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 April 13 – 2011

Our Market closed last Friday at its highest level in twelve months. Moreover it was only ten points short of a two and a half year high.

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Day Trader column for April 06 – 2011

Monday March 28, the market action of the All Ords showed real indecision.

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Day Trader column for March 30 – 2011

Last week the All Ords formed the weekly pivot point which I have maintained is needed before any change in market direction is indicated.

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Day Trader column for March 23 – 2011

Its an understatement that last week the All Ords was extremely volatile.

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Day Trader column for March 16 – 2011

Last week the All Ords broke the uptrend line starting at the beginning of 2009.

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Day Trader column for March 09 – 2011

There was a lot of indecision in our market last week until Friday.

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Day Trader column for March 02 - 2011

Last week our market reversed to the downside and the All Ords formed another weekly pivot point to the downside.

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Day Trader column for February 24 – 2011

The All Ords closed above 5,000 every day last week but did not want to move much above 5,000.

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Day Trader column for February 16 – 2011

Last week the All Ords closed above 5,000 for the first time in nearly a year. It then fell away sharply on Friday as one would expect when a serious resistance level is reached.

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Day Trader column for February 09 - 2011

After spending January trading sideways between 4,800 and 4,900 the All Ords finally formed a weekly pivot point to the upside last week.

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