Columns

Darryl Morley is a well known and respected newspaper columnist and professional trader, who is a former stockbroker. He has been writing his avidly followed Day Trader column on trading and technical analysis for the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Hobart Mercury for over 11 years.

Darryl is likely unique, in that he actually writes about his own trades, his reasoning for selecting or rejecting certain stocks, how he sets his targets, his stops, his exit strategies. He’s also not shy about staying out of the market if the signals are not right and explaining why. This is very different from most talking heads, who are not dealing with their own money.

New columns are updated to this site every week.

These columns are written and published as a chronicle of Darryl’s trading. Any information provided is of an educational nature only. Please note that we are NOT a stock tipping service, either through the newspaper column nor through the workshops. Our hope is that by watching and learning from Darryl’s trading technique, you can start to learn to take control of your own finances, which we believe is especially relevant in today’s turbulent market.

Day Trader column for January 17 – 2012

A couple of weeks ago I said the All Ords had formed six weekly pivot points since August last year.

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Day Trader column for January 10 – 2012

Despite two positive days early last week when the All Ords put on over one hundred and forty points, the falls on Thursday and Friday saw most of those gains evaporate.

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Day Trader column for January 03 – 2012

Let me begin by wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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Day Trader column for December 27 – 2011

Our market continues to show mixed messages. At the beginning of December we had a big week up and the past three weeks have been a slow pull back and last week was a reversal week for the index to go up.

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Day Trader column for December 20 – 2011

The volatility continues. Last week the market formed a weekly pivot point to the downside. This was the sixth weekly pivot point formed since the beginning of September.

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Day Trader column for December 13 – 2011

The semi-log downtrend line as mentioned last week is still proving to be very strong resistance.

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Day Trader column for December 6 – 2011

Although the Index and many of the top one hundred stocks formed weekly pivot points to the upside last week - I still don’t see many stocks I want to risk money on at present. Volume in many cases was lower than the previous week when the market fell.

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Day Trader column for November 29 – 2011

The move down last week very clearly formed a weekly pivot point to the downside.

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Day Trader column for November 22 – 2011

There is still a great deal of volatility in our market. The All Ords fell almost two hundred points last week from its high of 4,363 on November 14.

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Day Trader column for November 15 – 2011

Volatility continued to dominate markets last week.

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