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Relative strength of stocks and sectors
|Monthly Toolbox eNews Update ||#75 - Jan-Feb 2016|
Firstly, my apologies
to Toolbox Members for running so late with this issue of the Toolbox
eNews Update. There has been a lot happening in recent months (in
particular within the ATAA, with which some of you may be familiar).
This Share Market Toolbox eNews Update email
is going to all of our subscribing Share Market Toolbox
Members as normal, and to the non-Members who have expressed an
interest in receiving it. (Any non-members who want to access the detail
in the Members Area can easily join as a Toolbox Member
- it's not expensive.)
- One of the issues for investors from time to time is trying to decide
in which one of several stocks to invest. One of the ways to do this is
by using some form of comparison of share price performance (or price
strength) over a time period. But which tool? And over what time period?
The sample price chart shown here (click on it for a larger image)
shows one of the tools available to do exactly this.
this edition of the eNews I have written a new eBook (PDF) Article and
updated an existing one. And I will be expanding on this in the next
issue of the eNews (due almost any week now).
See all the details in this edition's focus section below.
If you would like to see a history of the Toolbox changes, see the special content update blog, and you can select the option there to "Follow" that blog to get details about new updates as soon as they are made.
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mentioned here, and in the referred eBook Articles, or web pages, is for
general education only, and is not advice of any sort.
Please read on...
About these Toolbox eNews Update emails...
Here's a short note to the recently new Toolbox Members, and new readers of this eNews email:- These share market Toolbox eNews emails
always go to Toolbox Members (a part of the Toolbox service), and to
the people who have registered to receive occasional information about
the Share Market. This is a bi-monthly email (or sometimes monthly)
with some pointers and tips on focused topics - see a quick intro to the eNews emails
. They often include references to specific eBook Articles
in my Share Market Toolbox
, as well as key web pages in the free area of the Toolbox (eg. on the extensive Share Market web page
I have been writing the eBook Articles since October 2008 - that's a
few years now - and these eNews emails help you to navigate to related
and useful information each month. You can see the past eNews emails in
the eNews Archive
Price charts summarise the underlying opinions
and emotions of the market participants.
Every chart tells a story.
It pays to understand the stories in the price charts.
The focus in this edition:
Strategy ideas - share price strength and relative performance
are many different strategy ideas that investors can consider when
selecting stocks for investment. This material will help to clarify some
of the options.
One of the simpler tools that investors can use to compare the share price performance of a number
of stocks, and with their sector index, is the Comparative Percent
Performance tool. This is shown in the sample price chart above and
reproduced a little larger at right (click on the image for a larger
|Comparative percent performance |
(two banks and their sector index).
sample chart simply shows the percentage change in share price of two
banks (CBA and ANZ) between March 2015 and March 2016, and the same for
their sector index (XFJ). This is discussed in the relevant eBook
Articles, as well as the question as to which date should we use from
which to start the comparison.
For this edition of the eNews I have done the following:
my growing collection of eBook (PDF) Articles, don't forget to see the
latest Table of Contents pages for these articles (see links in the
side-bar above right). You can also see the Table of Contents for all eBook Articles (recently new or updated ones are highlighted), and the Toolbox Master Index which includes the eBook Articles, plus web page references, and helpful videos.
eBook (PDF) Articles - Summary
Since October 2008 I have accumulated quite a collection of eBook (PDF) Articles
on three subject areas - Share Trading/Investing, Technical Analysis
and BullCharts software. There are now 744 pages of material in 163
eBook articles. These Articles are invaluable for both new and
experienced investors and traders. I write brief monthly notes in this
eNews email to highlight specific Articles on targeted topics, and
sometimes referring to new or updated web pages in the Toolbox (also see
a history of Toolbox updates). I am also writing new Articles and updating existing ones as required. For more information please see:
Article front pages
For any new readers of my Toolbox eBook Articles, there are some useful introductory Articles including an Introduction and an Overview Article for each of the three subject areas. You can see them here:
What if you have some
sort of problem with accessing the Toolbox and any of these Articles? Or
maybe the Username and Password doesn't work. If there is any problem
at all, simply contact me by email or phone. The best email address for
this is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasionally emails disappear - the system thinks they are spam, or the
ISP might think they are spam. If I don't reply within a day or so,
please contact me by either email address or phone
is nothing secret in this email, so feel free to forward it to someone
if you think they might benefit from the information, or from being a
Toolbox Member. The easiest way to do this is to use the "Forward Email"
link at the bottom.
am also confident that my Toolbox Members won't be sharing their
username and password with non-members. It is not fair that I spend all
this time preparing the materials, and then my Toolbox Members pay money
to have legitimate access, only to let some people pay nothing to read
and view the details.
feel free to email an individual Article to others as a sample; but if
they want online access to all the materials, it is pretty cheap, so
they should subscribe as a Toolbox Member. There is information about Toolbox Membership in the Quick Links section at right.
Always happy to receive feedback, or suggestions for new content or improvements.
Until next month,
happy investing or trading,
Robert B. Brain
(mobile: 0438 355 910)
ps: watch out for the sharks in the ocean!