BASIC NOTES

Uranium Companies

There are very few pure uranium companies. Most companies, especially the small exploration type, are active in more than the uranium industry. This blog makes no attempt to guage the percentage of a companies activity that are related to the finding, mining or processing of uraniun. They all do, however, have some uranium activities (to the best of our review).

Merv's Uranium Indices

I have developed two Uranium Indices. They each have the same component stocks but are calculated using different methodologies. My weekly Index is based upon the average weekly performance of the component stocks. My daily Index is based upon the daily average of the component stocks open, high, low and close prices along with the daily average volume of all component stocks.

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01 February 2010

Merv's Daily Commentary 01 Feb 2010


After The Close, 01 Feb 2010

Merv’s Daily Uranium Index
Market Data

Open: 170.46
High: 174.29
Low: 167.97
Close: 173.28
Volume: 3150

Note that the volume is an average volume of round lot sales for the 50 component stocks. For total volume, multiply by 5000.

I told you so, but it’s below my standards to say so. Well, we finally had an up day and a really decent one at that. One day does not change much as far as the various indicators are concerned (except the aggressive ones) but we have to start somewhere.

The Merv’s Daily Uranium Index closed the day up 5.19 points or 3.09%. There were 31 winners, 13 losers and 6 confused. Cameco gained 2.7%, First Uranium lost 2.1% Paladin gained 4.4%, Uranium One gained 2.7% and Uranium Participation gained 0.8%. The best winner of the day was RPT Uranium with a gain of 17.5% while the worst performer was Purepoint Uranium with a loss of 10.7%. Market Vectors Nuclear ETF gained 2.2%.

Nothing has yet changed in the intermediate term so I’ll go right to the rating, BEARISH.

The only change in the short term indicators was the momentum indicator. It crossed above its oversold line and its trigger line with the trigger turning upward. However, the momentum remains in its negative zone and the rating has not yet changed, it remains BEARISH but is getting close to improving.

The direction of least resistance remains to the up side.

3 comments:

Kailua_007 said...

On the fundamental side, Obama plans to increase the funding for Nuclear power within the US. That should be a positive for the entire industry... We'll see going forward.

On the technical side, I hope we hit the bottom for 2010...

Anonymous said...

Ha. Good call Merv!

I don't think you are giving yourself enough credit though, as it does seem that you also called alot of the recent downward directions too!

I really thought we were going to break through to the upside last time (10 days ago), I guess not paying enough attention to the Stoc's, and instead was blinded by the "rating"

Thanks as always.

Merv said...

Kailua_007
Before they build any more nuclear plants they have to have a place to store the nuclear waste. As I understand it Obama closed the Mountain in Nevada where they were to store this waste. Now where?

Hope China continues with massive plant building.