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  • "Stopping" A System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...""Stopping"" A System by John Sweeney Once you get hold of an idea, it's often tough to get rid of it, especially if it shows no promise whatever. It tugs at the back of the mind--what was it about the original insight? What was valid? What was bogus? I

  • $HSI Is In A Panic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After an extensive panic selling, the Hang Seng has formed another bearish reversal pattern of an evening doji star in the last three weeks.

  • $HWI Entering A Major Downtrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The computer hardware index has formed symmetrical triangles on charts of two different time frames. The breakout may pull the index into a major downtrend.

  • $XAU Is Undergoing A Relief Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gold & Silver Index has witnessed a robust corrective phase.

  • $XTC Has A Long Way Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The North American Telecommunication Index is in a completely bullish mood.

  • .DXY Ready For A Swing Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Contrary to what many hard-money devotees may believe, the US dollar may not be all washed up after all.

  • 10 Challenges Facing A Market Rebound

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can technical traders safely ignore these 10 fundamental obstacles?

  • 10-Year Treasury Notes Work Toward A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences suggest that the downside in 10-year yields may be increasingly limited.

  • 12 Steps Toward A Winning Trading Plan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One step at a time: That's all it takes to build a trading plan you can profit with.

  • 12 Steps Toward A Winning Trading Plan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One step at a time: That's all it takes to build a trading plan you can profit with.

  • 2001: A Stock Odyssey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking back on a year no one, in or out of the stock market, will ever forget. Plus: what bonds can tell you about stocks.

  • 3M Sports A Shooting Star

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...3M formed a shooting star at resistance, and the upside looks limited for this Dow Jones 30 component.

  • A "GOLD"en Hope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, gold is on the way up, and I believe that it will break above $400 sometime in the future, and yes, it will be a very volatile ride up.

  • A "Watch" For Cardiome Pharma Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Putting it all together, I've written a case study of Cardiome Pharma Corp. (COM-T) using a number of my previously explained stock strategies and come up with a "watch me" rating for this stock.

  • A .370 Batting Average?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some traders are more comfortable with a system that wins 70% of the time rather than one that only wins 35% to 40% of the time. But what if winning less frequently actually resulted in substantially higher profits?

  • A 1-2-3 Bounce In Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A cycle swing sets up a short-term low in unhedged gold mining stocks. The 1-2-3 trend reversal helps traders and speculators take advantage of it.

  • A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The v-shaped post-Katrina rally ends not with a bang, but with a trendline break.

  • A 10-Year Overview Of Market Sentiment by Joe Duarte, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A 10-Year Overview Of Market Sentiment by Joe Duarte, M.D. Crowd psychology plays a role in the development of market tops and bottoms. In theory, a bottom forms when the majority of investors are extremely pessimistic, and a top occurs when the investo

  • A 100 Year Look At The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the Dow crested a 100 year wave?

  • A 2B Bottom In Airlines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Falling oil stocks contribute to a sense of "bottom" in plummeting airline stocks.

  • A 2B Bottom In December Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As gold slides toward a cyclically bullish period, is this reversal pattern signaling the all-clear?

  • A 2B Bottom Test In The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the long-sought-after bottom in the DJIA finally at hand?

  • A 2B Bounce In Johnson & Johnson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Corrections following surge peaks in the MACD histogram are worth watching.

  • A 2B Test Of Bottom In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The same formula that noted a bottom in March hints at another one in June.

  • A 2B Top In The Euro?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through above the December 2006 highs provides an opportunity for correction or reversal in the EUR/USD.

  • A 2B Top In The Industrials?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can't catch a reversal much faster than you can by correctly anticipating a bull trap.

  • A 2B Top Or Continuation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On March 5, 2013, the DJIA registered a new all-time high. But before we celebrate, let's determine if it's sustainable and what the trading opportunities are if it is not sustainable.

  • A 2B Top Threatens S&P Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through to the upside after the August 4th breakout was an ominous sign for S&P bulls.

  • A 30-Minute Breakout For Pfizer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pfizer broke channel resistance with good volume on the 30-minute chart, enough to reverse the short-term downtrend.

  • A 30-Year Lookback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We share some perspective on where this industry has taken us over the past three decades.

  • A BIG (Lots) Followup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Big Lots has broken down technically over the last few months and appears to be heading down. How much further will it go?

  • A BIG Symmetrical Triangle In Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This 30-year gold chart has some interesting implications revolving around the largest symmetrical triangle I have ever tried to analyze.

  • A BNI Breakdown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Burlington Northern Santa Fe recently broke channel support, signaling a continuation of a downtrend that started this summer.

  • A Band-Aid For Thoratec?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Thoratec's share price dropped from a high of $25.39 on January 31 to a low of $18.52 by February 3. Why?

  • A Banking Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Banking Index broke to new highs this week to affirm the current uptrend and project further strength.

  • A Bear Flag For ManPower

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A weak rally over the last few weeks for a bear flag for ManPower and weak volume flows point to a downside break.

  • A Bear Trap For The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 broke support on Monday but quickly sprang back to lay the foundations of a bear trap.

  • A Bear Trap For The Swiss Franc

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Swiss franc appeared to break support in November, but a robust recovery and a gap puts the ball back in the bullish court.

  • A Bearish Candlestick Reversal For Intel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intel rallied to a key retracement area and then formed a bearish candlestick reversal pattern. This points to resistance and possibly even a reversal of the current uptrend.

  • A Bearish Flag For Google

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Google found support near its 200-day moving average, but a bearish flag looms, and traders should watch key support closely.

  • A Bearish Trading Range For The Nasdaq 100?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq 100 shares have bounced off the $34.00 level several times the past year but the current consolidation pattern may point to a break of support here.

  • A Bearish Triangle For CAT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Caterpillar formed a triangle consolidation after a sharp decline. This pattern looks like it could be a rest before a continuation lower.

  • A Bearish Wedge For IBM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A filled gap and bearish wedge look ominous for Big Blue. A breakdown from here would target further weakness toward the next support level.

  • A Better Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How can a trend be better? Here's a unique approach to viewing trends so you can gain the most from them.

  • A Big Bad Banking Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulders top appears to be a bearish work in progress over the Banking Index.

  • A Big Bang By Cisco

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cisco breached a major resistance after a gap up followed by a bullish reversal candlestick pattern.

  • A Big Bearish Engulfing For Big Lots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Big Lots broke out to a new high at the end of May, but a massive bearish engulfing pattern triggered a bull trap, and the forecast is for further downside.

  • A Big Breakout For Cisco

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Cisco Kid is back with breakouts on both the daily and weekly charts. Volume reinforces these breakouts, and higher prices are in the offing.

  • A Big Breakout For Labranche

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After basing for eight months, Labranche & Co. broke through resistance on big volume to signal the start of a big uptrend.

  • A Big Double Top For FTSE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The FTSE has gone nowhere for over a year and a big double top is taking shape. Waning momentum suggests that this pattern will soon be confirmed.

  • A Big Double Top In Long Term Rates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The 30-year Treasury bond yield is testing support from a large double top, and further weakness would increase the chances of a Fed pause.

  • A Big Outside Reversal For Southern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Southern Co. forged a huge outside reversal with big volume. This solidifies support and opens the door to further gains.

  • A Big Short On Big Lots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a strong upward move over the last few months, is BIG in a position to short?

  • A Big Support Break For GDX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After forming a massive head & shoulders pattern, the Gold Miners ETF broke support to confirm the reversal and establish a long-term downtrend.

  • A Big Test For Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Microsoft bounced recently, but a resistance test is at hand and the stock formed a potentially bearish wedge over the last few weeks.

  • A Big Test Looms For The Naz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ came crashing down on Tuesday, February 27, but support is at hand and the November–December 2006 lows hold the key to a medium-term reversal.

  • A Big Triangle For A Big Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big advance in 2005, Google consolidated in 2006 with a big triangle, and the subsequent break will decide this bellwether's fate.

  • A Big Triangle For A Big Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big advance in 2005, Google consolidated in 2006 with a big triangle, and the subsequent break will decide this bellwether's fate.

  • A Blow-Off Top For American Express

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A high-volume surge and bearish candlestick reversal point to a blow-off top for American Express.

  • A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (72-75, 84): A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer The active management of a trading account should be treated as a business and requires a complete trading plan. Here's how to build one. A trading plan is often de

  • A Bollinger Band Contraction For RIMM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Research In Motion consolidated over the last two months, and this type of volatility contraction often precedes a directional move.

  • A Bollinger Breakout For Goodrich

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Goodrich did not partake in the summer rally, but looked poised to make up for lost time with a nice breakout.

  • A Bond and its Head and Shoulders Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the 30-year bond the most bullish buy around?

  • A Bottom And A Bounce In Bonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do divergences mean that the bond market's long nightmare has finally ended?

  • A Bottom And A Bounce In Bonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do divergences mean that the bond market's long nightmare has finally ended?

  • A Bottom For Meridian Resources?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bottom reversal has occurred, but what is its magnitude?

  • A Bottom in Grains?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A diamond bottom in corn and a developing head and shoulders bottom in wheat suggest near-term higher prices for grains.

  • A Break Of Key Support For Reliant Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A recent break of support could lead to further weakness for Reliant Energy.

  • A Break Of Trendline Support For Magnum Hunter Resources?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Magnum Hunter Resources looks to have breached last July's uptrend line but a further pullback could represent a good buying opportunity.

  • A Breakaway Gap For Abercrombie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A breakaway gap and an ultimate divergence spell trouble for Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • A Breakdown For Brinker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking channel support with a gap, Brinker International is now challenging head & shoulders support, and a break here would extend the long-term downtrend.

  • A Breakdown For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After failing at a key resistance point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a key support level to reverse an uptrend that started in mid-March.

  • A Breakdown In The Nikkei

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After meeting stiff resistance from its March high, the Nikkei gapped down and broke support to reverse a 12-month uptrend. At the very least, we can expect a retracement of this big rally.

  • A Breakout Attempt For The CRB

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The CRB Index broke daily chart resistance but failed at weekly resistance, and the large trading range remains.

  • A Breakout For Biogen Idec

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Biogen Idec has been moving higher with good volume since late June, and a recent triangle breakout opens the door to even higher prices.

  • A Breakout For COCO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After consolidating for a few months, Corinthian Colleges is breaking resistance, and signs of accumulation point to further gains.

  • A Breakout For Constellation Brands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking triangle resistance with a big surge, Constellation Brands is on the verge of breaking another resistance level to confirm an inverse head & shoulders pattern.

  • A Breakout For Honeywell International

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A trading range breakout could spell higher prices for Honeywell.

  • A Breakout For Lockheed Martin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lockheed Martin reversed a multimonth decline with a breakout over the last few weeks, and renewed relative strength points to higher prices.

  • A Breakout For MMC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Marsh & McLennan bucked the market trend with a breakout over the last two weeks, and good relative strength points to further gains in the weeks ahead.

  • A Breakout For The Dow Diamonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a consolidation above broken resistance, the Dow diamonds broke out on good volume and appear to be headed higher.

  • A Breakout For eBay

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative strength and a resistance breakout on good volume point to higher prices for eBay.

  • A Breakout In Coffee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I like my coffee the way I like my breakouts: "Strong as the devil and sweet as love."

  • A Breakout for Alcoa?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The daily chart of Alcoa shows a much brighter future in the near-term.

  • A Breakout, And Now A Test For The Dow Diamonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The flag breakout for the Dow diamonds remains the dominant signal, and the current pullback has reached its make-or-break point.

  • A Breakout, And Now A Test For The Dow Diamonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The flag breakout for the Dow diamonds remains the dominant signal, and the current pullback has reached its make-or-break point.

  • A Breakup From The Bottom For Intel?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The semiconductor group got hit pretty hard in July and August, but a bullish breakout in shares of Intel Corp. now seems to imply that a rally may have begun.

  • A Bristol-Myers Squibb New RMO Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A new RMO swing buy signal in Bristol-Myers stock has occurred in the wake of an important test of key support.

  • A Broker–Dealer Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Amex Broker–Dealer Index broke triangle resistance and is leading the market. The breakout is clearly bullish, but will it hold?

  • A Bull Market in Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The spring of 2002 should feature a battle between a year-old bull and a six-year old bear.

  • A Bull Trap For Xilinx

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Xilinx bulls had a lot going last week, but a failed breakout and gap down set a classic bull trap.

  • A Bullish Continuation Pattern For GILD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gilead Sciences is challenging resistance from a bullish continuation pattern, and a breakout would signal a continuation of the prior surge.

  • A Bullish Flag For The US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has declined the last few weeks, but the pattern looks similar to that seen in July-August 2005, and support is at hand.

  • A Bullish Flag Formation for EnCana Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EnCana Corp. has been consolidating in the $30.00 to $32.00 range since hitting a new 52-week high last December. The bullish flag formation indicates an eventual break to the upside.

  • A Bullish Flag in Commodities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The rally in commodities looks to continue after a brief consolidation in mid-September.

  • A Bullish Pattern For ExxonMobil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a stellar run in 2004, ExxonMobil began a long consolidation period that traced out a bullish ascending triangle.

  • A Bullish Pattern For Large-Cap Growth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The July surge in IVW completed the right shoulder of a bullish continuation pattern, and volume patterns are pointing to a breakout.

  • A Burst Of Joy (Global, That Is)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Joy Global is a worldwide mining machinery and services company. And the stock price is breaking out.

  • A Buy For Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How high can the price of Apple stock go? That is the big question.

  • A Buy For Micron Technologies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On July 11, 2014 Micron Technologies (MU) announced the introduction of a new component.

  • A Buy In May?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The maxim is "Sell in May and go away." Here is one stock that is suggesting the opposite.

  • A Buy Signal For Cache Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Receiving a buy signal for Cache Inc. -- is this a sign of recovery?

  • A Buying Opportunity For Marathon Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Overly pessimistic market sentiment could indicate an upcoming bottom reversal for Marathon Oil.

  • A CCI Breakout For Pan American

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After consolidating the last few weeks, Pan American Silver broke through resistance with a gap and a surge in momentum.

  • A CHRISTMAS STORY by Ron Jaenisch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A CHRISTMAS STORY by Ron Jaenisch Jaenisch, a student of Professor Allen Andrews, reviews some of the Andrews Median Line and pivot point techniques in a whimsical story about trading Santa's account. It was September 15, 1984 and time was getting sho

  • A Caffiene Jolt With Green Mountain Coffee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Considering buying shares in Keurig Green Mountain Coffee? The monthly chart suggests this isn't a good time to buy but the weekly and daily chart suggest that it is a good time to buy. Which chart do you follow?

  • A Call To Verizon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...So... is the stock a buy?

  • A Canadian Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With so many advisors calling for a major correction in the US stock market, a look at Canadian stocks is a possibly the way to go.

  • A Candlestick Hammer Arises On BAC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A candlestick hammer is a sign of a trend reversal. What's it say about Bank of America?

  • A Candlestick Strategy With Soldiers And Crows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders want to get in earlier and have more frequent trading opportunities. Here are two patterns that can point you in that direction

  • A Change in Market Direction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is now making its eighth change in direction in 23 months. It is heading down for a short while, and this will be the time to take your long positions.

  • A Channel Breakout For Verisign

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Verisign is breaking out on the daily chart and this breakout bodes well for an even bigger resistance break on the weekly chart.

  • A Cheapie In CanWest Petroleum Corp.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With oil and gas prices this high, this is definitely a share to watch.

  • A Cheapie In Icron

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Icron Technologies Corp.'s patented ExtremeUSB technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB to be used over any RF technology.

  • A Closer Look At "A Developing Depression. . .Not A Boom"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The above article appeared in the March 2004 issue of "Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES," by Robert R. Prechter and Peter Kendall.

  • A Closer Look At "A Developing Depression. . .Not A Boom"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The above article appeared in the March 2004 issue of "Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES," by Robert R. Prechter and Peter Kendall.

  • A Closer Look At Divergences by Clive Roffey, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Closer Look At Divergences by Clive Roffey, Ph.D. In 1972, the investor and well-known goldbug James Dines produced a 600-page treatise called How The Average Investor Can Use Technical Analysis For Stock Profits. I regard this book, unfortunately now

  • A Cocoa Pop? Positive Divergence And Seasonal Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A positive divergence in the MACDH anticipates the seasonal "September rally" in cocoa futures.

  • A Collapse Or A Bubble?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Or the opportunity of a lifetime?

  • A Collapse Or A Bubble?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Or the opportunity of a lifetime?

  • A Color-Based System For Short-Term Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the Sp d r S&P 500 exchange traded fund as an example, here's how you can apply a simple swing trading system that utilizes the colors of volume bars.

  • A Company To Look At

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...WD-40 Company currently markets its products in 188 countries worldwide and recorded sales of $368.5 million in fiscal year 2013.

  • A Completed Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a head & shoulders formation has completed its retracement, do you buy the stock?

  • A Confluence Of Price And Time

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By using two different methods of technical analysis, it is possible to arrive at a confluence of price and time that defines not only a price target but a date at which the price target is expected to be reached.

  • A Confluence Of Support For IWM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The big trend is up and a confluence of support indicators suggests that the mild correction may be nearing an end.

  • A Confluence of Uncertainty and Volatility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US$ is falling like a stone. The Gold price is going through the roof. Alan Greenspan appears on CNBC and tells everyone in a language few can understand, that the US economy will be fine. The Dow, S&P500 and Nasdaq move sideways...

  • A Conservative Bet On Oil By Buying Russia

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While OPEC economies are almost entirely dependent upon oil, Russia offers a way to profit from high oil prices with a margin of safety offered by a more diversified economy.

  • A Cooling Off For Fiery Financials

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Soaring financial stocks take a badly needed break.

  • A Count For NASDAQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US stock market is being influenced by Europe and by the Republicans preparing for a Presidential election.

  • A Covered-Call Play For MRK?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking free from a long-running trading range, shares of Merck and Co. have gone on to make a new high.

  • A Crude Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the MACD histogram anticipated the late January bounce in crude oil prices.

  • A Crude Pause

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A pause in the crude oil bounce as oil stocks test historic highs.

  • A Cup Of Security With Vasco Data

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A cup is in the making.

  • A Cup With A Dividend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When times are tough, look to buy a stock that pays a dividend.

  • A Cup With A Dividend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When times are tough, look to buy a stock that pays a dividend.

  • A Cup With Handle Breakout For Fairchild

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fairchild Semiconductor is showing good relative strength, and a recent breakout points to higher prices in the coming weeks.

  • A Cup With Handle Consolidation In Networking Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does an October-December consolidation in the Amex Networking Index suggest more upside once a January pullback runs its course?

  • A Cup With Handle For Treasury Notes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A classic chart pattern suggests bullish times for bonds.

  • A Cup With Handle In Hogs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are hogs headed higher? This cup with handle patterns seems to suggest so.

  • A Cup With Handle In Transports

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As crude oil breaks down, the consolidation in the Dow Jones transports hints at a move higher.

  • A Cup-With-Handle For Intel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intel formed a bullish continuation pattern over the last two to three months, and a breakout would signal a continuation of the long-term uptrend.

  • A Cycle Peak And An Intraday Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After rising more than 105% since the October 2008 lows, USEC may now be offering an intraday short setup.

  • A Cyclical Formation On FTI Consulting

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you stand on the beach and watch the waves splash at your feet, you are watching a cycle caused by the gravity of the moon.

  • A DJIA Long-Term Momentum Indicator by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A DJIA Long-Term Momentum Indicator by Jay Kaeppel Picking the tops and bottoms of the market has always been the dream of traders. Is it necessary, though? Here are the results of using a long-term momentum indicator based on the Dow Jones Industrial A

  • A Daily Chart Of The S&P 100 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 22nd I presented an article "Gann, Elliott and the Dow Revisited." In it I argued that for the long-term, the trend is bearish, but for the short-term it could be bullish. Here is a chart of the S&P 100 Index that looks bullish for

  • A Dark Cloud Cover Over The Health Care ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The health care exchange traded fund has recently had an explosive move higher as the politicians battle it out over health care. Even though there is no bipartisan support for the health care bill, there has been bipartisan support among investors to ru

  • A Daytrading Primer For CTSH

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trendlines, pivot points, rectangles, fakeouts, and EMAs. The daytrading jungle might seem a bit less intimidating once you grasp a few important intraday trading concepts.

  • A Dead Cross For Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the NASDAQ popped over the last five days, Apple remained stuck in a trading range near support and shows no signs of strength.

  • A Dead Cross For Bank Of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A breakdown in late February and a dead cross in late March are enough to turn medium-term bearish on Bank of America. This bodes ill for the biggest sector in the S&P 500.

  • A Demise In The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Canadian bonds typically follow the US market, and this week was no exception as the price of both rose," Canada's National Post said on Friday, June 3. ...

  • A Descending Triangle For Capital One

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking down in September, Capital One Financial formed a descending triangle over the last five weeks, and a continuation lower is likely.

  • A Descending Triangle For QQQQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...QQQQ formed a descending triangle over the last few days, and a support break would signal a continuation of the bigger downtrend.

  • A Developing Bottom For Ford Motor Co.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analysts and investors have been betting against Ford Motor Co. in recent months but don't let the negative sentiment fool you.

  • A Developing Bottom For Frontier Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Frontier Oil's five-month downtrend could be coming to an end, making the stock an attractive buy in the near-term.

  • A Developing Bottom For Wachovia Corp.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bullish divergences and pessimistic market sentiment both point to a forthcoming reversal.

  • A Developing Bottom for Marvel Enterprises

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Marvel Enterprises has experienced a steep decline in recent weeks but this may be coming to an end.

  • A Developing Depression

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS.... . . Not a new boom.

  • A Developing Head & Shoulders Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a head & shoulders pattern looks as though it is forming, do you sell the share or wait for the pattern to finalize before selling?

  • A Diamond For WestJet Airlines?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing in an airline is always risky. As the price of oil rises, so do their costs.

  • A Diamond In The Yen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A diamond pattern that developed in yen futures suggests higher prices for the Japanese currency in the near term.

  • A Different But Feasible Elliott Count for the Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As I have written before, Elliott wave analysis is far more obvious after an event than before an event. Forecasts using wave analysis to predict future movement in the market are always interspersed with the words "if this happens," then &quot

  • A Dilemma For Dell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dell may be toying with a head and shoulders top but for now it has gained the upper hand.

  • A Dollar Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the US Dollar Index poised for a bounce? The RSI formed its second positive divergence in four months and is on the verge of a momentum breakout.

  • A Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double bottom usually represents a buying opportunity. Are we seeing one now?

  • A Double Bottom For Hovnanian?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hovnanian has a huge double-bottom pattern working over the last seven months and a high-volume surge off support points to a big resistance test ahead.

  • A Double Bottom For LUV

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Southwest Airlines formed a double bottom over the last few months, and further strength could forge the breakout needed to confirm this pattern.

  • A Double Bottom For Unisys

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Unisys successfully tested support from its October 2005 low, and a large double bottom is taking shape.

  • A Double Bottom Pattern For Market Vectors Nuclear Energy ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a 62% plunge since the May high, the Market Vectors Nuclear Energy ETF appears to have formed a double bottom on its daily chart.

  • A Double Bottom Rally For Pioneer Natural Resources

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After putting in a double bottom last month, Pioneer Natural Resources has continued to rally. What's the outlook in the longer term?

  • A Double Bottom To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share rises off a double bottom it is worth a watch.

  • A Double Bottom in Utilities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Time for another thirty points in the Dow Jones Utilities Average?

  • A Double Head And Shoulders For Bombardier?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bombardier, Inc. is a manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. In Canada it is considered a blue chip company, but since 911 it has fallen on hard times as the purchase of aircra

  • A Double Low Chart Pattern On eBay

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After testing support, eBay's stock is now consolidating.

  • A Double Pattern Breakout For Spinnaker Exploration

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A triangle breakout and pitchfork strength both indicate a resumption of November's uptrend.

  • A Double Top For DR Horton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This home-builder stock is testing support from its October 2005 lows, and a break below this level would confirm a double-top formation.

  • A Double Top For Dollarama

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The share price of a double top is characterized by two peaks.

  • A Double Top For The Dow Transports

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow transports met resistance around 5000 twice in the last three months, and a rather large double top is brewing.

  • A Double Top For XLU?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The utility SPDR failed at resistance, and a break below the February low would confirm a double top.

  • A Double Top In October Hogs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The payoff was swift for bears circling around the double top in lean hog futures.

  • A Double Top In Telecom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The North American Telecom Index is challenging its prior high, but a big negative divergence in the moving average convergence/divergence means traders should also be on guard for a double top.

  • A Double Top Looms Over Crude Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The continuous contract on crude oil is now showing signs of weakness after failing to rise above the peak made in mid-June. The seasonality cycle of crude oil usually causes prices to rise in the summer months. Could crude oil prices have already peaked

  • A Double Top for Siebel Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The short-term future for Siebel Systems Incorporated looks weak.

  • A Double-Dip Recession?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All economists have two hands. What are the chances of one of those hands being wrong regarding a double-dip recession?

  • A Dow Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved to a new low recently, but a key momentum oscillator sported a positive divergence. What will it take to trigger a signal?

  • A Dow Theory Confirmation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Recent highs in both the Dow transports and the Dow industrials confirm the primary uptrends and a bull signal according to Dow theory.

  • A Drill Hole Of Hope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold is down from its recent high, and those supposedly in the know say that gold is down at the moment because "all commodities" are down, but...

  • A Drop Before A Pop For Comcast CL A?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Comcast CL A may be ready to turn lower, but only for a brief retest of support before turning higher.

  • A Drop Before A Pop For Comcast CL A?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Comcast CL A may be ready to turn lower, but only for a brief retest of support before turning higher.

  • A Drop Before A Pop For Comcast CL A?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Comcast CL A may be ready to turn lower, but only for a brief retest of support before turning higher.

  • A Duration Proxy For Stock Portfolios by George R. Arrington, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Duration, used in fixed-income portfolios to measure risk associated with changes in interest rates, is applied here to measure the risk of a stock portfolio. The duration statistic has proved to be a valuable risk indicator for fixed-income portfolios

  • A Failed Gap For Activision

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Activision has been trending higher for months, but the stock failed to hold its mid-January gap and the trend is looking tired.

  • A Failed Inverse Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On July 14, I wrote an article titled "American Axel & Manufacturing Inverse H&S In The Making."

  • A False Breakout For Centex Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking below its symmetrical triangle formation, the stock price for Centex Corporation (CTX) looks to be headed towards its intermediate-term trendline.

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  • A Feasible Wave Count For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have always believed that the Dow is tracing a B-wave upwards simply because of the time scale, where the trend from January 2000 downtrend ending in October 2002 was wave A of an ABC downtrend with the high in January 2000 being a fifth wave top.

  • A Few Good Setups In The Oil Patch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are four stocks in the oil services industry that you will want to keep an eye on in the near term.

  • A Few Shares To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This past week has been an interesting week, both in the political agenda and in the share market of the USA.

  • A Few Shares To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market keeps going up and up and up, in spite of the negativity suggested by many top experts.

  • A Fibonacci Fan Warning

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fibonacci fans can be powerful tools to identify potential resistance points, and one looms on the DJ30.

  • A Five-Step Market Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a simple five-step investment process that can help you participate in the market without paying those exorbitant mutual fund or manager fees and limiting downside risk.

  • A Five-Wave Look At The Spring/Summer Rally of 2003

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Elliott wave interpretation of the current bull market suggests a correction before higher prices.

  • A Flag For Darden Restaurants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are certain patterns that have always been a good bet. Flags are one of them.

  • A Flag For GLD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A flag and pennant pattern formation is a true consolidation pattern and a very reliable indicator.

  • A Flexible Strategy For Volatile Markets by John Manley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Flexible Strategy For Volatile Markets by John Manley Profit from option spreads on the S&P 500 by applying the same tactic as you would playing chess. Here's how. Good chess players are always focusing on a couple of moves in advance of the current

  • A Forecast For Herbalife

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Herbalife a Ponzi scheme that should be sold? Bill Ackman seems to think so. What do the charts say?

  • A Formal Education In Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible to get a degree in trading? Here are some opportunities to pursue degrees or certificates in finance or trading-related disciplines. We'll also look at some university facilities geared toward instruction in trading.

  • A Forthcoming Reversal For Nabors Industries?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bullish divergences and a confluence of support could lead to a reversal at slightly lower prices.

  • A Fourth Wave Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bears once again look to overplay their hand during a summer correction.

  • A Fragile Dollar Uptrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index recently created an upward sloping linear regression channel.

  • A Full Cuppa JOE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SpikeTrade.com is a group of 20 professional and semiprofessional traders involved in a weekly competition. Each member submits his or her pick along with the entry, target, and stop. The picks are submitted in private, and then all is revealed on Sunday

  • A Fundamental Lesson For The Technically Minded

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For decades, there have been two major schools of thought when it comes to stocks. First came the fundamental analysts, who believe that stock prices are a product of revenues and earnings. Then came the technicians, who believe that all they need to kno

  • A Fundamental Lesson For The Technically Minded

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For decades, there have been two major schools of thought when it comes to stocks. First came the fundamentalists who believe that stock prices are a product of revenues and earnings. Then came the technicians who believe that all they need to know is co

  • A Future Cup & Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Patterns can be reliable, so keeping your eyes open for a probable pattern is always necessary.

  • A Gamble For The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of the cheapest 3D printer dropped from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years.

  • A Gamble On Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Summer holidays are approaching, and the price of gas has started rising. Is it time to buy energy shares?

  • A Gann Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial events of the past few weeks have suggested that the US economy is headed for a recession. What do Gann charts have to say about it?

  • A Gann Study of A Bull Move In Wheat by Richard Diaz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Gann Study of A Bull Move In Wheat by Richard Diaz Gann's methods have been studied for years and applied by many to trading stocks and commodities. Here, Richard Diaz of Refco, Inc., provides us with his Gann analysis of a bull market in wheat. Whe

  • A Gann Study of A Bull Move In Wheat by Richard Diaz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Gann Study of A Bull Move In Wheat by Richard Diaz Gann's methods have been studied for years and applied by many to trading stocks and commodities. Here, Richard Diaz of Refco, Inc., provides us with his Gann analysis of a bull market in wheat. Whe

  • A Gap Waiting To Be Filled

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you see a gap occur on a price chart, it is likely that the gap will be filled at some point.

  • A Gem In The Junk Pile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SpikeTrade.com is a group of 20 professional and semiprofessional traders involved in a weekly competition. Each member submits his or her pick along with the entry, target, and stop. The picks are submitted in solitude, and then all are revealed on Sund

  • A Generational Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's possible that the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a top in 2000 that won't be broken anytime soon.

  • A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza Since artificial intelligence made its debut within the pages of Stocks & Commodities, various and sundry methods by which neural networks can be used in designing t

  • A Giant Rally Of Allegiant Travel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Allegiant Travel has been traveling north for the past few weeks.

  • A Golden Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will a diamond pattern in June gold anticipate a reversal of fortune for partisans of the yellow metal?

  • A Golden Sandwich

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TSX Gold Index reflects the current uncertainty of where gold is headed next. It's caught in an "EMA sandwich."

  • A Golden Zigzag?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A gap up gets filled and gold looks to move lower.

  • A Guide To Choosing Mutual Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a mutual fund? Set your goals, do the research, pick a winner!

  • A Guide To Forex Arbitrage

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What should traders understand about arbitrage as it pertains to the forex market?

  • A Guide To Pyramiding by Nauzer J. Balsara

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Guide To Pyramiding by Nauzer J. Balsara Pyramiding, the process of adding to the number of contracts during the life of a trade, needs to be distinguished from the strategy of increasing or decreasing the trading size contingent on the outcome of a c

  • A Harami And Divergence For Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple has formed a potentially bearish harami, and traders should watch the relative strength index to confirm this pattern.

  • A Harami At Resistance For AMZN

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amazon bounced back after a double-top support break in January, but a harami at resistance could spell the end of this bounce.

  • A Harami For Air Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After bouncing back to broken support, Air Products formed a bearish harami that could signal the end of the bounce.

  • A Harami For MDY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 400 Midcap ETF formed a harami at long-term support, and traders should watch for confirmation of this bullish candlestick reversal pattern.

  • A Harmonious Relationship: HMY and XAU

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Harmony Gold Mining, one of the better-performing gold stocks in the Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index, may have fairly low-risk trade setups going for both long- and short-term traders.

  • A Head & Shoulders Bottom In Triple H?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the long, year-to-date nightmare in Internet stocks finally passed?

  • A Head & Shoulders For AIG

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...AIG formed a nice head & shoulders over the last few months, and a break below neckline support would confirm the bearish reversal pattern.

  • A Head & Shoulders For Fossil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fossil formed a head & shoulders pattern and confirmation would project sharply lower prices.

  • A Head & Shoulders For Goldman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Goldman Sachs formed a large head & shoulders pattern over the last four months, and a neckline support break would have long-term bearish implications.

  • A Head & Shoulders Negative For The DJIA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pattern is there, a very obvious head & shoulder pattern.

  • A Head & Shoulders Top Awaits Confirmation On The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulders top on the Russell 2000 could be hinting that a major top is setting up in the market.

  • A Head & Shoulders Top In Housing Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The homebuilding boom bumps up against a classic reversal pattern.

  • A Head & Shoulders Top In Oil Service?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Car bombs in Iraq, nuclear profileration in Iran, airstrikes in Lebanon ... so why aren't these oil stocks smiling?

  • A Head & Shoulders Top In REITs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the great REIT rally finally run out of upside?

  • A Head & Shoulders Top In Retail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An autumn consolidation in the retail HOLDRS hints at the possibility of a move lower for retail stocks.

  • A Head (And Shoulders) Of Cattle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A nearly five-month topping pattern in December live cattle futures looks set to resolve itself in a breakdown.

  • A Head And Shoulders Bottom In Natural Gas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Countertrend bounce or new bull market, natural gas is poised to move higher.

  • A Head And Shoulders Consolidation And Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head and shoulders pattern can be both of the consolidation and the reversal variety. American Medical Systems Holdings Inc. has one of each in its daily and weekly chart, with both suggesting the same outcome. Volume is a critical factor in determin

  • A Head And Shoulders Top For May Crude Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...May crude oil has been hitting new highs in recent months but the head and shoulders breakdown could indicate a correction in the near-term.

  • A Head And Shoulders Top In IGT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A reversal pattern develops after two months of gains in the gaming stock.

  • A Head And Shoulders Top On The NASDAQ A/D Line?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The A/D line is an effective gauge in determining the overall strength of the stock market. It is by far the most commonly used measure of market breadth.

  • A Head and Shoulders Bottom in Beans

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the CRB Index going parabolic, May soybeans look to break out from a five-month bottom.

  • A Head and Shoulders Kiwi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a May breakout and rally, a top has developed in the New Zealand dollar in June and July.

  • A Head and Shoulders Top in Crude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The summer ascending triangle breakout runs into a head and shoulders top.

  • A Head and Shoulders Top in Hogs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a bull market run from under 61 in October to over 68 in March, a head and shoulders top looks ready to take June hogs back down.

  • A High Tight Flag For LNC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a sharp advance with big volume, Lincoln National formed a high and tight flag that acts as a consolidation before a continuation higher.

  • A High-Volume Breakout For Xilinx

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Xilinx broke through ascending triangle resistance with a gap on good volume to signal a continuation of the January surge.

  • A High-Yield Dividend Play For Energy Bulls

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The energy sector is still struggling to find a solid base to build upon after falling for the better part of five months. Here's a setup on an ultra-high yield stock in the oil & gas pipeline industry group.

  • A Holiday Breakout For Krispy Kreme

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big surge through resistance Krispy Kreme settled down to form a triangle, and the recent breakout points to further strength.

  • A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr Hybrid technologies are perhaps the most-investigated topic in artificial intelligence today and here's how to apply the subject to trading. In two recent articles in STOCKS & COMMO

  • A King-Sized Wave Count For Crude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has crude oil entered a pain-free zone for black gold bulls?

  • A LOOK AT GENERAL ELECTRIC.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a stock to buy and hold is not that easy at the moment.

  • A Labored Breakout For Veritas Software

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ascending triangles have a bullish bias but this one is somewhat unusual due to recent violent swings.

  • A Lesson In Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Years of studying the works of W.D.Gann have led me to apply his strategies in ways that may be slightly different to anything found in current books on the great trader. Here is one example of how I use a Gann fan to determine a buy/sell strategy.

  • A Lift In Lumber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences and a stochastic pop lead lumber higher in May.

  • A Linear Regression Analysis Of Tekelec

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before taking a position in any security, it is important to first look at its technical condition. In this analysis I use linear regression as the analysis tool to determine the overall trend of this technology company.

  • A Linear Regression Analysis Of The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Linear regression analysis is used here to show that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is most likely in the very early stage of rolling over to the downside.

  • A Long In AGYS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's never a shortage of systems firing buy or sell signals in MetaStock. Here's a look at one of the more promising systems in the program.

  • A Long Trade In A Declining Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even as the market averages move into bear market territory, long trades can be found using technical trading strategies.

  • A Long Trade In A Declining Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even as the market averages move into bear market territory, long trades can be found using technical trading strategies.

  • A Long-Term Analysis Of The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are the events of the week ended July 27 the start of a major correction in the Dow Jones Industrial Average? A look at the chart presents conflicting evidence.

  • A Long-Term Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A monthly view of the 2002–06 bull market in stocks suggests that the higher we go, the weaker we get.

  • A Long-Term Symmetrical Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Energy Select Sector SPDR has formed a symmetrical triangle on the monthly time frame chart.

  • A Long-Term Trend Reversal for Transocean Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Transocean Inc. (RIG) has been in a two-and-half-year downtrend but pitchfork analysis indicates that a reversal has now occurred.

  • A Look At Alcoa, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock keeps rising, when do you know to take profits?

  • A Look At Altria

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Altria Group pushed the tobacco industry higher last week making it today's featured tobacco winner.

  • A Look At Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share price goes up and up and up, is there an end? Is it worth a buy?

  • A Look At Apple And Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two companies that have performed extremely well are Apple and Facebook. What does the future trend look like for them?

  • A Look At Ballard Power

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share price rises to "king of the heap" and then crashes, is there a time of recovery?

  • A Look At Boeing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The share price of Boeing rose nearly 10% to a record high on Wednesday, July 26.

  • A Look At Canadian Marijuana Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Marijuana is no longer the underground drug that can only be bought on street corners from criminals. It has become a viable industry.

  • A Look At Canadian Property

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trus (CAPREIT) is a share that should be looked at. With Warren Buffett stating that we would do better investing in property, this is a share worth looking at.

  • A Look At Community Health Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With Obamacare somewhere in the future, should you start buying any stock involved in healthcare?

  • A Look At Denbury Resources

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A recent downturn in prices could create an attractive buying opportunity for long-term investors.

  • A Look At Easyhome Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock continues to rise, it means a correction must be on the cards. But that's not to say that a short-term trade is not possible.

  • A Look At Eli Lilly

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pharmaceutical companies have been worth looking at since the Affordable Health Care Act was introduced.

  • A Look At Four Stocks To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Buyers beware, the bear market has begun," says a well-known and respected currency and commodities analyst.

  • A Look At General Electric

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 10, 2015 General Electric Co. announced that it planned to create a simpler more valuable industrial company by selling most of GE Capital Assets over the next 24 months.

  • A Look At General Motors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Warren Buffett buys shares in a company when he has trust in the CEO and management.

  • A Look At Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When Jim Cramer on "CNBC Squawk on the Street" says that he likes a stock, is it worth looking at?

  • A Look At Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In 1985 I was told by a fundamental gold analyst that there is more gold out of the ground than in the ground throughout the world. What does this mean for gold investments?

  • A Look At Hewlett Packard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hewlett Packard is splitting into two companies, HP, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprises.

  • A Look At Intel Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of Intel Corp. rose from 88 cents in October 1990 to a high of $75.81 by August 2000. Then came the crash.

  • A Look At Johnson And Johnson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The share, Johnson and Johnson, is rated as one of top recommendations.

  • A Look At Leap, The Wireless Provider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leap is a wireless communications provider that offers wireless services under the Cricket brand. Leap's Cricket service offerings provide customers with unlimited access to wireless voice and data services for a flat rate without requiring a fixed-

  • A Look At LinkedIn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a reputable company's share price collapses, do you buy the share?

  • A Look At Mastercard and Visa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The talk is that credit cards as we know them will move to the cellphone.

  • A Look At Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Microsoft has been at the top, fallen from that position and is now looking at the top again. Is it a buy?

  • A Look At Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 4th, 1975, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque to develop a wide range of products for computers.

  • A Look At Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's good to know when to enter or exit a transaction. Momentum indicators can give a trader some clues.

  • A Look At National Retail Properties

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a recovering US economy, property prices and rentals paid should start increasing.

  • A Look At NeoPharm Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NeoPharm is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various cancers. Should we keep an eye on it?

  • A Look At Nike

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Friday, June 30, Nike shares rose strongly after reporting financial results for its fourth quarter.

  • A Look At Nividia Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a technical analysis indicator that gives good returns can be a pain. Here is one that is a definite winner.

  • A Look At Qualcomm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the world markets focussed on the problems in Greece, looking for a stock to trade can be a challenge.

  • A Look At Regional Banking

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having a look at regional banks for a possible buy.

  • A Look At Relative Strength In The ETF World

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Keeping tabs on which industry groups and sectors are hot -- and those that are not -- is a sound way to build a solid foundation for your trading and investing decisions.

  • A Look At Retracements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...No one can immediately recognize when retracements are beginning or how long they will last, but some methods have been developed that attempt to help traders and analysts arrive at estimations.

  • A Look At S&P 500 Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing the S&P 500 using a Gann square.

  • A Look At Silver

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Silver is the poor man's gold. As the price of gold dropped, the price of silver fell even faster. Is it time to start buying silver?

  • A Look At Tesla

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tesla's Model 3 has already racked up 232,000 pre-orders.

  • A Look At The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow has come down 500 points from last February. What's the current outlook?

  • A Look At The Dow Monthly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the Dow's recent low hold or will it go to 6400?

  • A Look At The Equal Weight NASDAQ 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ 100 Equal Weight Index looks stronger than its weighted brother, and both are poised to break out.

  • A Look At The Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The charts of the three indexes are suggesting a correction. How much of a correction? Let's find out.

  • A Look At The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...President Donald Trump has served his first year in office. What does the year ahead hold for him?

  • A Look At The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe.

  • A Look At The Stochastic Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, there are so many indicators out there today to analyze a stock technically, that finding the best one is like pulling teeth.

  • A Look At United Continental Holdings

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a share to consider buying is not an easy process.

  • A Look At United States Steel Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a company makes a positive dividend announcement despite a recent share collapse, is the share worth looking at?

  • A Look At Viacom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the daily chart and weekly chart suggest a buy, does it mean you should buy?

  • A Look At Volume-Weighted Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are various moving average techniques, but volume isn't usually a part of its analysis. Except for this one method.

  • A Look At Walt Disney Co.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We are always on the lookout for a share that shows promise.

  • A Look At Wells Fargo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With so many analysts calling for a decline in the stock market, looking for safe investments has become a must. Wells Fargo could be a share to buy and hold.

  • A Look At Yahoo!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yahoo! was the web search ruler, then Google took over. What is the future like for Yahoo!?

  • A Look at LOOK's Complex Chart Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LookSmart (LOOK) is a search engine that is one of the few Internet companies that are showing a profit. Their price has moved up strongly from $0.79 in October to above $3.00 today. Is it worth buying?

  • A Look at Spiders Using the Red/Green Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SPIDERS (SPY) or SPDRs are the first index shares created by Amex and introduced in 1993. They are Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts and as such, reflect the movement of the S&P Index. They trade just like common stock under the symbol

  • A Low-Risk, High-Potential Return Option Strategy by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Low-Risk, High-Potential Return Option Strategy by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A. Can call options be used as a substitute for purchasing stocks? Covered calls -- selling a call on stock being held -- is one low-risk strategy, but profits can be limited o

  • A Ludicrous Non-Confirmation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Nasdaq's move to new highs a sign of weakness for stocks?

  • A Ludicrous Non-Confirmation - The Sequel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average move to new highs a sign of weakness for stocks?

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Companies listed on the market can go bankrupt. Many are then delisted, but what do you do when they are not?

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Christmas is around the corner. What do you buy someone who has everything?

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Companies listed on the market can go bankrupt. Many are then delisted, but what do you do when they are not?

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Christmas is around the corner. What do you buy someone who has everything?

  • A Lulu Of An IPO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this a company loved by its customers, or is it well managed?

  • A Major Breakdown For The DAX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The German DAX Index held out longer than most, but finally succumbed to the bear with a breakdown and major trend reversal.

  • A Major Confluence Of Support For Crude Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Light sweet crude is approaching a key support zone, which could act as a significant reversal point for prices.

  • A Major Low Soon For Altria And The .NYA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the broad US market in a free fall, or are there some indications that a major low may be approaching?

  • A Major Support Test For The Nikkei

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nikkei is trying to firm near its March lows, but momentum has yet to turn up and traders should watch for a signal line crossover in the MACD.

  • A Market Bottom Pattern for S&P Futures by Tushar S. Chande

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  • A Market Crash

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock market is in a major correction. What now?

A Market Maker's Perspective by Don Bright

  • A Marriage In Artificial Intelligence by D.M. Wong, Ph.D.

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  • A Massive Base For Eli Lilly

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After forming a large base over the last two and a half years, Eli Lilly & Co. surged to resistance on expanding volume. A breakout would be long-term bullish.

  • A Master Systems And Pattern Tester by Leslie N. Masonson

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  • A Material World

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the Materials SPDR (XLB) is challenging its 2004 highs, the world's leading aluminum company, Alcoa (AA), is consolidating well below its 2004 high. Is this a buying opportunity for Alcoa or a selling opportunity for XLB?

  • A Mathematical Game Plan by Gene Carey

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  • A Megaphone Top For Anadarko Petroleum?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Anadarko Petroleum's broadening triangle formation indicates a potential forthcoming top in the stock price.

  • A Method Of Statistical Analysis For The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Long-term statistical analysis shows the downward trend of the dollar weakening but may continue to move lower at a slower rate.

  • A Mini Diamond For The DIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After leading the market higher, the Dow Diamonds formed a mini-diamond consolidation, and the subsequent break will provide the next signal.

  • A MiniGuide to Fourier Spectrum Analysis by ANTHONY WARREN, PH.D./STAFF WRITER

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  • A Momentum Analysis Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price looks like it could continue to chug along, inching its way upward. A look at momentum suggests otherwise.

  • A Momentum Breakout For Carbo Ceramics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Carbo Ceramics remains range-bound on the weekly chart, but a high-volume breakout on the daily chart points to higher prices and a breakout on the weekly chart.

  • A Momentum Upturn For Arthrocare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Arthrocare shows signs of strength with improving momentum and good upside volume on its recent breakout.

  • A Month Till A Major Turn For Russell 2000?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite bullish monthly and quarterly price cycles in the Russell 2000 index, the weekly cycles are beginning to exert a minor corrective influence.

  • A Month Till A Major Turn For Russell 2000?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite bullish monthly and quarterly price cycles in the Russell 2000 index, the weekly cycles are beginning to exert a minor corrective influence.

  • A Monthly Look At The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a good habit to occasionally stand back and take in the longer term picture of the market place.

  • A Morning Star Reversal For Fossil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fossil forged a morning star reversal at support, but follow-through is needed to complete a breakout and target further gains.

  • A Morning Star Wakes Up The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A classic Japanese candlestick pattern reveals a bottom in the hourly Dow industrials.

  • A Morphing Pattern For Continental Airlines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Continental Airlines broke head & shoulders support in late February, but the decline is morphing into a falling wedge, and a break back above the neckline would be bullish.

  • A Moving Average Sandwich For Dow Chemical

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dow Chemical is stuck in a support zone bound by two moving averages, and the direction of the break when it happens will have long-term implications.

  • A Moving Average Squeeze For Lowe's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lowe's is caught between two moving averages, and the squeeze play is on to see which one will be broken.

  • A Mutual Fund Switch System by Nelson Freeburg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Mutual Fund Switch System by Nelson Freeburg Testing indicators to confirm viability is always important, and here, two indicators that stand up to historical testing are presented and then used to develop a simple mutual fund switch system. Many su

  • A Mutual Fund Trading Method by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Mutual Fund Trading Method by Norman J. Brown Get better profits and reduce your risks by using the one-rank method to select mutual funds to trade. There are many techniques and tools you can use to define turning points that generate trading signal

  • A Nasdaq Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes the simplest of charts can offer a world of knowledge.

  • A Near-Term Bounce Due For HES?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by more than 38% since late February 2012, shares of Hess Corp. may be approaching an area of Fibonacci support.

  • A Neural Network System For Reliable Trading Signals by Marlowe D. Cassetti

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Neural Network System For Reliable Trading Signals by Marlowe D. Cassetti For those of you who have complained that you have to be a rocket scientist to understand what we run in Stocks & Commodities, here's a rocket scientist to explain it to you.

  • A New 52-Week High For BBT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bank stocks have simply not been performing, but there are the exceptions.

  • A New Advance-Decline Line by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Advance-Decline Line by Daniel E. Downing Here's a trading tool that uses a unique version of the daily advance-decline line of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This version helps in our short- and long-term trading of index options and stock i

  • A New Buy Near A New High With NVLS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Novellus have risen nearly 88% since October 4, 2011, and with a new long buy signal waiting to be triggered, the stock may see $50 sooner rather than later.

  • A New Buy Near A New High With NVLS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Novellus have risen nearly 88% since October 4, 2011, and with a new long buy signal waiting to be triggered, the stock may see $50 sooner rather than later.

  • A New Exit Strategy by Adam White

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Exit Strategy by Adam White Most traders search for entry signals for trading systems and use a reversal of the entry signal for exits. Sounds simple enough, right? But what about developing exit strategies separate from your entry method? Here, t

  • A New Market Index by Dan Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Market Index by Dan Downing Technicians are always looking for leading indices and indicators. We continually search for tools that will give us some advanced warning of the direction of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or the Options Excha

  • A New Method For Picking Stocks Using P/E Multiples

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using screening criteria that incorporates stock valuation variables can prove to be an asset to a technical analyst. Here's an intuitive and simple technique you can incorporate into your stock selection process

  • A New Setup For Novellus, But Will It Follow Through?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Novellus broke sharply higher late in the week. Will this new long trade setup trigger soon?

  • A New Short Signal For LLY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Weak stocks in weak industry groups can offer good short-sale opportunities, but you need a well-grounded plan of action in order to identify opportunities and implement a sound trading strategy.

  • A New Slant On Head And Shoulders by Charles E. Miller

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Slant On Head And Shoulders by Charles E. Miller Here's a detrending technique that will help you visualize slanted head and shoulder top patterns more clearly. When the good old reliable head and shoulders (H&S) pattern emerges simultaneously in

  • A New Trend For Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After trading range-bound for three months, Target broke through resistance to signal the start of a new trending phase.

  • A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. This month, Meyers uses a daily indicator based on the Dow Jones Utility Average as a market timing system for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. In the August 1995 STOCKS & COMMODITIES,

  • A Nice Breakout For Boeing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A high-volume breakout and a new all-time high should keep the Boeing bulls happy in the coming months.

  • A Nice Breakout For Merck

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a breakout to new highs, Merck continues to outperform its peers in the S&P 500 and health-care sector.

  • A Nonparametric Performance Measure by Guy Brys and Luc Van Hof

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Nonparametric Performance Measure by Guy Brys and Luc Van Hof Many an indicator generates buy/sell signals, but how effective are they? We can measure the quality of such signals by embedding them into a fairly simple trading system. We will apply tw

  • A One Rank Screening Technique For Mutual Funds by Norman J. Brown

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  • A PNRA Buying Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most consumers are avoiding big-ticket items these days but are still willing to buy a good meal, and Panera is more than willing to provide that.

  • A Painful Head and Shoulder is Lurking for Merck & Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head and shoulders pattern with diminishing volume signals a shorting opportunity.

  • A Pair Of Flags For Newmont

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining has falling flags working on two time frames, and a breakout on the daily chart would have long-term implications.

  • A Pair Of SOX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In recent days, the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) has enjoyed a mild corrective bounce from its long-term support zone.

  • A Pan American Silver Corp. 2B Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A hammer candlestick puts the finishing touches on a picture-perfect 2B bottom in early October.

  • A Parade Of Bearish Candlesticks Confirm Resistance For Qualcomm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Qualcomm is pushing against resistance for the fourth time in three months, with bearish candlesticks forming on each test.

  • A Pattern Completion For The Weekly Dow Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the DJIA plunged 2,000 points in four weeks, it fulfilled a topping pattern.

  • A Peak In Wheat? Negative Divergences Suggest A Turn In Early October

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a year and a half of soaring wheat prices, is the MACD histogram hinting at reversal?

  • A Peak In Wheat? Negative Divergences Suggest A Turn In Early October

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a year and a half of soaring wheat prices, is the MACD histogram hinting at reversal?

  • A Pennant For Alcoa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alcoa formed a pennant at support, and the subsequent break holds the key to the next directional move.

  • A Perfect Count For Aruba

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is very satisfying when a stock follows a perfect Elliott wave count.

  • A Perfect Triangle for SERENA Software

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock price for SERENA Software broke below its triangle formation recently. A quick look at volume can help you judge the strength of the triangle formation.

  • A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum What goes through the mind of someone developing a neural network trading system? What are the steps involved in putting together something that mimics the mystery of the human mind? Here are some c

  • A Pitchfork Breakout For Best Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Best Buy looks like a good buy after a break above the upper trendline of a falling pitchfork.

  • A Portrait of General Electric as a 2B Test of Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A favorite technique for spotting potential market tops and bottoms appears as shares of General Electric test their June highs.

  • A Portrait of General Electric as a 2B Test of Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A favorite technique for spotting potential market tops and bottoms appears as shares of General Electric test their June highs.

  • A Possible Bull Count For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 7, in the article "A Demise In The Dow," I offered an Elliott wave count showing how the Dow could fall in a bear market. After hearing Alan Greenspan's recent remarks, I present to you a count for a bull market.

  • A Possible Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the release of the Blackberry in the US on March 22, 2013 many investors are looking at other Canadian technology companies. Aastra Technologies (AAH-T) is a company worth looking at.

  • A Possible Buying Opportunity For Meridian Resource

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Meridian Resource Corp. is starting to pull back after running up nearly 900 percent over the last eight months. With key support coming into play below the $4.00 level, speculative investors should look to buy on a further pullback.

  • A Possible Future Buy For Cisco Systems?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It can be advantageous to combine various trading strategies. I often use the "Double Bottom" strategy to identify a possible stock set up, and then combine it with the JM trading band strategy to get confirming entry and exit points.

  • A Possible Swing Trading Method For Pfizer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Pfizer, Inc., have been surging higher since mid-November 2012. Can the stock break above its previous high of 26.09 sometime between now and late January 2013?

  • A Potential Bottom Reversal For Anadarko Petroleum?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Anadarko Petroleum has seen a sharp sell-off in its stock price the last several weeks but there are signs of a potential bottom being put in.

  • A Potential Cup With Handle Pattern For Brigham Exploration?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Brigham Exploration looks to be forming a cup with handle pattern but there are factors to consider when trying to confirm this.

  • A Potential Double Bottom In Bananas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chiquita Brands surged off support over the last few weeks, and a double bottom could be taking shape.

  • A Potential Downside Target For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Index looks to be headed lower in the near-term but when will the bleeding stop?

  • A Potentially Bullish Flag For Millennium

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big November 2005 surge, Millennium is consolidating below resistance and a breakout would reverse the long-term downtrend.

  • A Potentially Bullish Setup for Kerr-McGee Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Kerr-McGee's recent pullback may create a good buying opportunity, as bullish technicals and extremely pessimistic market sentiment could propel the stock longer-term.

  • A Price- and Volume-Based System by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES A Price- And Volume-Based System Traders often use moving averages of just price to signal trends. Here's a moving average system that uses price and volume for trading signals. by Alex Saitta N ot a month goes by that a trading m

  • A Problem With Sentiment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While we like to believe the crowd is always wrong, they are only wrong at extremes in the market, and these can usually only be identified in hindsight.

  • A Profitable Observation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In analyzing the stock market, should you look at daily or weekly charts?

  • A Quick Look at CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A look at CF's chart will show that it topped on June 17, 2015, reaching a high of 68.10 in a buying climax marked by unusually high volume. This marked the start of its sustained and protracted downtrend. By January 20, 2016, with the stock trading

  • A Quick Read of Fabrinet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The chart of Fabrinet (FN) has not been an easy read. After reaching a high of 46.50 on October 5, 2016, it began to move lower, making a series of lower highs and lower lows, but a breakout to a new high of 47.50 on February 13, 2017, causes us to recon

  • A Rally In The Russell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The little guys of the stock market show their muscle with a positive divergence and bullish follow-through in mid-January.

  • A Range-Bound Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets move in trends and markets move in trading ranges. Looking at any chart makes it plain to see that a trader can make money during trends, but we shouldn't rule out the possibility of making successful trades during trading ranges. Here's how one

  • A Rationale For Managed Futures by Charles R. Lightner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Rationale For Managed Futures by Charles R. Lightner Although the futures markets are widely misunderstood even among knowledgeable investors, they serve a critical purpose in our economy; through the managed futures industry, they provide an importa

  • A Record Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA marked the week of October 10 as the worst in its 112-year history. Friday, October 10, also marked its largest swing in history with 1,019 points. In contrast, the DJIA has now started this week by breaking a record to the upside. On October 1

  • A Rectangle & Fan Lines Show Alcoa Running Out of Steam

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past two years most publicly traded companies have seen their equity price drop substantially. On the other hand Alcoa (AA) has survived and even thrived in hard times.

  • A Rectangle In The Broad Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Value Line Index is understudied but one of the broadest measures of the stock market. Right now, it seems to be breaking out of a rectangle.

  • A Rectangle Top For Apollo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apollo Group broke rectangle support with high volume, and the long-term outlook is now bearish.

  • A Regression-Based Oscillator by Patrick E. Lafferty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Regression-Based Oscillator by Patrick E. Lafferty Editor's note: Mr. Lafferty originally submitted this article as an entry to the June Traders' Challenge contest. We decided to run it as a separate article because the idea that Mr. Lafferty presente

  • A Reversal Day for United Foods?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Call it a buying climax or top reversal day, but whatever term you use to identify this move, it has 'sell' written all over it.

  • A Reversal In Housing Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The measured move in the housing index takes a hit as interest rates spike higher.

  • A Reversal in Juice?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a 10-month bear market, orange juice futures are rallying from late spring lows.

  • A Reverse Head And Shoulders Formation For The Oil Services Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another potentially bullish pattern for the Oil Services Index could lead to a resumption of the long-term uptrend.

  • A Reverse Head-And-Shoulders Pattern For Brigham Exploration?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Given support at slightly lower levels and a potentially bullish consolidation pattern, investors should continue to hold these shares.

  • A Reversed MACD Long Entry Signal For ORLY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the better-performing NASDAQ 100 stocks during the 2007-09 bear market, a specific mechanical trading system has fired a long entry signal on O'Reilly Automotive.

  • A Rising Wedge For The SOX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Semiconductor Index bounced with the rest of the market over the past few weeks, but the move looks like a bearish wedge.

  • A Rising Wedge Formed By Semiconductor Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A long-term bearish reversal pattern is formed by the Semiconductor Index on a daily as well as a weekly time frame. Will the pattern undergo a successful bearish breakout?

  • A Road Trip With Options Supertraders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a way to trade options that allows you to spend less time managing the trade and more time to go on road trips

  • A Rule-Based Approach to Trading by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Rule-Based Approach to Trading by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D. Last month, Katz presented his experience developing a trading system using a neural network?based approach. This month, he delves into a rule-based approach to trading. Previously, I showed

  • A Safe 10% Dividend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets overreact at times and create buying opportunities for the astute trader.

  • A Seasonal Strategy With Leveraged ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Halloween indicator, also known as ""Sell in May and go away,"" is a well-known seasonal strategy that investors apply to the financial markets. But it comes with its share of risk. Here is how you can use this seasonal strategy with a twist using le

  • A Seasonal System For Soybean Futures by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Seasonal System For Soybean Futures by Markos Katsanos Here's a system that exploits historical seasonal patterns to trade soybean futures. Some markets are affected by certain fundamental factors that are seasonal in nature. These tend to recur at

  • A Seismic Spike For The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market has had a sinister selloff as investors have become dispirited and depressed. Each time a rally occurs, their hopes of a recovery are quickly dashed as more panicked investors sell into the rally. But the volatility index could be sending us a

  • A Selling Climax For MMC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A high-volume selling day at support could signal a bottom for Marsh & McLennan.

  • A Sentiment Indicator For Trading The Euro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The traditional put/call ratio is used as a contrarian indicator. Here, we add a twist to enhance the ratio and use it as a coinciding indicator

  • A Session With Alex Elder by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Session With Alex Elder by Thom Hartle Alexander Elder, director of the Financial Trading Seminars, is no newcomer to technical analysis nor to trading. Technical Editor John Sweeney and Editor Thom Hartle interviewed Elder on July 18 of last year in

  • A Shake Or Break For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A fracture of the lower channel line on the daily S&P 500 may be nothing more than an attempt to shake out weak longs -- or does this trend break signal more downside to come?

  • A Share For The Watch List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the present uncertainty in the stock market, looking for a stock to invest in for the long term is a must.

  • A Share To Buy and Hold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a share to buy and hold forever is not easy. However, the Canadian stock market does offer a few.

  • A Share To Keep An Eye On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the present craziness in the stock market, having a list of shares to keep an eye on for a future buy is a must.

  • A Share To Keep An Eye On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the chart of a share rises strongly over a number of years, it becomes a share one should own for the long term.

  • A Share To Keep An Eye On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every now and again, a share captures your attention as an indicator triggers a buy or a sell.

  • A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the stock market falls, is it wise to look for shares that are suggesting a bottom as a possible future buy?

  • A Share Worth Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying a share and holding forever can be an advantage, but do watch out for a correction.

  • A Sharp Selloff Into Major Support For NOV?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of National Oilwell Varco have been performing poorly compared to its oil services group peers, but a tradable multicycle low may soon be at hand.

  • A Shining Star On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A morning star candlestick is shining brightly on the S&P 500, which might be a "shining star" for the market.

  • A Shooting Star Could Spell Trouble For Altera

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Altera has held up pretty well over the last few weeks, but a shooting star and signs of distribution indicate that the stock is not as strong as it may seem.

  • A Shooting Star For Bank Of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The primary momentum indicator should always be price. To measure true momentum in price, many technical traders turn to candlesticks to help predict market direction for both long- and short-term periods.

  • A Short Guide To Exchange-Traded Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Exchange-traded funds are an interesting alternative for many investors.

  • A Short Setup When Giants Trip

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders have an edge in the market, and if they know how to use two indicators to short stocks during a downward move, they can make explosive profits.

  • A Short-Term 2B Bottom In Oil Service

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through to the downside provides an opportunity for a bounce in OIH.

  • A Short-Term Bear Rally For Newmont Mining?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining has rebounded off of this month's lows but will likely make one final move to the downside before the short-term downtrend reverses.

  • A Short-Term Buy Setup On Chevron

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A combination of setups provides guidance for a short-term trade.

  • A Short-Term Buy Signal For The DJIA by John Toombs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Short-Term Buy Signal For The DJIA by John Toombs Buying the first retreat in prices following a strong move up in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is often profitable. Three questions are involved in doing so, however. What constitutes a ""str

  • A Short-Term View Of Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A number of Fibonacci levels are nearby that may affect the price of gold.

  • A Sign Of Spring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The sage of Omaha reports to his shareholders.

  • A Simple Approach To Gap Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Anyone who has looked at a price chart knows that gaps occur. But all gaps aren't the same. Here's a look at the characteristics of four and how you can trade them

  • A Simple Hedge Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the market turns bearish, either close out your portfolio or hedge it in the options or futures market. These strategies are normally for players who know what they are doing, are experienced and have been able to open an options or futures account

  • A Simple Option Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading options has always been a mystery to many, but with all the new weeklys and binary options that are hitting the market, they are now a strategy that should be looked at.

  • A Simple Pattern Forecasts A Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Learn how a simple, yet effective price pattern can help you forecast likely turning points in the markets you follow.

  • A Simple Pattern Forecasts A Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Learn how a simple, yet effective price pattern can help you forecast likely turning points in the markets you follow.

  • A Simple Positive Expectancy Strategy

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  • A Simple Range-Trading System by Xavier Maria Raj

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A Smoothed RSI Inverse Fisher Transform by Sylvain Vervoort

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shopify empowers entrepreneurs from all over the world.

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  • A Tale Of Two Equity Curves

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  • A Tale Of Two Flags

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  • A Tale of Two Stock Markets

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  • A Temporary Top In Disney?

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  • A Theory Of $20 Oil Or Lower

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  • A Thirst For Hansen Natural

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  • A Top In Telecom?

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  • A Trade in Foreign Currencies by D.W. Davies

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Catching tops and bottoms is difficult but can be rewarding/punishing depending on the outcome.

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  • A Trading Method For The Long Haul

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of UGI Corp. appear to be on track to making a major multicycle low in the near future.

  • A Trading Method For The Long Haul

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  • A Trading Range For Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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  • A Trading Range For ExxonMobil

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  • A Trading Range For Tesoro Petroleum

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  • A Trading Range For TransGlobe Energy

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  • A Trading System To Build On

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  • A Trend Change For Crude Oil?

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  • A Trend Channel Trade by Thomas Bulkowski

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The trendline is the fulcrum of power, and the longer it lingers on a chart, the stronger it becomes. The current intermediate downtrend has proved to be a stumbling block to the bulls time and again over the last couple of months, but a reversal pattern

  • A Triangle Descends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A descending right-angle triangle will exhibit a horizontal lower boundary and a downsloping upper boundary. But what's that mean?

  • A Triangle In The Making

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  • A Triangle On The U.S. Dollar Index Futures: Will It Flatter Or Deceive?

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  • A Triple Bearish Play Hits The Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After running in place for two months, the Nasdaq has started breaking down with momentum and money flow confirming.

  • A Triple Top For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow appears to have made a triple top. Does this lead to a collapse, or....?

  • A Troubled Steel Company Attempts A Turnaround

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This beleagured Canadian company has a one year trading range of $4.85 - $0.93 and now tries to breakout of a trading range.

  • A Troubled Steel Company Attempts A Turnaround

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This beleagured Canadian company has a one year trading range of $4.85 - $0.93 and now tries to breakout of a trading range.

  • A True Odyssey

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  • A Tug of War For BHP Billiton

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  • A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur

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  • A View Of 2004 From The Inside

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  • A Warning On American Express

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  • A Weak Stock Among The Strong

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  • A Whiff Of Deflation

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  • A Wild Six Months for Crude Oil

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  • A Working Wave Count For The Greenback

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  • A Wyckoff Approach To Future by Craig F. Schroeder

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  • A complete computer trading program part 2 by John F. Ehlers

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  • A helping hand from the Arms Index by James Alphier and Bill Kuhn

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  • A mechanical trading system by William F. Eng

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  • A modification of Wilder's directional movement system by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille

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  • A more conservative estimate of risk by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

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  • A new cycle analysis trading technique by Russell L. Miller

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  • A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing

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  • A simple analogue of auto- and cross-correlation by Clifford J. Sherry

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  • A trader's tale: Post-crash profits with fast action by Patrick D. Bosold

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  • AAPL: Recipe For A Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Apple, Inc. may be overextended, preparing for a pullback.

  • AAR Corp. Getting Ready For A Breakout

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  • ABT Anticipating A Move Higher After Support Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Unlike most stocks, Abbott Labs only recently made its major low. Is this stock staging a turnaround, or is this latest rally a fakeout?

  • ACE Heading Into A Hole?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once an uptrend is officially reversed, wise traders will want to look for advantageous places to trade from the short side.

  • ADM Just Above A Critical Support Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A variety of indicators and systems are all in agreement that lower prices are very likely for shares of Archer Daniels Midland in the days and weeks ahead.

  • AEM A Saucer Pattern Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold stocks have seen a modest rebound over the past two weeks; which ones are showing the most relative strength?

  • AEM Approaching A Low-Risk Buy Zone?

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  • AGII Poised For A Bull Run?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term downtrend of AGII has reversed.

  • AK Steel Dropping Like A Ton Of Lead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In a surprising selloff, after gapping lower at the open, AK Steel proceeded to shed another $2 per share before the session was over. Is this a portent of things to come?

  • AKS At A High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...AKS moved marginally above its previous high. Check out the stability and certainty in the rally.

  • ALL Heading For A May Cycle Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will shares of Allstate Corp. manage another run higher after its recent consolidation, or is the downward pull of multiple price cycles going to be the determining factor in the stock's near-term direction?

  • ALTR: Relief Rally In The Midst Of A Larger Downtrend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Altera fell by as much as 19% during its recent three-week slide; its latest rally looks to be of the bear market variety, with bigger declines ahead.

  • ANN Hits A Wall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ann Taylor Stores bounced over the last few weeks, but weak volume and nearby resistance suggest that this bounce will end sooner rather than later.

  • APC Surging Toward A Multicycle High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by nearly 16% in the last six weeks, shares of Anadarko Petroleum continue to charge higher, seeking its next multicycle high by mid- to late December 2012.

  • APO: Bucking The Tide In A Sea Of Red

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a fundamentally attractive stock rallies strongly on a day when the broad markets are tumbling, traders and investors should take notice.

  • AUD/USD: Setting Up For A Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After enduring a month-long decline of more than 8%, the Australian Dollar/US Dollar currency pair may be setting up for a bullish reversal.

  • AVP: A Change Of Channel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Avon Products have been in a bear market for more than a year now, but signs of a reversal are appearing.

  • AVTR: A REIT With Potential

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If the time to buy is when there's blood in the streets, REITs are worth looking for a splash or two.

  • Abbott Labs Worth A Look

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With President Obama in office for another four years and Obamacare a certainty, investing in health-care stocks and laboratories is an investment to look at.

  • Aberdene Mines Ltd. Poised For A Topple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in early December 2003, Aberdene Mines Ltd. (ABRM) was selling for less than $.50 per share. In just six months, this stock has rocketed to close on Thursday at $4.24. Now it seems to be topping out, and it could make at least a short-term correct

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  • Advance-decline divergence as an oscillator by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Advance-decline divergence as an oscillator by Arthur A. Merrill Which indicators signaled the crash last October? One that had been shouting a warning was A-D Divergence. This is one of our most venerable indicators. The Advance-Decline Divergence Osci

  • Advanced Micro Devices: A Pause In The Parabolic Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of this high-tech stock is in a consolidation phase in the daily time frame.

  • Aeropostale, A Shop For The Teens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA is officially in a recession but the S&P/TSX Composite index of Canada is not, mainly due to the price of oil and gold. Today's teenagers have yet to find this out. Aeropostale is an example.

  • After A 3.5% One-Day Decline...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average is generally lower a week later.

  • After Six Up Weeks In A Row ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The broad market has been up six weeks in a row. We look at what happens after a run like that and discover it's bearish and bullish.

  • After The Big Drop, Is Silver A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Silver fell more than 20% last week, and bottom pickers must be wondering if it's due for a bounce. Testing says probably not.

  • After The Bubble, Cotton Offers A Lesson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While bulls and bears continue to debate the fate of silver, we can look at cotton to see what it looks like after the bubble bursts.

  • Agilent Showing Signs of a Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Agilent (A - NYSE) is on the move again but this time it looks to be heading upward.

  • Airline Index Testing a Bottom Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A previous pattern has come into play again as this index tries for another bounce up via the recent bottom hammer.

  • Airlines Index Forms A Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The airlines index is moving in a narrow range.

  • Alcan Aluminium Making A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock of Alcan, the world's second-largest producer of primary aluminum, may be entering a bullish phase.

  • Alcoa Setting Up For A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some stocks rally quickly after making a major low, but others -- like Alcoa Aluminum -- just seem to take their sweet time.

  • Alibaba - A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With all that is happening in the White House today, one share to keep an eye on is Alibaba.

  • Allergan Inc. (AGN): Another Run At A New High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Allergan Inc. shares prepare to push higher in a classic AB=CD Fibonacci swing pattern.

  • Alltel Forms A Big Bad Bearish Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A negative divergence and a bearish engulfing at resistance spell reversal for Alltel.

  • Altera Corporation Looks Weak On A Weekly Basis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Altera's daily chart looks bullish with a possible ascending triangle but the weekly chart shows bearish possibilites.

  • Altera Corporation Shows a Rising Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Altera (ALTR) has been in a strong rising trend but is showing signs of weakness.

  • Amazon.com's Weekly Chart Says It's Still A Jungle Out There

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amazon.com has had a good run off its lows and the ascending triangle is potentially a bullish formation BUT ...

  • Amazon.com: A Pause Before Moving Even Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Internet retail industry group has high relative strength versus the S&P 500, and Amazon.com is among the strongest within the group.

  • Amazon: A Strong Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amazon.com is weathering the storm of high volatility in the global financial market.

  • AmeriSourceBergen Corp: A Trading Tutorial

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a few simple rules can help improve your long-term trend following results.

  • American Electric - A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock triggers a buy signal on the charts, it is a stock to keep an eye on.

  • American Tower Worth A Look?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks that may be ready to break above a significant, longstanding swing high are worthy of further evaluation. As you check them out, make sure you also check its long-term money flow.

  • Ameritrade 1999: A Hot Tip Proved Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes, it really does pay to watch the various shows on the financial news channels. Here's a play-by-play of a hot stock tip that actually had technical merits.

  • An Early Trend Failure For Gold Or A Bounce Setting Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders who anticipated the likelihood of a possible double top move towards the troughline test were rewarded.

  • An Expert Of A System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this sixth part of a seven-part series, we look at an expert trading system that color-codes candlesticks to simplify entry & exit decisions.

  • Anadarko Antes Up A Positive Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Currently overbought, how much more upside can Anadarko Petroleum eke out?

  • Analysis Of A Winning Trade by Gary Smith

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analysis Of A Winning Trade by Gary Smith Winning traders tend to have something in common in at least one way, and that is the ability to make rapid trading decisions based on all the factors that affect the market. Here, private trader Gary Smith reco

  • Analyzing A Stock With Fundamentals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What do the fundamentals say about stocks?

  • Analyzing A Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A trend may be interrupted and move sideways for a time before continuing its previous direction.

  • Analyzing the Market for a Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A strategy to find a winner in the market using price and volume.

  • 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.

  • Anatomy Of A Breakdown (Part 2)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many tools that the technician can use to help identify technical weakness on a price chart. Indicators used correctly can provide invaluable information.

  • Anatomy Of A Candlestick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Take a closer look at this strong reversal pattern.

  • Anatomy Of A Stock Trade: MTD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The study of price action is often misunderstood and poorly demonstrated. Here, a trade breakdown will dispel some of those myths and untruths.

  • Anatomy Of A Trade: The One That Got Away

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever traded with exceptionally bad timing? Here's one to ponder

  • Anatomy of a Stock Market Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Patterns from four stock market peaks could reveal the near future.

  • Anatomy of a Trade by JACK K. HUTSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Anatomy of a Trade by JACK K. HUTSON All you have to do to be successful is follow the advice you give to others. -- The Scottish Rite Torch. WEEDING OUT THE TRASH During a daily course of market review we produce a number of computer studies to suppl

  • Andrew Corporation Working On A Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The weekly chart shows this stock at a key level with upside implications.

  • Another Sign Of A Market Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On February 15, my Traders.com Advantage article discussed the soaring S&P 500 and a falling VIX, which together with eurodollar futures and some other indicators pointed to a top in US stocks. Here is another reason for concern.

  • Anticipating A Breakdown In Coach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A strong medium-term correction in Coach was accompanied by a substantial increase in trading volume. This highly bearish pattern, combined with a long-term triple top, forecasts lower prices for the stock.

  • Anticipating A Short-Term Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Santa Claus rally has been true to its namesake. Stocks have climbed in the period between Christmas and the New Year. But what happens next?

  • Apache Corp. Offers a Good Example of a Shakeout Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apache Corp. (APA) broke a significant top in the $57.00 to $58.00 range last month. The positive relative strength and shakeout pattern indicated a further move to the upside.

  • Apache Corp. Offers a Good Example of a Shakeout Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apache Corp. (APA) broke a significant top in the $57.00 to $58.00 range last month. The positive relative strength and shakeout pattern indicated a further move to the upside.

  • Apple -- A Market Leader At A Critical Level

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past year, shares of Apple doubled. With its stock price sitting right at a trendline, this market leader should be watched for clues on the short-term direction of the market.

  • Apple -- A Market Leader At A Critical Level

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past year, shares of Apple doubled. With its stock price sitting right at a trendline, this market leader should be watched for clues on the short-term direction of the market.

  • Apple Has A Long Way Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple Inc. has recovered from its historical correction. The indicators and price charts show more appreciation in the share value.

  • Apple: A Case For Retracement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While Apple remains in a long-term downward trend, an intermediate-term statistical analysis shows that Apple may be ready to shed some of its excess losses.

  • Apple: Intial Stages Of A Sizeable Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a weekly and monthly cycle top at around the same time, expect a tradable correction to soon follow.

  • 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?

  • Applying MIDAS To Daily And Weekly Charts by A. Coles and D. Hawkins

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Applying MIDAS To Daily And Weekly Charts by A. Coles and D. Hawkins In this second part of this series we go one step further by adding deeper insight into price action. SO far, we have explored what technical analyst Paul Levine called the scientifi

  • April: A Month Of Renewal For the SPX?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistically, April is one of the best-performing months for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). It could serve as a springboard for the market to break higher, and it could also take one stock, Carriage Services, even higher than the 75% return it

  • Aqua America Close To A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Aqua America, one of the strongest stocks in one of the strongest industry groups, is getting close to a buy setup as it pulls back in a strong uptrend.

  • Are Bonds A Bubble?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many news stories are saying that bonds are in a bubble, seemingly simply because many investors are buying them. Here's a subjective definition to answer the question.

  • Are Italy iShares Forming A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EWI has been trading in a wide range and is oversold as well after a prolonged fall. The bottom formation could be a sign of an upcoming rally.

  • Are Office Supplies, The Paper Kind, An Indicator Of A Recovery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...History has shown that when a stock market enters a recovery phase, more paper is used. The reason is simple; invoices, and writing on those invoices, use ink, pens, pencils and other such office supplies, and when that company uses recycled materials, t

  • Are The QQQQs Close To Being A Short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the chart of the Qs tell us which way the market is going?

  • Are Utilities Signaling A Higher Stock Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The utilities market sector continues to underperform the Standard & Poor's 500. Does this signal higher prices ahead for the broader stock market?

  • Are We Finally at a Bottom? SPY Buy Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DeMark sequential is set up to provide a potential buy signal in the SPY.

  • Are We Seeing a Bottom Hammer?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since peaking in the mid-twenties, this stock has been free falling to multi-year lows. Now it is trying to hold its previous low -- a candlestick "bottom hammer" -- but will it stick ?

  • Are You A Gambler Or A Risk Technician?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a world of difference between the two.

  • Are You A Gambler Or A Risk Technician?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a world of difference between the two.

  • Are You Looking For A Bank To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You have to be strong to buy when prices are bad.

  • Are You Looking For A Speculative Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Eastman Kodak, once the king of the photograph, is now in the doldrums -- but is it?

  • Are You Trading For A Living Or Living For A Trade?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sound trading practices wean much of the excitement out of trading.

  • Are You Trading For A Living Or Living For A Trade?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sound trading practices wean much of the excitement out of trading.

  • As Broad Market Peaks, A Possible Short For MOT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When big-name stocks severely lag the broad market indexes, look for possible short setups as the S&P 500 maxes out on the current upswing.

  • As Gold Stocks Peak, A Possible Short Play With UXG

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume is an oft-overlooked technical tool, one that traders can use to help anticipate turns in any market.

  • Asking The Trillion-Dollar Question: Will There Be A QE3?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...According to economist David Rosenberg, there is an 86% correlation between the size of the Federal Reserve balance sheet (read: stimulus programs) and the S&P 500. Quantitative Easing 2 ends in June. So what then?

  • Assessing risk on Wall Street by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Assessing risk on Wall Street by Thomas A. Rorro We have discussed the Random Walk theory as a philosophy of investing and its technical implications. This final article in the series presents the framework for spreadsheet implementation of the concepts

  • Assessing risk on Wall Street part 2: Applying the Random Walk by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Assessing risk on Wall Street part 2: Applying the Random Walk by Thomas A. Rorro The Random Walk theory lets the investor evaluate the risk of an investment before the investment is made. In the first article in this three-part series, the potential pr

  • Astec A Profitable Road?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In a rising oil price environment, are our roads becoming too expensive to maintain? What will the substance filling the potholes in the road consist of in the future?

  • At The Close by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by John A. Sarkett Here's a turbocharged option strategy. Francisco Antonio Urrutia, a former banker with a penchant for a single index option and risk management, has been generating stupendous returns for the past three years. In this ni

  • Autos Buckle Up For A Fall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Auto Parts and Auto Manufacturing indexes are breaking down, and this entails an outsized move for the Auto Parts group.

  • Autozone At A New High And Climbing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How do you argue with a stock that is making new highs, seemingly week after week? The simple answer is you don't.

  • Avigen - A Biotechnology Stock Worth Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has Avigen peaked? The stock gained after an advisory committee of the U.S. National Institute of Health stated it would recommend the initiation of human clinical trials for Avigen's AV201, a gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease.

  • BCPC, A Reliable Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Balchem Corp. is a steady stock with healthy gains for long-term as well as short-term traders.

  • BEA Systems Making A Breakout Bid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...BEA Systems is on the verge of an important breakout after a gap and high-volume surge.

  • BID On A Bullish Head & Shoulders?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This is a first, certainly for Sotheby's.

  • BK Final Push To A Cycle High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock's long-term money flow trend is deteriorating, wise traders and investors take notice.

  • BPZ Hammering Out A Major Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the energy sector gradually forms a major low, oil & gas bulls should have little difficulty in locating attractive trade setups.

  • BVN: Making A Bullish U-Turn?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Comp De Minas Buenaventura took quite a beating over the past two months, but signs of a bullish turnaround are now manifesting.

  • Ballard Power Systems Back In A Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Ballard Power up for another break past its trading range?

  • Banking On A Double Bottom For XLF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The ailing financial sector successfully derailed and shelved the recent market rally off the November lows. The market has become important from the weakening financial sector. XLF has helped lead the assault on the bulls, but now that XLF is testing i

  • Banking On A Recovery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An old market adage purports no rally can sustain without leadership of financial and cyclical sectors. During market turns from a bottom and continuation ahead, these leadership sectors must perform or especially outperform the general "market&quot

  • Barnes & Noble A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The yearly book show in Toronto has been canceled because publishers feel that not enough books are being bought by the public. If that's the case, why is the future bright for this bookseller?

  • Barrick Makes A Big Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Barrick Gold has been outperforming most gold stocks and recently broke to a new 52-week high on good volume.

  • Basket Trading Using A Directed Acyclic Graph

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When trading a basket of securities, one or two nonconforming stocks will throw your system off track. Here's one way to ensure that the components of your portfolio travel together.

  • Baxter Int'l Approaches A Potential Price Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Baxter International are in the midst of a bullish continuation move at the moment, but this surge higher may be approaching a potential price target.

  • Becoming A Professional Stock Trader by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Becoming A Professional Stock Trader by Don Bright Are you interested in taking the plunge? Here are some of the things that you should know. It's important to identify the differences between professional trading and retail trading, particularly the n

  • Becoming A Successful Forex Trader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can learn a lot about yourself on the road to making a profit.

  • Being A Contrarian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the three finalists of the CNBC Million Dollar trading competition was a contrarian.

  • Berry Petroleum Caught In A Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Berry Petroleum looks to be caught in a trading range but the longer-term trend could indicate an eventual break to the upside.

  • Best Buy Co. Testing A Double Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the markets bounce, many stocks will try to follow, including Best Buy Co.

  • Best Buy Making a Break For It

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Best Buy is tracing out an ascending triangle on the daily chart, but the weekly chart suggests that this could just be a reaction rally within a larger downtrend.

  • Best Buy: The Bid Is A Lonely Hunter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While some may have longed for a head and shoulders bottom, the July breakdowns in Best Buy add to the saga of retail's woes.

  • Big Blue Makes A Big Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM is leading the market once again with a high-volume breakout.

  • Biotech ETFs: A Slice Of Medical Science

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the autho

  • Biovail Makes A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A resistance breakout on good volume points to higher prices for Biovail.

  • Blowing A Trumpet (Formation)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A trumpet formation is a sign of uncertainty. Is this what is happening to the indexes?

  • Boeing Co. Tries To Hammer Out A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Boeing, like many others, fell below its 50-day EMA as the overall markets tunrned south. The hammer signal formed on March 16, hints at a possible bounce here.

  • Boeing On A Long-Term Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Boeing has been in a strong uptrend for many months. The ascending triangle on the daily charts gives us the target of $74.

  • Boeing Takes a Dip

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past three months a nicely developed double top has formed for Boeing (BA).

  • Bollinger Bands & RSI: A Magical Combo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When combined in uncommon ways, Bollinger Bands and the RSI generate subtle but dependable signals. Here are four ways to combine them to uncover trading opportunities

  • Bombardier Makes a Strong Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canada's builder of planes, trains and recreational products has surged past the $5 mark with some conviction but it's a long way back to the old highs of $25.

  • Bon-Ton: A Beaten-Down Retailer That May Have Bottomed

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Midpriced retailers are likely to do well in the coming months, as their customers get rebate checks under Congress' recently passed stimulus package.

  • Bonds vs. Stocks: A Historical View by Tim Hayes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bonds Vs. Stocks: A Historical View by Tom Hayes Relative value is a familiar buzzword when it comes to comparing bonds and stocks. But is it accurate? There are criteria that must be specified for comparisons, as Tim Hayes of Ned Davis Research Inc. po

  • Boston Pizza Income Fund A Tasty Investment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When times are tough, traders turns to interest and dividends.

  • Bottoming Tailbar As A Classic Reversal Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why the bottoming tailbar is such a powerful reversal signal.

  • Break Out The Cigars - It's A Flag!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...August was a period of consolidation for the market. Two patterns were in the process of forming, one bullish and one bearish. Score one for the bulls!

  • Broadcom Signals A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having failed brief support at $30, Broadcom dove to $22.50.

  • Bucking For A Bounce?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A rebound from intraday lows sets up the possibility of higher prices in stocks by the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Bucking For A Breakout?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does the triangular consolidation in the hourly chart of the S&P 500 suggest that a significant move to the upside is likely in the near term?

  • Build A Better Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible to have a moving average that minimizes zigzags and powers through the occasional price spike?

  • Building A Better Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the days after the market meltdown, the Standard & Poor's 500 continues to forge a bottom from oversold conditions and positive divergences.

  • Building A Better Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Donchian channels can help separate great, don't-look-back breakouts from merely good ones.

  • Building A Custom Sentiment Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders always welcome trading signals generated by their indicators. Often, these indicators are based on price and volume, but with the surge in social media, it may be worth your while to pay attention to what the general sentiment is to an equity, fu

  • Building A Profitable Home Construction Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After the real estate bubble burst, homebuilding stocks suffered a multiyear drubbing. But the landscape has changed and things are looking up, especially for the industry leaders.

  • Building A Trading Template by Girogos Siligardos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Building A Trading Template by Girogos Siligardos A template makes things so much easier for so many things, trading included. What should you build into yours to manage your trading? roper trade management and money management are a must for all types

  • Building A Variable-Length Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Building A Variable-Length Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D. Of the tools in the technician's arsenal, the moving average is one of the most popular. It is used to eliminate minor fluctuations in prices, filter data noise and identify any und

  • Building A Workable Trading Model by Seth Weinstein

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (32-35): Building A Workable Trading Model by Seth Weinstein Having trouble designing a successful trading system? Here's how you can develop a robust, non?curve fitted system for trading. Statistical models allow you to re

  • Building a trading system by Frank Alfonso

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Building a trading system by Frank Alfonso Dramatic world events will continue to produce uncertainty in today's global financial markets, and most trading experts will agree that some form of technical strategy is necessary to reduce this information e

  • Bullish Belt Holds Bolster A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A series of bullish candlesticks hints that we may have reached capitulation and that the market could be setting up a double-bottom pattern.

  • Bullish Percent is a Good Barometer of the Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish percent is the percentage of stocks that are on buy signals at any given point in time. By watching for certain patterns, investors can interpret what type of market - bull or bear - we are in before it is too late.

  • Buy & Sell Pressure And A Faster RSI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most of you are familiar with the relative strength index (RSI), but are you taking full advantage of it? Here, we deconstruct the RSI to lead to a more intuitive and symmetrical gauge of buying and selling pressure and a more responsive indicator

  • Buy Facebook After A Disastrous Start?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it finally time to buy after a disastrous listing?

  • Buy Retailers For A Seasonal Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Thanksgiving and Christmas seasonal trades are well known. But this same idea can be applied to sectors, and we find a surprising seasonal strategy for January.

  • Buy When In A Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When everyone is selling, that is when you should buy. The problem is, what do you buy?

  • Buying For A Risky Yield

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is due for a correction. The maxim "Sell in May and go away" is on everyone's mind. So what do you buy?

  • Buying For A Risky Yield, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, I wrote suggesting a high-risk purchase of Royal Bank of Scotland Preferred ADRs as a high-yield investment. Here's another preferred share to look at that is also paying a yield of about 15%.

  • Buying In A Confusingly Awful Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."When in doubt, stay out." So goes the saying, and with markets as confusing as they are now, this is probably the best strategy to take.

  • Buying Into The Nasdaq On A Dip

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the key elements of swing trading and the lowest risk method of trading is buying on a retracement to the main trend. The Nasdaq composite has been correcting for the last few days -- at which levels should you buy back in?

  • Buying Strength In A Time Of Weakness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the SPX faltering and weakness setting in? If it is, now may be the time to identify strength to spot tomorrow's new stock leaders.

  • Buying The Loonie As A Stock Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using ETFs, stock traders can take advantage of currency trends.

  • CAKE To Plunge A Few Layers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An ascending rally of Cheesecake Factory is showing reversal signs.

  • CBOE 10-Year Treasury Note Is In A Short-Term Congestion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices are testing the 2004 high.

  • CBS, A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent head & shoulders pattern of the DJIA appears to have failed. This should not put you off H&S analysis. Here's a stock with an inverse H&S pattern that looks very interesting.

  • CF Industries At A Three-Year High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some stocks were hardly even scratched by the July/August swoon in the broad markets.

  • CHS: Setting Up For A Short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Chico's Fas Inc. have been struggling to regain lost ground in the wake of its summertime sell-off, but its near-term pathway looks to be back down to test a key support level.

  • CISCO, Filling A Gap With A Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a hurricane in the air, the market closed for four days, and with Cisco looking like a promising buy, if and when do you go for growth or a safer investment?

  • CISCO, Filling A Gap With A Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a hurricane in the air, the market closed for four days, and with Cisco looking like a promising buy, if and when do you go for growth or a safer investment?

  • CORNERSTONE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: The Dow Theory by Timothy A. Maguire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CORNERSTONE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: The Dow Theory by Timothy A. Maguire ""The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance."" (Samuel Adams, 1771) Historical Perspective Charles

  • COT Indicator Says Market Still A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As non-priced based indicators go, the Commitment of Traders' positions are as good as some, better than most. The indicator gave a buy signal on the S&P 500 in early October that was confirmed to still be in force by this week's data.

  • COT Trend Could Spell A Forthcoming Bottom In Crude Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market sentiment says a rebound in oil prices is likely.

  • CRY Daily Breakout Within A Major Monthly Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A price channel breakout isn't all than uncommon, but when one occurs in the midst of an ongoing, major monthly based cyclical move, it deserves a close look.

  • Cabela's Inc. Ready For A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cabela is a stock to watch. The potential bullish breakout is likely to attract many traders.

  • Calamos Convertible And High Income A Good Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calamos Convertible and High Income has an 8.7% annual distribution rate at present prices. Is it worth our attention?

  • Calculating Momentum A New Way by Darryl W. Maddox

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating Momentum A New Way by Darryl W. Maddox Traditionally, the calculation of market momentum has been a difference calculation. Thus, a momentum indicator for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is calculated by subtracting the closing value on one

  • Calendar Spreads With Dan Sheridan by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (18-26): Calendar Sprerads With Dan Sheridan by John A. Sarkett In the first part of a series based on a seminar on option strategies with Dan Sheridan, we take a look at calendar spreads. Options and seminars go together l

  • Cameco Offers A Convincing Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cameco Corp., one of the uranium industry's hottest growth stories from 2002 to 2007, has just made a bullish break from a five-week-old basing pattern.

  • Can AAPL Make A New High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price cycle analysis correctly anticipated the recent 11% decline in shares of Apple Inc. So what are the cycles in this stock predicting next?

  • Can CNQ Make A New High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian Natural Resources made a double top at its highest level last year. Will it make a new high in its current period?

  • Can Financials Provide Warning Of A Market Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In past market tops, the financial sector has turned down first. It happened in the October 1987 meltdown and again at the 2000 top. So how has the financial sector been doing lately?

Can Price Patterns Be Objective Tools? Recognia's Kathryn St. John Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan a

  • Can RGNC Become A Strong Bullish Stock?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...RGNC has moved up from the descending triangle. But is this reversal breakout robust enough to climb back up to the bullish levels?

  • Can RPRX Surge In A Bullish Zone?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Repros Therapeutics has a few resistance levels and gaps to fill.

  • Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (24-29): Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer The concept of relative strength is part of the foundation of technical analysis, but can it be used successfully wh

  • Can You Spot A Ten-Bagger In Advance?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyst Peter Lynch noted the really big money comes from finding the biggest potential winners. Are there real-time tools that could help buy winners before they run higher?

  • Can you draw a straight line? by Ron Jaenisch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can you draw a straight line? by Ron Jaenisch The stock market has reached record highs and the markets are dominated by large financial institutions with vast computer systems to aid them in their decision making. If the average investor turns to the e

  • Canadian Nickel Giant, Inco Ltd. At A Crossroads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The world's second largest nickel producer is at a crucial point in its chart formation.

  • Canadian Oil & Gas Giant Tries A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Imperial Oil Ltd.'s daily chart suggests an upleg has begun.

  • Candlesticks As A Leading Indicator by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks As A Leading Indicator by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Most technical indicators are coincident with the market - that is, the indicators do not forecast market turns but only turn if the market turns. Certain candlestick formation

  • Canfor Corporation Tries a Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This Canadian forest products company is trying a bounce off trendline support.

  • CarMax: A Buy After A Mini-Decline?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying/selling pullbacks near short-term oversold/overbought extremes can still be a viable trading strategy.

  • CarMax: A Buy After A Mini-Decline?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying/selling pullbacks near short-term oversold/overbought extremes can still be a viable trading strategy.

  • Cardero Makes A Major Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cardero Resource Corp., based in Vancouver, BC, may be a relatively small iron ore/precious metals and exploration firm, but its stock has just made a major-league, bullish breakout.

  • Carpenter Technology Due For A Bounce?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trying to catch a falling knife usually isn't wise, but it's still smart to be prepared for an upside reversal in a stock that has had a normal pullback.

  • Cascade Bancorp Has A Bullish Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CACB is in an intermediate downtrend. Will a bullish engulfing pattern really offer a reliable buying opportunity?

  • Celgene, A Multinational Biopharma

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing in pharmaceutical companies can be risky, especially when patents are due to expire or more efficient drugs hit the market.

  • Changing tides in the investment software market by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Changing tides in the investment software market by Thomas A. Rorro Remarkably, the investment software industry is on the threshold of a major transition. In the near future, it will no longer be economical to buy investment software. Instead you will

  • Charles Schwab: Make A Buck With Chuck?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The RMO swing trade system in MetaStock 11 is going long shares of Charles Schwab -- should you also be going long for the ride?

  • Check Your Options Before You Put On A Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying at-the-money puts with favorable vega to theta ratios can make sense, but only in certain circumstances.

  • CheckPoint Makes A Big Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After turning rather boring in September and most of October, Checkpoint Systems came back to life with a resistance breakout on big volume.

  • Chevron Corp. : A New 52-Week High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Chevron Corp. have posted a fresh 52-week high; is there much upside potential remaining before a correction?

  • Chevron: Nearing A Major Turn?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Chevron Corp. have been trending lower for the past four weeks. Will its 200-day moving average once again act as major support?

  • ChevronTexaco Corp. is Stuck in a Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ChevronTexaco Corp. has been stuck in a tight trading range the past few weeks. The stock's 50-day moving average, long-term downtrend line and a developing triple top formation are acting as resistance at the top of this trading range.

  • Chi Squared by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chi Squared by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. Just how meaningful are statistics? Arthur Merrill explains how to find out. If records show that market behavior exhibited more rises than declines at a certain time in the past, could it have been by chance? Y

  • China Large Caps Set For A Rebound

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The major selling panic seen in large-cap Chinese stocks since April 2015 is over — for the next few weeks, anyway.

  • Choosing A Binary Option Provider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What are binary options and what should you look for-and avoid-in a provider? Here's a rundown

  • Choosing A Time Bar Length In Intraday Trading by Cynthia Kase

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Choosing A Time Bar Length In Intraday Trading by Cynthia Kase Most intraday technical traders use charts based on hours or fractions of an hour. Most trading days, however, don't divide evenly into hours or conventional time fractions such as 30 or 45

  • Ciena Signals A Continuation Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the Nasdaqs are trading well above their January 2003 highs, Ciena (CIEN) has struggled most of 2003 and only recently moved above its January 2003 reaction high. The stock forged a 52-week high this month and the recent breakout projects higher pr

  • Cisco Offers A Low Risk Buying Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cisco moved down sharply in the initial part of the recent correction and has been moving sideways since. As the indicators start showing divergence with price, it is likely that the bears are getting exhausted.

  • Cisco Systems Bottoms Out Into A Basing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leaders of a previous bull market often get slaughtered in the subsequent bear market, and that is exactly what happened to technology stocks and to Cisco Systems.

  • Cisco Systems Retraces To A Buying Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This networking leader soared with the markets off October lows only to be stopped by a double top. Now it has made a retracement to a likely key support area.

  • Citigroup Breaks Down From A Broadening Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial stocks are generally the first casualty of rising interest rates. Citigroup's (C) chart has broken down from a broadening top and is likely to see lower levels in the days to come.

  • Citigroup Breaks a Three Year Trendline

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does Citigroup (C) have enough power to keep on going?

  • Citigroup Is A Buy Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock has been hit by bad news underperforming the sector. Buying supports could be a profitable strategy.

  • Citigroup: A Trend Is About To Emerge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices have no directionality and low volatility, providing the expectation for a new trend to be born soon.

  • Classic Reversal: A Double Bottom by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Classic Reversal: A Double Bottom by Thom Hartle The major commercial interests are involved in markets as a business. Large amounts of money are committed to managing the risk that is faced by these companies. Companies on the cash side of markets will

  • Closing Arms by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Closing Arms by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. The Arms index has been verified, deified, and even modified, certainly within the pages of STOCKS & COMMODITIES. Now the index is examined again, this time by noted veteran technician Arthur Merrill, to find ou

  • Closing Tick by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Closing Tick by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. Buyers' market or sellers' market? Counting the upticks and downticks can give you a clue, Merrill says. Are buyers reaching for stock? Do they have to bid a price higher than the last price given (an uptick)? O

  • Coach, A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On October 28, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT), Coach, Inc. (COH) held a conference call to discuss the company's first quarter results.

  • Coke Gets A Leg Up On Pepsi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Coca-Cola performed poorly in 2004, but the stock has recovered in 2005 to fill a gap and start outperforming Pepsi.

  • Combining A/D Indicators And Volume Patterns by V. Kalitowski and A. von Stuermer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (18-27): Combining A/D Indicators And Volume Patterns by V. Kalitowski and A. von Stuermer Here's a novel approach to market timing that can forecast mid-term runs on the S&P 500. There are certain critical advance and dec

  • Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens Here is a simple trend-following system where profits are realized in a relatively small number of lucrative trades. IN a world in which we are inundated with informati

  • Combining Guppy Averages With A Winning Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Filtering your trading system's output with Guppy moving averages can help keep you on the right side of most major market moves.

  • Commitments of Traders as a sentiment indicator By Stephen E. Briese

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commitments of Traders as a sentiment indicator By Stephen E. Briese In the past, conventional market sentiment indicators have been criticized for deficiencies such as the delay involved in reading market letters, weighing their content, estimating the

  • Commodity Market Ready For A Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis is used to show that the commodity market remains in a long-term uptrend, but that it is ready to correct for its recent gains.

  • Comparative Risk Transfer Method by Richard A. Harrison

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparative Risk Transfer Method by Richard A. Harrison It would be nice to get the higher returns of a speculative investment like a managed futures fund, but they're just too risky."" Is that statement familiar? There is a method that allows an invest

CompuTrac makes technical analysis a SNAP! by Steve Notis

  • Compuware Corporation At A Critical Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The daily chart of Compuware (CPWR) shows an intriguing 6-month ascending triangle. The volume on this triangle is far from perfect; however, it does diminish from left to right.

  • Confessions of a Speculator: Why Losses Occur by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Confessions of a Speculator: Why Losses Occur by JESSE H. THOMPSON/ Technical Analysis staff writer ""The Markets"", whether envisioned as the stock markets, the futures markets or any of the myriad forms and reflections of price activity, are all somew

  • Confessions of a technical heretic by Grant Noble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Confessions of a technical heretic by Grant Noble Recently, I chatted with someone who runs a fairly well-known advisory service. He mentioned that one client tested more than 700 computerized systems and came to the conclusion that some worked well in

  • ConocoPhillips Becomes A Weak Bull

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis shows that ConocoPhillips has fallen from the category of the "strong bullish" trend and has joined the list of those energy stocks in the "weak bullish" category.

  • Consensus indicators by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Consensus indicators by Arthur A. Merrill There are scores of indicators and, at the same moment, some present an optimistic picture of the future while others are predicting trouble. Which indicator should be watched most carefully? When two indicators

  • Consol Energy Intraday Play Based On A Daily Swing Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the wake of Consol Energy's 84% plunge, the stock of one of the US's largest coal miners is setting up for a low-risk intraday move.

  • Consolidated Ecoprogress Forming A Cup Without A Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the world faces a growing landfill crisis, there is increased public awareness that if life on this planet is to be enjoyed for years to come, we need to conserve and preserve our limited resources.

  • Consolidated Ecoprogress Forming A Cup Without A Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the world faces a growing landfill crisis, there is increased public awareness that if life on this planet is to be enjoyed for years to come, we need to conserve and preserve our limited resources.

  • Constellation Energy Group And A Low Risk In A Volatile Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market having lost nearly 10% in recent weeks, safety should be a consideration for all investors.

  • Constellation Energy Group And A Low Risk In A Volatile Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market having lost nearly 10% in recent weeks, safety should be a consideration for all investors.

  • Continental Airlines Prints A Broadening Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The airline stock is tagging the upper trendline of a broadening formation, and volatility is increasing.

  • Could MB Financial Undergo A Pullback?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bullish flag & pennant pattern failed as MBFI dropped toward its low pivot. If a double bottom is formed, could the stock witness a relief rally?

  • Could One Stock Provide A Reliable Bubble Meter?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In 1989, one stock provided an accurate warning that something was amiss with the Nikkei 225 index. It did so again in 1999, months before the peak in US stocks. Is the most recent peak a warning that should not be ignored?

  • Could One Stock Provide A Reliable Bubble Meter?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In 1989, one stock gave an accurate warning that something was amiss with the Nikkei 225 index. It did so again in 1999, months before the peak in US stocks. Is the most recent peak a warning that should not be ignored?

  • Could Symantec be Ripe for a Fall?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See why this technology stock could decline forty percent in one year.

  • Could Transports Climb A Wall Of Worry?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the news dominated by airlines entering bankruptcy and oil stubbornly clinging to record levels, this may be a good time for contrarians to look at transportation stocks.

  • Create A Hybrid Indicator by Jim Ritter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Create A Hybrid Indicator by Jim Ritter Interested in creating an indicator with a little bit of this from one kind of indicator and a little bit of that from another? Well, you're in luck. This may be your solution. Technical indicators are tools, and

  • Creating A Synthetic Security by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating A Synthetic Security by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A. Experienced investors know their goal is to maximize returns while minimizing risk. The smaller the capital invested for a profit is, the higher the return is. Using synthetic securities may

  • Customer Option Activity by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Customer Option Activity by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. The Options Clearing Corporation issues a weekly report to subscribers that lists the totals of options bought and sold on all exchanges nationwide. The transactions are segregated by customer, marke

  • Cycle Analysis: A comparison of the Fourier and Maximum Entropy methods by John F. Ehler

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cycle Analysis: A comparison of the Fourier and Maximum Entropy methods by John F. Ehler The motivation for reducing price history to a mathematical expression is clear. If we can describe the prices mathematically, we have the means to extend the equat

  • Cycles & Patterns: A Look at Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Microsoft has always reported good earnings and met their earnings whisper number, yet, before every earnings announcement, there has always been speculation that 'this time they will miss.' Now that their legal case with the government has be

  • DAL: A Touch And Go - Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by more than 400% between September 2102 and June 2014, shares of Delta Airlines Inc. appear poised for a soft landing prior to another run higher.

  • DANG: A Prime Long Re-Entry Point?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. have covered a great deal of ground over the past nine weeks, with a new buying opportunity now appearing.

  • DELL Waiting For A Buy Trigger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having sold off hard during May 2012, shares of Dell may be ready for a short-term bounce up toward resistance.

  • DFS And A Reversal Of Fortunes?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some market reversal situations inspire more confidence than others, and this just may be one of them.

  • DK Ready For A Fresh Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A breakout rally of Delek US Holding stock is likely to start another strong bullish trend.

  • Data Smoothing using a Kalman Filter by Vince Banes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Data Smoothing using a Kalman Filter by Vince Banes ""The analysis of continuous pricing information works well with this form of filtering"" The concept of optimum estimation was introduced by Dr. R.E. Kalman in 1960. The first major application of hi

  • December Coffee: A Case of False Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After spending the past two months trading in a range between 78 and 85, December coffee experienced a brief upside breakout that led to a dramatic reversal and new 52-week lows.

  • December Crude Oil is Stuck in a Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...December crude oil has been stuck in a week-long trading range since selling off late last month. A break out of this trading range will determine whether or not prices continue their downward trend.

  • Dell Corrects In A Downward Channel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strong stocks tend to correct in sideways channels. Divergence in the MACD histogram and the stock price are a signal that the consolidation may be ending and the next move is likely to be a continuation move.

  • Delta Forms A Bullish Pennant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Delta Airlines surged in mid-July with a sharp advance on high volume. A pennant formed to signal a rest along the way, and traders should watch for a continuation breakout.

  • Designing A Money Management Strategy by Ray Overholser,O.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing A Money Management Strategy Using Volatility-Based Stops And The Kelly Criterion by Ray Overholser,O.D. Sorting out the criteria for a coherent money management plan is a complex, detailed job. Using a spreadsheet to keep track of the logic h

  • Designing A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum What goes through the mind of someone designing a neural network trading system? Last month, James Stakelum explained some of the steps involved in putting together a neural network. This

  • Designing A System To Survive A Bear Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing a winning trading system, one that can survive a bear market as well as thrive during a bull market, takes a great deal of planning, testing, and self-examination.

  • Designing A System To Survive A Bear Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing a winning trading system, one that can survive a bear market as well as thrive during a bull market, takes a great deal of planning, testing, and self-examination.

  • Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D. If you know the price of a commodity today, can you predict what the price will be tomorrow? Can you predict whether the price will increase or decrease? Dr. Sherry proposes a statistical method

  • Developing A Model With Auction Market Theory by Donald L. Jones

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Model With Auction Market Theory by Donald L. Jones Here's an intraday trading model that uses auction market theory. A tenet of auction market theory is the unpredictability of the markets. An auction market model is built from market kno

  • Developing A Multilevel Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...HereÕs an automated trading strategy that can be used to trade currency pairs.

  • Developing A System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A System by John Sweeney The great thing about many of the new trading support systems is that they facilitate the respectable practice of ""dinking around"": that process of tweaking every crazy idea that strikes one until something producti

  • Developing A Trading Strategy by Frank McGuff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Trading Strategy by Frank McGuff Trading strategies have several required characteristics, ranging from the ability to provide clear, unambiguous signals to the ability to validate each trade against the strategy. Developing and validating

  • Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold Successful trading is built upon using a dependable trading method. What is a good trading method? It is simply a set of rules that cover the important aspects of trading, such as trend identification, entry

  • Developing A Trading System by Dennis D. Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Trading System by Dennis D. Peterson If you've ever tried it, you know that developing a trading system is no easy task. But you may find that following a series of steps could help you reduce the learning curve. Here's an example. There a

  • Developing Systems With a Rule-Based Approach by Jeffrey Owen Katz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing Systems With a Rule-Based Approach by Jeffrey Owen Katz This month, Katz discusses a trading system he developed using a rule-based approach. Previously, I explored the development of simple rule-based trading systems. Specifically, I looke

  • Developing a personal trading style The Wyckoff method of trading Part 14 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing a personal trading style The Wyckoff method of trading Part 14 by Jack K. Hutson Trading the stock market with the Wyckoff Method is as much a test of personality and personal perseverance as it is a test of analytic education. Wyckoff was st

  • Devon Energy Closing In On A Major Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Devon Energy appear to be getting close to an important price reversal area, and with numerous technical dynamics aligning in bullish fashion, the anticipated rally in this large-cap energy player's stock could provide plenty of opportunit

Diary Of A Strangle by Charles Steiner

  • Digene Takes A Nose-Dive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double top on Digene Corp.'s weekly chart may change the stock's trend.

  • Digital River Incorporated is Ready to Take a Plunge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A five-month head and shoulder formation signals a possible shorting opportunity for Digital River, Inc. (DRIV).

  • Dissecting A Winning Trade by Brett Grendahl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (50-53): Dissecting A Winning Trade by Brett Grendahl There's a good reason you should keep a trading journal: analyzing your previous trades helps you understand what you're doing. One of the best ways to find winning trad

  • Do High TRIN Values Mean A Temporary Pause In Selloff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The ARMS index — also known as TRIN, or the trader's index — is a valuable tool for those attempting to measure the likelihood of broad market reversal and consolidation phases. Right now, the NYSE TRIN may be suggesting a tempor

  • Do The Indexes Call For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We know that a correction is on the cards. But what do the daily indexes tell us?

  • Do Weak Sector Funds Have A Head Start On The Summer Selloff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the broad US markets prepare for a summer corrective move, traders shorting the stocks from the weakest industry groups might have a distinct market edge.

  • Do You Buy On A Share Split?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Whenever a company announces a share split, my ears perk up.

  • Do You Buy When A Head & Shouders Has Bottomed?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a head & shoulders pattern has hit the target suggested by the pattern, do you buy the share or do you wait for a more definite buy signal?

  • Do You Enjoy A Coffee?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Enjoying an early morning coffee is always a pleasure.

  • Do You Want To Buy A Bank?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know that banks caused the recent market meltdown, and that they are now under close scrutiny to make sure that their greed is controlled.

  • Does Forecasting Have A Place In Your System?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three ways to forecast: taking a gamble, making an engineered calculation, and using historical insight. You need to combine all three elements to come up with a well-balanced trading system. Here's how.

  • Does Hasbro Have A Cycle To Trade?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This toy manufacturer's chart shows an interesting cycle.

  • Does The Market Have A Personality? by James Kellndorfer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does The Market Have A Personality? by James Kellndorfer Here's a look at how you can convert the NYSE's tick into a sentiment indicator using statistical analysis. Along with the other US stock exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) provides in

  • Does The S&P 500 Have A Seasonal Shot At 1220?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock market is truly independent with no real agenda to push, and very hard to get a straight answer from at times. But it may be tipping its hand, offering traders a fairly low-risk long setup.

  • Double Bottoms Plus a Cup & Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It looks like Goodyear Tire & Rubber has finally established a bottom via an intriguing looking pattern.

  • Double Calendars And Condors by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (36-39): Double Calendars And Condors by John A. Sarkett In this, the second part of a series based on an option seminar with trader Dan Sheridan, we look at the double calendar and condor strategies. With a stock at 50, an

  • Double Diagonals And Butterfly Spreads by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading With Dan Sheridan (Part 3) Double Diagonals And Butterfly Spreads by John A. Sarkett The third part of this series with trader Dan Sheridan looks at double diagonals with long, protective wings one or more months out from the short options, as

  • Dow Transports Make A Statement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Surging over the last few weeks, the Dow Jones Transportation Average is knocking on neckline resistance, and a breakout would be Dow theory bullish.

  • Down Five Weeks In A Row -- What's Next?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stock market indexes have fallen five weeks in a row. Backtesting can show if that is bullish or bearish.

  • Driving A Wedge Into The Bull?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bad news/good stock action is a good omen. Good news/bad action usually spells trouble.

  • DuPont Gears Up For A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DuPont gears up for a move, and we should be ready for it.

  • Dundee Precious Metals And A Play In Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of gold has become a US dollar play, and with the US dollar expected to drop a further 16%, gold should rise. Here's a stock worth looking at.

  • ENDP: Prepping for a Breakdown?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a well-defined, major consolidation fails to result in a continuation of the previous trend, look for a high probability move in the opposite direction.

  • EUR/USD In A Tight Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A trend is about to emerge in the short and intermediate time frames. A breakout technique might prove to be effective.

  • Earthlink Heading For A Cycle Low Near $7?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With shares of Earthlink failing to take out their February 2012 high, is this stock now destined to drop down toward $7 again?

  • Ecolab, A Stock That's Bucking The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the S&P 500 at or near a potentially strong support area, now is the time to look for quick in-and-out long trade setups.

  • Election 2004: A Tale Of Two Tops

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The nine-month trading range of 2004 resembles a similarly extended trading range from 2000.

  • Emera, Inc. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is investing in clean power the way to go in the future?

  • Energy Sector and S&P 500: A Look At Pairwise Correlation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can you develop a trading strategy out of a correlation pattern between two assets? Here we analyze the movement of the S&P 500 index with its various sectors to find out if any correlation patterns stand out

  • Entergy Looks Like A Major Slide Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trying to catch a falling knife isn't usually a good idea in the kitchen, nor is it a suggested stock market strategy -- most of the time.

  • Equivolume Using A Spreadsheet Program by James Leahy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Equivolume Using A Spreadsheet Program by James Leahy Equivolume charting, which permits plotting price movements vs. volume instead of time, can be plotted by hand or with one of several charting programs, but a plain spreadsheet program on your person

  • Euro Index Hits A Milestone, Warning Of A Possible US Market Turn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Euro Index bounce could reflect the US Dollar Index and the major US indexes topping.

  • Euro Index Hits A Milestone, Warning Of A Possible US Market Turn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Euro Index bounce could reflect the US Dollar Index and the major US indexes topping.

  • Euro Ripe For A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The euro has endured a healthy correction since late December and appears poised to resume the uptrend.

  • European Telecom Giant Shows A Mature Basing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Deutsche Telekom is a huge international player in the wireless market, with international holdings that include T-Mobile in the US.

  • Even In A Bear Market, Opportunity Abounds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Think it's difficult to make money in a bear market? Turn that frown upside down -- use the dips like rallies with put options.

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Choosing a Broker But Were Afraid to Ask

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are some steps to follow and questions to ask when thinking about choosing a futures broker.

  • Evolution of a Timing Model by Nelson Freeburg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Evolution of a Timing Model by Nelson Freeburg How does a trading model evolve? Formula Research newsletter publisher Nelson Freeburg discusses the evolution of a trading model and explains such concepts as out-of-sample testing, parameter sensitivity t

  • Exorcise fear of a depression by Charles Bebber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Exorcise fear of a depression by Charles Bebber Not surprisingly, economic reports in the weeks following the stock market's Black Monday bristled with references to pessimism, alarm and failure of confidence. Contemporary economic thought has long take

  • Exploring Charting Techniques: Creating A Trading Strategy, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating our own indicators and turning them into a trading strategy is something all technical analysts strive to do. Unfortunately, a lack of programming skills can often discourage us from accomplishing this. But there are ways to get around it. Here'

  • ExxonMobil: A Successful Oil Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A false breakout to the upside for ExxonMobil brings prices back into the trading range.

  • FCX : Close to a Major Turn?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by 50% over the past two years, shares of Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold may be closing in on an important multicycle low.

  • FCX Sliding Toward A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For a large-cap stock, Freeport McMoran can really make some aggressive moves. Will its latest slide soon find meaningful support near $34?

  • FOURlER ANALYSIS! IN A NUTSHELL FASTER and BETTER by Anthony Warren Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...FOURlER ANALYSIS! IN A NUTSHELL FASTER and BETTER by Anthony Warren Ph.D. For those individuals who are currently using Fourier Spectrum analysis, this article describes some techniques that make the analysis easier to perform and the spectral plots eas

  • FTI Consulting Takes A Long Rest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long consolidation, FTI Consulting is showing signs of life and continuation higher looks imminent.

  • FXI Surges As China Axes A Tax

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chinese stocks have been under enormous pressure since October, declining by almost 50% as represented on the Shanghai Composite Index ($SSEC). But could tax relief on equity trading stop the Chinese stock market from bleeding? The answer may be found on

  • Facebook: A Pause Before A New Multi-Month High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Facebook shares continue to remain strong, shrugging off the recent weakness in the broad markets with ease. Is a correction overdue or does this stock still have more ground to gain?

  • Facebook: A Pause Before A New Multi-Month High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Facebook shares continue to remain strong, shrugging off the recent weakness in the broad markets with ease. Is a correction overdue or does this stock still have more ground to gain?

  • Failure Of A Bottoming Out Pattern In Peoplesoft Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Peoplesoft Inc. was forming a head and shoulders pattern on the weekly chart, indicating a bottom formation. But the pattern seems to be failing as prices refuse to cross the neckline.

  • Falling Off A Cliff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spot a disaster stock before disaster strikes.

  • FedEx Bursting Higher From A Range?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Staying on top of the trend reversals and changes in the markets you follow is of vital importance. Here's a look at a smart way to keep track of them.

  • Feels Like A Fourth

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  • Fibonacci Levels Show S&P 500 At A Turning Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is caught between Fibonacci support and resistance levels, with bulls and bears battling for control.

  • Fibonacci, Trading Ranges, And A Semiconductor Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Where will the falling Philadelphia Semiconductor Index find support?

  • Fidelity Select Gold A Lagging Fund?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the price of gold has been hanging on to the majority of the gains made during its massive decade-long run, the values of gold stocks have already begun a significant corrective process.

  • Fifth Of A Fifth?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the S&P 500 just begun its last surge higher?

  • Filling A Facebook Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past week, Facebook shares closed above its IPO price.

  • Filtering Trades With A Moving Average Slope by Adam White

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Filtering Trades With A Moving Average Slope by Adam White Moving averages are attractive because they simply and reliably execute the ""cut your losses and let your profits run"" strategy. Moving averages also have drawbacks, however, in that they disc

  • Finally A Bottom For Stillwater Mining?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After retracing 80% of the last major rally, shares of Stillwater Mining may finally have made a major multicycle low.

  • Finally! A Buy & Hold Sell Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When should you sell a long-term holding? Here's a trading setup that answers that question

  • Finding Buys In A Bear Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As markets continue to plummet and volatility increases, stocks in tight trading ranges can offer safety and potential upside.

  • Finding Cycles In Time Series Data by A. Bruce Johnson, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding Cycles In Time Series Data by A. Bruce Johnson, Ph.D. To improve the process of removing trend from stock market prices to see underlying cyclic movement, I have combined triangular moving averages with the moving average convergence/divergence

  • Finding a Target for D&K Healthcare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This healthcare play has made a sizeable move from its bottom. How far can it run?

  • Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell Acknowledge the risks in trading the markets by making sure your money management system is sound. When you hear of someone making a huge killing in the market on a relatively small tradin

  • First Solar Has A Bright Future For Put Writers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Solar power is becoming more and more important as a form of energy. Hence, it is worth your while to keep such companies on your watchlist. In terms of technical analysis, First Solar (FSLR) sits on top of the list.

  • Fiserve Has A Mind Of Its Own

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the Nasdaq wallows near its lows for the year, Fiserve (FSIV) is breaking resistance barriers on good volume.

  • Fitting a Trendline by Least Squares by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

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  • Fitting a Trendline by Least Squares by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fitting A Trendline By Least Squares by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. Usually, trendlines are drawn through tops or bottoms. They are also drawn through the center of prices by a lagged moving average or by eye (Figure 1). A straight line through the center

  • Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill

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  • Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill

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  • Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman Whether you use your own system or someone else's, a big part of the development of any trading strategy is testing to see how well it works. Here we go through the step-by-step process of how to t

  • Following A Reverse Head & Shoulders Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does a possible reverse head & shoulder pattern tell us what to expect?

Following The Crowd After A One-Day Correction by A. Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

Following The Crowd After A One-Day Correction by A. Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

  • For Allergan, Another New High, But With A Warning

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many times, buying a stock with a new 52-week high can be a nice, conservative way for traders and investors to make some money. But sometimes a different course of action may be warranted.

  • For Baker Hughes, Was The Breakout A Bust?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Baker Hughes recently staged a bullish breakout from a large triangle pattern and now appear to be at a critical make-or-break point.

  • For Citigroup, A New CEO But The Same 80-Day Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Citigroup have made a new yearly high, celebrating a change in the banking giant's top brass, but its key price cycles warn of a sharp correction soon.

  • For ExxonMobil, A New High, Then A Cycle Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ExxonMobil stock has enjoyed a steady uptrend for more than 17 weeks now, but a pullback is likely due soon.

  • For ExxonMobil, A New High, Then A Cycle Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ExxonMobil stock has enjoyed a steady uptrend for more than 17 weeks now, but a pullback is likely due soon.

  • For FSRPX, After A 200% Rise, Is There More?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having tripled in price since November 2008, does the Fidelity Select Sector Retailing Fund still have more room to rise?

  • For First Solar, A Lasting Decline?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of First Solar are down by by nearly 94% from their all-time high. Is this stock due for a meaningful rebound?

  • For GCI, A Pre-Earnings Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes it pays to sell a stock that has had a strong run just before earnings are released. In the case of Gannett Co. (GCI) shares, there appear to be plenty of bullish reasons to buy in anticipation of a runup toward the $16.50 area, as the smart mo

  • For GDX, Is A Major Bottom At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When an area of support holds after three widely spaced tests, it may be time to start looking for signs of a bullish breakout.

  • For Hecla Mining, A Rising Price Cycle?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Hecla Mining made an important multicycle low on March 22, 2012, and are now attempting yet another move higher.

  • For JB Hunt Transport, A Peak Or A Pause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of JB Hunt Transport are rising strongly as 2013 begins, but can its latest rally last much longer?

  • For JB Hunt Transport, A Peak Or A Pause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of JB Hunt Transport are rising strongly as 2013 begins, but can its latest rally last much longer?

  • For LSI, A New High After A Big Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the broad markets have made a nice run already, there is no reason why stocks making new highs should not be on your watchlist.

  • For LSI, A New High After A Big Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the broad markets have made a nice run already, there is no reason why stocks making new highs should not be on your watchlist.

  • For Lubrizol, Time To Take A Break?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Picking tops and bottoms in the market can be a very dangerous prospect, but sometimes there are tell-tale indications about a warning of a trend reversal well in advance of the actual event.

  • For MAS, Two Systems Agree On A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by a mind-boggling 296% in less than six months, two powerful trading systems have both fired new long entry signals for Masco Corp., a leading home-improvement and building supply company.

  • For NNBR, A Pause Before Another Surge Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Small-cap stocks can sometimes make explosive moves, up or down. Here's a look at a small-cap issue that may be preparing for a big move -- but in which direction?

  • For PBG, Is Gap Support Test A Go Or No-Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock with solid fundamentals suddenly gaps higher, there is usually a good reason for the upward surge. Let's examine Pepsi Bottling Group's price action in the aftermath of one such gap.

  • For Pfizer, A New High, But A Pullback Awaits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Already in an uptrend for more than 15 months, shares of Pfizer Inc. have fired yet another buy signal.

  • For Pfizer, A New High, But A Pullback Awaits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Already in an uptrend for more than 15 months, shares of Pfizer Inc. have fired yet another buy signal.

  • For Silver, A Keltner Warning

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Imagine: less than eight years ago, you could have bought silver at less than $5 an ounce. These days, silver is not only priced six times higher, it may also be giving advance warning of an impending reversal -- this time on its monthly chart.

  • For Stillwater Mining, A Drop, Then A Pop?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical analysis suggests that shares of Stillwater Mining may soon fall, reaching a tradable low in the near future.

  • For Stillwater Mining, A Drop, Then A Pop?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical analysis suggests that shares of Stillwater Mining may soon fall, reaching a tradable low in the near future.

  • For TNA, A Short Put Play

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When fear gets factored into market prices, option premiums become expensive. Learn to use this dynamic to your advantage.

  • For Western Digital, Another Attempt At A 52-Week High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though they're up by more than 60% since late November 2011, shares of Western Digital appear ready to make another attempt at a new 52-week high.

  • Forecasting T-Bill Rates With A Neural Net by Milam Aiken

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting T-Bill Rates With A Neural Net by Milam Aiken Have you ever wondered how accurate the consensus estimates of interest rates were from the top US economists? How about how accurate those economists are in comparison with neural net technology

  • Forecasting the HIGH of a Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting the date for a cycle low is relatively easy as I have shown in my two previous articles, "Cycles and the S&P 500 Index" (12/13/02), and "Nasdaq and Cycles" (12/16/02), but forecasting a cycle high can be difficult. Her

  • Forex At A Glance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the foreign exchange market for you? Find out here.

Forex Focus: Hedging Against A Bear Market by Matthew Caruso

  • Forex Focus: Is Gold A Hedge Against A Falling Dollar? by John L. Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (14-18): Forex Focus: Is Gold A Hedge Against A Falling Dollar? by John L. Momsen Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and

  • Forex Focus: Is Gold A Hedge Against A Falling Dollar? by John L. Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (14-18): Forex Focus: Is Gold A Hedge Against A Falling Dollar? by John L. Momsen Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and

  • Form And Pattern As A Trading Tool by Robert Miner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Form And Pattern As A Trading Tool by Robert Miner Pattern recognition has been the topic of much technical literature. From the Elliott wave theory to Edwards and Magee, traders have been told that some fairly well-defined chart patterns indicate the m

  • Forming A Dow Line

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Whether you are buying or selling, believe it or not, it's good to wait in line.

  • Four Common Errors In Testing Trading Systems by Thomas A. Meyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Four Common Errors In Testing Trading Systems by Thomas A. Meyers The author of The Technical Analysis Course debuts as a Stocks & Commodities writer with this article. Here, Thomas Meyers explains that mistakes made in systems testing can make the diff

  • Four Signs Of A Market Breakdown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market breakdowns occur as fast as you can blink, but if you know the signs of a breakdown, you can emerge a winner.

Fractal Dimension As A Market Mode Sensor

  • Frontier Oil - A Classic Example of Broken Support Turned Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Frontier Oil broke a spread quintuple bottom in the $14.50 to $15.00 range back in July. Since then, this area of broken support has acted as stiff resistance for the stock.

  • Frontier Oil is at a Key Juncture Right Now

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The chart for Frontier Oil is painting two different pictures. Though some of the technicals are indicating significant resistance at current levels, others are projecting higher prices.

  • GERON CORP. Is it a short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Geron Corporation announced, on April 1, 2003, that they had published research results describing the production of hepatocytes (basic functional cells of the liver) from human embryonic stem cells. As important as this announcement is for the medical w

  • GM Shifts To A Higher Gear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock price of General Motors has broken above a consolidation pattern, but can it track higher?

  • GM: A Short-Term Adam And Eve Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...General Motors is close to its all-time lows and is developing a short-term reversal setup.

  • GMED: 3/10 Oscillator Signalling A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Globus Medical Inc. are setting up for a new long swing trade entry.

  • GPC - A Low Risk Trading Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Genuine Parts Co. is going through a trend reversal rally.

  • GW Pharmaceuticals A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a company worth looking at that could be a long term hold.

  • Gamestop Has A Daily Buy Signal Amid Bullish Weekly Backdrop

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A daily based system buy signal is nice, but when it occurs in union with a bullish weekly chart breakout setup, serious traders will want to take note.

  • Gap Slows To A Crawl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gap (GPS) has traded in a tight range the last few months, and the narrowing Bollinger Bands indicate that a move is likely sooner rather than later.

  • Gaps: A Common Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This short-term pattern provides good trading opportunities.

  • Gas Prices Finally Set Up For A Fall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a gain of almost 30% in three months, gas futures finally look like they are a short.

  • General Motors: A Leading Indicator?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is often said that General Motors (GM) is the Dow, and where GM goes, the Dow is sure to follow.

  • Get A Caffeine Lift With Starbucks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is always a line at the Starbucks counter, yet the stock took a hammering. What does the stock's future hold?

  • Get A Hold On Investing Volume Basics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How is volume used in technical analysis and what can it tell us?

  • Get More Value Using A Trading Checklist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is a trading plan or checklist and how can it help?

  • Getting Ready For A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does history say anything about the potential for a bottom, given that the Dow Jones 30 is down more than 20% this month?

  • Going Vertical by Don A. Singletary

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Going Vertical by Don A. Singletary If you're trading options, here's a management tool that can offer you less risk. Ever sell out of a trade too early because it ran against you, only to have the market turn the instant you sold? Or maybe your stops

  • Gold Falling Like A Ton Of Lead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite a modest relief rally, gold has resumed its major monthly cyclical downtrend. At what support level might this metal finally bottom out?

  • Gold Isn't In A Bubble, But It Is Overbought

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While gold trading hasn't reached a bubbly high, it could be time for a pullback.

  • Gold Making A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For the first time this summer, the price of gold is back above $410 and gold bugs are hopeful of a good move developing.

  • Gold SPDR Set Up For A Trend Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Besides the pitchfork, Alan Hall Andrews developed many other lesser-known methods of technical analysis. Among these is the sliding horizontal line. The sliding horizontal line along with the pitchfork shows that the Gold Shares ETF is now set up for a

  • Gold Still Bullish But Due For A Breather

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The XAU gold index and most golds have had quite the run since the successful pullback test. Daily charts and a softening of spot price both suggest a small retracement is likely before the next upthrust.

  • Gold Stocks Seeking A Multiyear Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The ARCA gold bugs index is in the midst of its largest selloff since 2008, but it may soon meet with a formidable support level.

  • Gold Tries A Daring Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TSX Gold Index shows a potentially powerful pattern developing.

  • Gold, A Charming Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In recent days, a few stocks from the gold & silver industry were on the verge of entering a new uptrend. In particular, gold looks promising.

  • Goldman Sachs Develops A Broadening Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This relatively uncommon pattern occurs in a high-volatility environment.

  • Google Approaching A Major Multicycle High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Google have soared since mid-June 2012, up by more than 38%. But an important swing high may be approaching, one that could cause a significant correction.

  • Groupon (GRPN): Regrouping After A Six-Month Slide?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down more than 50% year to date, shares of Groupon Inc. may now be providing traders with the first meaningful signs that a complete bullish reversal is soon to be seen. Here's a closer look .

  • Groupon A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. After hitting a high of $31.30 in November 2011, what went wrong?

  • HAR: Fourth Time A Charm?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With steadily declining long-term money flow, will shares of Harman International have what it takes to mount a new rally?

  • HBI: Descending Into A 40-Day Cycle Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Still up by more than 170% since January 2012, shares of Hanesbrands, Inc. appear to be dropping toward a major support zone.

  • HP: Expecting A Bounce From Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Truly an epic market performer during 2012/2013, shares of Helmerich & Payne may be nearing the end of a proportional pullback to support.

  • Half A Dollar For The DX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the midterm outlook for the US Dollar Index.

  • Halliburton Takes A Rest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big surge on high volume, Halliburton took a breather over the last two weeks. Traders should look for a breakout to signal a continuation higher.

  • Hammering Out A Bear Market Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What a shooting star took away from the 10-year Treasury note yield, a hammer threatens to bring back.

  • Hammering Out A Potential Double Bottom With Wal-Mart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wal-Mart completed a powerful candlestick reversal pattern, the hammer, on September 23, 2004, which was reinforced by the fact that it marked a rejection of yearly lows at 51.08 from August 9.

  • Hang On! We're In For A Bumpy Ride

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hang On! We're In For A Bumpy Ride

  • Hang Seng Makes A Descending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The index broke away from the descending triangle with a gap down. The Hang Seng Index has immediate support that may prevent further fall, and the breakout may fail.

  • Has Cadence Design Systems Signaled A Possible Double Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cadence Design Systems is the world's leading electronic design automation technologies and engineering services company.

  • Has December Crude Oil Put in a Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...December crude oil broke out of a bearish rectangle formation early last week. However, the contract bounced off a key retracement level, which could signal a potential bottom in crude oil prices.

  • Has Homebuilders Put In A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reports are that the economy may be on the road to recovery as homebuilding picks up. Has homebuilding stocks bottomed and a new bull market emerged, or is homebuilding stocks setting themselves up for a fall?

  • Has the AMEX Oil Index Put in a Significant Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) has been in a two-year downtrend but is now showing signs of reversing course.

  • Have Natural Gas Prices Put In A Significant Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Natural gas prices have been declining for several months now but there are indications that the trend has reversed.

  • Having A Look At Aflac

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With Obamacare taking center stage in the US, should you start buying shares in health insurance companies?

  • Head and Shoulders: An Introduction to Reversal Patterns by Timothy A. Maguire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Head and Shoulders: An Introduction to Reversal Patterns by Timothy A. Maguire ""A picture is worth a thousand words""- Chinese proverb. The first thing a novice to the stock market would likely notice about individual security prices is that they are

  • Hi-Yo, Silver! A Wave!

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

  • High Volatility Makes GM A Purchase Possibility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For aggressive traders who are hopeful of an eventual turnaround in General Motors, ultra-high volatility opens up the possibility of acquiring GM shares very cheaply very soon.

  • Holly Frontier A Possible Investment?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's uncertain and volatile market, looking for future investments is always a plus. Holly Frontier may be worth a look.

  • Home Construction Index Hits A Wall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Home Construction Index hit resistance at the 200-day, and a break below channel support would signal a continuation of a larger downtrend.

  • Honeywell Is A Diamond In The Rough!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Honeywell (HON) is definitely on the move higher, but the question is when to jump into a long position while the general market conditions are short. Examining the monthly, weekly and daily charts will help you make a better decision.

  • Houston, We Have A Technical Problem

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A long-term technical view of the S&P 500.

  • How Do You Make A Trading Decision by Simon Vine

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Do You Make A Trading Decision by Simon Vine What goes into making a decision about a trade? Whenever you make a trading decision, you base your choices on particular outlooks regarding market developments. Although a predicted scenario at a specif

How Great Traders Go Bad by John A. Sarkett

  • How High Can a Bumblebee Fly?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Both the fundamentals and technicals seem to agree. We are in rarely charted overbought territory. The question is where do we go from here and when?

  • How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. So, naturalists observe a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum. --Jonathan Swift So goes the market. Waves withi

  • How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. So, naturalists observe a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum. --Jonathan Swift So goes the market. Waves withi

  • How Much is a Star Performer Worth?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With Tesla (TSLA) in the news because its shareholders are set to vote on a massive $2.6 billion compensation package to be paid to the company's part time Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, over the next decade, now seems like an opportune time to

  • How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett How well protected are your stocks and options in your brokerage account? Two classic Zen koans and one modern riddle you may never have considered: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Does a dog h

  • How To Profit From A Deep Stock Decline

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Learn how to tell whether a stock will resume its trend after a decline and how to enter early on with low risk.

  • How To Read A Bar Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing a bar chart for the first time can be like looking into the night sky full of stars but not being able to see any constellations. It's all in front of you, but what are you supposed to get out of it? Here's a lesson on how to read a b

  • How To Spot And Trade A Bullish Triple-Bottom Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Triple-bottom patterns are one of the highest-performing reversal patterns you can trade if you know how.

  • How To Trade A Bubble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks continue to gain ground in a rally that has been going since March 2009. In February 2013, a combination of factors converged to generate a secular sell signal that paralleled the biggest peaks in modern history. Does that means that it's tim

  • How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun The percentage of profitable trades, the average profitable trade, the average losing trade, the maximum consecutive losing trades, the average profit per closed trade, the largest winning and l

  • Huey Needs A New High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The index of unhedged gold stocks, $HUI, looks vulnerable to a 1-2-3 trend reversal in the daily charts.

  • IBKC At A Critical Level?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The descending rally of Iberiabank Corp. is likely to turn volatile near its support & resistance level.

  • IBM Gets A Spark

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big move in early July, IBM consolidated the last few weeks, and a recent spark may start a continuation higher.

  • IBM Hits A Wall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum and buying pressure are weakening as IBM challenges resistance.

  • IBM In a Trading Channel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM's weekly chart shows a likely trading range and if so, the upside is limited.

  • IBM On The Verge Of A Big Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM failed to hold onto its early January gains and is on the verge of a major support break.

  • Identify The Start Of A Trend With DMI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improve on certain directional movement index signals such as identifying the start of a trending move and picking market tops and bottoms.

  • Identifying A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Drawing key resistance and support levels on charts gives you entry and exit levels when trading.

  • If On An Intraday Correction A Divergence ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How much of a surprise was the August 16th "surprise" rally?

  • Imax Readies For A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IMAX Corp. sports a bullish continuation pattern, and signs of accumulation point to a breakout in the stock.

  • Imclone Systems (IMCL) From A Long-Term Perspective

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long and the short of it for Imclone.

  • In A Down Market What Do You Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Warren Buffet announced that he bought stocks when the market crashed on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

  • In A Rut

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the midterm outlook for the Russell 2000 stock index market.

  • In A Topping Market, Small Caps Have Diverged From Industrials

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my last article, "Another Sign Of A Market Top?," we saw how the transports had diverged from the industrials, which is a Dow theory warning sign that a reversal may be in the offing. A falling Russell 2000 small-cap index adds more weight t

  • In Baker Hughes, A Triangle Pattern To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a significant triangle pattern approaches completion, breakout traders begin to plan their method of engagement.

  • Industrials SPDR Leads With A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a 12-month trading range, the industrials SPDR is finally breaking free, pointing to higher prices.

  • InfoSys Searches for a Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After plunging from 115 to less than 55 in three months at the beginning of the year, shares of InfoSys are still trying to find a bottom. The developing descending triangle may help.

  • Insider Sales Figures Tell A Troubling Tale

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The ratio of insider sales to purchases remained relatively steady in May and June. They started to creep up in August. In early September they went ballistic. What does it mean?

  • Intel Caught In A Trading Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intel Corp. is in a sideways consolidation and will eventually break out but which way?

  • Intel Corp. - Is It A Corrective Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock of Intel Corp. has plunged a few points. Is it a serious correction or a pullback?

  • Intel Gears Up For A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intel consolidates and prepares for its next move. Its on-balance volume points to a breakout, but the stock must first fill a gap.

  • Intel Overdue For A Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by nearly 31% since early May 2012, shares of Intel Corp. may be getting ripe for a bullish trend reversal.

  • Intel Remains A Drag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intel failed to bounce along with the NASDAQ over the last two weeks, and relative weakness points to even lower prices ahead.

  • Intermarket Analysis Makes A Case For US Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 appears to be trending higher with the US dollar. This bodes well for US stocks.

  • 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

  • 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 internation

  • Interview: A Unique Perspective From Jonathan Rose Of ActiveDayTrader.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Taking what he has learned from being a floor trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade and turning it into actionable trading ideas has made Jonathan Rose the trader he is today. His ability to hunt for opportunities that coul

  • Interview: Money Manager Laurence A. Connors by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Money Manager Laurence Connors by Thom Hartle What makes a trader a winner? It's hard to say. Professional trader Laurence A. Connors, who is the co-author of ""Investment Secrets of a Hedge Fund Manager"" and the president of money managers

  • 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 t

  • 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 ex

  • Interview: Trading Success As A Point Of Reference: Ari Kiev, M.D. by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Success As A Point Of Reference: Ari Kiev, M.D. Ari Kiev started out working with suicidal patients before going on to work with athletes and now as a trader's coach. He is a management consult-ant to several trading firms and is the author of n

  • Introductions by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introductions by Arthur A. Merrill Stocks tend to fly together, rising in bull markets and declining in bear markets. For this reason, analysts have been searching many years for indicators of the future of the overall stock market. It isn't easy to fi

  • Intuit Attempts A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intuit shows signs of accumulation and relative strength within its consolidation, pointing to a breakout.

  • Inverse Complex Head & Shoulders Patterns Form A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All the major averages recently moved above overhead resistance, breaking out of inverse complex head & shoulders patterns. They are now resting right below their intermediate downward trendlines as handles are forming off the patterns. Do the indexe

  • Investing In A Pharmaceutical Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing in a pharmaceutical company can be risky, but also extremely profitable.

  • Investing In A Post-WTC Economy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How do you go from a new economy to no economy overnight? And in this anxious day and age, how do Americans protect and build upon their investment portfolios?

  • Investing In A Recession

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...McDonald's — Warren Buffett's favorite diet.

  • Iris International Is On The Edge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Iris international is on the support/resistance zone of the retracement level, so the strong bullish indicators could pull the stock above that area.

  • Is Ebay A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With all the uncertainty in the world, should you sit on cash or look for stocks to buy?

  • Is A Breakout For The US Dollar Index In The Cards?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is consolidating after an extensive advance rally.

  • Is A Correction On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why is it that the bears hug the TV networks and the newspaper reporters? Is the fear of losing money the reason?

  • Is A Google Reversal At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's been a great run for GOOG since it went public nearly ten years ago. In November 2013, it officially became a 10-bagger. Is there a big correction in the cards for the stock?

  • Is A Morgan Stanley Pullback Due?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since putting in a double bottom this summer, Morgan Stanley shares have rebounded nicely; is a pullback due now that Fibonacci resistance has manifested?

  • Is A Recession Looming?

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

  • Is A Sherwin Williams Breakout Looming From Consolidation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Sherwin Williams appear to be in prime position to rally along with the rest of the broad market after Thursday, October 20's notable intraday reversal.

  • Is Amazon Due For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amazon has recently been testing the $250 level, a new all-time high.

  • Is Apache Corp. Preparing For A Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now trading at a new 52-week low, shares of Apache Corp. may be approaching a significant bullish reversal zone.

  • Is Apple A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a safe, long-term investment is always a must.

  • Is Apple Near A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I've written four bearish articles about AAPL since November 2012. But lately the chart has been looking a lot less gloomy.

  • Is Apple, Inc. A Buy Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple, Apple, and once again Apple. The company appears to be going from strength to strength. Is it time to buy the company's stock again?

  • Is AutoZone Still a Strong Long Play?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will a break of resistance negate AutoZone's long term trend line break?

  • Is Autodesk Preparing For A Measured Move Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The projection of a measured move from one price level to another isn't a new technical concept, but it's still one that has merit.

  • Is Baker Hughes A Continuation Move In Progress?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that shares of Baker Hughes have made their initial thrust lower out of a large pennant pattern, will the continued selling in the broad markets help speed the stock toward the lower $30 range?

  • Is Berkshire A Leader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know who Warren Buffett is, and we all respect him. Can his company Berkshire Hathway be used as a market leader?

  • Is Berkshire Hathaway B Shares Still A Market Leader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In an earlier article, I compared Bershire Hathaway B shares to the S&P 500 and concluded that the shares could be used as a market leader. Is that still the case?

  • Is British Petroleum A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Everyone is aware of the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Will BP come out of it a company worth owning?

  • Is CAT A Reliable Barometer?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here’s one stock that can help you determine the strength of the market.

  • Is COCO Seeing A New Uptrend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Corinthian Colleges charts are showing a bearish reversal candlestick pattern and also illustrates the beginning of a new uptrend in terms of formations and trend indicator.

  • Is Canwest Petroleum Corp. A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With OPEC threatening to cut production, is the price of oil on the way up?

  • Is Cellcom Israel A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's uncertain market, one settling down after a Presidential election, when we receive a buy signal, it is better to analyze the share.

  • Is Cisco Systems A Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On February 18, 2015 Cisco announced the contribution of a free version of its powerful ConfD management agent software, to accelerate the adoption of programmability for the broader networking industry.

  • Is Costco Wholesale Corp. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Let's take a look at the charts and find out.

  • Is Crocs Inc. A Crock?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Today we all know what the Crocs sandal is -- colorful and ugly but oh so comfortable, and with so many imitators.

  • Is Dell Bouncing Off A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investors fear rate hikes -- political tension -- economic slowdown. Investors fear... fear .... fear... . Is it time to buy?

  • Is Disney A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the Dow correcting as expected, buying when everyone is selling becomes the strategy. What to buy is the problem.

  • Is Dow Theory Sending Us A Warning? by Michael D. Sheimo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Dow Theory Sending Us A Warning? by Michael D. Sheimo Michael Sheimo, best known for books such as Dow Theory Redux and Stock Market Rules, tackles the age-old question of whether the Dow theory is still valid and if it is, is it really sending us a

  • Is DreamWorks A Dream Or A Nightmare?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DreamWorks has all the makings of a company that is a challenge to Disney, but...

  • Is DreamWorks A Dream Or A Nightmare?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DreamWorks has all the makings of a company that is a challenge to Disney, but...

  • Is Entergy Corp. Setting Up For A Move?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Support and resistance are converging, but the longer-term trend may dictate which way prices break.

  • Is Excelon Energy A New Short Op?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Excelon Corp. have been forming a noticeable triangle pattern in the aftermath of January's sharp selloff.

  • Is FRX Setting Up For A Continuation Move?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After tracing out a well-formed consolidation pattern, will the new bullish breakout in shares of Forest Labs, Inc., lead to a continuation move?

  • Is First Solar A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This former stock market high-flier has had some hard times lately. But with Warren Buffett now on board, has the picture changed?

  • Is Force Protection A Textbook Short Squeeze In Action?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This is a clear example of how shorts, both legal and naked, can decimate the value of a stock. It is also an example of the explosive short squeeze rally that a heavily shorted stock can experience when positive news is combined with compelling technica

  • Is General Electric A Good Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...GE is offering a good trading opportunity, violating the resistance with a breakout and beginning a new uptrend.

  • Is Gold A Buy Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US dollar is strong, which is one of the many reasons gold has fallen.

  • Is Gold A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold was a safe haven to a falling US dollar, but is it still one if the US dollar were to strengthen?

  • Is Gold A Safe Haven For Your Money?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the stock market now officially entering into a bear market, traders are looking to gold as a safe haven for their money. However, gold may not be the safe haven that traders think it is.

  • Is Gold Still a Barometer by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the gold market still an indicator of other trends? Here's a look at the past relationships of gold to the dollar, the Consumer Price Index and the CRB. Analysts often cite intermarket relationships when touting a market's prospects. An analyst migh

  • Is Goldman Sachs A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An inverted head & shoulders pattern at a top is unusual. Does it suggest a buy?

  • Is Harman International Ready For A Pause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks with high relative strength attract a lot of attention, helping drive prices even higher -- until the remaining buying power begins to diminish.

  • Is Hewlett Packard A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know that Hewlett Packard has changed management, and that the company is consolidating itself. Is it worth a buy?

  • Is Hillenbrand Industries A Compelling Defensive Play?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This stock has a history of doing well when the market cops a bad attitude.

  • Is I-Flow Corp. Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I-Flow Corp. triggered a buy on my daily/weekly strategy analysis. Why?

  • Is Intel A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you receive a tip, either from a friend or a stock market expert, should you go ahead and buy the stock without doing your own research?

  • Is It Worth Taking A Bite Out Of Apple?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What does the future hold for Apple, now that cofounder Steve Jobs has passed away?

  • Is JC Penny A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a look at what the charts are telling us.

  • Is Lexmark A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With today's bull market, we are always looking for stocks to buy for both the long term and the short term. Lexmark has been tipped by a number of newsletters and even advisors. Is it truly a buy?

  • Is LinkedIn Now A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the price of a share falls like a stone, do you catch a falling knife?

  • Is LyondellBaseel Industries A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The LyondellBasell Board recently authorized an interim dividend. Is this a trigger to buy the stock?

  • Is MGM Resorts International A Bad Bet?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See why this gaming stock could soon have a significant decline.

  • Is Mattel Swell Enough To Be A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a program to look for future buys is always a must and should be looked at carefully.

  • Is NVLS A Covered-Call Candidate?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Was last week's tumble in the S&P 500 just a shakeout, or was its subsequent two-day rally a complete fakeout? Who knows, but based on pure momentum, shares of Novellus Systems appear to be offering a near-ideal covered-call setup.

  • Is Natural Gas Ready For A Bounce?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Natural gas has corrected significantly since the May high but prices could be due for a bounce in the near-term.

  • Is Newmont Mining A Signpost For Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining is the largest gold mine in the world at the moment. By studying its chart, can we determine gold's movement?

  • Is Nike Due For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The share price of Nike (NKE) has gone up and up and up. Is the share price now due for a correction?

  • Is Nike Still A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share price goes up and up and up, when is it going to start going down?

  • Is Overnight Trading A New Way To Daytrade? by Thomas K. Carr, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (22-30): Is Overnight Trading A New Way To Daytrade? by Thomas K. Carr, Ph.D. Is the pattern daytrading regulation an obstacle to your daytrading? There may be a way around it. On September 28, 2001, the Securities and Exch

  • Is PEG A Rebel, But With A Cause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After two weeks of solid gains, the broad markets pulled back a bit, yet some stocks still decided to go up.

  • Is PEG A Rebel, But With A Cause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After two weeks of solid gains, the broad markets pulled back a bit, yet some stocks still decided to go up.

  • Is Rambus A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is going on with Rambus?

  • Is Range Resources A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This program to find buy signals gave a 5.4% return in July and a 6.1% return in August.

  • Is Sara Lee A Piece Of Cake?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The best trade setups often appear with little warning or fanfare; Sara Lee shares may be offering a nice low-risk long setup right now.

  • Is Seaspan Corp. A Stock To Look At?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this stock one to look at or shy away from?

  • Is Serengeti Resources Buying A Hole Of Hope?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...South Africa and gold are synonymous, and the share price has responded accordingly. Is it justified?

  • Is Sherritt International Taking A Breather?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Sherritt taking a breather before continuing its climb?

  • Is Silver Wheaton Making A Play?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With US automakers holding out tin cups and former NASDAQ chairman Bernard Madoff alleged to have paupered his clients via a giant Ponzi scheme, we can understand why investors are scared to invest. Here's something to consider.

  • Is Sony Corp. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sony gave a buy signal in a market where the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 200 points.

  • Is Sony Making A Comeback?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the indexes are falling, you should start looking for shares to buy as the indexes bottom.

  • Is Sotheby's A Bubble Proxy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What if there was a stock that provided a reliable warning of a bubble about to break?

  • Is Tesla A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Tesla are very volatile. Are the shares worth a buy and hold?

  • Is That A Triangle I See Before Me?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US stock market has been depressing as Europe struggles to get back on its feet.

  • Is The 200-Day Moving Average A Reliable Trend Indicator?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With major averages facing resistance at their 200-day moving averages, we test the reliability of this indicator.

  • Is The DJIA A Defective Indicator? by Max Bader, M.D., M.P.H.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is The DJIA A Defective Indicator? by Max Bader, M.D., M.P.H. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the most popular and commonly quoted of the stock market averages used to measure market activity. This is due mainly to its long history as a marke

  • Is The DJIA Starting A New Leg Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJ 30 appears to have started a new leg up. How much further might be left?

  • Is The Lehman Treasury Fund Finding A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Lehman Treasury Fund has bounced off key support levels but are prices ready to rally?

  • Is The Market Building A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One good overall measure of the market is the Vanguard Total Market ETF. What is it telling us about the market?

  • Is The Market Poised For A Turndown?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For some time now, I have been suggesting that the market could start turning down, moving into a new bear market that will last two to three years.

  • Is The Market Really In A Trading Range?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It would seem so, since the market appears to be starting a five-month rally that should complete wave 2 of a long-term horizontal correction.

  • Is There A Best Time To Begin Systems Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once you've identified a promising trading system, you'll still be faced with a very basic question: When is the preferred time to begin trading it?

  • Is This A Reverse Head And Shoulders Buildup For Earthlink?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Internet service provider.

  • Is This An Inverse Head & Shoulders Or A Flag?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Goldman Sachs: the share price at $153.51 is enough to scare anyone away.

  • Is This What A Capitulation Bottom Feels Like?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This has been a tough market no matter which way you slice it, with signals to confuse even the most stalwart traders. But here is one pattern that looks promising.

  • Is This a Bear Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent decline in stock prices was deep, leading to the inevitable question of whether or not we're in a bear market. The answer depends upon the index and the time frame.

  • Is Timing A Perfect Entry Really A Missed Opportunity?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever missed a great winning trade, simply because you were waiting for the perfect entry price? If not, learn from my mistake and save yourself some traders remorse.

  • Is Timing A Perfect Entry Really A Missed Opportunity?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever missed a great winning trade, simply because you were waiting for the perfect entry price? If not, learn from my mistake and save yourself some traders remorse.

  • Is Trading Volatility A Worthwhile Plan?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We've all heard of the VIX which measures market volatility. When it's falling, stocks go up and vice-versa when stocks drop. And now thanks to a host of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) trading volatility is (almos

  • Is Value Vision A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The past six weeks have been truly depressing for the markets.

  • Is Visa A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Television announcers on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, or any other financial TV channel look at fundamentals, but do the technicals agree with what they say?

  • Is Vodaphone Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a company becomes a take-over target, is it worth a buy or should you wait?

  • Is Wall Street A Casino?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do stocks have a random characteristic similar to a roulette wheel, and can we gain a winning edge by trading equities? Here, we simulate Wall Street stocks on an artificial roulette wheel to find the answer

  • Is the S&P 100 Cycle Confirming A Recovering U.S. Economy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have written many articles on cycles, and shown how a simple cycle can be a reliable arrow in your quiver of technical analysis weapons. Here is another one.

  • 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.

  • JB Hunt Takes A Leap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A gap off support looks promising for JB Hunt, but let's see some follow-through above resistance before really getting excited.

  • JDS Uniphase: A Lesson In Frustration

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...JDS Uniphase is listed both in Canada and the U.S., with Canada its primary base. With the Canadian market faltering because of a slowing economy while the U.S. market is recovering far better than anticipated, the share movement may be torn between the

  • JDSU, A Raff Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks are rising across the board as the early spring rally continues. Here's a look at a fresh buy signal in shares of JDS Uniphase.

  • JNJ Trying To Strike A Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...JNJ's recent gap on high volume solidifies support and opens the door to a resistance test and possible double bottom breakout.

  • JNJ: A Final Rally Before Trend Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by as much as 55% between June 2012 and November 2013, shares of Johnson and Johnson may be ready to stall and reverse lower.

  • Johnson & Johnson Makes A Major Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a multi-month base, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) broke resistance and this broken resistance level provided the first key support test.

  • July Cocoa's Island Gap: Prelude To A Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A deep moving average convergence/divergence histogram trough suggests lower prices ahead for July cocoa.

  • June Is A Bad Month For Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders fear September and October, months known for crashes, but June should also be feared.

  • Jupitermedia Corp. Poised For A Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After an upmove, Jupitermedia Corp. (JUPM) consolidated for three to four months and then broke out for the next upmove. On a weekly basis, the stock is moving up from a 3-year base.

  • Keeping A Trading Journal by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Keeping A Trading Journal by Thom Hartle Success in trading the markets does not come overnight. It is probable that the novice who profits early and easily in his trading career will view the gains as the easiest money he or she ever made. It is also v

  • Kellogg Co. Shows A Head And Shoulders Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The head and shoulders formation is the most intuitive bottoming or topping out pattern. In it, the weaker of the bulls and bears prior to the pattern wins the post-pattern battle. On the strength of this pattern Kellogg Inc. is set to touch $43 in the

  • Kepple Corp. A Keeper?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes a stock that is barely known because its price is too low presents a solid buying opportunity.

  • Kepple Corp. Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The share price of Kepple Corp. has made a strong V bottom. Is it worth a buy?

  • Key Factor In A Bull Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Studies show there is one key factor in stocks leading the next bull market as well earning the highest returns.

  • Kohl's Makes A New Six-Month High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Kohl's shares have just made a new six-month high. Can traders and investors move this retailer's common stock even higher?

  • Krispy Kreme Part II- A Closer Look at an Inflated Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD) has been one of the few bright spots in the past year's nightmarishly bear market. But as the stock market bottoms out and other companies begin seeing profits again, how long will KKD continue its strong upward tr

  • LFUS As A Movie-Star Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strong stocks tend to stay strong; using a proven timing system can help minimize the risk of latching onto a stock that has already skyrocketed over the past year. LFUS is such an example.

  • LLY: Nearing A Significant Support Zone?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Eli Lilly are down by 11% over the past month but may get a bit of a bounce if a key support level holds up.

  • LPNT Has A Dark Cloud Cover

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lifepoint Hospital formed a dark cloud cover after a significant upward rally forming a rising wedge. These two bearish patterns may drag down the stock.

  • Least-Squares Data Smoothing by Harold A. Kreamer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Least-Squares Data Smoothing by Harold A. Kreamer Superimposed on and often indistinguishable from daily market data trends are seemingly random fluctuations, known as noise. An analyst wants to remove as much noise from data as possible without degradi

  • Lehman Bond Fund Puts In A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The short-term downtrend has been broken, but resistance is standing in the way.

  • Lehman Brothers: A Pause In The Long-Term Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long rally, prices consolidate in the daily time frame for Lehman Brothers.

  • Lockheed Martin Close To A Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Lockheed Martin are up by nearly 40% since August 2011; cycles and money flow analysis suggest that a pullback is due soon.

  • Logarithmic Point & Figure by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Logarithmic Point & Figure by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. In the June 1991 STOCKS & COMMODITIES, I described how a turning point could be measured by filtering out minor market moves. The same filtering technique can be used to correct the failings of the

  • Long-Term Volatility Pattern A Concern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Key resistance levels are holding for the volatility index, but the long-term pattern indicates an eventual breakout.

  • Looking At A Dog

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share is newly listed on the market and then drops 80% plus, do you look at it for a future buy?

  • Looking At A Gold Nibble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of gold has fallen dramatically over the past year. Is it time to start loading up on gold shares?

  • Looking At A Head And Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head and shoulder formation is pretty accurate in suggesting a target.

  • Looking At A Weekly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you rely on a program to analyze the market, how do you identify which shares to look at?

  • Looking At Pfizer On A Shorter Time Scale

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a short-term outlook to Pfizer, using short-term indicators.

  • Looking At The NASDAQ In A Simple Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes we are inclined to overlook what charts are telling us because we need to be convinced by complexity. Here is a chart staring us in the face and shouting, "Watch me!"

  • Looking For A Consistent, Profitable Trading Strategy?

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  • Meritage Homing In On A Breakout?

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  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals Moves Off A Bottom

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  • Mmm... A Head and Shoulders Formation?

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

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  • NIKE Making A Run For It, But Could Be Out Of Gas

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  • NRG Fueled Up For A Run Higher?

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  • NYMEX Gas Making A Decision Soon

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  • NYT: Classic Pullback In A Bull Market?

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  • Nasdaq Composite Breaks Down From A Bearish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq composite broke down from a bearish head and shoulders pattern on both the daily and weekly pattern. It has returned from the upper end of its weekly range to continue trading in a consolidation range.

  • Nasdaq Headed For A Pattern Test

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  • Nasdaq Shooting Star Not A Shining Star

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rising wedges try to seduce the bulls with false confidence. Bearish candlestick serves as a warning to alert traders.

  • National Oilwell Varco Consolidating Before A Drop?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a drop below $76.60 set to resume the downtrend in shares of National Oilwell Varco, price cycle analysis suggests that a run toward $73.00 may be a high-probability event.

  • Negative Volume Divergence Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

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  • Netflix - Negative Reaction To Positive Earnings A Bad Sign

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  • Netflix Signals A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Netflix has been a volatile stock over the past year. Is it worth investing in?

  • Networking Index Due For A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The networking index and the networkers have been beaten up badly, however it looks primed to at least give us a bear rally.

  • Neural networks: A trading perspective by Carol H. Halquist & George F. Schmoll, II

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  • Newmont Mining Closing In On A Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After enduring a 35% selloff in five months, might shares of Newmont Mining be ready to make another significant low?

  • Newmont Mining: A Rising Weekly Cycle

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  • News Corp. Shows A Short-Term Reversal Formation

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  • Nexen Inc. Pulling Back to a Key Support Zone

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  • Nike Loses a Shoe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Nike failed to recover from the 27-Jun gap down and the evidence points to further weakness.

  • Nike Trying To Hammer Out A Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite the lone hammer, larger bearish patterns still dominate Nike, and the hammer needs confirmation.

  • Nikkei Fails A Major Resistance

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  • Nikkei Tries To Hammer Out A Bottom

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  • Nokia Gaps Out Of A Basing Formation

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  • Nortel in a Trend - But Will It Hold?

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  • OSX Looks Ripe For A Measured Move

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  • Oil Index On A Slippery Slope

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  • Oracle Firms Within A Channel

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  • Oracle Makes A U-Turn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Oracle Corp. retraced back from its 52-week high and filled a previous gap-up opening.

  • PBR: Onset Of A Bullish Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by as much as 34% in just the past seven weeks, shares of Petrobrasileira S.A. may finally be at or near a key bullish reversal area.

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  • Palm Inc. Has a Bleak Future

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  • Plumbing For A Bottom In Stocks

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  • Predicting The Shape Of A Cycle Bottom by Michael R. Burk

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Programming for a global perspective by Charles Milmoe Today's global economy requires a global perspective. In March, when Drs. Pons and Fleischmann's cold fusion announcement directed my attention to palladium, I used the improved capabilities of toda

  • Psychology Of A Short-Term Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Had I taken a short-term position in GE, now would be the time to close out the trade. Why?

  • Put Options As A Hedge Against The Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many traders buy put options to hedge their positions against declining prices. Unlike short sellers, buyers of put options can limit losses more effectively, insofar as the put option buyer risks only the premium, the price of the option contract.

  • Put-call sentiment indicator by Robert R. Prechter and David A. Allman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Put-call sentiment indicator by Robert R. Prechter and David A. Allman Put/call ratios based on volume and dollar value have been widely used by technicians (see ""Option premiums,"" Stocks & Commodities, December 1989). A third approach has been substa

  • Putting A Stop To It by David Garrard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A greater focus on your exit strategy and less on your entry may make a big difference in your overall trading results. Investors and traders alike devote a considerable amount of time focusing on what investments to make and what tools to use to m

  • QLogic (QLGC) Makes A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...QLGC is showing the first good sign of a early bullish trend change since its previous meltdown.

  • QQQ: Nearing A Major Multicycle High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The great 2009-2013 bull market continues onward in the Nasdaq 100 index, but is a significant correction just ahead?

  • Qualcomm Signals a Continuation Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Qualcomm (QCOM) may be poised for a bullish move. The stock's chart suggests that a run towards the December 2002 high is likely.

  • Quanta Services And A Bearish Breakaway Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breakaway gaps are high-profile events that can help a trader determine the likelihood of a confirmed, sustained trend move in any given stock or commodity.

Quick Scan: A W.D. Gann Treasure Discovered

Quick Scans: A Trader's Astrological Almanac 1997

Quick-Scans: One Day at a Time

  • R2K Ripe For A 21-Day EMA Retest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Based on current internal strength readings and other technical criteria, the Russell 2000 index appears to be at or very near the start of a corrective move lower.

  • ROST Blasting To A New 52-Week High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When stocks blast to a new 52-week high on wide range and heavy volume, there's probably a good reason. Ross Stores is an example.

  • RTN En Route To A Multimonth High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Raytheon have rebounded from a recent cycle low. Is this yet another surge on the way to a new high?

  • RTN En Route To A New Multimonth High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Raytheon have rebounded from a recent cycle low. Is this yet another surge en route to a new multimonth high?

  • Rambus Slows To A Crawl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rambus has been noticeably absent from the recent run in semiconductors, but shows signs of support and a volatility contraction.

  • Range Resources At A Key Inflection Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Downtrend resistance and moving average support are converging for Range Resources. So which way will the stock break in the near term?

  • Reading indicator charts by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reading indicator charts by Arthur A. Merrill In the preceding column, I discussed the smoothing of indicator data. When you have tamed the wild fluctuations, how do you translate the result into a forecast? How do you read the chart? There are several

  • Ready To Rally? Ford Forms A Bullish Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bullish wedges are corrections in an upmove. Often the price of a stock in such a correction will retrace to a major support level. From there a resumption of the uptrend may be expected. Ford has made one such bullish wedge, correcting to major support

  • Real Networks Readies For A Real Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent gap by Real Networks is certainly positive, but one more hurdle needs to be cleared.

  • Really? A Short-Term R2K Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bear market is far from complete, but for intraday traders, there are always plenty of bullish setups in various small-scale time frames. Here's a look at a potentially bullish setup in the emini Russell 2000 futures contract.

  • Relative Strength As A Selling Tool

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative strength is well known as a screening tool and a valuable component when it comes to making a buy decision. But what about using it for your sell decision?

  • Reliant Resources Trying A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This electricity supplier based in Houston is trying to turn up the juice.

  • Resistance by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Resistance by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. Prices, like everything else move along the line of least resistance. They will do whatever comes easiest therefore they will go up if there is less resistance to an advance than to a decline and vice versa. --Edw

  • Retail ETFs Are A Mixed Bag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the autho

  • Revenge of the Euro: A Head and Shoulders Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the "since-inception" euro bear market end with a H&S bottom?

  • Reversal Pattern: A Candlestick Bullish Engulfing On Dupont

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pattern started a reversal to the upside in the short term.

  • Reversal Pattern: A Candlestick Hammer On Emini S&P

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pattern failed, squeezing the last bulls before the market reversed to the upside to find a balance at higher levels.

  • Reversals In Weekly Stock Returns by A. Tezel, PhD, and R. Sharma, PhD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reversals In Weekly Stock Returns by A. Tezel, PhD, and R. Sharma, PhD Nasdaq stocks provide the highest net returns from a long strategy after a week of declining returns and declining highs and lows. Stock prices with strong momentum during the prio

  • Rhyming Markets Tell A Troubling Tale

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every once in a while you see a chart that really jumps out at you.

  • Rival Energy: A Play On Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The former energy advisor of US President George W. Bush predicts oil prices could reach as much as US$250 per barrel over the coming years.

  • RocketRSI - A Solid Propellant For Your Rocket Science Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't it be great to know that there's a strong chance a cyclic reversal will take place? How many indicators can identify this event? The RSI is a favorite indicator among technical analysts. Make it a tad bit more flexible and it may help you find t

  • Rockyview Energy — A Possible Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Rockyview Energy signaling a rise ahead of the summer holidays?

  • Rogers Communications A Share To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a share to buy is always a challenge.

  • Room With A View, Or Deja Vu?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's not always a good thing when your predictions come true.

  • Ross Stores -- A Near Recession-Proof Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Whether the market goes up or down, Ross Stores offers potential gains with limited risk.

  • Rowan Cos. Takes A Big Hit

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Any questions about a new bear market seem kind of moot right about now. One of the most bearish sectors of all is energy, and here's a glance at the current chart of a major oil services outfit.

  • Rowan's Triangle Breakout with a Developing Cup and Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rowan Cos. recently broke out of a bullish triangle formation and now looks to be forming a cup with handle.

  • Royal Bank of Canada Facing a Triple Chart Challenge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canada's largest bank is at a crossroads right now. An interesting triple challenge seems to be in the works with what appears to be a slanted head & shoulders topping formation, an important trendline test, and a 200-day EMA challenge.

  • Ruby Tuesday Back In A Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ruby Tuesday had been consolidating for over three months and recently broke to the upside. The ADX has started rising after being below both the +DI and -DI. This indicates that the stock is going to continue its uptrend.

  • Ruger Breakout A Misfire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc. looked ready to break out of their long-term downtrend, but it now looks to have been a trap. Potential investors should now hold and see if the long-term trend will resume.

  • Runaway Gap At Rediff: Exhaustion Of A Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a dream run from a mere $7 to $22 in just four months, Rediff.com still shows no signs of a slowdown.

  • Runs: A method for detecting 'rhythms' in prices by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Runs: A method for detecting 'rhythms' in prices by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Do runs or clusterings of like observations, such as 'rhythms' of price increases or decreases, occur by chance alone or is there some deterministic process at work? Statistic

  • Russell 2000 Gears Up For A Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 remains in a tight consolidation, and the impending break could have far-reaching consequences.

  • Ryland Group Looking For A Move On Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hard to believe, but some homebuilding stocks are actually on a tear.

  • S&P 500 Another 100 Points Until A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bear is back, much to some analysts' surprise. Based on cycle and Fibonacci analysis, traders and investors shouldn't expect to see a major rally again in the .SPX until the 1000-1025 area is convincingly tested.

  • S&P 500 In A Bearish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the daily chart shows a downleg, it's prudent to consult a longer-term chart (say a weekly one) for further insight.

  • S&P 500 Near A Ceiling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Evidences continues to indicate US stocks are near an intermediate top. Fibonacci analysis could hold the answer of where a down turn could begin.

  • S&P 500 Near A Golden Cross

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Long-term moving averages are setting up a reliable buy signal on the S&P 500.

  • S&P 500 Turns Into A Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis is used to show that the S&P 500 has reversed its intermediate-term trend from a bullish trend to a bearish trend.

  • S&P E-mini Futures Enter A Downtrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P e-mini ended its agonizing rally on the daily chart and took the path of least resistance, which was down. This exhaustion pattern is called "Three Little Indians."

  • SAIA - A Strong Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SAIA is one stable stock that can be considered for long-term trading.

  • SBC Communications Is Making A Bullish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A large ascending triangle on the chart of SBC Communications could offer profitable trading opportunities.

  • SBC Works On A Bullish Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SBC traced out a falling wedge and has yet to reverse the current decline, but signs of a reversal are starting to appear.

  • SIDEBAR: A COMPOSITE INDICATOR by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A COMPOSITE INDICATOR by Technical Analysis, Inc. Interview subject Tim Hayes suggests a modified version of the composite indicator using just three indicators. You refer to your composite indicator that is made up of subgroups. Can you tell our reade

  • SIDEBAR: A five-day step-weighted moving average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Examples of calculations for five-day weighted moving average.

  • SIDEBAR: A tale of two frequencies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: A tale of two frequencies Using the prices in Article Figure 2 as examples of this technique, we'd place the first price, 233.76, in the first histogram; the second price, 234.91, in the second histogram; and the third price, 232.56, in the fir

  • SIDEBAR: ASSESSING A SINGLE EQUITY INVESTMENT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ASSESSING A SINGLE EQUITY INVESTMENT The total return on an equity investment reflects both capital gains and periodic income such as dividend payments. Specifically:

  • SIDEBAR: BUILDING A RANDOM WALK INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: BUILDING A RANDOM WALK INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc. Instructions on creating a random walk index.

  • SIDEBAR: CALCULATING A RATE OF CHANGE OSCILLATOR

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CALCULATING A RATE OF CHANGE OSCILLATOR A rate of change oscillator (Roc) is calculated by dividing the price in the current time period by the price n periods ago. For example, a 10-day rate of change would be today's price divided by the price 10days

  • SIDEBAR: DESCRIBING A SPREADSHEET PROGRAM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DESCRIBING A SPREADSHEET PROGRAM

  • SIDEBAR: Four-year cycles on a mathematical basis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: Four-year cycles on a mathematical basis The mathematical basis for the four-year cycle is found in many types of analysis. A good demonstration is the standard deviation of a market average as a risk parameter.

SIDEBAR: PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

  • SIDEBAR: Portrait of a cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: Portrait of a cycle Combining volume indicators, my new high and new low indicators and the advance/decline line (ADL) helps me to define cycles in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or other broad indices such as the New York Stock Exchan

  • SIDEBAR: SOURCES OF RISK IN A SECURITY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SOURCES OF RISK IN A SECURITY Sources such as: Business risk: The degree of uncertainty associated with an investment's earnings and the investment's ability to pay investors the returns owed them.

  • SIDEBAR: TRIPLE EXPONENTIALLY SMOOTHING A DATA SERIES

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRIPLE EXPONENTIALLY SMOOTHING A DATA SERIES One purpose of triple exponentially smoothing a data series is to remove meaningless fluctuations from the data while maintaining the correct appraisal of the direction of the trend. This is accomplished by s

  • SIDEBAR: WHAT IS A FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM? by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...WHAT IS A FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM? by Technical Analysis, Inc. There is an intuitive appeal in the concept that cycles are apparent in price data. The cycles do not appear to be consistent, but more of a combination that are longer- and shorter-term cycl

  • SIDEBAR: WRITING AND EXECUTING A SPREADSHEET MACRO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...WRITING AND EXECUTING A SPREADSHEET MACRO A macro is a series of commands or keystrokes that can be stored for use for repeated operations. For all popular spreadsheets, macros can take on two different forms. One is a series of keystrokes that can be r

  • SPY - A Market Proxy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It has now been eight days since markets began their upward march, but the run is showing signs of strain.

  • SVU A Better Buy At Lower Prices?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Supervalu, a major regional grocery chain, have been falling for the past three months. Is a turnaround finally at hand?

  • Salesforce.com Has A Wide Range Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Salesforce.com shares took off like a rocket on Thursday, issuing a fresh Raff MarketSpace stock system buy signal.

  • SanDisk: Multiple Confirmations Of A Major High?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of SanDisk have been among the better performers in the S&P 500 index since June 2012. Is this rally now near its ultimate high prior to a major correction?

  • Sandisk On The Verge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sandisk (SNDK) held support in February and looks poised to break resistance, but low volume still haunts the stock.

  • Sandisk: Head & Shoulders Or Just A Support Test?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sandisk has a potentially bearish pattern working, but the stock is assumed bullish until the bear is confirmed.

  • Scalping As A Trading Style by Vadym Graifer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:10 (76-78): Scalping As A Trading Style by Vadym Graifer Scalping got a bad name during the 1998?2000 market boom, mostly thanks to the media. Does scalping really deserve the bashing? Scalpers inhabit an area of fairly small

  • Sears, Roebuck & Co. Tries A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a big downleg, this retailer appears ready for a bounce.

  • Sears: Anatomy Of A Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At a low during a major bear trend, Dow standby Sears and Roebuck [S] rallied from an intermediate trend double bottom to reach highs of nearly $44 in late April 2000. But a selling climax and weak rally have caught Sears between either a major upside r

  • Seasonal Variations In A Semiconductor Stock by Jack Karczewski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonal Variations In A Semiconductor Stock by Jack Karczewski Do seasonal variations exist in the heavily traded and researched stock market? Recently, a securities analyst was quoted as saying that semiconductor stocks declined an average of 40% from

  • Second Hour Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Second Hour Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. In 1983 I noted an indicator developed by analyst Stan Weinstein: the last hour indicator. Changes in prices in the last hour seemed to be useful in forecasting the future. Having an hourly data bank extend

  • Secondaries by Arthur A. Merrill, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Secondaries by Arthur A. Merrill, CMT If the owner of a large block wants to sell without generating a big price decline, he sometimes enlists the help of an underwriter. This type of sale is called a secondary offering. The underwriter uses his skills

  • Selecting Stocks For A Portfolio by Donald Stewart and Kenneth Stewart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Selecting Stocks For A Portfolio by Donald Stewart and Kenneth Stewart As redundant as it may sound, following the stock market is in reality following a market of stocks. And surveying a market of stocks can present a challenge. The brothers Stewart, u

  • Selective Opportunity Is A Trader's Weapon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chasing every opportunity in the market only leads to losses. Sometimes, the best trading tool a pro can use is simply being selective.

  • Semi HOLDRS Heading For A Whole Lot Of Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The semiconductor HOLDRS is closing at the top of its 2005 range, and a reversal may be in the offing.

  • September Strategy And What A Difference A Month Makes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beginning in August, weakness from July's trading was carrying over but now it's spreading like a contagion. Learn how to prepare and profit.

  • September Strategy And What A Difference A Month Makes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beginning in August, weakness from July's trading was carrying over but now it's spreading like a contagion. Learn how to prepare and profit.

  • Serving a trading apprenticeship The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 13 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Serving a trading apprenticeship The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 13 by Jack K. Hutson Anyone studying the stock market intends to remove themselves from the ranks of the public that dabbles with luck as their foremost rule of operation. A true

  • Setting stops: A new approach by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Setting stops -- a new approach by John Ehlers The cliche in golf is ""drive for show, but putt for dough."" The analogy in technical trading is that the ability to pick entry points is highly focused, but scant attention is paid to how to exit a trade.

  • Seven Steps To A Good Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It pays to follow a disciplined trading system.

  • Seven Steps To Becoming A Trading Master

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reach for the stars! Don't give up on the quest for success. Everyone must go through a similar learning curve, and you should know that you're not alone in this journey to achieve successful trader status

  • Shanda Interactive: A Short Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market looking vulnerable, an online gaming company based in China is worth looking at as a short candidate.

  • Shining A Light On Petrobakken

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...PetroBakken Energy Ltd. operates as a light oil exploration and production company in western Canada. Worth a look?

  • Short Entry Failure, Or How To Reenter A Short Move If Stopped Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shorting a stock is not a game for amateurs, and even skilled traders struggle with trading during a bear market, but using this three-step process can put the odds greatly in your favor.

  • Short Interest by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Short Interest by Arthur A. Merrill Short interest ? the sale of borrowed stock ? is one of the most useful tools of the technician. Short sales are made by pessimists, who expect prices to fall. If prices fall, the short seller can buy shares at a lowe

  • Shuffle Master Deals A Bad Hand

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A moving average break and relative weakness spell lower prices for Shuffle Master.

  • Sidebar: Constructing a PAC chart by François Bertrand

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (46-50): Sidebar: Constructing a PAC chart by François Bertrand CONSTRUCTING A PAC CHART Here are the steps: 1. Create a "price grid" where each row in the grid represents a range of prices. Then identify the range of boxe

  • Sidebar: Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (86): Sidebar: Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill Trendlines usually are drawn through tops or bottoms. They also are drawn through the center of prices by a lagged moving average or by eye. A straigh

  • Sidebar: Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (86): Sidebar: Fitting a trendline by least squares by Arthur A. Merrill Trendlines usually are drawn through tops or bottoms. They also are drawn through the center of prices by a lagged moving average or by eye. A straigh

  • Signal Processing Basics by Glenn A. Barlis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Signal Processing Basics by Glenn A. Barlis This is the second of a series of articles that examine stock price analysis using the mathematical methods of signal processing. Here you will learn about tools for detecting trends and smoothing them. In t

Signal Processing Basics, Part 3 by Glenn A. Barlis

  • Signs Of A Nikkei Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the 16-year bear trend ended for the Nikkei?

  • Signs Of A Reversal In UNG?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's 40 below in some parts of the US, but natural gas prices haven't seemed to notice — until now.

  • Silver And A Swing Trading View

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even in the hottest commodity markets, swing trading systems can and do go flat -- for a little while, that is.

  • Silver Breaks Down After A Vertical Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Words from Alan Greenspan can often make or break a market. Silver has again proven this to be the case. Silver leads the commodity tailspin. But were there warnings of this crash?

  • Silver Futures Bottom Out After A Massive Fall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Silver fell by 40% in April 2004, and then formed an accumulation pattern. If it breaks out above 6770, it should see a target of 7470. With the uncertainity in global markets and the terror alerts, silver prices will stay firm.

  • Silver More Evidence Of A Possible Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most trend reversals give several warning signals before the turn finally comes. Here's another high-probability reversal setup in COMEX mini silver futures.

  • Simple Techniques In A Volatile Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DuPont is an example to highlight a few simple but reliable techniques that can save traders from huge uncertainty.

  • SimpleTech A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why has the price of this stock, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of custom and open-standard memory solutions, jumped?

  • Sirius Satellite: Map Of A Mania?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breaking down below a trendline that extends back to August 2004, Sirius Satellite suggests that this "once upon a time" highflier may have further to fall.

  • Sizing A Futures Trading Account by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sizing A Futures Trading Account by Jay Kaeppel While most traders start out working on a trading system, they forget that the amount of starting capital is equally important. Here are some guidelines to consider. Novice traders focus their attention o

  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc. — A Future Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is Skyworks Solutions, Inc. a buy for growth at its present level?

  • Slippage Cost Of A Large Technical Trader by Thomas V. Greer, B. Wade Brorsen and Shi-Miin Liu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Slippage Cost Of A Large Technical Trader by Thomas V. Greer, B. Wade Brorsen and Shi-Miin Liu If traders rely on technical trading systems, they need to know the size of slippage, which is the difference between estimated transaction costs and actual t

  • Small-Cap Growth Setting Up A Long Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Small-cap growth stocks often lead the way higher after bear market declines.

  • So Are We Seeing A Correction Soon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bears haven't given up, even as the market is moving to new highs every day. But what lies around the corner?

  • So What's A Bear Market Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In Elliott wave theory, a bear market is usually described as an A-B-C correction.

  • So, Is Microsoft A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In August 2013, Steve Ballmer announced that he would resign as CEO of Microsoft, Inc. within 12 months.

  • So, Is Tesla A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Tesla motorcar caught fire because of an impaled battery. Has this affected the growth in the share price?

  • Soaring Silver And A Systematic Plan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not many markets are as hot as the silver market is right now, but regardless of a given market's temperature, you still need a logical, systematic way to trade it.

  • Sometimes A Gold Notion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What if the March highs represented the end of a cyclical bull market in gold?

  • Sound Off: A case for rising energy prices by Joseph Holleman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sound Off: A case for rising energy prices by Joseph Holleman Editor's Note: Mr Holleman was bold enough to write this in mid-June 1985 for our December issue. Whether correct or not, we feel an example of the thinking behind taking an actual position i

  • Sounding For A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the recent maelstrom in stocks, it is tempting to declare bottom with the first or second big rally. Here is why it pays to wait for confirmation.

  • Spotting Accumulation In A Quiet Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't look at volume now to spot emerging bullish trends or you'll miss the next big move.

  • Spread Analysis And A Look At Unknown Fundamentals by Darin Newsom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (42-46): Spread Analysis And A Look At Unknown Fundamentals by Darin Newsom How do you know what the underlying fundamental situation is when the supply and demand factors remain unknown? Basically, commodity market analys

  • Spread Prices As A Leading Indicator by Curtis McKallip Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread Prices As A Leading Indicator by Curtis McKallip Jr. Commodities that are deliverable today trade at a different price than the very same commodity to be delivered in the future. This price differential is called a spread. Spreads exist because

  • Spreadsheets - a universal technical analysis program? by Stuart G. Meibuhr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spreadsheets - a universal technical analysis program? by Stuart G. Meibuhr A spreadsheet is often the first computer program people buy after getting a computer. Spreadsheets are merely electronic pieces of paper divided into rows and columns, the inte

  • Staar Surgical Shows A Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The breakout and support-resistances levels make Staar Surgical a strong candidate for your watchlist.

  • Staples Inc. Tests A Double Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Staples is at a crucial point here, with pattern analysis suggesting a tradable move.

  • Staples Ready To Make A Move?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Staples' price chart on a weekly basis has closed at a new all-time high. What transpires next should be a tradable move, but traders need to see some confirmation. Show us the money!

  • Starbucks Undergoes A Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lower peaks in the MACD histogram and rate of change reveal that momentum to the upside is beginning to wane for Starbucks, the largest coffee shop chain in the world, causing SBUX to undergo a test of its rising trendline and 20-day MA.

  • Starting A New Uptrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis shows that a new uptrend has begun.

  • Starting A Technical Analysis Group by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Starting A Technical Analysis Group by Barbara Star, Ph.D. While the perfect trading system may be elusive, sharing information with others is very attainable. One way to do so is to become part of a technical analysis group. Technical analysts constan

  • Still A Bear Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much commentary of late suggests that we are now in a new bull market. However, the basics of technical analysis says otherwise.

  • Stock Earnings Trends Suggest A Pullback Likely

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Deteriorating earnings growth rates in the US stock market suggest that another decline is overdue.

  • Stock Market Building A Base?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How late 2015 could be setting the stage for multi month rally.

  • Stock Market Ending the Year with a Bang?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to take advantage of a late year stock market decline.

  • Stock Market Risk: A Monthly Look by John Kean

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stock Market Risk: A Monthly Look by John Kean Have you ever wanted to know what the actual statistics of the month-to-month risk in the stock market are? This article looks at the question and formulates a possible reason. Most stock market analysis f

  • Stock Selection by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stock Selection by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. How does a veteran technician like Arthur Merrill select stocks for investment? He explains that it's not the simplest of methods and it does require research and work, but the results, he notes, are worth it

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  • Students select a winning portfolio by Michael Scott

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  • Suntrust Banks Caught In A Bearish Pattern

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