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  • 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 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

  • Alex Saitta of Salomon Brothers by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alex Saitta of Salomon Brothers by Thom Hartle Seasoned equity traders know that interest rates are a key force behind the direction of the stock market. The term ""interest rates,"" of course, is really a catch-all phrase for a group of markets that pr

As The Bond Turns by Alex Saitta

  • Bonds, Price Momentum and Trends by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bonds, Price Momentum and Trends by Alex Saitta A market trends, and then consolidates, before either resuming the trend or reversing. Is there any way that a technical trader can get a hint about which outcome, the reversal or the continuation, is more

  • Break Faster Than Rally? by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do markets decline in value at a faster pace than they rally? The question is put to the test using the Chicago Board of Trade Treasury bond futures contract. Nearly all market analysts agree that the bull market in bonds began in 1981, when the price o

  • Commodities And The Inflation Rate by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commodities And The Inflation Rate by Alex Saitta Which individual commodities have the strongest coincidental relationship with the inflation rate? Successful traders need to keep an eye on commodity price changes to gain insight into the latest chang

  • Comparing Technical and Fundamental Analysis by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NOVICE TRADER Comparing Technical And Fundamental Analyses by Alex Saitta Philosophically, technicians and fundamentalists appear to be at odds: One group studies underlying factors driving the market, while the other focuses on the market itself. Tech

  • Correction or Reversal? by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets trend. And within those trends are corrective phases, which in turn are followed by the trend resuming. At some point, the major market trend reverses. So what might be a clue to whether the current price action is a correction or a trend reversa

  • Hidden Risks Of Debit Spread by Alex Mendoza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hidden Risks Of Debit Spread by Alex Mendoza Understand all your risks when you trade. Strategies that seem harmless could end up costing you. Debit spreads are a favorite strategy among experienced options traders who understand the need to hedge risk

  • 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

  • Of Gold And Bonds, Gold Is The Leader by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of Gold And Bonds, Gold Is The Leader by Alex Saitta Does gold lead the bond market, or is it the other way around? Previously, we uncovered strong coincidental relationships between gold and the dollar, inflation, bonds and the CRB index. As bond trad

Put/Call Parity by Alex Mendoza

  • Quantifying Percentage Retracements by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 14:2 (76-78): Quantifying Percentage Retracements by Alex Saitta Traders often look for retracements of a market trend to establish new positions with that trend. But how often and how far does a market retrace the prior move before continuing? For t

  • Range Breakout Trading in Treasury Bonds by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Range Breakout Trading in Treasury Bonds by Alex Saitta Markets are either trending or in a trading range marking time until the next trend. It follows, then, that a potential trading concept is to identify the trading range and wait for the new trend t

  • Reversal Formations: Predictive Power? by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do classic chart formations such as the head-and-shoulders or the double-bottom/double-top hold up to close scrutiny? Here's a look. A few years ago, I read a Federal Reserve Bank report entitled "Head-and-shoulders: Not just a flaky pattern." The auth

  • Strength Figure by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strength Figure by Alex Saitta Here's an indicator that captures the amount and the distance of price thrusts. Technicians measure the strength of a market trend by examining trading volume, open interest, or price momentum. Most who choose momentum gr

  • Timing The Market With COTS by Alex Roslin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (34-37): Timing The Market With COTS by Alex Roslin Who says you can't time trades using the Commitments of Traders reports? This COTS-based mechanical system beat the NASDAQ by 728 percentage points -- with only one trade ne

  • Treasury Bonds And Gold by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Treasury Bonds And Gold by Alex Saitta Intermarket analysis, the comparison of price relationships between two different markets, is a valuable tool for traders and investors. Regular news reports often account for one market's trend for the day as rea

  • Trending on a Historical Basis by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:08 (345-347): Trending on a Historical Basis by Alex Saitta The question is as old as technical analysis itself: Does the market trend? Here's a method to determine the degree to which markets trend historically. In addition, there's a comparison o

  • V.14:6 (262-264) Employment As A Bond Market Forecast by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How good a barometer is the monthly US employment report for the bond market? One analyst decided to find out. By Alex Saitta The US employment report that the federal government releases on a monthly basis contains an assortment of data on many differe

  • Which Inflation Rate? by Alex Saitta and Yuxin Li

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which Inflation Rate? by Alex Saitta and Yuxin Li So you're going to use an inflation rate to gauge the market you're interested in. Which one are you going to use? Which one fits your needs? Bond yields provide a fixed coupon or income. As the rate of

  • Working Money: Traders' Notebook: Is Daytrading For You? by Alex Buzby

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:13 (22): Working Money: Traders' Notebook: Is Daytrading For You? by Alex Buzby Is Daytrading For You? Here's some practical commentary on those "glamorous" daytrading myths. Are you happy with your day job? Are you in a rut?






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