What's New

I am continually adding new material to the website. All additions to both the free website and the members' website will remain on this page in chronological order.

Links found below to pages on the members' website are effective only if you have first logged in as a member.

24 December 2019 We are now approaching the end of the active website. Sometime between now and early in the New Year, the current website, which can be actively updated, will be reborn as a static website i.e. it will continue as it was on the day we switch it, but it will not be possible to update it. There will no longer be passwords or disclaimer screens for the members material, which will be accessable also by non-members from that time.

I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks for the tremendous support you have given me over the years. All the best for the New Year.

20 December 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

16 December 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

11 December 2019

Due to a server update, my data vendor will not suppy data for Friday this week. Accordingly, for this week only I will not be able to publish Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details this Friday

6 December 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

30 November 2019 This evening I have uploaded for you the Monthly Market Charts and Analysis file updated to the end of November.
30 November 2019

I have this afternoon uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website.

30 November 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

The Portfolio Details file is also the end November file.

22 November 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

Please note that the two scans called My Plan are no longer strictly my plan now that I have changed my investment plan - see the news item earlier this week. Nevertheless, I will continue to provide it for members.

21 November 2019 This evening I have uploaded the document Portfolio Structure for Retirement to the Investment Plan Changes page on the Building Wealth Resources menu.
16 November 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans

15 November 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of Portfolio Details. Please note the last paragraph on page 1. Kindly do not email me about this. I will fully explain it in a document I am preparing to post next week.

I will post the market scans tomorrow morning.

13 November 2019 This month I have uploaded an additional article to the Educational Articles page on the Free Resources menu: Interview with Colin Nicholson. This is a write-up of an interview I gave in 2010. It contains much timeless advice about investing.

This will be the last educational article that I post to the website. As already advised at the start of this year, I am going to retire from teaching investing from 31 December 2019. However, the website will remain online from 31 December 2019, but frozen as it is on that date. An additional benefit will be that the members material will be open and freely available to anyone, behind a disclosure wall.

I have also uploaded a file called Importing Data to the How I Use Insight Trader page by that name on the Learning Centre menu. I wrote this up some years ago. To the best of my knowledge it is still correct for today if you wish to create a new data file to be updated manually going forward.

12 November 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded five articles headed

Investing with RSI

Investing with Stochastic

Investing with MACD

Investing with MACD Histogram

Investing with Bollinger Bands

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

11 November 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded five articles headed

Introduction to Indicators

Introduction to Moving Averages

Multiple Moving Averages

Parabolic Time-Price System

Directional Movement System

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

8 November 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

2 November 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

1 November 2019 This afternoon I have uploaded for you the Monthly Market Charts and Analysis file updated to the end of October
1 November 2019

I have this afternoon uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website.

26 October 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

19 October 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

18 October 2019 Today I updated my journal for Passive Investments following my sale of the two exchange traded funds that I held as a learning exercise and consequently boosting my asset allocation to LICs. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
18 October 2019 Today, I fielded this question:

Why have you increased you holdings in the three LICs?

The answer is in Ask Colin under Asset Allocation. The quick way to it is on the Home Page.

11 October 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

6 October 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded two articles headed

Hook Reversal - A signal to tighten stops

Island Reversal and Island Cluster Reversal - Dramatic days to live through

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

5 October 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded a new article headed

Key Reversal - A price bar not to be ignored

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

4 October 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

1 October 2019

I have this evening uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website.

1 October 2019 This evening I have uploaded for you the Monthly Market Charts and Analysis file updated to the end of September
27 September 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

24 September 2019 I draw members' attention to my answer to a question today. It is in Ask Colin under asset allocation and under stock selection, but is easiest accessed from the home page (don't forget to scroll down on the left hand side).
23 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for Woolworths reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
22 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for Wesfarmers reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.

I also notice that my year date scale is wrong on Sonic Healthcare which I uploaded yesterday. I will fix it soon. You will know I have fixed it if the last year on the graphs is 2019, not 2018. All the comments are correct. My apology for any inconvenience.

20 September 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

19 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for Sonic Healthcare reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
18 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for Ramsay Health Care reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
13 September 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

7 September 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

5 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for Coles Group reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
4 September 2019 Today I updated my journal for ARB Corporation reflecting the recent announcement of its annual report. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
3 September 2019

I have this afternoon uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website. My apology that these files are later than usual this month.

31 August 2019 This evening I have uploaded for you the Monthly Market Charts and Analysis file which replaces the Weekly Market Charts and Analysis as explained last month.
31 August 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

30 August 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded two articles headed

Range - Understanding its Importance

Open-Close Reversal Signals

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

27 August 2019 This afternoon I have uploaded an article headed Analysis of the Closing Price - A detailed look at this important price to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu
24 August 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

19 August 2019 This afternoon I have uploaded two articles headed

Identifying Trends - How to define and trade trending bars

Price Bar Components - Unlocking the information in price bars

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

16 August 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

13 August 2019 This morning I have uploaded an article headed The Trend is Your Friend - How to identify bars that show strength or weakness to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.
9 August 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

9 August 2019

I have today updated the file My Returns - Summaries and Analysis to the Investment Returns page on the About Colin menu on the free website.

This shows that I had a bad year in 2018-19. I was thrown out of most of my holdings in the market downtrend. Since then the recovery has been somewhat muted because (1) I was slow rebuilding my portfolio and (2) The portfolio I rebuilt has changed in character in recognition of my advertised intention to switch to a retirement mode (half the portfolio is now in LICs and index funds). I have built my capital over the years. It was time to start to prepare for my retirement on 31.12.19.

6 August 2019 On the First of August I uploaded for you the initial Monthly Market Charts and Analysis file which replaces Weekly Market Charts and Analysis as explained last week. My apology that I overlooked sending the What's New message. For the rest of this year I will endeavour to post this at the end of each month.
3 August 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

1 August 2019

I have this evening uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website.

28 July 2019 It seems to me that the Weekly Market Charts and Analysis would be more useful if I published it only at the end of each month. It will next be posted on the first of August 2019 under its new title Monthly Market Charts and Analysis. It will appear in the usual place on the website.
26 July 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

21 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Charts and Analysis

21 July 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

My apology these are late this week - our son got married for the second time yesterday

14 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded four articles headed

Turning Point Two powerful candle patterns

True Range Chart indications that can be hard to see

Defining the Trend To profit from trends, we must know when they are present

Closing Price - Basic Analysis How to interpret the most important prices of the day

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

14 July 2019 I have today updated the document outlining my thinking about market phase. This is contained in the document 201907 Phase Analysis July 2019 on the Market Exposure Strategy and Phase Analysis page on the members website.
13 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded an article headed Mind the Gap How to interpret gaps on bar charts to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

13 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Charts and Analysis

12 July 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

8 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded two articles headed

RSI: Buy Smart, Buy Low

New Floats Indicator

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

7 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Charts and Analysis

6 July 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details

5 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded three articles headed

Arms Index A tool for short term traders

Continue or Reverse Continuation and reversal patterns

Terror in the Markets Analysing unusual situations

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

4 July 2019

This afternoon I have uploaded three articles headed

Upthrusts and Springs Learn to spot potentially failed breakouts

Watch Out for Rejection Signs of imminent trend endings

Parabolic Gives calculated stop-loss levels

to the Charting and Technical Analysis page on the Members Learning Centre menu.

3 July 2019 This morning I have posted the final 2018-19 financial year Portfolio Details
1 July 2019 Today I updated my journal for ARB Corporation reflecting my investment on Friday of an additional 4% of capital. I have uploaded the updated journal to the Ongoing column on the Stock Journals page.
29 June 2019

I have this evening uploaded for you the following files to the end of last month to the Free and Members website. Note: Some data are only to 28 June. I will update them next month.

29 June 2019

This evening I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week (which is the end of the Australian financial year) of

Weekly Market Charts and Analysis

29 June 2019

This morning I have uploaded for you my weekly update to the end of last week of

Weekly Market Scans and Portfolio Details