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 November 08 – 2011

This may be the rally we’ve been waiting for - but get in and out quickly would be my advice – there’s every possibility it’s a sucker rally

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Day Trader column for November 01 – 2011

The jury is still out, but we could be seeing a change of trend to the upside. Last week saw a clear break of the downtrend which has been in place since April this year, on the weekly chart.

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Day Trader column for October 25 – 2011

The All Ords was down one hundred points last week. But the daily ranges and volumes were still low, suggesting there is still a great deal of indecision around.

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Day Trader column for October 18 – 2011

At the moment this is a very confusing market – and a very volatile one. Last week the market basically traded sideways.

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Day Trader column for October 11 – 2011

Monday and Tuesday last week saw the All Ords and the S&P/ASX 200 both trade below the September 26 low but then the market reversed and we saw the All Ords rise nearly 350 points.

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Day Trader column for October 04 – 2011

Last week the All Ords moved up to the short term downtrend line that’s been in place for the past month.

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Day Trader column for September 27 – 2011

Last week saw the All Ords continue down after breaking 4,100 the week before. It is now heading towards the next resistance level 3,800.

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Day Trader column for September 20 – 2011

Many of the so called blue chip stocks had substantial rises on Friday - but most rises were on reduced volume from the previous few days.

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Day Trader column for September 13 – 2011

Last week the All Ords formed a weekly pivot point to the downside. So we may see a small move up this week to retest last week’s high.

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Day Trader column for September 06 – 2011

Interestingly the All Ords formed a weekly pivot point to the upside last week despite the market fall on Friday.

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