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  • 30 Years of Trading Wisdom - Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having been involved in the futures markets for the past 30 years it has never really been obvious to me why some people win and some people lose. But in giving it some more thought, I've made the following deductions.

  • A complete computer trading program (part 1) by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A complete computer trading program (part 1) by John F. Ehlers This is the first of four articles that give a description and computer listing, enabling you to perform technical analysis with your computer. In the second article I will cover the basics

  • Aligning Trading Systems And Markets-Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the wrong system for a specific market makes for a quick ride to failure.

  • An Early Warning System, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Irrational human behavior influences stock prices, and this behavior can lead to predictable outcomes. Here's a trading system that takes advantage of overreactions in the market, which could give you a trading edge

  • Anatomy Of A Breakdown (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To successfully identify a break down as it begins to happen, it is essential to learn to look for signs of technical weakness on the chart.

  • 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 ne

  • Daytrading Rule 1: No Overnights

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having the discipline to follow your rules of daytrading will limit your losses and maximize your gains. Find out how one rule can make a world of difference.

  • Divergences 1, Candlesticks 0

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A negative stochastic divergence compels the emini S&P 500 lower in spite of signs of buying strength.

  • Elliott Waves: How High Is High? Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the keys to profitable trading is identifying the lowest low and the highest high. But how low is low and how high is high? That's a tough question to answer. The best you can do is to apply proper tools and money management practices

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every trader wants to be able to predict price moves. But we know that it's impossible to do so. Instead, focus on finding high-probability setups and manage them well. In this first part of a three-part series, we'll look at how to identify these profit

  • Exploring Charting Techniques, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What type of chart should you be using? Lines, bars, candlesticks... there are so many choices. In this first part of a six-part series, an overview of charting styles is presented that may help you make the right choice for analyzing the markets.

  • Far East Flavor Part 1 - The Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you are a visual thinker like myself, you might find candlestick charts more informative than the standard bar charts. By turning the open, high, low, and close (OHLC) data of the traditional bar chart into candlesticks, daily price changes, and chart

  • Head & Shoulders, Algorithmically, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever wanted to use a simple mechanical recognition algorithm in your favorite software for spotting head & shoulders patterns? If yes, this two-part article is for you. Here's the first part.

  • Indicator Rules For Swing Trading Strategies, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's volatile markets, making money consistently is a challenge. You need a good strategy with reliable trading rules. This seven-part series will discuss such a strategy and its trading rules. In this, the first part, an overview is presented.

  • Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher Most commodity traders are aware of the lower risk and margin requirements that traditional spread trading offers vs. outright long or short positions. Many even have a favorite spread or two that

  • MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray In the fall of 1986, I completed work on a new indicator: the MACD Histogram/Momentum. As many of you are already aware, the MACD, or Convergence/Divergence, is an excellent indicator, but its signals often lag when

  • Market Profile and market logic Part 1 by Thomas P. Drinka and Robert L. McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Profile and market logic Part 1 by Thomas P. Drinka and Robert L. McNutt Following more than four years of development by J. Peter Steidlmayer and the Chicago Board of Trade, the CBOT Market Profile and Liquidity Data Bank went online in 1985. Wi

  • Modern portfolio theory: A powerful tool for futures investing Part 1 by Gary S. Antonacci

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Modern portfolio theory: A powerful tool for futures investing Part 1 by Gary S. Antonacci In an effort to improve on the traditional risk and return characteristics available from investment opportunities, academic researchers developed Modern Portfol

  • Moving averages Part 1 by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving averages Part 1 by John Ehlers Averages have long been recognized as the best estimator of a random variable. Traders use moving averages as trading signals or as components of trading systems, but the moving average characteristics are seldom de

  • On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Here's one for the first-time developer of a trading system, or someone who's thinking about developing a system. Here are the basic steps this author took to develop a system for the stock market. Suc

  • PENDY'S PICKS: August 1, 2012

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The .OEX pulled back slightly on Tuesday, confirming a minor-degree cycle high.

  • Part 1 Assessing risk on Wall Street A philosophy of investing by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...part 1 Assessing risk on Wall Street A philosophy of investing by Thomas A. Rorro The goal of investing is to make a profit. To achieve this goal, the investor places his money at risk--with the hope of increasing his wealth. Whether by buying real estat

  • Part 1. Concepts and Examples A Trend Following Method for All Seasons by Anthony W. Warren

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Part 1. Concepts and Examples A Trend Following Method for All Seasons by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Introduction Trend following methods based on plots of raw and moving average data are one of the oldest and most universally used techniques of technica

  • Peak performance in volatile markets, Part 1 by Neal Weintraub and Susan Arenson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Peak performance in volatile markets Part 1 by Neal Weintraub and Susan Arenson Man alone, of all the creatures of the earth, can change his own pattern. Man alone is the architect of his own destiny. The greatest discovery in our generation is that hum

  • Playing the opening range breakout Part 1 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Playing the opening range breakout Part 1 by Toby Crabel Opening range breakout is one of the most important indicators of daily market direction that a trader can utilize. An opening range breakout (ORB) is a trade taken at a predetermined amount abov

  • Price pattern studies Part 1 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price pattern studies Part 1 by Toby Crabel Do prices tend to move consistently in one direction from open to close, given the previous day's price pattern, and do these patterns of intraday bias lend themselves to profitable trading systems? To answer

Product Review: eSignal 10 and Advanced GET Edition (Part 1)

  • Product review: NinjaTrader 8 Part 1

    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)

  • Product review: OptionStrategist.com (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Service offering advisories, analysis tools, and educational materials

  • Profit-Taking And Resets Part 1: Trend-Following

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this first part of a two-part series, we look at long-term trends and different ways to take profits and reenter trades

Quick Scan: John Murphy Explains Market Analysis, Volume 1

Quick Scan: The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1

  • Reacting To Market Moves, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The reason we make counterproductive trading decisions is because of our biases and flawed intuition. In this first part of a two-part series, we analyze and try to understand these trading behaviors so we can avoid costly mistakes and become more effect

  • Richard Demille Wyckoff Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This article is the first of a five-part series about Richard D. Wyckoff and his contributions to the discipline that is technical analysis

  • SIDEBAR: Mark 1 (1944)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mark 1 (1944) Conceived by Howard H. Aiken of Harvard University in 1937, the first automatic digital computer was built by International Business Machines in 1944. An automatic sequence controlled calculator, it was first used for computing ballistic d

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR 1 The period of maximum sensitivity cycle is half the window length, L. Attenuation of a Simple Moving Average (SMA) for this period is 2/pi. For an equivalent Exponential Moving Average (EMA) attenuation this is expressed as:

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR 1 As an aside, note that volatility must be adjusted for the price action around dividends in mutual funds. I calculate a ""price factor"" (PR) if a dividend (D) paid between quotes Qi-1, and Qi:

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR 1 RUN DECISION MAKER DECISION MAKER I CAN HELP YOU MAKE DECISIONS BY CHOOSING THE BEST POSSIBILITY FOR YOU OUT OF SEVERAL ALTERNATIVES. ALL I NEED TO DO IS ORGANIZE INFORMATION YOU ALREADY HAVE. WHICH OF THESE BEST DESCRIBES THE DECISION YOU

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  • SIDEBAR: Univac 1 (1951)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Univac 1 (1951) Delivered to the government in 1951 to help with the census, it cut human work hours from 200,000 to 28,000. On October 3, 1963, the computer was retired after 73,000 hours of operation and is now on display at the Smithsonian Institutio

  • Shorting Stocks-Part 1

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

  • Succeeding with options part 1 by Leonard Yates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Succeeding with options part 1 by Leonard Yates An option is one of the most flexible forms of contractual agreements ever developed. Options may be used to take advantage of almost any type of market scenario one can imagine. There are option strategie

  • Swing Prediction (Part 1 of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't it be nice to have an idea when-- that is the date-- the next swing might change direction? Some ideas might prove more profitable than others.

  • System Design Software, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this first part of an occasional series, Harris takes a casual look at Adaptrade Builder and AmiBroker software.

  • Technical Tools For Day Traders, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are a few techniques that I have found to be consistently helpful in capturing intraday profits. Part 1 will discuss oscillator divergence/momentum confirmation.

  • The Compulsive Trader Part 1 by Van K Tharp, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Compulsive Trader Part 1 by Van K Tharp, Ph.D. Compulsiveness is perhaps the most serious of all trading problems. I have evaluated psychological profiles on thousands of commodity and option traders. Despite the fact that about 50% of the traders I

  • The Edge In Chart Patterns, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you see a chart pattern forming, most likely, others will see it too. What gives you an edge when you trade a chart pattern? This two-part article will help answer that question

The MIDAS Touch, Part 1 by Andrew Coles, PhD

  • The Missing Link, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The relationship between time and price has a direct influence on trading profitability. Here's a look at how you can gain an insight by looking at the euro and the Romanian leu.

  • The Repeated Median Velocity Strategy, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It sounds complicated, but it's actually simple. In this first part of a two-part series, find out how to use this strategy to place buy & sell orders as well as the best way to test the strategy.

  • The V-Trade Part 1: Five Basic Trading Rules

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical analysis, money management, and trading rules--these are the three basic components to a technically based trading system. But even if you've got these three components down, you still need to stay alert to

  • The Weekly Options, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...They were introduced in 2005 and have gained a strong following. How do you trade them? In this first of two parts, see how one trader uses these options.

  • Trading Eurodollar One-Minute Bar Charts, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How do you determine when a price trend starts? The velocity of price movement can have something to do with it. Here's one way you can measure volatility.

  • Trading Forex: Understanding The Basics, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this first part of a new series on foreign exchange trading, you'll get an overview of the basics of trading currencies.

  • Trading SPY 30-Minute Bars With SAR Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We've all heard of the parabolic SAR indicator and know how to use it. Here's a different perspective that looks at it in terms of shape, slope, and speed

  • Trading The MACD Histogram, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As good as the moving average convergence/ divergence is, adding the histogram might make it even better.

  • Trading Trendline Breaks (Part 1) by Sylvain Vervoort

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Trendline Breaks (Part 1) by Sylvain Vervoot One of the best trading methods in technical analysis is the application of trendline breaks. Find out why. am convinced that one of the best trading methods using technical analysis is the app

  • Understanding Level II quotes - Part 1

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

  • Understanding The Yield Curve, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this two-part series, you'll get a comprehensive review of yield curve analysis and how it can be applied to making decisions in the stock market. In this first part, we'll look at basic theory as well as some guidelines for how discretionary investor

  • Updata, part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Updata, a UK-based company, has a wide range of analysis features. To give you an idea of how extensive this software is, consider there are 457 prebuilt custom indicators in addition to several dozen standard indicators, and 229 prebuilt trading strateg

  • VIDYA and the Nasdaq (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...VIDYA, the variable index dynamic average, provides the means to dynamically change the period of an exponential moving average. Its application to the Nasdaq provides some interesting insight to Nasdaq behavior.

  • Volume analysis Part 1 by John C. Lawlor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume analysis Part 1 by John C. Lawlor Historically, volume has had only modest use as a technical analysis factor, even though volume, or the magnitude of volume, is a most respected market force. Every day, the 15 most active stocks are listed--a sub

  • Working Money: Counting Elliott Waves, Part 1 by Rudy Teseo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Counting Elliott Waves, Part 1 by Rudy Teseo In this four-part tutorial you'll learn about the theory and applications of the Elliott wave. In part I, you'll learn about projections. This tutorial, while by no means a definitive text on Elliott wave (E

  • Wyckoff Part 1: Defining A Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Richard D. Wyckoff outlined the necessity for defining the market trend in his classic stock analysis method first published in the early 1930s. Seventy years later, this remains an important concept for traders in a variety of financial markets.

  • 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.






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