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  • Interview: An Insight Into Cycles With Ed Easterling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Navigating the financial markets can be a science and an art. Ed Easterling, founder and president of Crestmont Research, is able to combine the science and art of market analysis and come up with some interesting perspectives on the markets. He shares his insights and publishes provocative research on the financial markets at his website, www.CrestmontResearch.com. He is the author of Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles and Probable Outcomes: Secular Stock Market Insights, contributing author to Just One Thing: Twelve Of The World's Best Investors Reveal The One Stra...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Secular or cyclical? That is the question. If you ever find yourself in a position where you have to explain cyclical movements in the stock markets, and you have to talk about specific cycles that have occurred in the past, you better know precisely when they started and when they ended...

  • Interview: Deron Wagner and Rick Pedicelli On Swing Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A former hedge fund manager, author of several swing trading books, and frequent guest speaker at various trading and investing conferences, Deron Wagner founded Morpheus Trading Group (MTG), a trading newsletter and education service, in 2002 to share swing trading strategies he learned on his personal journey to become a trader. Through the years, he found that a simple "no-nonsense" approach to technical analysis is an ideal method to trade the markets. Rick Pedicelli is the co-author of The Wagner Daily and has been working with Deron Wagner at Morpheus Trading since 2004. Prior to The Wag...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How the tide turns? When something doesn't go as expected, especially after it's been hyped, it raises doubts in the minds of the general populace. And when that general populace happens to be pretty much the entire world, then you can expect some noticeable changes in how people think...

  • Product review: NinjaTrader 8 Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month in part 1, I reviewed some of the many features of NinjaTrader 8 and ended by saying that this month I would cover the strategy development features and some of the advanced order-handling features. As mentioned in the first part, there are so many features available in NT8 that it's impossible to cover all its features in a review...

  • Interview: Gavin McMaster: Living Life As An Options Trader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You don't have to be an aggressive trader to make it as an options trader, says this "master" of options trading. After learning as much as he could about trading options, Gavin McMaster decided to take the task into his own hands and start trading options. He didn't spend a single day working at a trading desk for a financial firm, although the thought did cross his mind. McMaster even went on to get a master's degree in applied finance and investment, but admits that didn't help him learn anything about trading options. He now specializes in income trading using options, is very conservative...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Uncertainty begets risk, which is what gives markets their mysterious character. You never know what the market will do next...

  • Interview: Trade Like A Warrior With Ross Cameron

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...His passion for trading is what makes him an aggressive trader, but outside of his two hours a day spent trading, Ross Cameron is realistic, patient, and practical. Cameron got exposed to trading very early in his life and, like most other traders, he experienced his share of low returns as well as large losses. But persistence paid off as he put his fair share of time into understanding the minds of traders, thinking outside the box, and developing the necessary skills to help identify stocks that are about to make big moves each day. He's an educator at heart and likes to share his ideas wit...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Unpredictability and uncertainty - it's these two traits that traders find attractive about the markets. They're what brings people the returns theyŐre seeking. But there's another side to it...

  • Interview: Bart DiLiddo Of VectorVest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you've ever attended a trading event or expo, chances are you've met or at least know of Bart DiLiddo -- "Dr. D", founder of VectorVest. With over 30 years of experience in the financial markets and a quantitative background, Dr. D has a unique perspective of the markets. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Dr. D on May 8, 2017 about how he came up with the techniques he uses to identify which stocks he trades, and how he created VectorVest software from his idea...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Well, half the year is behind us and what a year it has been! Equity markets around the world enjoyed strong rallies, we saw administration changes in different countries, beginning of the implementation of Brexit, low interest rates...

  • Website review: Barchart.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Barchart.com got a facelift. It looks more modern, is more intuitive, and easier to navigate. It still has its rich feature set that its subscribers have known to appreciate. The contents of the site could help in your trading whether you're a stock, options, forex, or futures trader. Here's how...

  • Interview: The Brains Behind A Trading System: Denis Globa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The thought of developing a trading system can overwhelm you with words like backtesting, optimization, curve fitting, and performance results whirling through your head. But anyone who has gone through the learning process and has successfully applied their own systems to their trading will tell you it's a journey well worth the effort. Denis Globa, founder and CEO of MultiCharts and TradingView, fits this bill. With over 15 years' experience trading various asset classes, he founded MultiCharts, a trading platform for charting, system development, and trade execution, and TradingView, an onl...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We've been through the debates, campaigns, pre-election coverage, and what did we end up with? An election result that was different from what was expected. That puts all the speculation and predictions in perspective nicely...

  • Product review: NinjaTrader 8 Part1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...NinjaTrader has a dedicated following and for good reason. It is broker independent, the price is attractive, it supports a lot of datafeeds, and it's easy to use. For the benefit of its dedicated followers, NinjaTrader's new release NinjaTrader 8 (NT8) is an evolution of the previous generation. It looks similar to the previous version, which means you don't have to invest a lot of time to learn about its new features, but the technology used to develop it is more powerful than in the previous version, and this is something you'll notice once you start using the product...

  • Interview: Ed Dobson On Transitioning To Independent Trader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Former futures broker, book publisher, and author Ed Dobson always had a calling for the markets. He never lost that interest or stopped trading, despite becoming busy with his brokerage career and publishing business, knowing that one day he'd get back to trading more actively. Through the years, he continued to study charts, research spreads, write and publish books on trading, and assist his clientele of active traders. He served as a broker at H.S. Kipnis, Harris Upham, Smith Barney, and PaineWebber. He launched Trader's Press in 1975 to connect with traders and to publish educational book...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Well, 2016 was an interesting year in so many ways, as were many past years. Yet we brush these years off as something that occurred in the past - something that is history and has nothing to do with what the future holds. Since the US presidential elections, the markets have been on a tear, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average marching toward the 20,000 level...

  • Interview: Mastering Chart Analysis With Greg Schnell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA, is a senior technical analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is also an active member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Schnell was awarded technical blogger of the year as well as technical/trading educator of the year in 2016 by the CSTA. Schnell joined StockCharts.com in 2012. He currently contributes market analys...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...To each his own" is a phrase you're all familiar with and is very fitting for the financial markets. Given there are a gazillion ways to analyze the markets, each person gets attached to one or a few method...

  • Interview: Risk Management With David Stendahl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With over 25 years of experience in trading and designing pattern and momentum-style trading systems, David Stendahl knows risk management inside-out. Stendahl is founder and president of Signal Trading Group and focuses on trading the global futures markets. He follows a systematic, low-leveraged, highly diversified trading regimen. You can follow him on Twitter at @David_Stendahl. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke to Stendahl on June 19, 2017 about the different aspects of risk management...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The first half of 2017 was a great ride for the stock markets. Can we assume the second half of 2017 will be similar to the first half? Let's take a look at two factors that may provide a clue...

  • Interview: Justin Bennett's Trading Path

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Justin Bennett made his very first trade at the age of 14 and quickly found out the challenges that the trading world can pose. But those challenges only encouraged him to keep learning and trading. Driven by the passion of the markets, he started trading equities and then moved on to trading the currency markets. His persistence paid off. Along the way, he found a method that works for him and brings him consistent profits. At his blog, DailyPriceAction.com, he offers courses on trading and shares his thoughts. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Justin Bennett on F...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US economy has been fueled by easy money that has led to a long expansion, which was even more pumped after the US elections in November 2016. A lot of this has to do with a "business-friendly" administration and the anticipation of a favorable tax pl...

  • Interview: Talking Cycles With Jeffrey Hirsch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jeffrey A. Hirsch is CEO of Hirsch Holdings; editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac and Almanac Investor eNewsletter at www.stocktradersalmanac.com; research consultant at Probabilities Fund Management, LLC; and a Yahoo Finance contributor. He is the author of The Little Book Of Stock Market Cycles (Wiley, 2012) and Super Boom: Why The Dow Will Hit 38,820 And How You Can Profit From It (Wiley, 2011). Hirsch is a 26-year Wall Street veteran. He took over from his father, Almanac founder Yale Hirsch, in 2001 and regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other financial ...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Brexit opened our eyes to how the markets can react to an outcome that ends up being contrary to popular belief. Leading up to the Brexit vote, the polls suggested that Britain would "stay", but that's not what happened, is it? That sent markets around the world in a downward spiral, leading many to believe that perhaps this was the "crash" we were expec...

  • Interview: A Chat With Stefanie Kammerman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Known as "The Stock Whisperer", Stefanie Kammerman has found her passion in sharing her trading secrets with others who are passionate about trading. She runs an online trading chat room in which she teaches thousands of students how to read the tape and spot the best levels to trade off. She shows participants how to spot when the big money is buying and selling and she stresses the importance of discipline. She can be contacted via her website at www.TheStockWhisperer.c...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you didn't sell in May and go away this year, you are likely a happy camper. August is typically supposed to be a quiet period in the markets, and it was relatively quiet this year, but we're seeing the markets move up to newer highs as if there was no end in sight...

  • Website review: www.StockFetcher.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do you decide which stocks to trade? It's one thing to pick stocks randomly, but if you consider yourself a smart trader, the ideal way to decide what you want to trade will be to have a set of criteria to look for...

  • Interview: Adam Packard: Futures, Simplified

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With experience in virtually every aspect of the commodity futures industry from phone clerk to vice president of operations, Adam Packard can be considered a "go to" person when it comes to learning about trading futures. He received a B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University in 1992 and has continued his futures education by taking several courses at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange over the years. He attained his Series 3 commodity brokerage license in 1992 and became a full-time broker in 1993 working for his father's company. He was a broker in Chicago for 10 years before moving to...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does the thought of trading futures send shivers up your spine? Something to keep aside, perhaps for the future? You're in good company; there are many equity and equity option traders who also feel this way...

  • Follow The Trend With Dave Landry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...David Landry has been actively trading the markets since the early 1990s. He is author of Dave Landry On Swing Trading, Dave Landry's 10 Best Swing Trading Patterns & Strategies, and The Layman's Guide To Trading Stocks. His books have been translated into Korean, Russian, Italian, French, Japanese, and Chinese. He has made several television appearances, has written articles for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, Active Trader, Currency Trader, Traders Journal-Singapore, and TRADERS'. He has been publishing daily web-based commentary on technical trading since 1997. He has spoken at ...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Who doesn't love a trending market? You can get into trades, hold them for a while, sell them when you think the trend is reversing, and make some decent money. Sounds easy enough until you start trading...

  • Interview: Using Options With Price Headley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Library Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with specific, real-time stock and option strategies and investment education to profit from significant market trends. Price has appeared regularly on CNBC and Fox News, and in a variety of print and online financial news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, and USA Today. Price also speaks regularly to investment audiences nationwide and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Ch...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When markets move significantly in a direction opposite to that of their current move, it's always interesting to see how Wall Street analysts sing their tune. If a bullish market turns bearish, such as what we saw in January 2016...

  • Interview: From Biotech To Quant With Scott Andrews

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Scott Andrews is cofounder and CEO of InvestiQuant (www.investiquant.com), a financial services company that uses robust historical market analyses and predictive analytics. Prior to InvestiQuant, he cofounded Master The Gap and SciQuest, which he took public as CEO. He has an MBA from the University of North Carolina and served as an aviator in the US Army after graduating from West Point (USMA)...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are times when the battle that's playing out between the bulls and the bears is obvious. Just take a look at the performance of the market in 2016. The year started out so badly that many were wondering if the bear market had finally arrived...

  • Interview: Measuring Indicators With Fred Meissner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fred Meissner, CMT, is the founder and president of The FRED Report. His professional career spans 33 years in the investment business, including serving as president of the Market Technicians Association from 2002 to 2004. His background encompasses market analysis, trading strategies/portfolio management, and business development/relationship management in diverse environments. He holds a BS degree in business administration (with a minor in economics) from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and an MA degree from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Latin American studies ...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As you settle into the dog days of summer with your long list of things to do, places to go, and people to see, you still have to find some time to stare at your screen and place a trade or two...

  • Interview: Developing Strategies With Kevin Davey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Kevin J. Davey is a professional trader and systems developer. He is the author of Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader's Journey From Data Mining To Monte Carlo Simulation To Live Trading. An aerospace engineer and MBA by background, Davey has been an independent trader for over 25 years. Although he has had a great deal of recent success, many of his early years of trading were met with failure. Bloodied but not defeated, Davey spent the next few years researching, reading, and otherwise devouring all he could about trading. That legwork paid off in a worldwide futures trad...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As we approach another year, it may be a good time to reflect on what you expect to accomplish in 2016. A good starting point may be to look at what goals you set for 2015 at the same time last year...

  • Quick-Scan: The Money Calendar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Money Calendar, one of the products offered by Tom Gentile (an option trader and regular contributor this magazine especially by way of our monthly Explore Your Options column), finds the top 250 stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that make consistent moves on a specific date or time period...

  • Understanding Price Movement With Fausto Pugliese

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fausto Pugliese is the CEO of Cyber Trading University, which he founded in 1995. Pugliese began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker and was one of the first independent traders to take advantage of the Direct Access Trading technology boom that started in 1987. Cyber Trading University offers both onsite and online trading courses with stocks, forex, and options programs. Pugliese is the author of How To Beat Market Makers At Their Own Game: Uncovering The Mysteries Of Level II...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Our lives move forward based on the decisions we make, and we make a lot of them each day. The same goes for trading - our success is directly correlated to whether we make the right decisions or not...

  • Interview: Denham Ward & Marge Sherald On Machines That Think

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How can the intelligence of machines help you in your trading? As it turns out, with the help of neural networks, you can use your software to mimic how you think. To help shed light on the subject, we picked the brains of two people who have the knowledge and expertise in applying neural networks to the financial markets...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We are approaching the end of another year, one that has been quite a roller-coaster ride. In the early part of the year, we thought perhaps there would indeed be a market crash but look-ing back at the chart of the S&P 500 index, you'll see that it hit a strong support level and retreated after that. What can we look forward to in 2017...

  • Focus On The Positive With Brett Steenbarger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He works as a performance coach for traders and portfolio managers at hedge funds and other financial institutions and is an active trader of stock index futures. He writes at the blog TraderFeed, is active in social media (@steenbab), and is the author of four trading books. His most recent book, Trading Psychology 2.0 (Wiley, 2015), draws on recent research in positive psychology to show how traders can adapt to changing markets, build on their ...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All eyes are on the price of oil, China's low foreign reserves, and of course, the US Presidential race. The weakness in the markets from January seems to have spilled over into February and continues to do so, suggesting that perhaps the bear has awakened from its slumber...

  • Interview: Better Trading With Rob Hoffman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Hoffman is founder and CEO of BecomeABetterTrader.com. Hoffman has participated in numerous international and domestic trading competitions with 19 wins and is a frequent speaker at brokerage firms and financial exchanges. He is an educator and a passionate mentor to proprietary traders, portfolio managers, and hedge fund managers around the world. Hoffman applies adult learning theory in his teaching to drive home key points to help students understand how to identify high-probability setups, overcome the fear of pulling the trigger, make the trade, and follow the trade through to complet...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There's a big difference between carelessly taking a risk and taking a calculated risk. When you take a calculated risk, you know what the risk is, whereas taking a careless risk is when you take a risk without quantifying it. As a trader, you need to have the desire to take risks...

  • Interview: Reacting To Currencies With Abe Cofnas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For over two decades, Abe Cofnas has provided fundamental and technical analysis on trading strategies in currencies and intermarkets. He is the founder of Learn4x.com, which provides private coaching and seminars on currency trading, and he has been the forex columnist for Futures magazine (now Modern Trader) since 2001. He hosts seminars and lectures around the world (including London, Dubai, Shanghai, Vancouver, and Singapore)...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The pressure is on for central bankers around the world to prevent financial catastrophe, with some opting to implement negative interest rates just to keep their economies going...

  • Stick To The Trend With Tina Logan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tina Logan (www.tinalogan.com) is the author of Getting Started In Candlestick Charting and Profiting From Market Trends. She has more than 23 years of combined experience as a trainer in corporate settings and as a coach for traders...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We're well into 2015 and have seen several interesting developments that have made me think that perhaps the markets will revert to more sensible levels...

  • Website Review: ETFChannel.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With exchange traded funds (ETFs) becoming a popular channel for investors and traders, it's now becoming as difficult, if not more, to select ETFs to buy as it is to select stocks. Thus, coming across a website that contains information to make it easier to narrow down your choices makes the website one to be bookmarked...

  • Interview: Conquering The Trading Demons With Gary Dayton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gary Dayton, Psy.D., is a trading psychologist, trader, author, and founder of TradingPsychologyEdge.com. His book Trade Mindfully outlines the mental skills needed for high-level trading performance. In his Deep Practice Program, traders learn to confront trading situations and mental challenges for deep, extensive learning. He teaches traders how to trade based on only price and volume...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Overvalued, overbought, overly bullish -- these are terms that we have been hearing over and over again for some time. Yes, the markets have been on a nice, long boom, but when there is such a big difference between where the markets are and where they should be, a significant decline in the markets shouldn't come as a surprise...

  • Review: Little Big View

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes, if you are hesitant about committing to using a product, it's nice to get a small dose of the products and services offered by a company. Similarly, it's nice to get a small dose of what is going on in the markets. Little Big View, one of the products available from MarketGauge, meets both these needs in a way I think all traders will benefit from...

  • Interview: Developing Systems With Howard Bandy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Howard Bandy has degrees in mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science. He completed master's and doctoral studies and research in modeling, simulation, and statistics, and he performed some of the early work in artificial intelligence. He has over 50 years' experience in research and applications of modeling and simulation of financial systems. He is the author and publisher of several books related to quantitative trading systems for stocks, bonds, funds, and futures. He regularly conducts seminars and has spoken at international conferences...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When markets are moving steadily in a positive direction, you get comfortable and lose sight of reality. It's when that steady movement gets interrupted that you get hit with a dose of reality. We saw this recently when many were anticipating that the Federal Reserve...

  • TA For The Longer Term With Boon Chin Low

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...BC Low has been a teacher and practitioner of technical analysis since the 1980s. He is one of Singapore's earliest practitioners to attain the Chartered Market Technician credential. At Singapore Polytechnic, he created and taught two modules of "Technical Analysis and Trading," the only formal course on technical analysis in Singapore. He was a technical analyst for Merrill Lynch Bank, where he provided currency views to dealers, private bankers, and institutional clients. Currently, he continues to trade his own equity. We asked him about how longer-term investors can apply technical analys...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Will they, or won't they, and if so, when? All eyes were on the policy statement released by the Fed on March 18. The takeaway from it was that the word patient was not used, implying that there is a chance that we will see a rate hike this year....

  • Using ETF Momentum Strategies With Les Masonson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Leslie N. Masonson is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that he founded in 1987. Masonson's 44-year career has spanned trading, investing, financial advisory services, bank operations management, teaching, and corporate cash/treasury management consulting. He was a financial advisor for six years offering investment management services to retail clients of large financial institutions. We spoke with him about trading and investing in ETFs using momentum strategies....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This calendar year so far has been filled with surprising events that have had a significant impact on people's trading accounts. First, there's the price of crude oil, which continues to slide lower....

  • Trading Confidently With Todd Gordon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Todd Gordon is the founder of TradingAnalysis.com, which provides actionable market analysis and trading strategies in the currency, commodity, and equity markets for amateur and professional traders. In 2001, Gordon began his career trading the equities market in San Diego, CA, and then with Connors Capital, a hedge fund based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Gordon served as a managing partner for two and a half years at a trading and research company specializing in the foreign exchange markets. Prior to that, he served as the senior technical strategist at FOREX.com for six years while simul...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Will they, or won't they, and if so, when? All eyes were on the policy statement released by the Fed on March 18. The takeaway from it was that the word "patient" was not used, implying that there is a chance that we will see a rate hike this yea...

  • Know The Market With Hubert Senters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hubert Senters is a professional daytrader and entrepreneur. He is founder of HubertSenters.com and is CEO of Never Quit Media. His philosophy is that, "If you want to achieve something in life, find someone who is good at what you want to do and learn everything they know about it." That very philosophy has made Hubert Senters a successful daytrader today. Senters is a firm believer that you need to have your own style and method of trading that works for y...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As I write this, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen had just made the statement that interest rates could rise in 2015 if the economy strengthened. Her statement didn't have much of an impact on the equity markets, but that could have been because it was on the Friday ahead of Memorial Day weekend...

  • Getting Smarter With Alexander Elder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Alexander Elder is a professional trader and trading psychology expert based in New York City. He is the author of a dozen books, including "Come Into My Trading Room" and "Trading For A Living", considered classics among traders. His experience as a psychiatrist provided him with unique insight into the psychology of trading. Elder's books, articles, and software reviews have established him as an expert on trading. Stocks & Commodities Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Alex Elder on October 31, 2014 about how to stay ahead in today's fast-moving marke...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Interview: The Sell Side With James Cordier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...James Cordier is the founder of OptionSellers.com, an investment firm specializing exclusively in selling options. He is the author of The Complete Guide To Option Selling, which was recently published in its third edition. Cordier's market commentaries are regularly featured in the financial media. We spoke with him about the nuts & bolts of being on the sell side of trading options....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you look at the financial markets from a broad perspective, generally speaking, they tend to continue moving up. Along the way they encounter mishaps, which poses an obstacle for their growth; they stall, break people's hearts, but then continue moving up....

  • Interview: Charting Your Way With Steve Bigalow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stephen W. Bigalow has more than 40 years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder, Peabody & Company, Cowen And Company, and Oppenheimer & Company. This was followed by 15 years of commodity trading, overlapped with 12 years of real estate investing. He holds a business and economics degree from Cornell University, and has lectured at Cornell and at many private educational investment functions over the past 20 years. Bigalow has advised professional traders, money managers, mutual funds, and hedge funds, and is recognized by many i...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I thoroughly enjoy reading real-life stories about successful traders. Like many traders, they too have had their fair share of losses and have faced the same struggles all of us face when we trade...

  • Trading The News With Adam Button

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Adam Button is the managing editor of ForexLive, a website devoted to foreign exchange news and analysis. He was previously the chief currency strategist at XForex and has also worked with Intermarket Strategy. Button believes there's an edge in knowing every tidbit of news. He was formerly the head of the markets team at the Canadian Economic Press and is a graduate of Ryerson University. He lives in Montreal. He frequently writes and teaches about technical analysis, economic data, and intermarket dynamics. He was awarded the Forex Person of the Year 2014 by FXStreet.com....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The cutting of lending rates by the central banks seems to be the fashionable thing to do in 2015. Does this indicate deteriorating economies across the globe?...

  • Cooking Up Trades With Adam Grimes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Adam Grimes has two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. Grimes started trading in agricultural commodities and futures. He then moved to currency futures, stock index futures, and individual stocks. His trading experience covers all major asset classes--futures, currencies, stocks, options, and other derivatives, and the full range of time frames from very short-term scalping to constructing portfolios for multiyear holding periods...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you exit a position, do you walk away from your trading desk or do you immediately start looking for your next trade?...

  • Quick-scan: WallStreetWindow.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's evident from reading the newsletter and commentaries available on WallStreetWindow.com that founder and chief editor Mike Swanson believes in the importance of keeping an eye on how the global markets are performing....

  • Finding The Trend in FX With Tyler Yell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tyler Yell, CMT, is a currency analyst and trading instructor for DailyFX.com. He began trading equities in his own account after graduating from Texas State University in 2005. He came to FXCM (which owns DailyFX.com) from JPMorgan Chase, where he began trading forex back in 2007. In his work, he tries to teach market truths like risk management and technical setups in a way that newer traders can understand. His technically focused strategy looks mainly at price action across multiple time frames to try to catch the big moves that develop throughout the year. He believes there is always a mo...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All eyes are on the price of oil, which currently seems to dictate the direction of the equity markets. If there's a one-day spike in the price of oil, markets rise, but if there's a fall in the price of oil, the markets fall....

  • Quick-Scan: ChartLabPRO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A quantitative analysis site for actionable advice....

  • Jeffrey Hirsch on Seasons, Cycles, and Super Booms

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jeffrey A. Hirsch is editor-in-chief of Stock Trader's Almanac and the author of several books. A 25-year Wall Street veteran and president of the Hirsch Organization since 2001, he appears regularly in the financial media. We spoke with him about using cycles as a guide when trading....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Why buy stocks when the markets continue to move higher? The answer is simple: You want to make higher returns, and for as long as stocks keep moving higher, it's only natural to keep buying more....

  • Steve Ruffley Of iView Charts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ruffley is CEO of www.iViewcharts.com, Chief Market Strategist at www.Intertrader.com, and creator of www.TraderMaker.com and TraderMaker Pro software. He's the author of The Ruff Guide To Trading (due to be published in late 2014). He has presented more than 550 live webinars on trading and holds weekly trading clinics at www.FXstreet.com. We spoke with him about the importance of setting expectations before trading and how he looks at charts....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The markets are complicated and chaotic, yet people have a natural tendency to feel confident that they can conquer them and make money. While confidence is a positive trait, it can also have a negative effect when it comes to the financial markets....

  • Battling The Futures With Larry Levin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Larry Levin is president and founder of Trading Advantage, a firm specializing in trading education. Trading Advantage has made it its mission to teach students to trade online. We spoke with him about what it takes to start trading futures....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Even though traders may convince themselves otherwise, most enter and exit positions based on intuition or emotions. Rarely do they make their trading decisions based purely on objective reasoning....

  • Swing Trading With Sylvain Vervoort

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sylvain Vervoort was involved with computers and software since the early days of microcomputing. He has always been fascinated by computer hardware, computer programming, and later on, technical analysis of the stock market. Many of his S&C articles over the years have received our Readers' Choice Award in the "favorite articles" category. We interviewed him about how to profit from swings in the market...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One of the most challenging tasks when looking at the markets is trying to determine what you should focus on....

  • Trading Like An Insider With Guy Cohen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Guy Cohen is a leading innovator in financial trading. He is the creator of the options volatility indicator (OVI) and the FlagTrader and OptionEasy trading tools. He is the author of the best-selling trading books The Insider Edge, Options Made Easy, The Bible of Options Strategies, and Volatile Markets Made Easy. With a master's in business administration in finance from the Cass Business School of London, he trades both stocks and options using his academic background as the foundation for his trading methods. He has extensive experience in trading and analyzing both the US and UK derivativ...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Navigating The Markets With Josh DiPietro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Josh DiPietro knows about the challenges traders will face on the road to trading successfully. He wrote about it in his 2009 book "The Truth About Day Trading Stocks: A Cautionary Tale About Hard Challenges," based on first-hand experiences. Here, he shares with us some of his professional insight into the real world of trading and what short-term traders just starting out may need to kno...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many who turn to trading the markets for a living often face disappointment when they realize it's not what they envisioned it to be....

  • Keeping Abreast With Perry Kaufman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Perry Kaufman began his career as a "rocket scientist." In 1971 he became involved in the futures markets and has remained there since. In addition to trading, Kaufman writes extensively on markets, strategies, and trading system research and development. We interviewed Perry Kaufman on May 1, 2014 about how traders need to evolve their trading methodologies with the market...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor. The theme of this issue is indicators as well as how the markets have evolved....

  • Interview: Designing Systems With Mike Carr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Michael Carr, CMT, is an independent trader, researcher, and writer, with two books in publication. He has managed money professionally and is editor of the Market Technicians Association monthly newsletter. We spoke with Carr about the components that go into creating an automated trading system....

  • Learning The Ropes With Stan Freifeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stan Freifeld traded options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange for his own account from 1994-2001. He was a market maker for options on several popular equities. As managing director of McMillan Analysis Corporate Services Division, he now teaches option trading and risk management. We spoke with him on December 6, 2013 about the trading floor, the greek variables, implied volatility, and how he approaches option trading today....

  • Catching The Big Moves With Harry Boxer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Harry Boxer, founder of TheTechTrader.com, has more than 45 years of Wall Street investment and technical analysis experience, including eight years on Wall Street as chief technical analyst with three brokerage firms. Boxer is a featured guest on many financial programs and websites. We spoke with him about catching that next big move in the market....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the year winds down, we can reflect on the markets of 2014 as one where we saw a lot of exuberance interrupted by a significant correction in that dreaded month of October. That was a wake-up call, reminding us that the markets can quickly take all our fortunes away. We may have been lucky this time, but it won't always be the case....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Managing Money With Moe Ansari

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Moe Ansari is a financial expert and the host of "Market Wrap", a nationally syndicated radio broadcast. He manages client investment portfolios at his firm, Compak Asset Management. His professional experience includes option trading, portfolio optimization, futures trading, mutual fund selection modeling, and financial risk management. We spoke with him about minimizing risks and being content with what you mak...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Trading Rationally With Rob Booker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Booker is a currency trader, author, and speaker who believes that trading profitably is not easy but can be enjoyable. Nicknamed the "Prime Minister of Pips," he has seen much success in currency trading in past years and continues to trade today. His eBook "Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading" has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. He is also the author of "Adventures Of A Currency Tr...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ah, the irony of it. Shortly before this forex-themed issue went to press, foreign-exchange trading practices have come under the scrutiny of regulators....

  • Forex Forecasting With Vikram Murarka

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Vikram Murarka has been forecasting, trading, and hedging currencies since 1991. Beginning his career as a currency trader at Essar Group, he managed a forex exposure of $1.2 billion. In 1996 he founded Kshitij Consultancy Services, a leading forex risk management advisory firm in India....

  • Quick-Scan: Pit-View.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pit-View.com provides an indicator used to find trades in the forex market....

  • Charting The Future With Scott Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Scott Brown, president of MetaStock, has been with the company for more than 13 years, working in almost every department and playing a key role in the development of MetaStock versions 8, 9, 10, and 11. In 2013, he navigated the divestiture of MetaStock from Thomson Reuters. We spoke with him about developing systems, using software to trade, and the future of charting....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Without any doubt, the way we view charts today is different from the way we viewed them before the age of computers....

  • Trading Futures With Scott Slutsky

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Scott Slutsky has more than 30 years' experience in the futures industry. For 20 years he was a currency trader and broker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In addition to trading for his own account, he managed and filled orders in various trading pits for firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers. Long active in industry affairs, he is a former director of the CME and is a current director of the CME Group Political Action Committee. In 2012, he formed BRICS Global Markets, where he is president and CEO....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...LinkedIn, Facebook, and now Twitter - we've had one social media IPO after another. Is this the making of dotcom II? Is this why the equity markets are so hyped?...

  • Catch The Swings With Arthur Hill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Arthur Hill, CMT, is the senior technical analyst for StockCharts.com and an independent trader. In 1997, Hill launched TDTrader.com, a website specializing in technical analysis and swing trading. It was acquired by StockCharts.com in 1999, where today Hill provides daily market analysis, produces companion videos, and develops the ChartSchool, with more than 100 in-depth articles....

  • Measuring Market Internals With L.A. Little

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...L.A. Little is a professional money manager trading his own accounts while managing investment funds for qualified investors from his Colorado-based office. He is the author of three books....

  • investprofits.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You can view stock charts and educational videos as well as identify buy/sell signals with this free charting website....

  • Quick-Scan: Omega Institute of Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Omega Institute of Trading offers web-based courses for forex and option traders....

  • Pinning Trades With Huzefa Hamid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Huzefa Hamid began trading in 2000 with UK & US equities and equity options. He gravitated toward technical trading, building his own trading rules and systems. In 2012, Huzefa was appointed senior analyst at DailyForex.com. His published articles present technical trading strategies and market analysis....

  • Quick-Scan: Indicator Warehouse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the name Indicator Warehouse suggests, this is a place where you can find several indicators...

  • Power Up Your Indicators With Jean Folger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jean Folger is a technical analyst and system researcher with PowerZone Trading, a company she cofounded. She is author of Make Money Trading: How To Build A Winning Trading Business, and a private trader specializing in the emini markets. PowerZone Trading (www.powerzonetrading.com) develops commercial trading indicators and systems for the NinjaTrader, TradeStation, and MultiCharts trading platforms. The company provides programming and consulting services for active traders....

  • ChartLabPro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...ChartLabPro is a technical analysis-based platform designed to give you an overall view of your portfolio so you are better able to make trading decisions....

  • Creative System Design With Roman Bogomazov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Where better to learn technical analysis and trading than a university with courses specializing in the subject? Roman Bogomazov is a trader and an educator, an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (GGU) in San Francisco, where he coordinates technical analysis programs and teaches classes on trading strategies and implementation, including Wyckoff analysis. He is a board member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts and of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco. Bogomazov is a frequent speaker at local, national, and international trading conferen...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading was never simple to begin with, but considering how complex it has become, those early days when online trading was just introduced were a lot simpler in comparison. Nowadays, there is much more money flowing through the markets, but that money is chasing just a handful of trading vehicles each day....

  • OptionsXpress

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An in-depth and fair review of an online broker can only be done if you trade live with them for a while. But every once in a while if we notice one that provides its customers some powerful trading tools, we think we should let our readers be at least aware of them....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With all the talk about the ""fiscal cliff,"" I can't help but think about what we can do to prevent the trading systems that we poured our hearts and souls into from falling off their own version of a cli...

  • Uncovering The Layers With Jea Yu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jea Yu is cofounder of UndergroundTrader.com, a virtual trading desk and trader education site. Yu is the author of several books and videos on trading, including his latest, Way Of The Trade. We spoke with him about how the markets have changed since he first started trading in the 1990s -- from the daytrading bubble of 1999-2001 to the rise of algorithmic and high-frequency trading -- and how he has responded to some of the changes in his own trading....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every day, institutional investors are moving millions of shares through the market, which the general public cannot see....

  • Swinging Trades With Steven Place

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Steven Place is a professional trader specializing in swing trading equity options. He focuses on structuring trades to exploit quantitative models and technical analysis while minimizing risk through portfolio hedging. He has been profitable in both bullish and bearish environments....

  • Facebook Facing Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Shares of Facebook have been bullish of late. Can we expect a continuation going forward?...

  • Managing Risk With Lan Turner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lan Turner has worked in the financial industry for more than 18 years and has taught his ideas on stocks, futures, and forex trading to clients, professional traders, and brokers from around the world....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Market Cycles With Donald Dony

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Donald Dony is a professional technical analyst and holds the top global designation of Master of Financial Technical Analysis from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), the first in Canada to achieve this designation....

  • Single-Currency ETFs & Equity Options Open Interest Profile (CME)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's an analysis of ETFs and an exchange mentioned in this issue....

  • Portfolio Health Check

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Marc Chaikin developed and created Portfolio Health Check, an analytical service that uses the same type of analytics used by professional money managers....

  • SocialTrade.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the rise in popularity of social networks, it is nice to see that traders are not being left behind....

  • Commodity/Leveraged ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks changes in the level of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Đ Optimum Yield Diversified Excess Return, plus interest income from US Treasuries that the ETF holds....

  • Marc Chaikin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stock market expert Marc Chaikin founded Chaikin Stock Research to deliver professional-quality stock research and investing resources to help self-directed investors invest with the same edge as the pros. A trader, broker, and fundamental and quantitative analyst during a 40-year Wall Street career, Chaikin invented three technical trading indicators: the widely used Chaikin oscillator, the Chaikin accumulation/distribution indicator, and the Chaikin persistency of money flow....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On September 13, 2012, the Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing (QE3). What was different about this round? The Fed was buying mortgage-backed securities to the tune of $40 billion a month instead of the usual bonds....

  • eSignal 11

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...S&C Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan continues her look at eSignal 11....

  • eSignal 11 (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After having used eSignal for several years, my first reaction to the latest release, eSignal 11, was how modern the user interface was....

  • Tradingview.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tradingview.com has entered the social network arena for traders by providing you with a unique tool with which to communicate your ideas with other traders....

  • High-Yield Bond ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...According to the March 11, 2012, Financial Times article ""Warning On High-Yield ETF Returns,"" high-yield exchange traded funds (ETFs), which mostly consist of junk bonds, have seen net inflows of $6.6 billion so far (and at that time, we were not even done with the first quarte...

  • David Vomund And The World Of Exchange Traded Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...David Vomund is the president of Vomund Investment Management, an investment advisory company that specializes in managing exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolios. While other advisory firms are only now discovering ETFs, Vomund's firm has an exceptional nine-year track record of ETF trading....

  • iShares Country ETFs/North American Derivatives Exchange (NADEX)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Europe in the midst of an ongoing crisis, countries that once were on a tear such as China and India slowing down, and ongoing political unrest in the Middle East, why would you want to diversify your investments into other countries?...

  • eSignal 11.4, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In March 2012, eSignal released version 11.4, which includes some notable new features as well as some enhancements. In this, the final part of this series, I will discuss eSignal's alert system, plus a few other features that traders would find interesting....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever we approach the end of the year, I am always tempted to forecast what the next year will bring. But this year my desire to do so seems more pronounced than usual, and that could be due to 2012 being an extremely important election year in the US as well as the number of crises that have been taking place all over the world....

  • Select Sector SPDRs/SPXpm exchange

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Each month, Trading Ticket takes a look at selected ETFs and Exchanges....

  • Product Review: FXCM Strategy Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fxcm inc. Financial Square 32 Old Slip, 10 th Floor New York, NY 10005 phone: 888 50 Fo r e x (36739); 212 897-7660 internet: www.fxcm.com email: info@fxcm.com product: Automated trading platform for forex traders with nonhedging standard or micro accounts requirements: Internet connection; Fx c m brokerage account to place trades. price: Free...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As I write this, I am waiting for the White House and Congress to strike a deal to raise the US debt ceiling. The outcome could worsen the current economic situation not just in the US but globally as well. Think of it: Most of the world's advanced nations have racked up enormous debt. At least the US still has the highest ratings from credit rating agencies -- until now, anyway -- as it too risks a downgrade from its Aaa rating. That's a big deal. Could the world's economic powerhouse really crash? It's inconceivable to consider that such a thing might happen. But if it really did, we would see...

Product review: Forexsmarttools.com

  • Quick Scans: The Machine Lite by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In addition to selecting an equity, exchange traded fund (Etf), index, option, currency pair, futures contract, and so on to trade at any given time, at times you may want to select a portfolio of tradables that give you the desired results. Markets perform differently during different market conditions, which is why we are always told to diversify our holdings. But there is not much point in diversifying if everything you own goes up or down together. Creating an optimal portfolio, one that lets you keep your losses to a minimum, can be challenging and time consuming....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spring is the season typically associated with renewal, a time to refresh and reenergize. Alas, the spring of 2011 hasn't felt that way. We have had political unrest in Middle Eastern countries including Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, escalating to the crisis in Libya, which has given rise to international involvement. There was the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan that devastated the northeastern portion of the island of Honshu and triggered a nuclear crisis....

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As Ken Calhoun says in the St o c kS & co m m o d i t i eS interview of the month (which starts on page 46), you have to be slow to get in but quick to get out. You will get an idea of how much time you need to commit to the markets if you really want to understand their behavior. But even if you understand the markets, you have to have the patience to wait for that right setup to appear on your charts before you hit that enter button. That price setup will have to be one where you expect your returns to be greater than the risk you take. Stephen Massel's article, "What Can You E...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The best thing to do in such a market is to take each day at a time. This is not the time to try to make any forecasts. Follow the masses while the going is good, but remember that in the financial markets, sooner or later all good things come to an end. We've seen it before and some of us have been hurt by it. This time it could be worse than what we saw in 2008 to early 2009. Make risk management your top priority by placing stops and managing your positions wisely. ...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For a while, we have been saying that the equity markets have been reeling out of control for some reason. As long as we were making money, though, nothing really mattered. It's only a matter of time before we see a major selloff either as a correction or a reversal. The markets have to correct. On May 23, 2011, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 130.78 points, it set off all the alarms and the media was on top of it. Could this be the start of a reversal in the market? Had the market reached its top? Along with that dip in the equity markets, the price of gold, which had declined ...

  • Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The trading systems presented in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities are tested ones, which you can easily implement into the trading software you use. Even if you choose to copy and paste the code via our Traders' Tips section (available at our website), I encourage you to understand the system and test it on the securities you wish to trade and the time frame you wish to trade. Only then will you be able to determine if the performance of the system is something you are comfortable with. Further, this is an excellent way to perform an out-of-sample test, since it gives you an o...

  • Option Strategies With Roy Radziszewski by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So often, options are something that you can take or leave, but sometimes they catch your interest and never let go. That seems to have been the case with Roy Radziszewski, the product manager of option products for TradeStation Securities, who began actively trading commodities and equity options while pursuing his graduate studies. A registered representative with Fi n r a and nFa (series 7, 63, and 3), he holds an electrical engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an Mb a from the University of Houston. St o c kS & co m m o d i t i eS Editor Jayanthi Gop...

  • Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this playing field of uncertainty, whether you trade equities, options, currencies, bonds, or futures, you need a method to assist you in making objective decisions so you can justify risking money on a trade. You are not going to put money into a trade unless you think it's worth taking the risk. You need to always know what your risk/reward ratio is before making a trade. This is why it's always a good idea to have a handful of trading strategies and systems you have faith in. The key is to keep this handful of trusty tactics up to date. Not only that, make sure it keeps up ...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As I write this, I am waiting for the White House and Congress to strike a deal to raise the US debt ceiling. The outcome could worsen the current economic situation not just in the US but globally as well. Think of it: Most of the world's advanced nations have racked up enormous debt. At least the US still has the highest ratings from credit rating agencies -- until now, anyway -- as it too risks a downgrade from its Aaa rating. That's a big deal. Could the world's economic powerhouse really crash? It's inconceivable to consider that such a thing might happen. But if it really did, we would see...

  • Product Review: Trade Architect

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...More market participants want to edge away from the buy & hold approach and take more control of their finances. To meet the needs of these self-directed investors or traders who are not interested in actively trading, TD Ameritrade has launched a web-based platform called Trade Architect. The objective of this product is to create a bridge to transition between fundamental analysis and technical analysis. The nice thing is that it is available to all TD Ameritrade account holder....

  • Product Review: NinjaTrader 7 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When it comes to trading, there are only a few things you can control. These include the size of your positions, your entry, and your exit. When you are trying to trade in a fast-moving market, you must make decisions about your position size, entry, and exit very quickly. To prepare yourself to do that, you need to come up with various scenarios to tackle different market conditions. Judging by the features available in NinjaTrader 7 (NT7), I assume the developers created this product with trade management as its focus. The product has a very rich set of features aimed at maki...

  • Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hats off to Ibm's Watson supercomputer for its victory on the TV show Jeopardy! I was interested in finding out if Watson would prevail, but I had reservations about watching the show just because I didn't want to find out that a computer's trivia knowledge was better than mine. Do the results of this game have any implications of which way the world is heading? In this situation you have Watson, which uses a computer processor to analyze all possible outcomes, versus humans, who use their instincts to try to come up with possible outcomes. And the computer wins. I think the main reason behin...

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Websites For Traders: DailyFX by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Websites For Traders: TheHighTowerReport.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TheHighTowerReport.com by J. Gopalakrishnan THEHIGHTOWERREPORT.COM The blog of parent site The Hightower Report (futures-research.com), an independent research firm, thehightowerreport.com is a comprehensive news site devoted to the commodity markets. Its editorial content is timely and well written, making it a great resource for anyone interested in the commodity markets. There is a diverse collection of featured stories, commentaries of different markets such as metals, energy, wheat, corn, soybeans, equities, bonds, and currencies. The content is a combination of t...

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Product Review: Stockcharts.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Level 3 Data by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Websites For Traders: ForexFactory.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: ForexFactory.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.FOREXFACTORY.COM Gone are the days when the foreign exchange market, the world's largest over-the-counter market, is restricted to banks, hedge funds, and other large financial institutions. With trading volume growing even in these volatile times, the pressure is strong for those services that want to meet the needs of the retail forex trader. ForexFactory.com, a popular financial website focused on providing services to forex traders, has added new features to its website in response to the increasing number of retail f...

  • Websites For Traders: Crimsonmind.com by Jayanthi Gopalkrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Crimsonmind.com by Jayanthi Gopalkrishnan Unusual activity in the option markets can reveal a ton of information about the markets. Crimsonmind.com is one site that provides this type of information, along with other option-related data. There is a ton of information you can find on this site that will help you do some in-depth analysis of the option market and ultimately help you decide if you should open or close any positions. FEATURES When identifying unusual option activity, it is necessary to compare the put/call volume with the average daily volume. You may al...

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  • Two Traders, Two Methods by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Two Traders, Two Methods by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The idea of daytrading has captured the attention of many market enthusiasts, but it's not an easy path to riches. It takes years to master, a tremendous amount of patience, and consistency in your results. But most important, each trader has a unique methodology that works for him or her. We interviewed Kevin Haygreen and Gavin Mok, both of whom came to daytrading and blogging about it from very different backgrounds, but they have in common a keen interest in the quick pace that the trading style affords. Britain-based Kevin Haygreen (not ...

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  • Website Review: eMiniZ.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Website Review: eMiniZ.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan eMINIZ.com Back in September 2006, we reviewed www.eminiz.com, a website developed by John F. Ehlers. Since then there have been several additions and enhancements that make it worth looking at again. When you visit the site, the first thing that will catch your eye are four gauges. For those of you who are familiar with John Ehlers's work on corona charts (an article on the subject was published in the November 2008 issue of S&C) will recognize the terms such as cycle period, cycle swing position, cycle S/N ratio, and the adaptive trend ...

  • Interview: Forecasting Simplified, With Cynthia Kase by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Forecasting Simplified, With Cynthia Kase by J. Gopalakrishnan Cynthia Kase, president of Kase and Co., Cta, is considered by many to be the energy market's premier technical analyst and hedging advisor. Educated as an engineer, she worked as a trader and risk manager for Chevron, Chemical Bank, and the Saudi Oil Ministry's consulting arm, Petronal, before launching her company in 1992, which primarily focuses on providing trading and hedging strategies, software and solutions to the energy market, but also offers a trading toolbox, StatWare, on a range of trading platforms. She ha...

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  • Looking Forward With Jeff Parent by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking Forward With Jeff Parent by J. Gopalakrishnan Jeff Parent has been providing wealth management services to his high net worth clients since 1992. From many years of experience, he has become proficient in portfolio management techniques and has a broad knowledge of estate and tax planning. In his portfolio management role at Quadrexx Asset Management, he applies a strong price discipline to help control risk and improve returns. His specialty is technical analysis with a focus on quantitative methods. He regularly appears on Business News Network and is a recognized writer, public spe...

Websites For Traders: FX360.com

Books For Traders

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  • BBForex.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...BBForex.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan BBFOREX.COM When trading currencies, keeping abreast of forex-related news is very important, which is why if you go to any forex site you expect to see a real-time news update. But have you ever seen a site where the forex-related news is merged with the price chart? To see this wonderful feature, all you have to do is visit www.BBForex.com. This was what piqued my interest and encouraged me to explore the other features available on this site. Given that the website is one of John Bollinger's collections of products, the impressive list of features s...

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  • Websites For Traders: DailyMarkets.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: DailyMarkets.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan DAILYMARKETS.COM Most traders start their day browsing through market-relevant news headlines to get an idea of what they can expect in the trading day. Dailymarkets.com is one site that offers this service. On the home page (Figure 1) you have a live newsfeed with the most recent news highlighted, prominently displaying how many minutes have elapsed since the news headline was released. Each news story has a small icon next to it, indicating whether the particular story is forex related, equity related, commodity related, eco...

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Product Review: MTPredictor 6.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: eSignal 10.5, Part 2 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review eSiganl 10.5 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview: Daytrading With The StockBandit's Jeff White by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Daytrading With The StockBandit's Jeff White by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Jeff White, founder and chief technical analyst of TheStockBandit.com, started trading the markets in 1998 and has since gained extensive experience in both stocks and options. His trading style has gradually evolved over the years, including, as he mentions in the interview, understanding the true usefulness of the exchange of ideas for an individual's trading. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan (JG) and Staff Writer Bruce Faber (BF) interviewed White via a conference call on January 7, 2008....

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  • Website Review: StockPicker.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Website Review: StockPicker.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.STOCKPICKR.COM How many websites can you visit in one day? As many as you have time for, I suppose, but the human brain is limited in the amount of information it can absorb at any given time. This may be why, at least for me, finding a website that has enough information I need for any given trade is one that I treat like gold. Of course, the information you find useful may differ from the information I find useful, but one website I like to visit on a pretty regular basis is stockpickr.com. The first impression is that it has a...

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  • Stocks & Commodities V. 26:1 (58-64) More Than A Trading System With Adrienne Toghraie by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...More Than A Trading System With Adrienne Toghraie by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Adrienne Laris Toghraie is an internationally recognized authority in the field of human development and a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for the financial and business communities. She is the founder of Trading on Target and Enriching Life Seminars, companies dedicated to helping traders, salespeople, and other high achievers to increase profits and success. Using her 20 years of study in the science of modeling excellence/NLP and other forms of psychological development, Toghraie has help...

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  • Interview The World Of Commodities With Carley Garner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview The World Of Commodities With Carley Garner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Alaron broker and analyst Carley Garner has been involved with the markets for years and is actively educating traders through web content and online seminars at CommodityTradingSchool.com and through the web newsletters she writes (The Dow/NASDAQ Report and The Bond Report). She has just cowritten with partner Paul Brittain Optionology 101, a guide to option trading, which is scheduled to be published later this year by FT Press. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan conducted this interview with ...

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Interview: Lane Mendelsohn Of TradingEducation.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview: Paul Hickey & Justin Walters of Bespoke by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Paul Hickey & Justin Walters of Bespoke by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan It's a classic situation: Young bucks learn all they can from the seasoned veteran, and once they have, it's time for them to move on, to put their own stamp on the horizon. It's been true all throughout time, and in this case, it's Wall Street instead of the Wild West. Paul Hickey and Justin Walters spent time at Birinyi Associates learning and absorbing all they could from technician Laszlo Birinyi before going out on their own, setting up Bespoke Investment Group in May 2007. Paul Hickey's professional experienc...

Stocks & Commodities V. 26:9 (66-67) Product Review: QuoteMachine by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: PowerOptions by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: IB RiskNavigator by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scan Daedalus Add On 2.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Larry Levin's LIVN by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: TradeStation 8.4 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: PatternMatcher by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: ScanExpert 1.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: GTS Pro by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview Henry Hank Pruden: What The Future Holds by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview Henry Hank Pruden: What The Future Holds by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Hank, why don't you start by telling us how you got interested in the Wyckoff method. What attracted me to the Wyckoff method can be summarized under my notions of Wyckoff the man, Wyckoff the method, and Wyckoff the mystique. An excellent article written by David Penn and published in your magazine a few years ago had a profile of Richard Wyckoff, and it was well done. I really thought he was an outstanding character in the history of technical analysis thinking. So early on I was attracted to Wyckoff. I thought h...

  • Websites For Traders Chart Ex by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders Chart Ex by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.CHART-EX.COM Lisa Erdmier, president and cofounder of the Chart-Ex website, which displays free commodity charts, developed a data visualization tool that displays volume at price in a unique format. It is similar to the Market Profile format in that it compares volume at price for one time frame to another. After spending several years as a floor trader, Erdmier wanted to develop a trading tool that would give the offfloor trader a picture of what goes on behind the numbers seen on a computer screen. The display, if you look at Fi...

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  • Interview: A Man Of Many Talents: Dan Gramza by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: A Man Of Many Talents: Dan Gramza by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Is there anything Dan Gramza hasn't done? He's president of Gramza Capital Management and DMG Advisors, LLC. He is an author, trader, analyst, consultant to domestic and international clients, and an advisor to the St. Croix hedge funds. Gramza has also appeared on CNN's Moneyline program, Reuters TV, Bloomberg TV, ROB TV in Canada, and others. Wait, there's more! He's developed and presented worldwide public and private courses for traders on candlestick analysis, Market Profile, technical analysis, options and options ...

  • Interview: Charles D. Kirk of TheKirkReport.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Charles D. Kirk of TheKirkReport.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Minnesota-based Charles E. Kirk is an individual investor who has been investing and trading stocks for more than 12 years and who currently trades stocks for a living in addition to writing about the stock market in his blog, with more than 10,000 visitors reading his website on a daily basis; a notable number, considering he has only been blogging since September 2003. His education and work experiences are varied, including a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a law degree; he worked as a private investigator for a...

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  • Interview: Lee Lowell by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (62-68): Interview: Lee Lowell by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Having spent six years as an option market maker on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Mt. Vernon Research commodities trading expert Lee Lowell is one of very few privy to the rare insider tips and secrets that the pros use every day to make money. In his new book Get Rich With Options: Four Winning Strategies Straight From The Exchange Floor, he reveals the strategies he uses to churn out profits for him in the option arena. And using real-life examples of actual trades, Lowell shows how to us...

  • Websites For Traders: alphatrends.blogspot.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (86): Websites For Traders: alphatrends.blogspot.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan One of the blogs I read on a regular basis, equityinvestmentideas.blogspot.com, had a posting where author Yaser Anwar listed all the blogs and tools that he considered his favorites. In the technical analysis section within that list, one that was mentioned was Alpha Trends, mainly because of its excellent video posts. Curious because I'd never visited a technical analysis video blog, I clicked on it. Sure enough, Brian Shannon from MarketWise had several video posts of technical char...

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  • Interview: Alan Knuckman of GlobalTec by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (54-60): Interview: Alan Knuckman of GlobalTec by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Alan Knuckman currently serves as the president and developer of GlobalTec's Commodity Explorer product line. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of the decision support software, direct-access trading platform, educational training, and support. He is the expert on the daily Future Focus and Market Wrap programs on Wizetrade TV. Knuckman also is a frequent guest during CommoditiesTalk Live training broadcasts, where he answers in-the-market questions for traders. As an instructor, he ...

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  • Interview: In Synch With Steven Primo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (50-56): Interview: In Synch With Steven Primo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Are you trading according to your trading personality? Steven Primo can give you a clue about that. A nearly 30-year Wall Street veteran, Primo is the director of education for TradingMarkets. Currently, he also heads a private investment partnership where he is general partner and head trader. Previously, Primo was a nine-year specialist for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ), one of the premier investment firms on Wall Street. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interview...

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  • Interview: John Netto, On Trading And Inflection Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: John Netto, On Trading And Inflection Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan John Netto is the president of One Shot -- One Kill Trading, LLC, and the author of the book One Shot -- One Kill Trading (McGraw-Hill). He is a principal in Triple Witch Metals Management, a hedge fund focused on the trading of precious metals, and he frequently contributes market insight through his blog, "Netto's Numbers." Netto is a nine-year US Marine Corps veteran who served throughout the Far East and speaks, reads, and writes Japanese and Mandarin. He can be heard regularly on Las Vegas?area radio to anal...

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  • Interview: Larry Levin Has Those Traders' Secrets by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (66-72): Interview: Larry Levin Has Those Traders' Secrets by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Larry Levin is the president of Secrets of Traders, a commodity trading educational firm dedicated to helping traders succeed in the futures markets. He trades the Standard & Poor's 500 on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and has been in and around the S&P 500 futures pit since 1989, where he started as a runner for Lind-Waldock. Levin moved up through the ranks from runner to phone clerk to desk manager of the S&P desk and began to trade for his own acc...

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  • Interview: John Person by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (58-63): Interview: John Person by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan John Person is a 25-year veteran of the futures and options trading industry. Person started on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange back in 1979. He then had the privilege of working with George Lane, the innovator of stochastics. Person worked his way throughout the industry as a trader, broker, analyst, and branch manager for one of Chicago's largest discount/full-service firms under the direct supervision of a former chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade. John Person is the former owner and pr...

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  • Interview: Jim Dalton of DLC Profiles by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Jim Dalton of DLC Profiles by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Author and former hedge fund manager James Dalton is a Market Profile believer, and he'd be the first to tell you that. A member of both the CBOT and the CBOE, he served as executive vice president of the CBOE during its formative years. Between writing Mind Over Markets and his latest book, Markets In Profile, he also served as director of research for managed accounts at UBS Financial Services, where he worked with an array of professional money managers. As a result of this experience, Dalton has come to place added emphasis ...

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  • Interview: Bo Yoder by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Bo Yoder by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Bo Yoder is a professional trader, author, and consultant to the financial industry on matters of trading and risk management. He is a frequent contributor to domestic and international trading publications, and also writes for RealMoney.com, Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, Traders, and Active Trader magazines. In addition, Yoder publishes the Easy Forex Course at easyforexcourse.com, is a featured speaker internationally at seminars and industry expos, and continues to work with individuals and market professionals on matters of risk...

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  • Interview: Risky Positions With Keith Fitschen Of TradeSystem, Inc. by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Risky Positions With Keith Fitschen Of TradeSystem, Inc. by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Keith Fitschen has been developing technical trading systems for the futures markets for 20 years, actively trading his systems. His initial research was on the quantification of curve-fitting in system development and resulted in a methodology that relates the degree of overfitting to the number of trades in the development sample. With this method he developed the mechanical system Aberration. Developed in 1986, it was commercially released in 1993 and has been feted as one of the top 10 trading s...

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  • Interview: Bill Meridian And Those Long-Term Cycles by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (48-53): Interview: Bill Meridian And Those Long-Term Cycles by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cycles theorist Bill Meridian began on Wall Street in a most conventional way, as a fundamental analyst at the Value Line Investment Survey, where he began to develop his work on cash flow. Then in 1978, he began to design computer programs to perform the number-crunching required to relate stock market movements to cycles. By 1981, he had written a simple spreadsheet program in Lotus to calculate stock market cycles, followed by more sophisticated software. He has worked both...

Product Review: TradeStation 8.3 by Jayanthi Gopalakkrishnan

Quick Scans: Profitunity Home Study Course by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Trade the Right Stocks at the Right Time by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: TradeTheNews Newsstation by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Stock Trading Success by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: MultiCharts 2 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: MultiCharts2 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: TradesStation 8.3 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scans IBFX-GPS by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: PropFX by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview: Thomas Bulkowski by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (46-54): Interview: Thomas Bulkowski by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Trader and chart-pattern expert Thomas N. Bulkowski, former hardware and software engineer and current Contributing Writer for Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES (and best-selling author of the classic Encyclopedia Of Chart Patterns as well as Trading Classic Chart Patterns and Getting Started In Chart Patterns), realized the potential of the stock market when he opened a brokerage account to deposit the stock certificates he received from his employer's stock purchase plan. On 27 trades, he a...

  • Websites For Traders by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (27): Websites For Traders by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.EMINIZ.COM Want to sit at home and trade for a few hours and then spend the rest of your time enjoying life? Who wouldn't want to? My guess is that if you didn't have this daydream at least once in your life, you wouldn't be reading this magazine. It isn't difficult to open up a futures trading account, online or otherwise, but before you do, you'll have to decide what you want to trade and how you want to trade it. Just like with anything else, you need a game plan. To help you create that game plan, long...

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  • Interview: Jerry Toepke Of The Moore Research Center by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (58-65): Interview: Jerry Toepke Of The Moore Research Center by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Watching the rhythm of the markets, and being able to anticipate market movement, can give the involved trader a boost. Jerry Toepke, who is editor at Moore Research Center, Inc. (MRCI), has gained an appreciation for the power of the seasonal study as well as how it integrates with technical and fundamental analysis since he joined MRCI in 1988. His interest in the futures market started in 1977, and since then, he has been a private trader and retail broker. STOCKS & COMMOD...

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  • Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (56-59): Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cari Lynn is a Chicago-based journalist and the author of ""Leg The Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside The Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club Of Commodities Trading."" In researching ""Leg The Spread"", Lynn spent two years at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), following around the handful of women who brave the male-dominated trading pits. Lynn holds a master's degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Maryland. She has ghos...

  • Websites For Traders: TraderMike.net by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (92): Websites For Traders: TraderMike.net by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.TRADERMIKE.NET At a time when reading weblogs is fast becoming a ritual, it's no surprise that the number of technical analysis blogs is on the rise. One that I read regularly is www.TraderMike.net. Once you visit the site you'll understand why. It's interactive, as are most blogs, with clearly explained charts, which make it very easy to understand the reasoning behind the blogger's opinions. Generally, on the home page you will see a watchlist with a chart of the NASDAQ with various indi...

  • Interview: Ken Tower And The Future Of Electronic Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (54-61): Interview: Ken Tower And The Future Of Electronic Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan A member and former president of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), Ken Tower is chief market strategist at CyberTrader, and one of the best-known point & figure chartists in financial services today. He is a frequent guest speaker on CNBC, CNN, Fox, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch Radio, and AP Radio financial programs. Tower also produces daily and weekly technical market commentary and contributes regularly to online trading seminars and workshops for...

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  • Websites For Traders: www.collective2.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (78): Websites For Traders: www.collective2.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan "I think I've found the Holy Grail!" This statement is enough to catch any trader's attention, but really, as a trader, how many times have you heard that? And how many times have you fallen for it? Next time someone says that to you, ask him or her to enter the system into collective2.com, a site where trading minds (traders and system developers) gather and share their thoughts about trading systems. The many features on this site range from rating trading systems to placing trades. You d...

  • Interview: Chuck Dukas Of TRENDadvisor.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (62-66): Interview: Chuck Dukas Of TRENDadvisor.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Chuck Dukas is principal in a hedge fund and president of TRENDadvisor.com, a website that provides trading recommendations and educational and training services to better equip the trader to understand the markets and prepare traders to trade independently. He is the author of The TRENDadvisor Guide To Breakthrough Profits: A Proven System For Building Wealth In The Financial Markets, which is a comprehensive guide to trend analysis and how it relates to trading and investing plans, pu...

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  • Interview: Michael "Trader Mike" Seneadza: From Swing Trading to Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (62-67): Interview: Michael "Trader Mike" Seneadza: From Swing Trading to Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan Atlanta, GA?based independent stock trader Michael Seneadza received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, but he started swing trading for a living in 1999 after working in the information systems industry for nine years. He launched his well-received blog at his website, TraderMike.net, in 2003, providing daily market commentary and education material. Last year, he pulled another switch, shifting from swing trading...

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  • Interview: David S. Nasser by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (60-67, 80): Interview: David S. Nasser by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan David S. Nassar is many things: He is the founder and CEO of MarketWise Securities and MarketWise.com, a 20-year veteran trader, a New York Times best-selling author, and a columnist for MarketWatch.com, among other achievements. Nassar is a highly sought-after speaker for trading forums worldwide and has spoken before audiences ranging from Massachusetts Institute of Technology students and faculty to the US government. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed Nassar via te...

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  • Interview: Robert W. Colby, CMT by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Robert W. Colby is senior investment strategist at TradingEducation.com and RobertWColby.com. He is also a consultant to institutional and private investors and traders, providing custom research services and trading systems tailored to clients' objectives, whether it's short-term trading, long-term investing, stocks, or commodities. Why is the name so familiar? Well, if you've been around technical analysis for any length of time, you've probably flipped past the name. Colby is the author of The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators (second edition, 2003), the standard reference for ind...

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  • Interview: Bob Pelletier Of CSI Data by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:13 (40-45): Interview: Bob Pelletier Of CSI Data by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Not many current traders can remember a time when commodities weren't a driving force in the markets, but Robert Pelletier, president of CSI, can. Pelletier has a background in statistics, probability theory, and analytical modeling, worked in the Advanced Analytical Methods Laboratories at the General Electric Co. in New York, consulted for the US Navy in Hawaii under Planning Research Corp., and originally formed CSI as a historical market data supplier in 1970. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Edito...

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  • Interview: Glen Ring And His View On Futures by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (48-54): Interview: Glen Ring And His View On Futures by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan One of the nation's most respected market analysts with 34 years of experience in the commodity industry, Glen Ring brings a broad-based perspective to his work. He has been a producer/hedger, broker, trader, technical analyst, researcher and seminar speaker, and from 1987 through 1997 he was editor of the successful Trends In Futures (previously titled Commodity Close-Up) newsletter before leaving to concentrate on his own newsletter, View On Futures. Currently, he is president of Gl...

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  • Interview: Raghee Horner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (56-63): Interview: Raghee Horner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Raghee Horner is a trader, teacher, and author, with more than 15 years' experience in the markets. She is a highly sought-after educator and has taught her brand of technical analysis and charting strategies all over the world, conducting seminars throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Asia. The author of the works Forex Trading For Maximum Profit and the upcoming Thirty Days Of Trading, she has taught foreign exchange, futures, and equities trading for more than a decade. Emphasizing charting an...

Product Review: Applied Reality Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Correlation Reports: CSI Data by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Trade Guide by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The S&P 500 has done a good job staying above its 50- day moving average since May 18, 2005 (Figure 1). There was only one day (7/07/05) when it hit a point below the MA, but that drop proved insignificant at the end of the day--the closing value was once again well above the MA. For the moment, things are looking good for S&P traders. In light of this scenario, I applied the tighter, 40-day moving average on the daily chart. As you can see in Figure 2, I found it to act as a more accurate support level from 6/24/05 to ...

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  • Interview: Harry Boxer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (72-76): Interview: Harry Boxer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan With over 30 years of Wall Street investment and technical analysis experience, Harry Boxer is a widely syndicated and featured guest on many financial programs and websites, including CNBC, CBS MarketWatch, Winning on Wall Street, Stockhouse, DecisionPoint, and more. A former chief technical analyst and columnist for AmericaInvest.com, Harry's impressive credentials include eight years as chief technical analyst with three Wall Street brokerage firms, and the honor of winning both the 1995 and the 1996 wo...

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  • Interview: Crosscurrent's Keith Raphael by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:10 (54-63): Interview: Crosscurrent's Keith Raphael by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Keith Raphael, president of Crosscurrents Investment Advisory, served as principal of the Taylor-Raphael Group commodities trading firm of the New York Commodities Exchange from 1978 to 1986. He traded ECU arbitrage for Bank Brussels Lambert in New York from 1987 to 1990 and served as chief technical market analyst for Chase Manhattan Bank from 1990 to 1993. In 1993, the Euromoney survey of the 400 top corporations, investment banks, and funds in the US and Europe named Raphael as the top...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan For reasons that are obvious (think prices at the gas pump if you're confused), I have been watching the action in the crude oil market recently. Given that haven't seen prices come down that much at the gas pumps, I thought I'd pull up a chart of the continuous crude oil contracts to see where things were heading. I'm not trading crude oil contracts but thought I'd share my observations. Usually, I overlay a 50-period moving average but in this case, I thought a shorter period would fit better. I applied the 40-day m...

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  • Interview: Floyd Upperman by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (62-68): Interview: Floyd Upperman by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Floyd Upperman became interested in the futures market in the early 1990s after investing in stocks and stock options. While working in the high-tech world of semiconductors, Upperman spent his spare time and money researching the investment world. Using his knowledge of statistics and engineering background combined with his programming skills, he designed his own trading system based on repetitive patterns and conditions characteristic to individual commodities. Using fundamental information supplied...

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  • Interview: Tim Wood Of Cycles News & Views by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (68-74): Interview: Tim Wood Of Cycles News & Views by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Tim W. Wood is editor and publisher of Cycles News & Views, which provides technically based research and analysis on the stock market, gold, bonds, the dollar, and more. This research is primarily based around two proven disciplines. One, classic Dow theory, was a method of market analysis developed by Charles H. Dow more than 100 years ago, and Wood's application of Dow theory is based on the original writings of Charles Dow and his predecessors. The other discipline he uses is a quan...

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  • Interview: Trading Diverences With Ashwani Gujral by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (64-71): Interview: Trading Diverences With Ashwani Gujral by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Ashwani Gujral first got acquainted with technical analysis when he was studying for his master's degree in business administration in the US during the mid-1990s -- and since then, there's been no turning back. These days, Gujral is an India-based technical analyst, commentator, author, and trainer who follows both Indian and US markets; he's also an active short-term trader and a money manager. He is a frequent contributor to various US trading magazines and makes regular weekly...

  • Websites For Traders: TradeTheNews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (36): Websites For Traders: TradeTheNews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.TRADETHENEWS.COM News moves the markets, and it's in the best interest of every trader to keep abreast of the financial news. Because of this, most traders tune into some news channel, whether it be radio or television, to hear the financial news throughout the trading day. But now, with TradeTheNews.com (TTN), you have the option of receiving real-time audio news via the Internet, the benefit being that you can keep your eyes and ears focused on the screen or screens in front of you. T...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (110, 100): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan In my February 2005 column, I hinted about coming up with In a new trading system. That was because the number of trades I was making per month had dwindled to one or two -- if I was lucky. So I decided to spend some time observing the market to identify any changes in market behavior and integrate them into my system in the hopes that it would generate more trades. As it turns out, I am still observing the market, so I will not be walking you through a trade this month. Instead, I will show you how breakouts abo...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (98, 88): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The Standard & Poor's 500 index has not really been doing much of late to get excited about. If you look at the daily chart of the index in Figure 1, you will see that it has been bouncing around between its upward sloping trendline (support) and its 50-day moving average (resistance). It has tested that support level three times, but I am waiting for it to break out above that resistance level before even thinking of going long. Or perhaps the index will break below the trendline that has been acting as a support...

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  • Websites For Traders: www.BreakoutWatch.com byJayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (68): Websites For Traders: www.BreakoutWatch.com byJayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.BREAKOUTWATCH.COM When it comes to trading, breakouts have always attracted attention. This is because they are always associated with making quick profits. But how do you know when a breakout is a breakout? Making that identification is a task that may require hours of pondering over charts. To reduce the time you spend looking for them, you may want to try using the services that www.BreakoutWatch.com offers. As you can probably guess by the domain name, those services tell you whic...

  • Interview: Michael W. Covel by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (52-57): Interview: Michael W. Covel by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The author of Trend Following: How Great Traders Make Millions In Up Or Down Markets and a researcher of the most successful trend-following investment managers, Michael Covel has been consulting on trend-following to individual traders, hedge funds, and banks for 10 years. Teaching and sharing unique insights about trend-following, trading, and alternative investments has earned him respect as a rational voice in uncertain times. He can be reached at www.michaelcovel.com and www.trendfollowing.com. S...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (97): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan It doesn't hurt to remember that the simplest of indicators can provide a great deal of information. I'm looking at the daily chart of the Standard & Poor's 500 index when I say this because I can't think of a better example of the behavior of the 50-day simple moving average (SMA). Note from the chart in Figure 1 how it acts as a resistance level. The average is sloping down, and on May 9, 2005 and the following day, prices hit that level and moved down. I have actually used this indicator for my long-term investments...

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  • Interview: Brett Steenbarger by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (68-75): Interview: Brett Steenbarger by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan No matter how you look at it, Brett N. Steenbarger keeps busy; he is director of trader development of Kingstree Trading and clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Not only that, he is the author of The Psychology Of Trading and numerous articles in trading publications, many of which are archived on his website at www.brettsteenbarger.com. Steenbarger's writings on brief therapy have been featured in standard reference w...

  • Websites For Traders: Technical AnalysisSite.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (87): Websites For Traders: Technical AnalysisSite.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan TECHNICALANALYSISSITE.COM There couldn't be a more appropriate domain name for a site dedicated to technical analysis, and when a dedicated technical analyst comes across such a site, he or she will expect nothing less than an overdose of technical analysis. So will this site satisfy the technical analyst's craving? What I found from navigating TechnicalAnalysisSite.com was that it was nothing more than an educational and informative site that discusses various technical analysis i...

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  • Interview: Don Miller & The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (58-63): Interview: Don Miller & The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience by J. Gopalakrishnan Don Miller toiled in the corporate world, wondering if there were more to life -- and then he discovered there was. He gave up the comfort and safety of his career in the telecommunications industry and plunged into the world of trading, the "ultimate entrepreneurial experience." He is an independent futures trader who focuses primarily on the US and foreign indexes, including the US S&P e-minis and German DAX. In addition to trading a private capital fund, Miller writes a...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan With the Presidential elections behind us, the "uncertainty factor" that was so often talked about for several months is no longer an excuse for the market's unpredictable behavior. Not that this means there is no uncertainty in the markets; there always is and will be. Since the election results came out, the Standard & Poor's 500 index (the index I watch most closely) has crossed above its 50-day moving average as well as broken above the downward-sloping price channel that acted as a strong resistance level (F...

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  • Interview: Rick Ackerman Of Rick's Picks by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (68-75): Interview: Rick Ackerman Of Rick's Picks by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Rick Ackerman started out as a newspaperman before he found his calling as a trader. How often does that happen? Not very! He went from journalism to a seat on the Pacific Stock Exchange (PSE), where he learned to trade the hard way. He has been trading stocks, futures, and options for nearly 30 years, 12 of them as a market maker on the PSE. Currently, he manages a hedge fund and is the editor and publisher of Rick's Picks, a daily advisory geared to traders and investors. The technical ...

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  • Websites For Traders: MarketEdge.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (106): Websites For Traders: MarketEdge.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan MARKETEDGE.COM Wouldn't we all like to have an edge on the market? When I first glanced at this website, I initially thought it was a site dedicated to fundamental analysis. But when I saw the features available for paid subscribers, such as market timing signals, interactive charting with trading signals, using technical analysis for screening, and point & figure (P&F) chart breakouts and alerts, I decided to explore further, and was I glad I did. Subscription rates range from $9.95 to $29.9...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Continuing from last month's look at crude oil contracts, we did experience some easing in crude oil prices. The 40-day moving average turned down, the upward sloping trendline broke, and up until now, prices have been below the 40-day moving average. But they have yet to reach the levels I mentioned in my column last month. If you look at the chart of crude oil contracts in Figure 1, you see there was a sharp decline in prices followed by a pullback. Will prices move back up to the moving average, or will they contin...

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  • Websites For Traders: www.advfn.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (68-69): Websites For Traders: www.advfn.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.ADVFN.COM When I brought up the home page of Advanced Financial Network (www.advfn.com), it was evident that several features had been added to it since my last review in June 2003. I'll have to confess that it was very easy to get distracted by the large number of advertisements on the site, but once you get past that, you'll find the site does contain a vast amount of information. The navigation bar along the top of the page is one indication of the various features available. I also ...

  • Interview: Barbara Rockefeller by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (56-61): Interview: Barbara Rockefeller by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Barbara Rockefeller of Rockefeller Treasury Services is an international economist, author, newsletter publisher, and trader specializing in foreign exchange, with more than 20 years of institutional experience. Her "Daily Currency Briefing" newsletter is a synopsis of events and forecasts in spot foreign exchange, published for central banks, fund managers, and multinational corporations, while the "Daily Futures Report" is a technical analysis?based report on currency futures. Prior to starting ...

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  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (98, 82): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Here's an informal question and answer with Sohail Asghar, president of PennyStockAction.com and a pioneer of two independent home-based activities, penny stock trading and sports investing. How did you get interested in the markets? In 1986 I visited Canada and saw my cousin daytrading on a regular basis. He introduced me to some others who were daytrading as a home-based activity. At that time, daytrading wasn't a popular activity in France. What did you find exciting about active trading? When I saw how popular ...

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  • Int: Which Option Strategy Should You Use? Guy Cohen Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (52-56): Int: Which Option Strategy Should You Use? Guy Cohen Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan Guy Cohen, creator of the OptionEasy software and author of the books ""Options Made Easy"" and ""The Bible Of Options Strategies,"" has had extensive experience in trading and analyzing both the US and UK derivatives and stock markets. Specializing in trading and analytics applications ranging from real estate to derivatives, Cohen has developed some of the most comprehensive business, trading, and training models, all specifically designed for maximum user-friendliness. ...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:4 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan So far, the 50-day moving average on the Standard & Poor's 500 chart has been acting as a good support level during February (Figure 1). Not only is it acting as a support, it has also showed signs of a slight upward bend. This tells me that I should only go long when trading the e-mini contract. Now it's a matter of waiting till the right opportunity comes. On February 16, 2005, at around 11:07 am (PT), I noticed an increase in buying enthusiasm, but that quickly faded. That was unfortunate, because for a moment I th...

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Product Review: Strategy Center by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: MTPredictor End-of-Day 4.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Financial Data Calculator 3.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: TradeStation 8.1 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Interview: Christopher Neely Of The Federal Reserve by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once in a while, we hear something coming out of the Federal Reserve we just don't expect. In this case, we heard about a technical analysis?receptive individual -- an economist, to boot! Christopher Neely is a research officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he has worked since receiving his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1993. His research has been primarily in empirical international finance, but he has published papers on technical trading rules, foreign exchange intervention, and intertemporal asset pricing. In recent times, he has begun to research options mark...

  • Websites For Traders: FXstreet.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V. 22:9 (69): Websites For Traders: FXstreet.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan FXSTREET.COM "Take the challenge: Test your forex knowledge" -- the headline was enough to tempt me to take a closer look at www.FXstreet.com. A click on that link took me to a 10-question test, which, although basic, really will test your knowledge. Fortunately for me, there were enough technical analysis questions to make the quiz a breeze. But it also prompted me to explore the site further. The content changes just about every day, and you'll find that you get a good overview of the forex market. You can find for...

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  • Websites For Traders: FuturesExaminer.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (81): Websites For Traders: FuturesExaminer.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan FUTURESEXAMINER.COM "What's the best trading system out there?" Many of you have called the editorial staff at STOCKS & COMMODITIES to ask this question, but unfortunately, there is no right answer. It's an individual thing: It all depends on what you trade and what you consider to be good. And given the plethora of trading systems out there, it's really difficult, if not impossible, for me to come up with a definitive answer. For starters, I haven't tried every single trading system out ...

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  • Interview: Leo Zamansky Of RINA Systems by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (62-67): Interview: Leo Zamansky Of RINA Systems by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan RINA Systems founder Leo Zamansky has more than 20 years of experience in managing large software development projects, creating modeling and optimization technology. He is a professional developer with experience in applying mathematics and computer expertise to a range of applications. Much of his work has been in the field of quantitative analysis and operations research, and further, he has published a book and numerous articles in the fields of operations research, discrete optimizat...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (130, 118): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan How did the markets open today? For the last four months, I've been watching market movements in the e-minis. After all, they are a popular trading instrument, and one that provides the opportunity to make a few points in a trading day. This, along with my strong belief that you should only trade a market that you understand, piqued my interest in paper-trading them. Let me walk you through a trading day. I've set a few guidelines I intend to follow. The first thing I look at before trading anything is the dail...

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  • Interview: Jeffrey Hirsch, The Chronicler Of Change by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (66-72): Interview: Jeffrey Hirsch, The Chronicler Of Change by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Like father, like son -- eventually. Jeffrey Hirsch is now the president of the Hirsch Organization, and editor-in-chief of The Stock Trader's Almanac and Almanac Investor newsletter. But he started out not wanting to do anything like his dad, Yale Hirsch, who is best known as the founder of The Stock Trader's Almanac. Now in its 38th edition, the Almanac documents years of historical stock market behavior and analysis (www.stocktradersalmanac.com). But Jeffrey Hirsch eventuall...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Just when I think I have a system in place and have it all figured out, the market pulls a fast one on me. Just when everything is moving along in one direction, something will happen to cause everyone to reverse direction, and very quickly. Whenever I see this happening, I can't help but remember a phrase I once came across that I still consider to be a perfect description of the financial markets: "Market participants are like a school of fish that all change direction at the same time." To give you an idea o...

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  • Interview: David Norman On Market Technology by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V. 22:3 (76-83): Interview: David Norman On Market Technology by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Trading's come a long way since the days of the bucket shops, and now, technology and trading have become virtually inseparable. Here's someone who can tell us all about it: David Norman has been involved in trading and financial markets technology for 19 years. He has traded for and overseen trading operations in a variety of derivative instruments for a number of international companies, including Prudential Bache International, Cargill Investors Services, Sanwa Futures, Natwest Markets, and UBS Philips...

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  • Interview: Helene Meisler of TheStreet.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...V. 22:6 (72-77): Interview: Helene Meisler of TheStreet.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan If you've ever traded the overseas markets, you know how confusing the time difference can be. Now imagine being on the other end of the time difference. Technician Helene Meisler of TheStreet.com, who spent more than a decade covering institutional accounts at various investment banks in New York, including Cowen & Co. and Goldman Sachs, as well as managing equity money for three years at Cargill Inc. in Minneapolis, lives and trades from Shanghai. Yes, as in China. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gop...

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  • Websites For Traders: Portals.WallStreetTape.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:7 (90): Websites For Traders: Portals.WallStreetTape.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Portals.WallStreetTape.com -- as you may have guessed -- is a portal, but something that financial market junkies will benefit from. It is not a site that provides buy/sell signals, nor is it one that particularly focuses on technical analysis. As with many other portals, you can customize the financial content, creating as many as five custom pages. Registration is free and the site is easy to navigate. All you have to do is supply some information about yourself, submit a username an...

  • Interview: Daytrading With Toni Turner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Daytrading With Toni Turner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Toni Turner is the best-selling author of A Beginner's Guide To Day Trading Online and A Beginner's Guide To Short-Term Trading. An investor/trader with 14 years' experience, she is a popular educator and speaker at financial conferences across the country. Turner has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNNfn, and CNBC's "Power Lunch." She has also been interviewed on dozens of radio programs and featured in CBS MarketWatch.com, Fortune magazine, and Bloomberg Personal Finance. Currently, she is writing her third book, to be publishe...

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  • Websites For Traders by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.DECISIONPOINT.COM If there's one website to visit that has just about every chart you need, it has to be DecisionPoint.com. Within minutes of logging on to this site (Figure 1), all I did was look at charts, charts, and more charts for hours. Subscription to the prime service is available for $20 a month. Once you log in, you will see a long list of sections. The first is the market overview, followed by market indicators, then daily reports and chart books, and finally longterm charts. One look at the opening page after logging in will gi...

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  • Interview: Larry Connors On How Markets Really Work by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (74-79): Interview: Larry Connors On How Markets Really Work by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Laurence Connors is chairman and chief executive officer of TradingMarkets.com, a financial markets information company he founded in 1998. With more than 22 years' experience in the financial markets industry, he is also the managing director of Connors Capital, a private investment company. Larry Connors has also authored topselling books on market strategies and volatility trading, including Street Smarts (with Linda Raschke), How Markets Really Work, Connors On Advanced Tr...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Forex Trading And Technical Indicators Jeff Hughes is a self-taught technical trader of stocks who recently entered the foreign exchange (forex) market for the first time. In this Q&A, learn how and why he uses technical analysis to successfully trade the forex market. Hughes used his technical trading abilities as a first-time entrant into the forex market to win Forex.com's "Win A Mini" trading contest in June 2004. The next contest is scheduled to begin in February 2005. Q: What motivated you to try trading...

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  • Websites For Traders: ChartPattern.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: ChartPattern.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.CHARTPATTERN.COM Dan Zanger is well known in the trading community, and for good reason. Zanger, who uses chart patterns to find highvolatility stocks, is often quoted in popular financial magazines such as Forbes and Fortune, hosts his own radio shows, and has been interviewed in several trading magazines, including the one you are reading (but not this particular issue). He piqued the interest of technicians in 2000 when he discussed how he turned $11,000 into $18 million in a year and a half, an unofficial world record ...

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  • Interview: George Fontanills Of Optionetics by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: George Fontanills Of Optionetics by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan You might assume that graduates of Harvard Business School know everything they need to know, but George Fontanills, cofounder of Optionetics, is an active trader and Harvard grad who learned quickly that he had a lot more to learn. Disbanding his real estate business in the 1980s, George Fontanills made a decision: his new business would be trading. After years of study and practice, he developed a new method of making money: delta-neutral options trading. He called his technique optionetics, and now Optionetics is a lea...

  • Interview: Short-Term Trader Jeff Cooper by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:4 (66-73): Interview: Short-Term Trader Jeff Cooper by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Few people have succeeded in trading the way Jeff Cooper has. His first book, Hit And Run Trading, is often referred to as the bible of the short-term trader. His other work, including Hit And Run Trading II, has further given insight into his ability to spot unique trading setups that over time profitably repeat themselves. His next book (with partner David Reif), Wheels Of Time And Price, will be published in 2005 by Traders Library. Cooper is a regular contributor to TheStreet.com, whe...

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Product Review: Terra Nova Investor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Wave59 RT by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: MarketCenter by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Interview: Gerald Appel by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Gerald Appel by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Gerald Appel is perhaps best known as the inventor of the MACD, the popular moving average convergence/divergence indicator. However, he is also the founder of Signalert, a registered investment advisory company; editor of Systems & Forecasts, a newsletter read by money managers, analysts, and private investors worldwide; and an established author and lecturer. His articles have appeared in Smart Money, Money magazine, Barron's, and STOCKS & COMMODITIES; he is also the author of 10 books on investment and market timing. Finally, Appel has bee...

Interview: Managing Money & Risk: Robert Deel by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Websites For Traders: StockAlerts.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: StockAlerts.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan STOCKALERTS.COM It's no surprise that this website is all about stock alerts. But given that just about every site that has something to do with the financial markets usually provides some sort of alert, what makes this site any different? Not much, except that it focuses just on alerts. Those who are interested in following the markets but are unable to keep their eyes glued to their screens during market hours may find the features of this site useful....

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  • Websites For Traders: Trade-Ideas.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Trade-Ideas.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan TRADE-IDEAS.COM Looking for trading ideas? Maybe www.Trade-Ideas.com can help. A look at the updating intraday chart on the homepage and the window displaying alerts will give you a good idea of what this site features (Figure 1). Whenever a pattern forms on the chart, the alert window displays the pattern and gives a short description. This alert window is the most popular feature on the site....

  • Interview: Trading Futures With Charles LeBeau by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Trading Futures With Charles LeBeau by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Charles LeBeau, who has been trading stocks and futures for more than 40 years (20 years of which was with E.F. Hutton & Co.), is a noted author, lecturer, and system developer and the co-author of Technical Analysis Of The Futures Markets, which is considered a classic of technical analysis. Currently, LeBeau is director of trading for Tan LeBeau LLC (www.tanlebeau.com), where he supervises the trading for a small hedge fund. He also operates an educational website for stock and futures traders at www.traderclub.com. S...

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  • Interview: Ian Gordon by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Ian Gordon by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan If this recession seems like it's going on forever, Ian Gordon of The Long Wave Analyst newsletter will give you good news and bad news. First, the good news: It won't last forever. The bad news: It's going to hurt a lot more before it gets better. The good news: More likely than not it will only happen once in your lifetime. The bad news: The same goes for that phenomenal bull market that just passed. And Gordon has more to say, including warnings about the probable collapse of the worldwide economy. Ian Gordon was educated in England. He att...

  • Websites For Traders: ChartPatterns.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: ChartPatterns.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan CHARTPATTERNS.COM The URL itself sends visions of triangles, flags, wedges, rectangles, and head & shoulder patterns dancing through your head. But do you really know what these patterns mean and how you can use them for trading? If you don't, or if you are simply curious to learn more about them, Kevin Matras's site is a place where you can find plenty of information. Not all patterns are covered on this site. It's mainly focused on symmetrical triangles, ascending triangles, descending triangles, head & shoulders, wedges, ...

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  • Interview: Oliver Velez Of Pristine.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Oliver Velez Of Pristine.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Oliver L. Velez is the chairman and cofounder of Pristine.com, a leading online educational portal for active, self-directed traders. He is also the chief editor of the site's flagship product, "The Pristine Day Trader." A respected financial professional and a sought-after speaker with a successful 14-year track record, Velez is recognized as one of the pioneers in the daytrading industry. As a professional trader, Velez built a formidable reputation for his trading skills. He established Pristine in September 1994 as an edu...

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Websites For Traders: SelectSectors.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Interview: Vetting The Market: Price Headley by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Websites For Traders: ADVFN.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: ADVFN.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.ADVFN.COM Advanced Financial Network (ADVFN.com), a website that caters to traders of the UK and European markets, has many features worth looking into. The eurocentricity of this site is evident from the homepage, which displays charts of the FTSE 100, Techmark, and FTSE Allshare indexes. Recently, the website developers added US stocks to their database, and there are plans to expand the feature set available for these stocks....

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  • Websites For Traders: Wellinvested.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Wellinvested.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WELLINVESTED.COM Even with the plethora of technical analysis?related websites available and new ones popping up, it is difficult to find gems. One that I found very impressive is wellinvested.com, recently launched by trader David Maynard. For $29.99 per month for equities and $49.99 for futures, what you get is a rich set of features that any technical trader will find of interest. There is also a 30-day free evaluation available. No special hardware has to be installed on your computer, and dedicated datafeeds are not requi...

  • Interview: Victor Sperandeo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Victor Sperandeo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan He's seen the good times, he's seen the bad times. A trader and money manager, Victor Sperandeo has 38 years' experience in Wall Street. He has managed money and traded for institutional accounts and well-known professionals such as George Soros and Lee Cooperman. He is especially known for his ability to make money in declining financial markets. Throughout his career, Sperandeo has placed a greater emphasis on loss avoidance than on scoring large gains. He has authored two books detailing his philosophy: Trader Vic ? Methods Of A Wall S...

  • Websites For Traders: TMitchell.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TMitchell.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan TMITCHELL.COM "Learn to read the markets like a newspaper," Todd Mitchell of Trading Concepts likes to say to his students. How does he teach them to do this? You can find out through his home study course and live, one-on-one trading/training session. The course focuses on trading the Standard & Poor's 500, e-mini, Nasdaq, and Dow contracts, although Mitchell claims that the strategies you learn from his course can be applied to any market and time frame. The course -- unlike most other home study courses -- includes a manual, aud...

  • Interview: John Hill Of Futures Truth by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: John Hill Of Futures Truth by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Think of all those trading systems you see advertised and hyped. Haven't you wondered whether they work? Of course you have. John Hill is the president and founder of Futures Truth magazine, which tracks, tests, and evaluates trading systems and then publishes the results. Starting the magazine was his response to the many ineffective or downright fraudulent systems that he saw were being sold to would-be traders. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke to Hill via telephone on October 25, 2002, discussing trad...

  • Websites For Traders: www.BondsOnline.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...WWW.BONDSONLINE.COM by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan With the stock markets plunging, and widely expected to continue on down, perhaps it's not a bad time to think about putting your investments in safer, more conservative instruments such as fixedincome securities. The returns -- however grim -- are a lot better than the negative double- or triple-digit returns you may be faced with if you remain invested in stocks. But before making that switch, there are certain nuances about the bond market you need to become familiar with. For that, a visit to www.BondsOnline.com may be worth your time. Although...

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  • Interview: Alan Farley Of HARD Right Edge by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Alan Farley Of HARD Right Edge by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan What are the big differences between swing trading and momentum trading? Alan Farley can tell you. Farley is a private trader and the publisher of HARD Right Edge (www.HARDRightEdge.com), a comprehensive online resource for trader education, technical analysis, and short-term trading techniques. He is the author of the McGraw- Hill bestseller The Master Swing Trader and is a popular columnist for The Street.com. Farley has been on the market scene for more than a decade as a private investor, advisor, and author. He speaks a...

  • Websites For Traders: www.ChartWare.de by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: www.ChartWare.de by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.CHARTWARE.DE In my quest to identify websites focused on technical analysis, I stumbled upon www.chartware.de. This site, hosted in Germany, lets viewers read the site either in German or English. I assumed the site would have a focus on European stocks, but was surprised to find stocks traded on the US exchanges on the homepage's streaming ticker tape. You can see what the site has to offer immediately by taking a glance at the homepage. Users can get quotes, analyze charts, get an overall market view, get buy/sell rating...

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  • Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan Philip Gotthelf, the publisher of the COMMODEX System, the oldest daily futures trading system published, and Commodity Futures Forecast Service, which has been in existence since 1956, is also the president of EQUIDEX Inc., a registered commodity trading advisor, and EQUIDEX Brokerage Group, a registered Introducing Broker. He is known for his extensive work in the futures industry and is the son of Edward B. Gotthelf, developer of the COMMODEX trading methods. Philip Gotthelf has earned a reputation for uncanny...

  • Websites For Traders: Pitnews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Pitnews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan PITNEWS.COM Commodities traders need to be knowledgeable about the fundamentals behind their trading. For example, grain traders need to know the production cycle of specific crops: planting season, the ideal soil conditions for growth, weather conditions, harvesting season, and so forth. Cocoa traders need information on the crop seasons of the various cocoa-producing nations, as well as other factors such as common cocoa diseases. Such knowledge will enable traders to correlate price movements with fundamentals....

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  • Interview: Steve Nison by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Steve Nison by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Want to know something about candlestick charting? Steve Nison can tell you. He was the first to bring Japanese candlestick charting methods to Western trading nearly 20 years ago. He is a leading authority on candlesticks, the author of two foundational books on the subject, Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques and Beyond Candlesticks, and gives seminars on the subject. Further, Nison was one of the first to be awarded the designation of Chartered Market Technician (CMT) from the Market Technicians Association (MTA); in addition, he is pr...

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Investor/RT 6.1.5 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: TrackTrade by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: XL Chart Pro by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Xspreads And OTO by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Interview: David Stendahl by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: David Stendahl by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan David Stendahl is an author, a sometime contributor to STOCKS & COMMODITIES, and an authority in the field of portfolio construction and system design. He has lectured at numerous national and international conferences and written articles on evaluation and money management techniques. Stendahl also cocreated various performance analysis software packages, including Performance Summary Plus (now incorporated into TradeStation). Currently, Stendahl comanages Landmark Asset Management, an investment firm that specializes in investing in the g...

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  • Interview: Bernie Schaeffer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Bernie Schaeffer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Bernie Schaeffer, chairman of Schaeffer's Investment Research, is also the editor of Bernie Schaeffer's Option Advisor. The Market Technicians Association awarded him its Best of the Best award in sentiment and psychological analysis in 1997, and he has written on the subject, The Option Advisor: Wealth-Building Techniques Using Equity And Index Options, published by John Wiley & Sons. What's he got to say about the market these days? STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke to Schaeffer via telephone on August 12, 2002. ...

  • Website Review: OptionSites.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Website Review: OptionSites.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Trying to find good options-related sites on the Internet is -- as I discovered -- a time-consuming task. Site after site contained nothing but proprietary information with testimonials and promising triple-digit returns. I was relieved when I finally came across OptionSites.com, which, not surprisingly, listed quite a few other option sites. The simplicity of the website's design and its clarity encouraged me to stop and take a more detailed look....

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  • Trade The Dow Minis by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trade The Dow Minis by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Risky, yes. Worth a try? Definitely. or those who find comfort in trading equities, the thought of trading futures may be intimidating. And who wouldn't be nervous when competing against the pit traders, who come across as most aggressive? But the transition from trading stocks to futures doesn't have to be intimidating. Sure, you need more initial capital, and there's more risk involved. But in reality, trading futures is not so different from trading equities. The same analytical principles still apply. The real difference lies in the contract...

  • Interview: Teresa Lo Of trendVue.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Teresa Lo Of trendVue.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Teresa Lo, founder and chief market strategist of the trendVUE.com educational financial website, worked in the stock brokerage business for more than a decade at Canada's largest independent investment dealer before she retired from the industry in 1998. She is a discretionary trader who uses classic technical trading methods and techniques. She has extensive experience in trading senior and junior equities, index/equity options, and futures. With a background in life sciences, Lo earned a bachelor's of arts degree in economics ...

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  • Websites For Traders: TheTechnicalTrader.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TheTechnicalTrader.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan THETECHTRADER.COM The first question that may go through your head when you visit The Technical Trader homepage is, "Just who is Harry?" The name "Harry Boxer" will probably not ring a bell, but he has had more than 30 years' experience in technical analysis. Based on this foundation, Boxer has created a website where subscribers can watch him trade in real time for $5 a day after the 15-day trial period. You need to provide a credit card number to take advantage of the trial period. The focus of the site is Boxer's insi...

  • AskChart.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...AskChart.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan ASKCHART.COM One look at AskChart's home page tells you this is an information-packed site. Not many sites give you an overall picture of the market in such a condensed fashion, but a visit to AskChart.com will give you an idea within seconds of which sectors and stocks are outperforming or underperforming....

  • Websites For Traders: OptionsXpress.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: OptionsXpress.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan OPTIONSXPRESS.COM With online trading as popular as it is, many traders may find it tempting to place trades without doing their homework. This is partly because of the lack of websites that give you the opportunity to learn about trading, analyze your strategies, and place trades. Fortunately, the founders of options- Xpress.com realized that options traders needed more than what traditional online brokers offer. So they set out to create a site that would give the options trader the ability to analyze prospective trades tho...

  • Interview: John Bollinger Of Bollinger Bands Fame by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: John Bollinger Of Bollinger Bands Fame by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Unlike many technicians who start out with degrees in business, veteran analyst John Bollinger, the president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, started out with a decidedly unmarket-like bent. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts majoring in cinematography, and only afterward started studying the market. Since then, though, he's become one of the best-known market analysts in the field, with the now-classic Bollinger Bands technique to his credit (which has been integrated into most analytical softw...

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  • Interview: David Landry Of TradingMarkets.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: David Landry Of TradingMarkets.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Ever heard of "grandma money management"? If not, ask David Landry, a sometime Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor, to explain. Landry is a cofounder and director of research of TradingMarkets.com. In addition, as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), Landry is president of money management firm Sentive Trading, LLC, and a principal of the Harvest Capital Management. He has designed a number of trading systems, including the 2/20 EMA breakout system and the volatility explosion method, and he is the autho...

  • Websites For Traders: www.LitWick.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: www.LitWick.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.LITWICK.COM For all you candlestick enthusiasts, here's a site that has everything you need to know about candlesticks. Yes, it has charts -- candlestick charts powered by Prophet Finance -- but wait! There's more. There's the candle query where you can scan the entire database of stocks by selecting a specific trading day, an indicator, a pattern (continuation or reversal), the trend (bullish or bearish), reliability, price range of stock, and volume range. Once you specify the criteria, a list of stocks that meet your requ...

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  • Interview: Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan Doug Fairclough was in the midst of a two-year stint as database guru at HotWired, the pioneering website of Wired magazine, when he became aware of the possibilities of the Internet technologies, and decided to apply them to the financial arena. He launched financial website ClearStation in 1998, building it up before selling to E*Trade in 2000. What's he up to these days? As it turns out, more of the same. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Doug Fairclough via telephone on March 29, 2002, to fi...

Websites For Traders: Optionetics.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview: An Interview With Jake Bernstein by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: An Interview With Jake Bernstein by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cycles expert Jake Bernstein's analytical eye has seen the tide of the markets ebb and flow for more than 30 years. Many of the long-term social, political, and economic forecasts Bernstein has published in the last two decades have come to pass, including the interest rate top of the early 1980s, the deflation of the 1980s and early 1990s, the Japanese economic peak, the explosion in genetic engineering technology, the interest rate lows of the mid-to late 1990s, the Gulf War, and many more. He is president of MBH Commodi...

Websites For Traders: www.Moneynet.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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  • Interview: What Is The Future Of Trading? by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What Is The Future Of Trading? by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan At The Start Of Our 20th Year, We Ask: What Is The Future Of Trading? The trading exchanges have been going through various changes lately, shifting from member-sponsored entities to for-profit organizations. They are also introducing more products, giving us a greater array to choose from. What does this portend for the trading industry? To find out, STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Bob Fitzsimmons of the Nasdaq LIFFE market, David Prosperi of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and William J. Rainer of...

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  • Websites For Traders: DerivativesModels.com and CME.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: DerivativesModels.com and CME.com by J. Gopalakrishnan DERIVATIVESMODELS.COM When it comes to derivatives, one topic that frequently pops up is models. This includes terminology such as Black- Scholes, binomial, trinomial, geometric, arithmetic, Monte Carlo -- and it's enough to scare anybody away from the world of derivatives. But derivativesmodels. com has reduced the learning curve. A glance at the homepage, and you will realize how many different derivatives models exist. They are divided into categories -- equity, interest rate, and credit derivates. Numerous models ...

  • Websites For Traders: Marketsim.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Marketsim.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan MARKETSIM.COM Readers have expressed an interest in websites that simulate trading. Fortunately, I've stumbled upon one that seems to focus on just that. Although you can see everything the site has to offer without registering, your options increase if you become a subscriber ($8.95 per month). The site is not a trading game, which some simulated trading sites are. Instead, it attempts to create a realistic stocktrading environment. The homepage is well laid out and you can access just about everything from there. Before starti...

  • Interview: Options Volatility With Lawrence McMillan by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Options Volatility With Lawrence McMillan by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Lawrence McMillan's interest in the options business started in 1973, when the first listed option started trading. He has written two best-selling books on options, including the classic Options As A Strategic Investment, and both books are recognized as essential resources for any serious options trader's library. As president of McMillan Analysis Corp., Larry McMillan pens the "Daily Volume Alerts" newsletter and edits and publishes "The Option Strategist," a derivative products newsletter covering equity, ind...

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  • Interview: Edgar Peters Talks About Chaos Theory by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Edgar Peters Talks About Chaos Theory by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan His work Chaos And Order In The Capital Markets ignited the imagination of traders and investors everywhere, and the way we viewed the markets changed. As PanAgora's chief investment officer and co-chair of its investment committee, Edgar Peters is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the firm's investment strategies and product array. His insights into market dynamics and behavioral finance have not only added value to client portfolios but also stimulated the development of innovative investment technologies. A...

  • Single-Stock Futures by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Single-Stock Futures by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan How can you take advantage of them? To find out, we asked OneChicago and Nasdaq LIFFE, the two exchanges expected to launch this hot new product, a few questions. Here's what they had to say. Why has it taken so long to launch single-stock futures (SSFs) in the US? OneChicago: The products were banned about 20 years ago when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) could not agree on who had jurisdiction over them. ...continuded...

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  • Interview: Trading The Currency Market With Cornelius Luca by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Trading The Currency Market With Cornelius Luca by J. Gopalakrishnan Cornelius Luca is an author and international consultant in foreign exchange and technical analysis. Luca has spent his entire professional life in international finance, and since 1983, he has been a foreign currency trader in the major currencies. What's the currency market look like right now, considering the unrest in the other markets? To find out what Luca had to say, STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan called him on May 24, 2002. What got you interested in the currency markets? I have alwa...

  • Websites For Traders: TradeStationWorld.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TradeStationWorld.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan TradeStation has certainly made a name for itself in the world of technical analysis. To further enhance its presence, now the company has created an online community where users from all over the world can gather to discuss trading ideas, techniques, and strategies. An initial glance at the website reveals it is well-designed and easily navigable. The site's five major sections are immediately apparent: discussion boards, EasyLanguage library, articles, training, and third-party products....

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  • Websites For Traders: TitanTrading.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TitanTrading.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan TITANTRADING.COM Where is the market going in the next few days? We would all like to know, and the new online market commentary service from Titan Trading Analytics may help us get an idea. In fact, looking at its historical performance on the Nasdaq Composite from June 2000 to August 2001, it's evident the service has often come very close to accurately predicting short-term market movements....

  • Interview: Terry Bedford of Bedford & Associates by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Terry Bedford of Bedford & Associates by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Technician Terry Bedford, president of the Bedford & Associates Research Group, CNBC commentator, and MSN Money columnist, developed an interest in the market early on: at the age of 15, he pestered a local broker in Branford, Ontario, until the broker recommended some classic texts on technical analysis. Technical analysis stayed with him; in the early 1990s, he founded Bedford & Associates, which provides technical analysis research to institutional clients, and also manages hedge funds. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor ...

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Product Review: MetaQuotes Version 2.02 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scans: R.S. Of Houston: Window To Our Workshop by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: eSignal 7.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: PortfolioStream by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: MBT Navigator by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: eSignal 6.3 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Hottrend by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Applied Reality Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Optionetics Platinum 2.0 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: X-Charts by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: TradersInternational.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: MetaStock Profx by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: SharpCharts2 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scans: TotalView by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: www.MarketVolume.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scan: QuoTrek by eSignal by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Universal Account by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Natural Order Educators by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: QuoteScope by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: The Optionetics Course by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scan: Traders International by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Asset Allocation Myths

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If retirement's such a breeze, how come people are worried about how long it's going to take to be able to afford it?...

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  • Are Your Investments Protected?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When it comes to investing, there is a difference between investor protection and insurance....

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  • Mobile Trading: The M-Commerce Revolution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You don't have to be stuck at your desk to trade online. Take advantage of the m-commerce revolution!...

Recovery In Sight?

Let The Buyer Beware

  • Shelter From The Volatility Storm?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Market-neutral funds are supposed to shelter investors from market volatility. Do they live up to expectations?...

  • RISKGRADES.COM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Think you don't get access to the tools that investment bankers, asset managers, and Fortune 50 companies have? Well, think again, because RiskGrades.com (Figure 1) offers all these tools. What's even better is the price -- free....

  • Mais Oui! Investing In European Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the US markets expected to grow at a relatively slow pace, perhaps you should consider investing overseas....

  • The Hot New Mutual Fund Tool

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do exchange traded funds, the newcomer to the investment scene, stack up against index funds? Compare the costs and find out which fund fits your investment strategy....

  • Marketocracy.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Of course you could manage a mutual fund, if only you had the opportunity. Well, here's your chance: a company that will give you more than a chance -- they'll give you a job if you successfully manage one of their virtual mutual funds!...

  • Is A Recession Looming?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If the US economy continues to slow, it looks pretty likely....

  • Gopalakrishnan Range Index by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Should you be trading pork bellies or AT&T? How can you tell what you should be trading, besides painful experience? This might give you a clue. Anyone who has ever observed the markets over time can tell you that some markets are erratic, while some are consistent and contiguous (Figure 1). Both types provide opportunities for trading, but the market you choose to trade will depend on your level of expertise -- some markets are notoriously volatile and not easy to deal with -- and personality. Perhaps you prefer trading in a market that moves consistently...

  • How Effective Is Your Retirement Plan?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The closer you get to retirement, the more you may need to make changes in your portfolio....

  • 401Kafe/ IRA Junction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here are two websites you can turn to for information about your retirement plan....

Interview: John Clayburg by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

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In This Issue

  • Stock Market: The Wall Street Trading Game

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Learn how trading works - the fun way!...

Wallstreetreality.com by Jayanythi Gopalakrishnan

IES-Invest.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

IVolatility.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

RiskGrades.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

FOLIOfn.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Amibroker by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Sierra Charts by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: OptionVue 5 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: HotTrader 2.081 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Investor/RT by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: TradeStation 6 by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scan: Currency-Trader.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scan: The Art Of Electronic Futures Trading by J. Gopalakrishnan

Product Review: Terra Nova Online by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Plan Early for your Taxes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...OK so April 15th is months away. Why worry about taxes now? Unfortunately if you are a mutual fund holder or have sold securities during the course of the year, you may have to end up paying a hefty check to Uncle Sam. To better prepare yourself for the unexpected here are some factors you should keep in mind....

  • Is Recovery in Sight for the Euro?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finally the faltering Euro saw an explosive upside move triggered mainly by the US joining forces with Japan and Europe to intervene into the currency markets to help boost the Euro....

  • The Impact of Currency Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Performance of the currency markets can affect stock prices....

Websites For Investors

  • BUYandHOLD.com,Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The brutally competitive online brokerage industry makes it difficult for new entrants to survive unless they distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack....

Is The Economy Slowing?

  • That Pesky Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Nasdaq composite has been playing the teasing game of late. It raises investors hopes by going up drastically for a few days only to be followed by declining values that shatter all hopes....

  • Next Support for the Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Given the current weakness of the technology sector and the typical October activity, many may be thinking that you can't go wrong buying at these prices....

  • FOLIOfn.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a brokerage that gives individuals the opportunity to invest in a basket of stocks, even with limited funds....

  • The January Effect

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The October massacre paid its regularly scheduled unwelcome visit to the markets in 2000. Considering how the markets suffered from the sharp market correction in April, many market participants felt the October massacre would be mild in contrast. Was it?CENTERIMG SRC="/wm/images/47a.gif" HEIGHT=612 WIDTH=288 /CENTERCENTERBFIGURE 1:/B BTHE BROADER INDEXES. /BThe DJIA, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite suffered losses between April and October 2000. /CENTER...

  • Market Index CDs

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

  • Is there a next support level for the Nasdaq?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Well, it looks like the Nasdaq has taken a rough beating, rougher than what was imaginable....

  • Linear Regression Lines and US Treasury Bonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A linear regression line is a useful tool for determining the general direction of a trend....

  • Candlestick Charts For Daytrading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Candlestick Charts For Daytrading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Does this sound familiar? The price of a stock is moving up. Feeling the adrenaline course through your body, you click the buy button. You watch in horror as the market tumbles, taking the stock with it. After all is said and done, you end up with a huge loss. Frustrated, you wonder what went wrong. The idea of daytrading tempts us all, considering how easy access is to high-speed Internet connections and direct-access brokers. However, there are substantial risks involved, and to protect yourself, you need to understand what is g...

  • Trade Of The Day

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) offered a few good trading opportunities on 5/30/00. Considering that the broader indices were up and QCOM was one of the most actively traded stocks on the Nasdaq, it was certainly one to consider trading....

Common Gap

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - Possible Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When markets are at relatively low levels, catching securities at the beginning of an upward trend can be rewarding....

  • Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) - Poised For A Trend Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Applied Materials, Inc. [AMAT] has started showing signs of strength. Is it a buy?...

  • Broadening Formations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Broadening formations, also known as broadening triangles, are defined as a series of higher highs combined with lower lows. Trading volume tends to expand during the widening phase, and signal a breakdown of the current pattern....

  • Day Trading Basics, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's impossible to sift through all the stocks traded on the exchange, so you need a method to identify the stocks with the greatest momentum....

  • Day Trading Basics, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you are at the right place at the right time, you can take advantage of good trades....

  • Day Trading Basics Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The first thing to do before making any trading decisions, whether it is day trading or position trading, is to study the general picture of the market. Your objective should be to trade with the direction of the market. Once you determine this, the next step is to select individual securities to place on your watch list....

  • Trendlines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trendlines act as support and resistance levels in trending markets. They can be effectively utilized to determine entry and exit points....

  • Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Catching a stock that is breaking out of its trading range during the early stage can result in a profitable trade....

  • Trading In The Last Half Hour

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Identifying reversals are the key to satisfying results whether you are a position trader or day trader. Generally, the first and last half hour of the trading day reveal great trading opportunities. Here is an example of how to take advantage of the last half hour....

  • Support And Resistance Levels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Support and resistance levels can reveal important information about price activity in the markets. The chart of the Nasdaq Composite chart shows how, by taking note of these support and resistance levels, you could have exited any open positions prior to the sharp sell-off experienced by the technology sector....

  • Speed Resistance Lines by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Speed Resistance Lines by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Need to determine support and resistance? Try this. It is not unusual to come across situations in which you see a market trending and think it may be too late to get in. To check, you wait for a pullback to determine if that might be a good entry point. But is this pullback a correction or a trend reversal? Determining whether a trend is going to continue or reverse is critical to a trader. Speed resistance lines, which were developed by technician Edson Gould, can help determine whether the market is correcting itself or a trend will rev...

  • Dead Cat Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ever experienced a sharp decline in prices? Given the volatility of the markets, it is not unusual for this to happen....

  • Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Hits $74

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In a previous post I had mentioned that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) was giving subtle signs of a reversal and may be a buy when it hits $74. At yesterday's close (6/19/00), the price came close to this point and surpassed it today. Does this mean it's a buy?...

  • Stock To Watch-Microsoft Corp. [MSFT]

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One stock that has stirred attention in the news is Microsoft Corp. [MSFT]. A stock that was growing at a steady rate had taken a beating due to certain fundamental factors affecting the stock negatively....

  • Shorting Stocks-Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's how you can profit from a falling stock....

  • Shorting Stocks-Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Profits can be accumulated while prices of securities are heading lower....

  • Trend Reversal for the Nasdaq?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does the action in the Nasdaq Composite during the last few days indicate a trend reversal?...

  • A Stock For Your Watchlist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is evident from the chart of Qualcomm, Inc. [QCOM] that after going through a sharp decline, the stock is in a consolidation range. This suggests that the stock is fluctuating between its support and resistance levels as displayed on the chart....

  • Understanding Level II Quotes - Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Reading the Level II screen is more an art than a science....

  • Understanding Level II quotes - Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One of the most powerful trading tools for the active trader is the Level II screen....

  • Vertical Horizontal Filter by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Vertical Horizontal Filter by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan This filter can tell you whether a market is going through a trending or congestion phase, and whether you should use trend-following indicators if the markets are trending or congestion-phase indicators if markets are in a trading range. It's always a challenge to determine which indicator you should use to help you make your trading decisions. Markets go through various stages such as trending or congestion phases, and you cannot use the same indicators for all the different phases. As a result, you must identify the different phases of...

  • Market Profile Exotics by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Market Profile Exotics The Liquidity Data Bank In this followup to last month 's article on Market Profile,we go beyond Market Profile to determine price movements.Here 's a look at the Liquidity Data Bank,which helps traders detect price movements early. When prices move in one direction, it means that prices are being met with acceptance.It is important to realize that trends do not continue indefinitely and there will be points where price levels will be met with opposition,which will indicate either the start of a trend reversal or that the market is likely to go through a trading range....

Pivot Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Nasdaq Bear Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A bear flag formation is an indication that things could get worse, much worse....

  • Upside Breakouts-A Good Time to Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In any given day you are likely to find one stock that has gone up in price on higher than average volume. Is there any way of knowing whether this is a pump and dump or a genuine upside breakout that will be followed by continued upward price direction?...

  • The Nasdaq Composite: Where Is It Heading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Nasdaq composite has been trading sideways ever since its sharp drop in April. A question dwelling on most minds is "When is the Nasdaq going to resume its upward trend?"...

  • Trade Of The Day-Exodus Communications [EXDS]

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When it comes to day trading, it's a matter of being there at the right time....

  • Taking The Tech Sector Apart --Technically by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Taking The Tech Sector Apart -- Technically by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The recent downfall in technology stocks came as a shock to some traders. Here's how you could have protected your profits. You would find that a picture is truly worth a thousand words if you were to glance at the chart of the Nasdaq Composite in Figure 1. The chart gives you the overall picture of the performance of the technology sector. From October 1999 to early March 2000, the Nasdaq enjoyed one of the greatest bull rides in history. During this period, traders and investors were heavily invested in the technology se...

  • Kagi Charts by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Kagi Charts by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan If you've ever seen a reference to this particular form of candlestick charting and wondered what they were, you can find out here. The financial markets exist because of the complementary relationship between bulls and bears -- one cannot exist without the other. The key is to recognize which has control of the markets and identify when that control changes. One way to do this is through kagi charts. Kagi charts, which have also been known as key charts,price range charts, hook charts, delta charts, and string charts, originated in Japan in the 1870s ...

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  • Trading the MACD by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading The MACD You can trade Gerald Appel's moving average convergence/ divergence profitably in relatively flat markets. Here's how. The moving average convergence/ divergence (MACD) is a momentum oscillator developed by Gerald Appel in the early 1970s. For this oscillator, momentum implies that fluctuations in prices are reflected in the MACD; if there is a sudden increase in price, the MACD will move upward. It fluctuates above and below a zero line -- which is why it is known as an oscillator. The zero line is the horizontal equilibrium line and if the indicator is above the zero line, ...

Market Profile Basics by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan






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