Ask Colin

Why does Telstra not appear on the 52-week scan (18 November 2011) on the members' website?

I run these scans as of each Friday. That means that providing a stock traded all five days of the week, it will only appear on the scans on those weeks where there was a new yearly high. If you put up a weekly bar chart, it will be evident that there have only been two weeks when Telstra would have made the list:

  • Week ending 19 August and
  • Week ending 21 October

When I checked the scans for those two weeks, sure enough, Telstra was listed.

Past scan lists are now retained on the website.