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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23 February 2011

Merv's Daily Commentary 23 Feb 2011

After The Close, 23 Feb 2011

Merv’s Daily Uranium Index
Market Data

Open: 261.85
High: 267.28
Low: 257.33
Close: 261.72
Volume: 8354

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

Looks like the plunge has come to a stop but needs another day to verify. Still, until the Daily Index actually reverses I have to keep thinking in terms of more downside ahead. It’s all in the market action verifying one direction or the other and going with the flow.

The Merv’s Daily Uranium Index closed barely lower by 1.00 point or 0.38%. There were 21 winners, 23 losers and 6 stocks in a state of shock. Cameco lost 0.2%, Denison lost 1.1%, Extract lost 2.2%, Paladin gained 1.5% and Uranium One gained 1.2%. The best daily winner was Crosshair with a gain of 6.8% while the loser of the day was Mucusani with a loss of 8.4%. Market Vectors Uranium-Nuclear Energy ETF gained 0.4% while Global X Uranium ETF lost 0.12%.

The interesting feature of today’s chart is the turning process of the short term momentum indicator and the fact that the Stochastic Oscillator has entered its oversold zone and seems to be starting a turn around. It is at a level from which many previous bounces or reversals had taken place. So, we might just expect a bounce of some sort tomorrow. I will go with a further lateral move before it turns around. Anyway, the ratings have not changed since yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Merv:

I would like to preface my questions by thanking you for the excellent daily/weekly updates.

Just two quick questions: you use the 8 and 15 dma lines. What are your rational for specifically using those two values?

Regarding the charts, may i ask what software is used to generate it?


Merv said...

The moving average values I use are based upon 40 plus years of research and experience. In addition, I prefer moving averages to be weighted towards the more recent data and therefore I use a weighted moving average method.

Metastock is my software. It's owned by Equis which has been bought out by Reuters (I think) go to