Darryl Morley is a well known and respected newspaper columnist and professional trader, who is a former stockbroker. He has been wrote his avidly followed Day Trader column on trading and technical analysis for the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Hobart Mercury for over 20 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 August 05 – 2009

It now looks very much like the All Ords is headed towards the 5,000 mark.


“Day Trader” column for July 29 – 2009

Last week our market formed reversal candles on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, so I would expect at least some form of correction this week.


“Day Trader” column for July 22 – 2009

Over the past few weeks there has been a great deal of talk about our market forming a head and shoulders reversal top around the 4,000 mark.


“Day Trader” column for July 15 – 2009

Our market still does not want to break down. The two days it did close below the June 24 low, it was only by a few points and both days were reversal candles indicating a move up.


“Day Trader” column for July 08 – 2009

Last week our Market continued to lose ground, but then looking at the weekly chart, there was a weekly reversal candle for the week ending 26th June for the market to resume the uptrend.


“Day Trader” column for July 01 – 2009

Last week was not the best week I have had in a while. Last Tuesdays’ nasty fall was a costly move for me as I was stopped out of several stocks and others fell sharply.


“Day Trader” column for June 24 – 2009

Friday last week saw the SPI Futures contract close below the low of the previous Wednesday but the underlying Index, the S&P/ASX 200 did not even trade below the weeks low.


“Day Trader” column for June 17 – 2009

The All Ords continued its move towards its next target around 4,300 to 4,400 last week. Many stocks in the energy, resource and medical sectors have already moved up or are consolidating at resistance levels prior to potentially strong moves.


“Day Trader” column for June 10 – 2009

Last week saw our market move up strongly. Thursday was the only day of weakness and Friday saw another positive move with the All Ords closing the week only forty points off its high for the weak after a two hundred point gain.


“Day Trader” column for June 03 – 2009

Last Friday saw our Market form a daily pivot point, and as many stocks formed buy signals during the week I expect the index is about to move up another level.