ASX and S&P500 Sector Workbooks – UPDATED

by Aug 21, 2020All Articles, Technical Analysis, Education

If you are interested in a top-down analysis of sectors then you may find the attached workbooks for both the Australian and US markets useful. Each tab in the workbook contains the members of the sector in a watchlist, and includes examples of watchlist columns, charts, and indicators. These updated versions also include ratio charts and a new high / low scan.

The first page is a sector overview,  which includes a watchlist of the sector performance along with a weekly Relative Rotation Graph® and weekly candlestick chart (click on any symbol in the watchlist to change the chart).

If you find a particular layout useful remember that you can save it as a Page Layout and apply it to your own charts (delete the watchlist first if you only want the Page Layout to include the chart).

For more information on Page Layouts click here.

Here’s an example of the US Energy sector, which includes a daily chart with three moving averages and an RSI, with a weekly line chart and long term monthly Gann Swing chart to the right:

Here’s a screenshot of the Relative Strength Ratios tab from the ASX workbook. This automatically displays a chart relative to the ASX200 Index $XJO using the Relative Index property. As you scroll down the chart will update without the need to create a custom code or Division Spread chart. The Show View below the chart shows the performance against the index over the last quarter, eg CBA has out-performed the index by 7.1% over the last 3 months, but is weakening.

This last example shows a watchlist of the ASX 200 companies with a true/false column for 6 month highs and another for 6 month lows (right-click on the column headings and select Edit Column to see the underlying script formulas). At time of writing there were 17 new highs and 1 new low on that particular day. The chart on the right highlights the new 6 month highs and lows in a Show Bar, with the last 6 months highlighted in blue using a custom bar colour scheme:

Optuma clients can click the buttons below to save the workbook files, and once saved – usually to your Downloads folder – double-click on the file to open. When prompted to  move them from the download location to your default Workbooks folder click yes.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Darren Hawkins, MSTA

Darren Hawkins, MSTA

Senior Software Specialist at Optuma

Darren is the senior Software Specialist at Optuma. He joined the company in 2009 after attending an introductory technical analysis course. Darren now instructs users all over the world, from experienced Wall Street traders and professional money managers to individual traders drawing their first trendlines.

Darren grew up in the UK and attended college in the USA where he earned a BA in Economics from St Mary's College of Maryland. He went on to spend a few years working at the Nasdaq Stock Market in Washington DC. Going on to live and work in Australia, the US and currently the UK, Darren has a broad understanding of the individual needs of traders, portfolio managers and investors utilising a wide range of methodologies.

In 2014 Darren passed the UK-based Society of Technical Analysts diploma course, and when not looking at charts he keeps a keen eye on England's cricket team - especially if they are playing against Australia. He lives in the Essex countryside in England, with wife Wendy and their labrador, Gabba.


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    Ah wow this is amazing, it has saved me hours of prep work thanks Darren

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    Outstanding work Darren, Thanks.


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