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  • TC2000 Version 12.2 Update

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my January 2012 review of TC2000 12, I stated, ""What is available as I write this is less than what will be available when you finally read it because user suggestions are constantly being adopted."" This turned out to be more accurate than I could have imagi...

  • TC2000 Version 12

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Version 12 is the latest upgrade to the now–cloud based TC2000. As long as your computer can run Microsoft Silverlight, you have a very fast charting program at your disposal....

Quick-Scan: Complete Idiot's Guide To Technical Analysis by B. Faber

Product Review: FreeStockCharts.com by Bruce R. Faber

Working Money: Hi-Yo, Silver! A Wave! by Bruce R. Faber

Quick-Scans: The Forewarned Investor by Bruce R. Faber

Working Money: Check The Fine Print by Bruce R. Faber

  • Check The Fine Print

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once upon a time, it was not unusual for a brokerage house to charge an annual fee of $20-40 a year to offset the cost incurred for maintaining your brokerage account. These days, if you jump through the right hoops, your account is free. If you don't, maintenance fees can get real expensive....

Working Money: America's Huge, Ugly Twins by Bruce R. Faber

  • Websites For Traders: 888Options.com by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: 888Options.com by Bruce Faber 888OPTIONS.COM This site could have been named "AllAboutOptions.com" or "Everything-You-Wanted-To-Know-About-Options-But-Were-Afraid-To-Ask.com," but it would have been more difficult to find a phone number that matched. The Options Industry Council (OIC) developed 888OPTIONS.com to educate the investing public (and their brokers) about the benefits and risks of exchangetraded options. While options are highly flexible, versatile, and often rewarding, they are also complex, tricky, and risky. In their continuing endeavor to educate investo...

  • Websites For Traders: GoldMoney.com by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V. 22:3 (90-91): Websites For Traders: GoldMoney.com by Bruce R. Faber GOLDMONEY.COM There are two basic kinds of money: commodity-backed money and faith-based money. Commodity-backed currency can be exchanged on demand for the commodity that backs it. That commodity might be gold or silver, or it could be something of lesser, but commonly known, value, such as grain rye -- hence the "rye marks" of Weimar Germany in 1923. In order to increase the amount of a commodity-based currency, there must be an increase in that commodity. More gold and/or silver must be mined or acquired by trade, or mo...

  • America's Huge, Ugly Twins

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...They're also known as the current account deficit and the government budget deficit, and they're big, ugly, and scary....

Product Review: TC2000/TCNet by Bruce Faber

Working Money: Recovery, Inflation, Or Deflation? by Bruce R. Faber

  • Recovery, Inflation, Or Deflation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There seem to be three very different opinions about which route our economy is traveling. Which one is correct? Investing minds want to know!...

  • Is "Insured Savings" An Oxymoron?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A closer look at the generally low-return passbook savings accounts in the US is not encouraging. With the twin nemeses of inflation and taxes, most guaranteed savings become guaranteed losers....

Working Money: Safe House? by Bruce Faber

  • Yuan For The Money

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Chinese currency's worth much more than it's pegged -- but that's only part of the story....

  • Why Doesn't The Fat Lady Sing?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the stage is obscured by smoke and mirrors, how can you know when the last act is finally over?...

  • Websites For Traders: TheBullionDesk.com by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TheBullionDesk.com by Bruce R. Faber' THEBULLIONDESK.COM Ross Norman, Dominic Hall, and John Fairley, three former members of the London Bullion Market, founded The Bullion Desk (TBD) in October 1999. They wanted TBD to be the "definitive online resource for live precious metals information and services." What they have become is a precious metals service company driven by information technology and specializing in providing information, market intelligence, and associated products and services....

  • Hi-Yo, Silver! A Wave!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This precious metal has been overlooked and much ignored for the past two decades. But that's about to change. Get ready for a breakout....

  • Working Money: Why Doesn't The Fat Lady Sing? by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Working Money: Why Doesn't The Fat Lady Sing? by Bruce R. Faber When the stage is obscured by smoke and mirrors, how can you know when the last act is finally over? Even though the bear market has been eating investors' lunch since early in 2000, there has been no sign of the capitulation that usually accompanies a market bottom. As I write this (December 30, 2002), the Nasdaq is down about 73% from its March 2000 high of 5048. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down from 1527 to about 880. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has suffered the least, but it is still down about 29% from it...

  • The Devil's In Your Debit Card

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Plastic money is plastic money. Right? Nope, not even close. While credit cards might let you overspend your income, debit cards can let others clean out your entire bank account. Come and see....

  • Who Do You Trust?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...That's become a most difficult question to answer....

  • Websites For Traders: Kitco.com by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Kitco.com by Bruce R. Faber KITCO.COM All that glitters isn't gold, but Kitco.com definitely is. If you want information on gold or most other precious metals, Kitco.com is a good place to start. It would be nice if there were sites with as much pertinent information on other tradable commodities as Kitco.com has about gold....

  • Not Just For Tree-Huggers Anymore

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to consider investing in socially responsible companies?...

  • Fraudbuster John Lawrence Allen: II

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When there's something fraudulent in your investing neighborhood, when you've been hurt by stockbroker or securities fraud, who are you going to call? You might want to consider John Lawrence Allen. Allen's interest in investing didn't really get going until after he had started on a legal career at which point he found another calling. As a stockbroker, Allen witnessed the abuse from the money management side and decided to turn back to a legal practice, this time in investor defense. Staff Writer Bruce R. Faber spoke to Allen on October 11, 2001. This is the second ...

  • Fraudbuster John Lawrence Allen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When there's something fraudulent in your investing neighborhood, when you've been hurt by stockbroker or securities fraud, who are you going to call? You might want to consider John Lawrence Allen. Allen's interest in investing started in high school, but didn't really get going until after he had started on a legal career -- at which point he found another calling. As a stockbroker, Allen witnessed the abuse from the money management side and decided to turn back to a legal practice, this time of investor defense. Staff Writer Bruce R. Faber spoke to Allen on October...

  • Safe House?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's time to buy! Or is it?...

  • Those Blue-Chip Blues

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Just what are blue-chip stocks. . . and are they really safe?...

Product Review: Advanced Analyzer by Bruce R. Faber

Quick Scans: Super StreamMachine by Bruce R. Faber

Quick-Scans: Hot Trading Secrets by Bruce Faber

Quick-Scans: Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow by Bruce Faber

Quick-Scans: Commitments Of Traders by Bruce R. Faber

Working Money: Setting Financial Goals by Bruce R. Faber

  • How Much Are Your Habits Costing You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What will you drive down memory lane?...

  • Turning 40? Toys Or Treasures? Why Not Both?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you think reaching 40 means more spending than saving, then think again! There's still plenty of time before retirement to put your earnings to work. And if Congress cooperates, a higher annual IRA contribution limit could still help you retire a millionaire....

  • The Bill That Didn't Pass

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So why isn't your IRA limit $5,000 instead of $2,000?...

  • Okay, The Bill Did Pass. Why Aren't I Happy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Though the new tax bill incorporates some long-overdue appreciation to IRA contribution amounts, the bill that did pass will leave us much further behind the curve in saving for retirement than the bill that didn't pass....

  • Chickslayingnesteggs.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Website review of Chickslayingnesteggs.com....

  • The Money Tree Grows Slowly -- At First

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Face it. Odds are you will never win the lottery. With a little foresight, though, you can retire in style -- with even more monthly income than you would have if you picked the winning numbers in a million-dollar jackpot. Here's how....

  • Dressing Up Your Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is there a gap between the cost of your clothes and the size of your wallet? Are brand names and popular monograms keeping you from saving for your future? Watching for sales now might help you watch the sails later in your retirement, and help keep your near future looking spiffy, too....

  • Working Money: $10 Price Tags On $5 Shirts by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Working Money: $10 Price Tags On $5 Shirts by Bruce Faber Beware of the rampant ripoffs in retail! "Put the $10 price tags on the $5 shirts and we'll mark them down to $7 for the sale." That was the caption on a cartoon I saw in a magazine about 50 years ago. It made a lasting impression on me. These days, friends who want to to buy something ask me where they can get the best value for their money, which in turn makes me even more aware of the ripoffs rampant in the retail world. Scams are nothing new. They have probably been happening since the hunter in the next cave promised a fat T-Rex...

  • $10 Price Tags On $5 Shirts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Beware of the rampant ripoffs in retail!...

  • Setting Financial Goals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Your financial destination may seem distant, but you'll get there if you stick to your goals....

  • Long Term Returns: What's Realistic And What's Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is a 10% annual return possible year after year? Maybe not every year. Definitely not every fund. But you'll be surprised at what you can get....

  • How Much Did That Really Cost?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Figure 1 tells the whole story; this is just the translation. The biggest challenge is making sure your kids read it too. And your nieces and nephews, and the kids next door. This is the kind of life-changing and habit-altering information that has always been out there, but for some reason never reaches those who need it most. And here it is, in the plainest of English and as clear as it has ever been presented. Preaching to the choir isn't much help, because you probably already know this. This will help you explain it in no uncertain terms to those who don't....

  • What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You -- Will It?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you want your finances to survive inflation, you'd better find out what you don't know....

  • How To Save $13.25 Per Mile. Really!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With your IRA limit $5,000 instead of $2,000 these days, here's how buying an excellent used car instead of a brand-new one could save you more than half a million dollars!...

Product Review:ITRNet

Quick Scan:MB Trader

Quick Scan:The Margin Account Calculator

Quick Scan:Opti-Calc

Quick Scan:TeachMeToTrade.com

  • Interview: Moe Ansari Of Compak Trading by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Following The Road Map Of The Market - Moe Ansari Of Compak Trading Discipline and determination are key to succeeding as a trader, or anything else, for that matter. Moe Ansari of Compak Trading started off his college years as an architecture major before he discovered his true calling in the financial markets, only to be told he couldn't make it as a broker. He not only proved that prediction wrong, he proved it very wrong. Despite being told that his accent was too thick for him to be understood clearly, he went on to become a radio personality with a nationally syndicated weekend program...

  • The Volume Indicators by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Volume Indicators by Bruce R. Faber In spite of its importance, much less is written about volume than about price. Here's an introduction on the subject for the novices and a refresher for the veterans. To technical analysis, volume is as important as price. Some analysts would even claim that volume is more important of the two. But price without volume is like Standard without Poor's; by itself, price represents only half of the necessary information. At the very least, what volume is doing in relation to price should always be taken into consideration when making trading decisions. ...

  • The Arms Index by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Arms Index by Bruce R. Faber Here's the scoop on the Arms index, a stock market indicator that incorporates the number of advancing and declining stocks with the advancing and declining volume. The index is widely used as an indication of overbought and oversold conditions in the marketplace. In general, most stock market technical indicators use the closing and daily range prices of a stock or an index for calculations. However, some indicators use what may be considered internal measurements of market activity. This group of indicators is gauging the strength or weakness of the market ...

  • The Accumulative Swing Index by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Accumulative Swing Index by Bruce R. Faber Here's an indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder that determines the true direction of the market by comparing today's trading range with yesterday's activity. Each day a market has an opening, high, low and closing price. Most technicians focus on the change of the closing price for their indicators because that is the final tally for today's trading activity. But J. Welles Wilder postulated that the market trend could be better identified by comparing the relationships between each day's opening, high, low and closing price, and this trend th...

  • Trendlines by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trendlines by Bruce R. Faber How do you use trendlines? It's one of the most basic tools of investment analysis, yet it's not explained as clearly as it might. If you're just starting out, here's the scoop. Or if you're an old pro, here's a refresher. The trend is your friend."" It's one of the oldest investment adages, not to mention one of the truest. Determining what the trend is and, even more important, when it has changed is the most basic of all determinations in investment strategy. Trendlines are one of the simplest ways to discover what the trend is doing. Many successful traders ...

  • SIDEBAR: Adaptive Moving Average by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V.13:06: (267): SIDEBAR: Adaptive Moving Average by Bruce Faber Perry Kaufman points out in Smarter Trading that if you could achieve only one goal in analyzing the price of investments, it should be to identify the direction, or trend, of the market involved. Further, he writes that ""everyone wants a short-term, fast trading trend that works without large losses. That combination does not exist."" It is possible to have fast trading trends in which one must get in or out of the market quickly, but these have the distinct disadvantage of being whipsawed by market noise when the market is vol...

  • SIDEBAR: Trading bands by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V.13:07 (280): SIDEBAR: Trading bands by Bruce Faber Trading bands, or envelopes, are used as visible boundaries that contain the price movement of a security. A sell signal may be generated when the price hits the upper band and a buy signal may be generated when the lower band is touched. Originally, trading bands were drawn by hand, using smoothed waves that coincided with the highest highs and lowest highs for the upper band, and the highest lows and lowest lows for the lower band. Using these waves as a pattern, the bands could be projected to indicate where prices might go....

  • The Relative Strength Index by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Relative Strength Index by Bruce Faber Here's a primer on the relative strength index, which helps identify market reversals and trends. The relative strength index (RSI), which was created by J. Welles Wilder, was first presented in his New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. It is a popular indicator among traders and can be found in many technical software packages. It is, first of all, a momentum indicator of an individual stock, commodity or market index; it does not measure a comparison of one stock relative to another stock or market index, such as the relative strength rankin...

  • The Rate Of Change Indicator by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Rate Of Change Indicator by Bruce R. Faber The rate of change is an indicator that measures the pace at which price is changing. Tracking the rate of the change of price can confirm trends and forewarn of market reversals. Here, then, are some guidelines for using this popular indicator. One of the simplest of all indicators to understand and use is the rate of change indicator (ROC). That the idea is simple in no way negates its effectiveness; it is a basic tool, which when used with other tools helps to determine the most opportune buy and sell points for a given security. There has b...

  • On-Balance Volume Indicator by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Group Relative Strength Analysis by Jaime V. Behar Of all the factors in trading that technicians learn to analyze, surely price and volume are the first two. Here, the basics behind this classic technical tool are explained. To even the most casual of market observers, it soon becomes clear that stocks tend to move in groups. Whether this is due to the business cycle, industry fundamentals or investor perception, as money flows in and out of groups, so do the fortunes of the stocks within the groups. Many trading disciplines use group strength as a key ingredient in their methodology. The...

  • The Price Oscillator by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Price Oscillator by Bruce R. Faber What is this indicator and how can it be used? For neophytes to learn and seasoned traders who want to refresh their memories, check this out. The price oscillator. Don't let the fancy name throw you. Simply, this tool is the difference between two moving averages. The price oscillator can be constructed using either points difference or percentage difference. You can use either simple or exponential moving averages. By plotting the graph of the difference, you are observing the moving average with the longer duration as a straight line. The movement of...







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