforts to boost domestic spending and accelerate urban development come to fruition In Japan investors pushed shares even higher celebrating their change of leadership with the market now up for nine straight weeks its longest such streak since hitting an all time high back in 1989 In China the SSE Composite up 3 0 at 2 311 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed up 0 6 at 23 413 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 1 4 at 10 801 South Korean KOSPI closed up 0 5 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at lower 79 49 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 0557 Commodities prices traded higher For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 7 settled at US94 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was down 0 3 at US3 645 while December Gold was up 0 5 or US7 40 at US1 668 ASX News Today BBG Billabong the surfwear retailer has received a takeover offer from VF Corporation owner of the North Face and Timberland brands and a US private equity firm BSL Bluescope faces the Australian Workers Union AWU questioning over the 100 million in government assistance given to company after the steelmaker shed another 170 jobs at its Victorian plant MAH Macmahon Holdings the mining support contractor has rejected a 25 million takeover offer from India owned Sembawang Australia STO Santos says Nexus Energy the oil and gas explorer has again suspended production at its Longtom operations in Victoria because of an electrical fault OZL OZ Minerals the mining giant has yet to be contacted by the Australian Federal Police AFP about the reopening of a corruption investigation RIO Rio Tinto will release its December quarter production figures today with analysts expecting around 67 million tonnes for the last three months of 2012 compared to the third quarter Ex dividend Date Euroz Limited Market Summary ASX to open flat US UK Europe eased US ADRs Broadly lower By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Continue Higher Monday January 14th 2013 US stock markets have risen for a second week with the S P500 reaching 5 year highs European stock markets eased for a second session on Friday as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term Asian stock markets have rallied into the New Year although they eased last week due to mixed economic data out of China Commodities prices were lower Gold prices are trading around US1 660 while crude oil closed around US93 The Australian market is looking to open higher today as stock prices continued higher in the US and the European markets last week The markets are being driven by news of the resolution of the fiscal cliff and signals that the Chinese economy is finding a bottom The earnings season is getting underway in the US with a number of major financial companies reporting The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 2 or 8 points at 4689 The key levels for our index this week are 4650 to 4730 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets have risen for a second week with the S P500 reaching 5 year highs as investors have been encouraged by the resolution over the fiscal cliff The earnings season is getting underway in the US with a number of major financial companies reporting The three benchmark indexes are all higher for the year to date YTD with the S P50 index up nearly 9 from its November lows On Friday the sectors were mixed with the financials industrials and materials sectors all down over 0 2 while the technology and consumer staples sectors provided support up 0 2 and 0 5 respectively Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February The Dow Jones closed up 0 1 at 13 488 the S P 500 index flat at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended up 0 1 at 3 125 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a second session on Friday as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term The Stoxx 600 was down 0 3 for the week as trading volumes week up 20 above the monthly rolling average Across the region the mining sector weighed on the markets with BHP down 2 Rio down 1 2 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 3 at 6 121 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 1 at 7 715 while in France the CAC closed up 0 1 at 3 706 and Spain closed up 0 1 Asian Markets Asian stock markets have rallied into the New Year although they eased last week due to mixed economic data out of China The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 1 last week snapping a seven week winning streak having recorded its longest winning streak in over three years on the back of signs of economic growth improving in the world s largest economies The index rose 14 for the 2012 calendar year following announcements from central banks globally of added stimulus designed to spur growth and data that is indicating that the Chinese slowdown may be bottoming The Chinese market eased last week but is up 15 from its November lows as trade data surprised to the upside but rising inflation figures cast a shadow over the prospect of an easing monetary policy near term In Japan investors have celebrated their change of leadership with the market now up for nine straight weeks its longest such streek since hitting an all time high back in 1989 In China the SSE Composite down 1 8 at 2 243 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 4 at 23

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  • ASX News | Online Stockmarket Trading Update - Part 2
    2 4 percent citing austerity measures high unemployment and low business confidence likely to weigh on economies in developed nations down from last year s forecast of 3 percent and after global growth of 2 3 percent in 2012 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 5 at 6 132 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 6 at 7 735 while in France the CAC closed up 1 0 at 3 744 and Spain closed up 0 6 Asian Markets Asian stock markets dropped again yesterday but the regional benchmark index is still trading around levels not seen since August 2011 The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 7 but the index is still on track to extend its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gaining after the new leadership promoted a new stimulus package In Japan shares found support after pulling back 2 6 in the previous session its biggest session fall since last May This market has had a stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and is still trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing Chinese shares extended their losses in the session after a report showed the nation s foreign direct investment declined for the first full year since 2009 as economic growth slowed and manufacturers relocated to markets with cheaper labor China will release GDP figures today and with the Chi nese gross domestic product expected to rise 7 8 from a year earlier in the final quarter of 2012 up from 7 4 growth in the third quarter according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg In China the SSE Composite down 1 1 at 2 248 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 1 at 23 339 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 0 1 at 10 609 South Korean KOSPI closed down 0 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at lower 79 68 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded lower at 1 055 Commodities prices traded higher For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 9 settled at US95 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was up 1 5 at US3 6595 while December Gold was up 0 2 or US3 60 at US1 686 60 ASX News Today BLD Boral the building products maker will cut 700 people from its workforce with most of the reduction coming from its head office is in Sydney FMG Fortescue Metals decision to walk away from a deal to invest in a small unconventional gas exploration company in WA could be the result of rising iron ore prices ILU Iluka Resources the mineral sands miner has generated nearly one third less revenue in 2012 than the previous year as Chinese demand and prices plummeted QAN Qantas says travellers will soon know how much it will cost to fly on a combined Qantas Emirates network after their alliance received interim authorisation from the competition watchdog RIO Rio Tinto says 14 billion in writedowns loom and announced the resignation of Tom Albanese STO Santos the oil and gas company is on track to meet its 2013 production forecasts after enjoying a 10 percent rise in 2012 WPL Woodside Petroleum has achieved a record 2012 production result and hopes to do even better this year as it develops more projects overseas Ex dividend Date None Market Summary ASX to open higher US UK Europe higher US ADRs Broadly rebounded By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Markets Weaken Due To Slowing Global Growth Forecast Thursday January 17th 2013 US stock markets were under pressure overnight but rebounded from early losses European stock markets ended flat for the session overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast Asian stock markets generally dropped yesterday Commodities prices were lopwer Gold prices are trading around US1 679 while crude oil closed around US94 The Australian market is looking to open lower today as stock prices fell in the US and the European markets overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast The markets are being driven by US earnings season is underway with a number of major financial companies reporting this week while the impending debt ceiling and the technology sector are weighing on sentiment Remember it is index options expiry today so expect volatility on the open The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 2 or 8 points at 4713 The key levels for our index this week are 4670 to 4730 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets were under pressure overnight but rebounded from early losses caused by the World Bank downgrading global growth forecasts The three benchmark indexes all ended higher for the session except for the Dow Jones Index The S P50 index is up nearly 9 from its November lows and is trading around 5 year highs The S P500 sectors ended in the red except for technology and energy sectors up around 0 4 while the laggards were led by the materials and industrial sectors down over 0 4 Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February President Obama warned Republicans in Congress not to use the need for a debt limit increase to force through new spending cuts and insisted he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling because the US is obliged to pay for spending it has authorized Of the 36 S P500 companies that have reported 28 have exceeded expectations The Dow Jones closed down 0 2 at 13 511 the S P 500 index up 0 3 at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended up 0 2 at 3 117 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 3 European Markets European stock markets ended flat for the session overnight as the World Bank cut its global growth forecast The Stoxx 600 was down 0 1 for the session recovering from early losses as trading volumes were up 20 above the monthly rolling average The index is up 2 3 for the year Across the region the mining sector weighed on the markets Stock prices fell early after the World Bank cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2 4 percent citing austerity measures high unemployment and low business confidence likely to weigh on economies in developed nations down from last year s forecast of 3 percent and after global growth of 2 3 percent in 2012 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 2 at 6 103 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 2 at 7 691 while in France the CAC closed up 0 3 at 3 708 and Spain closed down 0 2 Asian Markets Asian stock markets generally dropped yesterday but the regional benchmark index is still trading around levels not seen since August 2011 The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 7 but the index is still on track to extend its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gaining after the new leadership promoted a new stimulus package In Japan shares pulled back 2 6 its biggest session fall since last May This market has had a stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and is still trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing Chinese shares fell after a report showed the nation s foreign direct investment declined for the first full year since 2009 as economic growth slowed and manufacturers relocated to markets with cheaper labor In China the SSE Composite down 0 7 at 2 309 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 2 at 23 357 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was dopwn 2 6 at 10 600 South Korean KOSPI closed down 1 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at higher 79 80 on a lower Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 057 Commodities prices traded lower For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 9 settled at US94 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was down 0 6 at US3 617 while December Gold was down 0 3 or US4 30 at US1 679 60 ASX News Today BBG Billabong shares eased a day after the stock rallied 16 percent as traders braced for a potential bidding war for the troubled surfwear company BLD Boral the building products maker will cut 700 people from its workforce with most of the reduction coming from its head office is in Sydney CTY Country Road expects total group sales to have increased by 50 percent in the half year ending 31 December 2012 after the acquisition of fashion retailer Witchery and accessories brand Mimco in August FMG Fortescue Metals decision to walk away from a deal to invest in a small unconventional gas exploration company in WA could be the result of rising iron ore prices NAM Namoi Cotton shares surged after it agreed to partner with global commodities company Louis Dreyfus in a deal that will deliver it more than 34 million QAN Qantas says there is no change to its order of 15 Boeing 787 aircraft after Japaness Airlines grounded all their Dreamliners following a series of incidents in recent days RIO Rio Tinto says predictions of falls in iron ore prices should not impact it posted record annual production and indicated its massive expansion plans are on track STO Santos will release its fourth quarter production report today Ex dividend Date Katana Capital Market Summary ASX to open lower US UK Europe lower US ADRs Broadly eased By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Ease Focus Is On Asia In 2013 Wednesday January 16th 2013 US stock markets ended just in the green overnight after rebounding from early losses European stock markets eased for a fourth session overnight Asian stocks generally rose yesterday with the regional benchmark at levels not seen since August 2011 Commodities prices were mixed Gold prices are trading around US1 678 while crude oil closed around US93 The Australian market is looking to open lower today as stock prices drifted in the US and the European markets overnight The markets are being driven by US earnings season is underway with a number of major financial companies reporting this week while the impending debt ceiling and the technology sector are weighing on sentiment The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended down 0 1 or 6 points at 4686 The key levels for our index this week are 4660 to 4700 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets ended just in the green overnight after rebounding from early losses The three benchmark indexes all ended flat for the session but the S P50 index is up nearly 9 from its November lows and is trading around 5 year highs while the Dow Transportation index was up 0 7 and is at record highs The S P500 sectors ended in the green except for technology which was down 0 7 while the gains were led by the financials industrials and consumer staples sectors all up over 0 3 Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February President Obama warned Republicans in Congress not to use the need for a debt limit increase to force through new spending cuts and insisted he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling because the US is obliged to pay for spending it has authorized The Dow Jones closed up 0 2 at 13 534 the S P 500 index up 0 1 at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended down 0 2 at 3 110 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was up 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a fourth session overnight as a report showed weaker than expected German growth which offset Spain s better than targeted sale of debt The Stoxx 600 was down 0 1 for the session as trading volumes week up 17 above the monthly rolling average The index is up 2 3 for the year Across the region the technology sector weighed on the markets In economic news the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden in a preliminary report said the German economy probably shrank in the final quarter of 2012 and Gross domestic product GDP may have dropped as much as 0 5 percent from the third quarter In 2012 German growth slowed to 0 7 percent down from 3 percent the previous year While in Spain the Treasury which set an upper goal for the sale of EUR5 5 billion sold EUR 5 75 billion worth of 12 month bills at an average 1 472 percent compared with 2 556 percent in December In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 1 at 6 117 in Germany the DAX closed down 0 7 at 7 675 while in France the CAC closed down 0 3 at 3 697 and Spain closed down 0 4 Asian Markets Asian stocks generally rose yesterday with the regional benchmark index trading around levels not seen since August 2011 In Japan shares continued their stellar run of nine straght weeks higher and are now trading around 32 month highs after the Bank of Japan BoJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the central bank will pursue powerful monetary easing The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0 3 as the index extends its rally for a third consecutive month on the back of news that showed the Chinese economy is recovering and Japanese shares gained on speculation new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pursue more aggressive policies to stimulate the world s third largest economy Data is indicating that the Chinese slowdown is bottoming In China the SSE Composite up 0 6 at 2 325 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 1 at 23 264 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 0 7 at 10 879 South Korean KOSPI closed down 1 2 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at higher 79 73 on a lower Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 056 Commodities prices traded mixed For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was down 0 8 settled at US93 37 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was up 0 1 at US3 635 while December Gold was up 0 6 or US9 50 at US1 678 ASX News Today AIX Australian Infrastructure Fund AIX on Tuesday voted to sell its holdings in its airport assets to the federal government s Future Fund BBG Billabong s US suitor says the embattled Australian surfwear company presents a good opportunity to expand its action sportswear lines LEI Leighton the construction company has won a 200 million contract to build a head office for energy explorer Esso in Papua New Guinea RIO Rio Tinto lifted global iron ore production by four percent to a record 253 million tonnes in 2012 better than expected SEK Seek the online job ad company is increasing its stake in Chinese employment website Zhaopin as it continues a global expansion TCL Toll road operator Transurban has lifted its revenue in the first half of FY13 due to increased traffic on its roadways TOL Toll Holdings has revealed a possible cost of NZ19 million from its battle with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department IRD over the use of optional convertible notes OCNs to shuffle trans Tasman income Ex dividend Date None Market Summary ASX to open lower US UK Europe flat US ADRs Broadly higher By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Hold On To Gains Tuesday January 15th 2013 US stock markets eased overnight as the S P500 back off 5 year highs European stock markets eased for a third session overnight Asian stock markets continued higher yesterday as Chinese shares pushed on Commodities prices were higher Gold prices are trading around US1 668 while crude oil closed around US94 The S P ASX 200 Index added 0 2 yesterday after giving back earlier gains as home loan approvals unexpectedly dropped in November Look out for Rio Tinto fourth quarter operational review and news out of the Australian Infrastructure Fund AGM today The Australian market is looking to open flat today as stock prices eased in the US and the European markets overnight The US earnings season is getting underway with a number of major financial companies reporting The overseas markets are being driven by news of the resolution of the fiscal cliff and signals that the Chinese economy is finding a bottom The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 1 or 1 points at 4690 The key levels for our index today are 4660 to 4720 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets eased overnight as the S P500 back off 5 year highs as investors position themselves as the US earnings season gets underway with a number of major financial companies reporting The three benchmark indexes ended generally flat for the session buy the S P50 index is still up nearly 9 from its November lows The sectors were mixed with the technology and financials sectors all down over 03 while the industrials and consumer staples sectors provided support up over 0 3 Apple shares slumped again after rumours that iPhone 5 sales have been disappointing while competitiors Dell and Rimm jumped higher Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February Of the 28 S P500 companies that have reported 22 have reported ahead of expectations the focus will turn to the financial sector later in the week JPMorgan Chase EBay Inc Intel Corp Morgan Stanley and General Electric are among the 40 companies reporting results this week The Dow Jones closed up 0 1 at 13 507 the S P 500 index down 0 1 at 1 471 the Nasdaq ended down 0 3 at 3 117 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a third session overnight as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term The Stoxx 600 was down 0 4 for the session recording its longest losing streak for 4 weeks as trading volumes were up 22 above the monthly rolling average In economic news eurozone industrial production fell 0 3 month on month in November which was worse than expected In London the FTSE 100 was down 0 2 at 6 107 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 2 at 7 730 while in France the CAC closed up 0 1 at 3 708 and Spain closed down 0 4 Asian Markets Asian stock markets continued higher yesterday as Chinese shares pushed higher The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0 5 for the session and has recorded its longest winning streak in over three years on the back of signs of economic growth improving in the world s largest economies The index rose 14 for the 2012 calendar year following announcements from central banks globally of added stimulus designed to spur growth and data that is indicating that the Chinese slowdown may be bottoming The Chinese market surged after reports that the government regulator said China can boost by 10 times quotas for foreign investment in its financial markets The govrnment is also seeking to explore diverse global investment opportunities for its government reserves This offset news that rising inflation figures could cast a shadow over the prospect of an easing of domestic monetary policy near term The Chinese market looks to have bottomed and has plenty of room to the upside especially if the Chinese government s efforts to boost domestic spending and accelerate urban development come to fruition In Japan investors pushed shares even higher celebrating their change of leadership with the market now up for nine straight weeks its longest such streak since hitting an all time high back in 1989 In China the SSE Composite up 3 0 at 2 311 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed up 0 6 at 23 413 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 1 4 at 10 801 South Korean KOSPI closed up 0 5 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at lower 79 49 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 0557 Commodities prices traded higher For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was up 0 7 settled at US94 17 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was down 0 3 at US3 645 while December Gold was up 0 5 or US7 40 at US1 668 ASX News Today BBG Billabong the surfwear retailer has received a takeover offer from VF Corporation owner of the North Face and Timberland brands and a US private equity firm BSL Bluescope faces the Australian Workers Union AWU questioning over the 100 million in government assistance given to company after the steelmaker shed another 170 jobs at its Victorian plant MAH Macmahon Holdings the mining support contractor has rejected a 25 million takeover offer from India owned Sembawang Australia STO Santos says Nexus Energy the oil and gas explorer has again suspended production at its Longtom operations in Victoria because of an electrical fault OZL OZ Minerals the mining giant has yet to be contacted by the Australian Federal Police AFP about the reopening of a corruption investigation RIO Rio Tinto will release its December quarter production figures today with analysts expecting around 67 million tonnes for the last three months of 2012 compared to the third quarter Ex dividend Date Euroz Limited Market Summary ASX to open flat US UK Europe eased US ADRs Broadly lower By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Continue Higher Monday January 14th 2013 US stock markets have risen for a second week with the S P500 reaching 5 year highs European stock markets eased for a second session on Friday as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term Asian stock markets have rallied into the New Year although they eased last week due to mixed economic data out of China Commodities prices were lower Gold prices are trading around US1 660 while crude oil closed around US93 The Australian market is looking to open higher today as stock prices continued higher in the US and the European markets last week The markets are being driven by news of the resolution of the fiscal cliff and signals that the Chinese economy is finding a bottom The earnings season is getting underway in the US with a number of major financial companies reporting The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4600 ended up 0 2 or 8 points at 4689 The key levels for our index this week are 4650 to 4730 See below for ASX listed companies in the news today US Markets US stock markets have risen for a second week with the S P500 reaching 5 year highs as investors have been encouraged by the resolution over the fiscal cliff The earnings season is getting underway in the US with a number of major financial companies reporting The three benchmark indexes are all higher for the year to date YTD with the S P50 index up nearly 9 from its November lows On Friday the sectors were mixed with the financials industrials and materials sectors all down over 0 2 while the technology and consumer staples sectors provided support up 0 2 and 0 5 respectively Near term investors are focusing on corporate earnings but the impending debt ceiling needs to be resolved in February The Dow Jones closed up 0 1 at 13 488 the S P 500 index flat at 1 472 the Nasdaq ended up 0 1 at 3 125 and the smaller cap Russell 2000 was down 0 1 European Markets European stock markets eased for a second session on Friday as concern arose of China s ability to ease its monetary policy near term The Stoxx 600 was down 0 3 for the week as trading volumes week up 20 above the monthly rolling average Across the region the mining sector weighed on the markets with BHP down 2 Rio down 1 2 In London the FTSE 100 was up 0 3 at 6 121 in Germany the DAX closed up 0 1 at 7 715 while in France the CAC closed up 0 1 at 3 706 and Spain closed up 0 1 Asian Markets Asian stock markets have rallied into the New Year although they eased last week due to mixed economic data out of China The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0 1 last week snapping a seven week winning streak having recorded its longest winning streak in over three years on the back of signs of economic growth improving in the world s largest economies The index rose 14 for the 2012 calendar year following announcements from central banks globally of added stimulus designed to spur growth and data that is indicating that the Chinese slowdown may be bottoming The Chinese market eased last week but is up 15 from its November lows as trade data surprised to the upside but rising inflation figures cast a shadow over the prospect of an easing monetary policy near term In Japan investors have celebrated their change of leadership with the market now up for nine straight weeks its longest such streek since hitting an all time high back in 1989 In China the SSE Composite down 1 8 at 2 243 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index closed down 0 4 at 23 264 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index was up 1 4 at 10 801 South Korean KOSPI closed down 0 5 for the session Commodities The Dollar Index was at lower 79 49 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 055 Commodities prices traded lower For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for December delivery was down 0 3 settled at US93 56 Copper prices are looking for key support level as Copper for December delivery was down 1 5 at US3 654 while December Gold was down 1 0 or US17 40 at US1 660 ASX News Today BBG Billabong the surf wear retailer has appointed a former Network Ten executive Peter Myers as its new chief financial officer BSE Base Resources share surged after the Australian company convinced the Kenyan government not to enforce new nationalist laws on it requiring local ownership BSL BlueScope Steel is expected to announce major job losses today at a Victorian port facility according to the Australian Workers Union MAH Mchman says the Indian owned suitor Sembawang for control over the construction arm of Macmahon Holdings has withdrawn its offer SEK Seek the online job ad company is increasing its stake in Chinese employment website Zhaopin as it continues a global expansion TCL Toll road operator Transurban has lifted its revenue in the first half of FY13 due to increased traffic on its roadways Ex dividend Date Countplus Limited Merchant House Ozgrowth Limited Tower Limited Market Summary ASX to open higher US UK Europe higher US ADRs Broadly higher By Michael Hevern D2MX Investment Advisor For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a FREE trial of FREE trial of D2MX Financial Research Tags Asian Markets ASX ASX News Business News Commodities Crude Oil European Markets Ex Dividend gold price Nasdaq Stock Market Analysis stockmarket trading US Market wrap Posted in ASX Company News Morning Wrap Stock Market Analysis No Comments Weekly Market Wrap The Christmas Rally Continues Friday December 21st 2012 The Christmas rally continues for most markets around the world Most of the European and Asian bourses are testing year highs and the US markets have pushed near October highs In the past markets have had a seasonal tendency to trade higher into the holiday period and this year seems to be an exceptional example The only seemingly negative sentiment to be found surrounds the US fiscal cliff as markets wait for the US government s plan of attack on this problem The US markets have had a strong week with the major indices posting gains in three sessions out of four so far this week This bodes well for a push higher into year s end The S P 500 is now up 14 percent for the year Since the 1980s the US markets have averaged a gain of 1 5 for December and they are now up 1 5 for the month so far US investors have been positioning for a resolution of the fiscal cliff before Christmas so expect markets to be especially news driven until the issues are finally resolved and this could take as late as January next year European stock markets are continuing on their amazing run and most have hit fresh 18 month highs overnight as investors push money into the markets The Stoxx 600 is at its highest level since May 2011 and has rallied 15 percent for the year as optimism grows that the US Congress and President Barack Obama would resolve the impasse over the US budget and as the European Central Bank remains committed to an unlimited bond buying plan In a further step towards financial unification of the Eurozone countries the European financial leaders agreed to put the ECB in charge of all large Eurozone lenders rather than their national regulators Some 200 banks will qualify for oversight by the ECB The German market is trading at its highest level in nearly five years and this market is now up 28 percent from its June lows In the UK the FTSE remains around 8 month highs Asian stock markets have been on the rise again this week with the regional benchmark index making fresh highs The Chinese market has traded positively which is encouraging after its large move last week Investors reacted positively to the news from the US Federal Reserve and the Chinese data that confirmed the economy is bottoming The MSCI Asia Pacific Index has advanced for the past four weeks recording its longest winning streak in three years on the back of signs of economic growth improving in the world s largest economies The index is up 12 for the year following announcements from central banks globally of added stimulus designed to spur growth and data that is indicating that the Chinese slowdown may be bottoming The Chinese market is up 4 8 for December and is still trading around 1 month highs but the leadership still needs to stimulate the domestic economy in order to push GDP growth back above 8 In Japan the market rose again above 7 month highs with exporters advancing as the yen touched a 9 month low Polls show that the Liberal Democratic Party looks likely to gain a majority in the upcoming election Machinery orders have risen for the first time in three months In commodities generally industrial metals continue higher while the precious metals have had a large fall Iron ore is up 45 from its September lows copper is up nearly 9 in a month aluminium is up 13 since October lows Gold has fallen from 1700 to 1645 this week a fall of 3 Silver has also fallen going from 32 50 to 29 90 a drop of 8 Crude oil has posted gains of over 3 this week with WTI rising from 87 to 90 a barrel The Australian market has pushed higher and is trading around the 4650 level this week Our two largest miners have been the major catalyst in helping the XJO push higher with BHP posting gains of nearly 3 for the week and RIO over 4 Today the banks have added to the gains with some even breaking past recent resistance Generally our market has rebounded on the back of positive sentiment around the globe Be aware that we may see a short term top in the market in the next couple of weeks so be ready to protect your position and or take profits Jonathan Tacadena Trading Desk Manager D2MX Tags asian market news ASX News Commodity prices market wrap Stock Market Analysis US markets Posted in Stock Market Analysis No Comments Stock Market Analysis Global Markets Rise On Optimism Over a Fiscal Cliff Resolution Wednesday December 19th 2012 US stock markets rose again overnight as investors were encouraged by the progress on the fiscal cliff negotiations European stock markets broke a 3 day losing streak overnight again approaching 18 month highs Asian stock markets ended higher yesterday with the regional benchmark index remains at its highest levels in over a year Commodities prices were modestly lower Gold prices are trading around US1 672 while crude oil closed around US87 The Australian market is looking to open higher again today as stock prices rebounded in the US and the European markets The markets continue to be driven by news around stimulus and to be very reactive to news flow around the impending US Fiscal Cliff The banks were again the biggest drivers in the US but materials stocks also performed strongly Remember we have index and equities options expiry on Thursday this week The SPI Futures is trading above the key level of 4550 ended up 0 6 or 29 points at 4631 The key levels for our index today are 4590 to 4650 See below for ASX listed companies in the

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  • Bull or Bear – Finding What Works Using D2MX Trading System | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    can again select from a wide range of indicators using the Add button and selecting the indicator Set the parameters for the indicator in the same way you do for entry signals In addition to using indicators for exits you can set stops based on price movement or time This allows you to use a trailing stop for an exit You can use both stops and indicators or just one of these as an exit signal Before you move on remember to select your Trade Settings on the right which includes how the trade is to be entered the size of the trade and brokerage Also remember to select the watchlist you want to test in the Check for Signal box You can test on any of the system watchlists or you own saved watchlists Finally click Save and give your test a name then click Ok Now click on the Run Strategy tab and you can enter the timeframe you wish to run the test on Note that the longer the time frame and the larger your watchlist is the more time it will take to run a scan Once the scan is completed you will be able to view a Profit Chart as well as a wide range of reports which provide information in a summarised format down to the details of every trade Now you are ready to test your ideas and find out what works in both Bull and Bear markets I have run a large number of tests myself and have found that the best trading opportunities occur when the market reaches an extreme This extreme can be measured in many ways including Bollinger Bands RSI Money Flow Index or Commodity Channel Index Run your own tests to see what you can find that delivers good trading opportunities regardless of market conditions Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags back testing bear market trading bull market d2mx market scanning technical indicators trading shares Trading Strategies Stock Market Analysis Risk On Rally as ECB Actions Whatever it Takes Weekly Market Wrap Traders Celebrate ECB Reassurances This entry was posted on Friday July 27th 2012 at 10 39 am and is filed under Market Analyser 7 Trading Software Trading Strategies You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website 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

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  • Back-testing | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    end of day scan you can simply run the D2MX Analyser when the market is closed but there is another alternative as well You can use the D2MX Trading System to run a back test based on historical data and yesterday s information is now considered history once the market starts trading today The D2MX Trading System allows you to set both entry and exit criteria and test a complete strategy For now we will focus on the entry side only Click Create to create a new system and click OK Select the entry criteria you want from the list of indicators that are available to you This list is the same list as that contained in the Analyser You can set a Time stop to exit one day after entry as the exit point is not particularly relevant here Choose your watchlist on the right and click Save Type in a name and click OK You can now run a scan on any day you choose Click Run Strategy and you can specify the date you want to run the strategy from and to To run on a specific day use the same date as the Period From and the Period To Click on the Standard Report List to find the list of shares that met your criteria on the date you specified You can also use the D2MX Trading System to run a scan on weekly data or even monthly data The D2MX Analyser scan runs on daily data only while the Trading System allows you to specify a weekly or monthly scan When you select your parameters for the indicator on the Build Strategy tab you can choose the Data Interval you wish to use This can be daily weekly or monthly One thing to be aware of is that running a weekly scan on Tuesday will include a week from Tuesday If you want to run a scan related to a market week run the weekly scan on the weekend Set all your other parameters as if you were running a daily scan and you can view the results in the Standard Report List However you want to scan the market you can use the D2MX Trade Tools to find the opportunities you are looking for Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags back testing d2mx trade tools d2mx trading system market analyser 7 market scanning Trading Software trading tools Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software 2 Comments Webinar Playback Advanced Scanning in Market Analyser 7 Tuesday April 17th 2012 In this advanced level webinar we took a look at some of the more sophisticated tricks you can use for scanning the market in Market Analyser 7 Thanks to everyone who joined in Check the Webinars page for more recordings and future training sessions Tags analysis tools back testing ma 7 market analyser 7 market scanning webinar playback Posted in Market Analyser 7 No Comments Three Fatal Trading Mistakes Friday February 3rd 2012 There are a wide variety of mistakes you are likely to make while learning to trade but there are three mistakes you had better learn to avoid very early in your trading career Before you start trading you must verify your trading strategy works by testing it both historically and on real time data Controlling the size of your losses is essential and without sound risk management you ll never trade successfully But controlling losses is not enough you must also resist the temptation to over trade Any of these three mistakes can be fatal to your trading success Trading untested ideas Poor analysis or research is common among new traders You may hear a news report about a particular company and decide it would be a great idea to trade the company based on the report Unfortunately by the time the news gets to you many other people already have the information and have made their trading decisions There s a saying in the stock market buy the rumour sell the fact meaning that when the news is finally released it s very often too late to enter a trade Following tips or rumours is a sure sign that you haven t adequately prepared to enter the market By doing your own analysis you can determine what works and what doesn t Back test or forward test your trading idea before ever entering a trade Back testing involves testing your idea on historical data and allows you to test a large number of ideas very quickly For example you may scan a lot of charts and identify a particular pattern that appears before significant moves in a share This is back testing Forward testing often referred to as paper trading involves testing your idea on current data as it becomes available To verify that your idea works look for opportunities as they unfold because your chosen pattern may occur without a strong move following it This is using forward testing to confirm your idea Forward testing is more reliable than back testing but much slower to perform In its simplest form you can back test by looking at lots of charts so you can begin to recognise patterns that occur before a strong move unfolds When I started trading I studied thousands of charts to find out what worked and what didn t then narrowed down a few ideas to follow through with forward testing to see if they continued to work Ensure you complete a thorough analysis before entering a trade or follow a more experienced trader s strategy Allowing losers to get out of control Failure to cut losses can quickly result in disaster for any trader because the market can move far more than you expect This is probably the most common mistake we see new traders make The trader hopes the trade will reverse direction and move back into profit Refusing to take the loss the trader continues to hold the trade while willing it to turn into profit

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  • Bear Market Trading | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    You can use both stops and indicators or just one of these as an exit signal Before you move on remember to select your Trade Settings on the right which includes how the trade is to be entered the size of the trade and brokerage Also remember to select the watchlist you want to test in the Check for Signal box You can test on any of the system watchlists or you own saved watchlists Finally click Save and give your test a name then click Ok Now click on the Run Strategy tab and you can enter the timeframe you wish to run the test on Note that the longer the time frame and the larger your watchlist is the more time it will take to run a scan Once the scan is completed you will be able to view a Profit Chart as well as a wide range of reports which provide information in a summarised format down to the details of every trade Now you are ready to test your ideas and find out what works in both Bull and Bear markets I have run a large number of tests myself and have found that the best trading opportunities occur when the market reaches an extreme This extreme can be measured in many ways including Bollinger Bands RSI Money Flow Index or Commodity Channel Index Run your own tests to see what you can find that delivers good trading opportunities regardless of market conditions Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags back testing bear market trading bull market d2mx market scanning technical indicators trading shares Trading Strategies Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software Trading Strategies No Comments RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets Cap

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  • D2mx | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    have seen interest rates pull back in deference to the rest of the Australian economy Retailers builders and consumer related companies have been doing it tough in the past couple of years Our new IRESS based trading platforms including Market Analyser 7 and The Bourse 7 give clients access to our proprietary D2MX Trade Tool set Today we re going to use these tools to identify stocks that are challenged in this economic environment and those that are outperforming Get a free software trial here Figure 1 D2MX Trade Tools Menu Scanning for Outperforming Stocks First we look for stocks that are in a rising trend and are making new highs Using the Analyser Wizard tool we scan for stocks with Rising medium term trends with the 40 day moving average above the 150 day moving average Plus rising short term trends with the 13 day moving average above the 40 day moving average And to ensure that there is short term momentum we make sure that the stock price has made a new high in the last 10 days Figure 2 The D2MX Analyser Wizard Uptrending Stocks Scan Scanning for Underperforming Stocks Here we look for stocks that are in a falling trend and are making new lows Using the Analyser Wizard we scan for stocks with Falling medium term trends with the 40 day moving average below the 150 day moving average Plus falling short term trends with the 13 day moving average below the 40 day moving average And to ensure that there is short term momentum we make sure that the stock price has made a new low in the last 10 days Figure 3 The D2MX Analyser Wizard Downtrending Stocks Scan The Results One of the recurring criticisms about this market is the lack of liquidity and trading volumes which are as little as 50 of what they were just over a year ago With this in mind we used the ASX 100 for our list of stocks that we are interested in trading The Uptrending Stocks scan produced a list of 22 potential trading candidates that are in an uptrend in the medium and shorter term and have recently made new highs see the list below An interesting aside is that this list has a high proportion of companies that are delivering high yields which says something about of the state of investors psyche at the moment Figure 4 Results of Uptrending Stocks scan run on 18 July 2012 The Downtrending Stocks scan produced a list of 17 potential trading candidates that are in a downtrend in the medium and shorter term and have recently made new lows You will note that this list is dominated by stocks from the mining and energy sectors which have clearly underperformed in the Aussie market in the run up since last October Figure 5 Results of Downtrending Stocks scan run on 18 July 2012 Sample Trades To give you an idea about the types of stocks the scans highlighted I have provided a couple of sample charts for CSL and Macquarie Bank below Chart CSL CSL in a clear uptrend and moving higher Chart Macquarie Bank MQG in a clear downtrend The Trade There is no doubt that this is a challenging market for investors but using some simple tools that D2MX can provide through its IRESS Trader platform you can quickly highlight stocks that are suitable for your investment outlook This analysis can be done on a regular basis and should take you no more than five minutes If you want to try a Long Short strategy you can do that too through the use of Mini Warrants which have been discussed in earlier articles by going Long the outperforming stock s while Shorting the underperforming stock s Refer to Warrant Trading for All Types of Market Environments Series Part 1 Shorting With Limited Risk Using MINIs Part 2 Boosting Dividend Yield Using Warrants Utilise the D2MX features in the IRESS Trader platform to select your trades according to your market view You will save time and potentially increase your returns by trading with the trend Contact me at D2MX Trading on 1300 610 024 and I can help you trade using a number of strategies that will give you the tools to navigate this market and help you boost your returns on investment 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 For Buy and Sell recommendations on ASX listed companies register for a free trial of MDS Financial Research The D2MX 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 Tags asx100 d2mx d2mx trade tools down trend Iress Market Analyser market scanning uptrend Posted in Trading Software Trading Strategies No Comments Three D2MX Chart Tricks Friday June 1st 2012 With the release of the Market Analyser 7 and Bourse 7 trading platforms there are a few tips and tricks you may not know about the new D2MX charts and how to make the most of them Tricks with Trend Lines To draw a trend line you can use the drawing tool bar located on the left of your chart This toolbar can be hidden away and there may only be a small arrow visible If this is the case then click on the arrow to show the toolbar Click on the Trend Line button to begin drawing a trend line Click where you want to start the line and click where you want the line to finish You can now draw another line in the same way click where you want to start and click where you want to finish To stop drawing trend lines click the cancel X button located on the drawing toolbar or right click on the chart Once you have drawn a trend line you can right click on it to change the properties including the colour or to extend the line to the right You can also duplicate the line which will create a parallel line allowing you to easily draw channels You can also delete the line from the right click menu You can move a line around by dragging it hold down the left mouse button on the line and move it to where you want it to be If you pick up the middle of the line you will move the whole line or pick up one end of the line to change the slope or end point only And here is a trick you may not know to draw a horizontal line click on the trend line tool on the toolbar Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and drag the line across your screen While still holding down the shift key click to finish the horizontal line In the Cross Hairs Another keyboard trick when using the D2MX charts is to display the cross hairs allowing you to line up indicators and see what is happening with these Hold down your right mouse button while moving the mouse and the cross hairs will display on your screen This allows you to easily line up a specific day and see the data on that day or where an indicator crosses over in relation to the chart Customise Your Chart And one last trick you may not have found yet is located within the wealth of information contained in Chart Properties With a right click on the chart window you can adjust the properties of the chart including changing the colour scheme changing the intraday timeframe and the amount of data that is loaded You can even turn on a data window that will float over the top of the screen which shows you the current price and indicator levels Bonus Tip At the bottom of the Chart Properties list you have the ability to change the way the scale is displayed You can change to log scale if you prefer to use that or by turning the automatic scaling off you can specify the range that you want to display by setting minimum and maximum levels For more tips check out the webinars and videos that are online Bourse 7 tips Market Analyser 7 tips Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags Bourse Data chart tools charting d2mx Market Analyser technical indicators the bourse Trading Software Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software No Comments Steady Returns Through High Dividend Paying Stocks Friday May 25th 2012 At the start of the year I highlighted some key investment themes for 2012 one of which would be for investors to look to companies with solid growth and consistent yields And not long before that I identified some stocks that consistently pay high dividends Given the rout we are experiencing in the global markets as the bears take control I thought might be timely to review a strategy that our D2MX clients were given at the start of the year Consistent Income Strategy The Methodology The primary goal for the investment strategy was to look for opportunities that had a high probability of producing above average returns for the next twelve to eighteen months The strategy was developed in an environment where the RBA was forecast to be reducing the cash rate down towards 3 by the end of the year and the property market was at best flat This strategy was developed as a good alternative to trying make money through investing in the property markets where rental yields are currently only 3 4 and there is little prospect of significant capital growth near term The strategy also has a high probability of offering a better return than simply leaving funds on term deposit although there is market risk involved The first step in this strategy was to identify a stock that paid consistently high dividends and was likely to hold its dividend for at least the next year Consistent Steady Income Strategy The Overview The stock we selected for this strategy was Telstra which was trading at 3 25 and was on a dividend yield of 8 6 grossed up to 12 3 Telstra was about to have the NBN deal ratified by the regulator and had a confirmed dividend of 0 28 per annum for at least the next 18 months We proposed using a margin loan of 100 000 with interest at 9 5 and with the leverage dependent on the investor s own risk profile Consistent Steady Income Strategy The Metrics I ve done some sample calculations to give you an idea of the metrics of the trade refer to the table at the end of this article The calculations show the returns if the Telstra share price either falls to 3 00 stays flat at 3 25 or rises to 3 75 at the end of the 12 month period This chart shows the returns based on a number of different final trading prices for Telstra ranging from 3 00 to 4 00 Note a number of brokerage houses have a 12 month target of around 4 25 for Telstra Chart 1 Performance of the Investment with Telstra ending at various levels 3 00 3 25 3 50 or 3 75 at the end of the 12 month period Cost Price 3 25 Investment Highlights The performance chart confirms that the strategy would Generate a loss if the stock closed at 3 00 a 7 7 fall in the stock price Even including the grossed up dividends it would lose 4 9 on the total investment and if the portfolio was leveraged at 50 then the investment would lose close to 10 for the year Be profitable even if the share price stayed flat at 3 25 The grossed up yield would be 2 8 on the total investment i e including the dividends and franking credits and if the portfolio was leveraged at 50 then the investment would generate close to 6 for the year Significantly outperform the returns on a similar investment in property or fixed interest if the stock price rises to 3 50 or is up just 7 7 the grossed up yield would be 10 5 on the total investment i e including the dividends and franking credits and if the portfolio was leveraged at 50 then the investment would generate close to 21 for the year Note that transaction costs have not been included in the calculations and that there would be additional tax benefits from claiming on the interest paid on the loan Margin Loan Risks Before proceeding it is worth considering some of the risks of this strategy Borrowing to acquire an investment that falls in value or does not earn a net return greater than your borrowing costs will result in a larger loss or lower after tax return than if you had not borrowed to invest or not invested at all But it can also leverage returns The value of your investments can change in unexpected ways and may not earn the net return you expect and you may be subject to a margin call to top up the loan to value ratio LVR Changes in the price of an investment are usually a key determinant of the return you earn or loss you incur on an investment Using a 50 LVR considerably reduces the chances of a margin call You are responsible for your investment choices and consequently whether any net return is sufficient to cover the cost of borrowing and other costs and the investment s suitability to your circumstances and financial objectives Unless you apply for a Fixed Rate Loan the Lender may vary the Variable Rate applicable to your Margin Loan Facility at any time Consistent Steady Income Strategy The Trade How can you make money in such a strategy Let s evaluate the benefits of this trading strategy This is a way that you can leverage your way into an equity portfolio in order to build wealth Note that the dividend yield on Telstra was particularly high over 9 at the time the investment was initiated With the current market pullback we will get another opportunity for this type of investment The chart below uses a purchase price of 3 50 The returns still have the potential to outperform property and fixed interest investments but of course there would be more chance that the share price may finish below the original purchase price This strategy cannot be used within a Self Managed Super Fund SMSF however we can offer alternatives using installment warrants strategies We can also offer option strategies that can further reduce the market risk on the trade Chart 2 Performance of the Investment with Telstra ending at various levels 3 25 3 50 3 75 or 4 00 at the end of the 12 month period Cost Price 3 50 Disadvantages The stock price might fall over the twelve month investment timeframe Leverage is a two edged sword and we have shown that the investment would start to lose if the stock price falls too far However there are option strategies that we can implement to mitigate this risk Conclusion This strategy is paying off handsomely in the current market environment and may well explain why Telstra shares have shot up so much in the first part of this year The strategy does offer the investor a viable investment alternative to either property or fixed interest investments and can be incorporated in SMSFs through the use of installment warrants which I have touched on in discussions in a previous article about Boosting Your Investment Returns We may well get another opportunity to implement this strategy in the near term using Telstra or some other consistently high dividend paying stock given the aggressive market pullback we are currently experiencing Contact me at D2MX Trading on 1300 610 024 and I can help you trade using this or a number of other strategies that can help boost your return on investment 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

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  • Market Scanning | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    once for example you could specify that a share must be above its moving average and oversold on a stochastic indicator Create your indicator in the D2MX Analyser Wizard and you will then be able to run a scan in the D2MX Analyser as it will appear at the very bottom of the indicator list Before running your scan select the watchlist you want to analyse from the among the System Watchlists or from your own set of User Watchlists A future enhancement will provide you with the ability to scan the whole ASX market without creating a special watchlist to do this Click on Calculate to run the scan The scan will look at the last traded price to determine whether your criteria have been met A scan run at 9am could be different from a scan run at 11am 1pm or 3pm If you click on Filter Settings you can narrow down the list by specifying a price range or volume criteria to filter out shares you are not interested in Note that the price format here is in dollars not cents as it is in the rest of the platform Once you have entered your parameters click Calculate again to find the filtered list of shares You can also save this list of shares as a new watchlist Highlight all the shares in the results by clicking on the first share in the list then scroll to the bottom hold down the Shift key and click on the last share Hold down the Ctrl key and push C on the keyboard This will copy the shares to your clipboard Click on Quote click Clear and click Import to paste the information into your new watchlist Click Save As to save the watchlist You can scroll through the Analyser results in a D2MX chart using the black buttons at the top of the chart next to the blue watchlist scroll buttons You can quickly look through the results using any of the chart templates you have created To run an end of day scan you can simply run the D2MX Analyser when the market is closed but there is another alternative as well You can use the D2MX Trading System to run a back test based on historical data and yesterday s information is now considered history once the market starts trading today The D2MX Trading System allows you to set both entry and exit criteria and test a complete strategy For now we will focus on the entry side only Click Create to create a new system and click OK Select the entry criteria you want from the list of indicators that are available to you This list is the same list as that contained in the Analyser You can set a Time stop to exit one day after entry as the exit point is not particularly relevant here Choose your watchlist on the right and click Save Type in a name and click OK You can now run a scan on any day you choose Click Run Strategy and you can specify the date you want to run the strategy from and to To run on a specific day use the same date as the Period From and the Period To Click on the Standard Report List to find the list of shares that met your criteria on the date you specified You can also use the D2MX Trading System to run a scan on weekly data or even monthly data The D2MX Analyser scan runs on daily data only while the Trading System allows you to specify a weekly or monthly scan When you select your parameters for the indicator on the Build Strategy tab you can choose the Data Interval you wish to use This can be daily weekly or monthly One thing to be aware of is that running a weekly scan on Tuesday will include a week from Tuesday If you want to run a scan related to a market week run the weekly scan on the weekend Set all your other parameters as if you were running a daily scan and you can view the results in the Standard Report List However you want to scan the market you can use the D2MX Trade Tools to find the opportunities you are looking for Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags back testing d2mx trade tools d2mx trading system market analyser 7 market scanning Trading Software trading tools Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software 2 Comments Webinar Playback Advanced Scanning in Market Analyser 7 Tuesday April 17th 2012 In this advanced level webinar we took a look at some of the more sophisticated tricks you can use for scanning the market in Market Analyser 7 Thanks to everyone who joined in Check the Webinars page for more recordings and future training sessions Tags analysis tools back testing ma 7 market analyser 7 market scanning webinar playback Posted in Market Analyser 7 No Comments Market Analyser 7 Software Tutorial Analyser and Analyser Wizard Monday April 16th 2012 The Market Analyser 7 platform has a range of advanced trading tools to help you quickly find trading opportunities In this software tutorial we look the Analyser and Analsyer Wizard tools which you can use to quickly find stocks matching your criteria For more tutorials check the Market Analyser 7 news page Tags d2mx ma 7 market analyser 7 market scanning Trading Software trading tools Posted in Market Analyser 7 No Comments Webinar Playback Scanning in Market Analyser 7 Monday April 16th 2012 With Market Analyser 7 you can scan the stock market for securities meeting your trading criteria In this webinar we looked at the Analyser and Analyser Wizard tools and how to scan using a range of standard technical indicators and customised combination indicators Click here for more webinar recordings and upcoming sessions Tags Iress Market Analyser market scanning software training technical indicators Posted in Market Analyser 7 No Comments New Market Analyser 7 Webinars

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  • Technical Indicators | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    not recommended to use all of these approaches Choose one that you are comfortable with and then stick with it Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags charting d2mx chart moving averages technical analysis technical indicators Trading Software Trading Strategies Posted in 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 volume in a share after a downtrend Accumulation or an increase in volume after an uptrend Distribution The Retracement and Open Channel indicators are included in the Prealerts as well You can even use the Analyser Wizard to combine indicators and the indicators you create will be available in the Entry Scripts menu Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the list to see them And remember that once you have a chart set up the way you want it you can save it as a template with a right click on the chart and click Save New Template This means you do not have to apply the Entry Scripts every time you open a chart Make the most of the powerful new charting tools in the D2MX Charts including the Entry Scripts to assist you to identify when a share meets the entry or exit criteria you choose It is now quick and easy to identify when the two lines on any indicator have crossed over and the day this occurred using the Entry Scripts Jeff Cartridge Education Manager Tags asx charting Charting Software d2mx charts Market Analyser technical analysis technical indicators Posted in Market Analyser 7 Trading Software No Comments Bull or Bear Finding What Works Using The D2MX Trading System Friday July 27th 2012 Regardless of whether the market is going up or down there are trading opportunities to take advantage of A rising tide will lift all boats which means that if the market is bullish almost any trading strategy will make money from buying shares But what happens when the market turns bearish Fortunately there are some indicators that produce excellent results in both bull and bear markets But since there are hundreds of different indicators around how do you find these magical ones The answer is simple test them out using the D2MX Trading System The D2MX Trading system is built in to the Bourse 7 and the Market Analyser 7 platforms Click on the D2MX Trade Tools menu and select Trading System to access the back testing capability To build a strategy click on Create then Yes Now you can select your entry and exit criteria with a wide range of indicators to choose from Click Add and then select from the list You can even create your own combination indicators in the Analyser Wizard tool and test these Once you have selected an indicator you can set its parameters Specify the direction of the position Long or Short and even select a timeframe Daily Weekly or Monthly You can select more than one indicator in the Trading System using the Advance Mode which allows you to enter brackets and or not values to combine indicators For exit signals you can again select from a wide range of indicators using the Add button and selecting the indicator Set the parameters for the indicator in the same way you do for entry signals In addition to using indicators for exits you can set stops based on price movement or time This allows you to use a trailing stop for an exit You can use both stops and indicators or just one of these as an exit signal Before you move on remember to select your Trade Settings on the right which includes how the trade is to be entered the size of the trade and brokerage Also remember to select the watchlist you want to test in the Check for Signal box You can test on any of the system watchlists or you own saved watchlists Finally

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