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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A MiniGuide to Fourier Spectrum Analysis by ANTHONY WARREN, PH.D./STAFF WRITER The basic idea behind Fourier Analysis of time series is to decompose the data into a sum of sinusoids of varying cycle length, each cycle being a fraction of a common or fun

  • A Spreadsheet For Price Ratio Projection Analysis by Robert Miner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Spreadsheet For Price Ratio Projection Analysis by Robert Miner Traders who follow Gann and Elliott wave analysis use ratios of past price movement as guidelines for possible turning points in the future. Here, Robert Miner of Gann/Elliott Educators g

  • A Spreadsheet For Time Ratio Analysis by Robert Miner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Spreadsheet For Time Ratio Analysis by Robert Miner Traders using ratio of time cycle analysis will find this spreadsheet version of determining target dates of possible cycle highs or lows helpful. The author discusses the use of projected target dat

  • An Introduction to Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) Technical Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, Ph. D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Introduction to Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) Technical Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, PhD RESEARCH Preface to Maximum Entropy Articles A reasonable assumption concerning the motivation of subscribers to Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities

  • Andrew Lo And The Future of Technical Analysis by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Andrew Lo And The Future of Technical Analysis by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber Andrew Lo, who is the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management and director of MIT's Laborat

  • Artificial Intelligence And Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Artificial Intelligence And Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick Markets are chaotic and their randomness is real but intermittent; we can approach the development of trading systems with that assumption. We can also assu

  • BASIC programming for technical analysis by Steve Notis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...BASIC programming for technical analysis by Steve Notis I decided recently to start to program some of my own software after writing for so long about everyone else's. Once I got going, I discovered that programming is not as difficult as I'd anticipate

  • Back to Basics With Quantitative Analysis by Anthony J. Macek

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back to Basics With Quantitative Analysis by Anthony J. Macek Ever notice how we seem to want to do things the hard way? Anthony Macek, publisher of the ""Just the Facts"" newsletter, has, and he's proposed a solution to simplify our lives using quantit

  • COBWEB DYNAMICS: Microeconomic Basis for Technical Stock Market Analysis by Kent Kachigan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...COBWEB DYNAMICS: Microeconomic Basis for Technical Stock Market Analysis by Kent Kachigan Introduction For many years, investors, analysts and economists have been debating whether the theories developed by technical stock market analysts have their fo

  • Candlesticks And Intraday Market Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks And Intraday Market Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Can the much-ballyhooed candlestick method be helpful in intraday trading? To find out, Gary Wagner and Brad Matheny went through one day's trading via candlesticks for o

  • Channel Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Channel Analysis by Thom Hartle A market does not move in a straight line; instead, its movement travels across the chart in peaks and valleys, forming a channel in the direction of the trend. Early identification of the channels can give you important

  • Chaos Theory And Neural Network Analysis by John Kean

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chaos Theory And Neural Network Analysis by John Kean Do markets have memory? In this new theory by Edgar Peters, an offshoot of chaos theory, John Kean explains, markets can be regarded as nonlinear dynamic systems, and neural networks can be used to a

  • Chart Congestion Analysis by Holliston Hill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart Congestion Analysis by Holliston Hill Congestion areas appear in all markets whether it be gold, soybeans, IBM, or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Being able to recognize the different types of congestion areas and knowing what they will lead to

  • Combining Statistical and Pattern Analysis by Walter T. Downs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Patterns are one of the oldest forms of technical analysis. Yet, because patterns can often be subjective, few of us take the time to combine statistical information with this type of market analysis. Mathematical definition and detailed statistical an

  • Combining Technical And Fundamental Analysis by Mark C. Snead, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Technical And Fundamental Analyses The two forms of analysis approach market forecasting in radically different styles. Can they be combined? Few topics generate as much heated discussion as the time-honored debate of technical vs. fundamenta

  • 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

  • Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Many traders shy away from spread trading owing to the extra difficulties of calculating the spread and the analysis of the spread in both its legs. Data and software now available for IBM-PCs and clones ca

  • Computers and Market Analysis by Gregory L. Morris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you just starting out as a technical trader? Or are you a veteran who wouldn't mind a refresher course on the basics? Here's a primer for the novice and a reminder for the veteran covering points of interest, including computer hardware, software and

  • Curvilinear chart analysis by D.O. Christian Reiger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Curvilinear chart analysis by D.O. Christian Reiger Nothing in the universe moves in an unswerving line ? least of all futures prices. Why then, should straight lines dominate our technical analysis of charts? In the following examples, you'll see how t

  • Data Filtering For Trend Channel Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Data Filtering For Trend Channel Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Trend-following methods typically utilize moving averages of closing price data for buy and sell signals. Often, the signals turn out to be false due to short-term market fluctuations

  • Data Filtering Methods For Technical Analysis by ANTHONY WARREN, Ph.D./Technical Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Data Filtering Methods For Technical Analysis by ANTHONY WARREN, Ph.D./Technical Analysis staff writer Data filtering methods such as moving averages are quite prevalent in many trading systems. In this article we will discuss a methodology for selectin

  • Equity Curve Analysis by Vladimir Stepnov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Equity Curve Analysis by Vladimir Stepnov What can you expect from your trading system? he random nature of the markets can alter your profit expectations, which is why you must determine how your system will perform in any type of market. When you des

  • Essentials Of Technical Analysis by Larry Swing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:13 (62-64): Essentials Of Technical Analysis by Larry Swing Technical analysis doesn't have to be complex. Here's a reminder to keep it simple. We have a hard time making fast decisions with complicated information. That is w

  • Financial Volume Index And Volume Analysis by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial Volume Index And Volume Analysis by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T. In technical analysis, the study of volume is one of the most overlooked and underrated disciplines. In the general study of the supply and demand of markets, only two pieces of data

  • Float Analysis by Steve Woods and Jan Arps

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Float Analysis by Steve Woods and Jan Arps Here's a close look at the turnover of a stock's float, based on an idea from the works of W.D. Gann, that reveals some dramatic patterns and expands the definition of a base or consolidation zone. The floati

Forecasting Singular Spectrum Analysis by S. Drogobetskii and V. Smolynsky

  • Fourier Spectral Analysis by William T. Taylor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fourier Spectral Analysis by William T. Taylor Introduction Because many commodity and stock prices appear to exhibit some cyclical movement, it is important for the trader who relies on this characteristic feature to recognize these cycles and adjust

  • Fractal Analysis by James R. Williamson Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (36-39): Fractal Analysis by James R. Williamson Jr. Can the complex behavior of the stock market really be reduced to something simple? This article will demonstrate that, over the last 30 to 40 years, the seemingly comple

  • Fundamentals behind technical analysis by Curtis McKallip Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fundamentals behind technical analysis by Curtis McKallip Jr. Would you believe you are doing fundamental analysis without knowing it when you use technical indicators? No, not GNP, PPP, GPD, J-curves or deflators. That stuff is for government policy ma

  • Group Relative Strength Analysis by Jaime V. Behar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Group Relative Strength Analysis by Jaime V. Behar This equity trader and computer consultant presents an intriguing use of statistical analysis to measure the performance of stock groups for the purposes of asset allocation. To even the most casual of

  • Hurst's Cyclic Analysis by David Hickson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This crash course on an almost-forgotten theory could shed some light on how you can trade consistently and profitably. In the 1970s, an American engineer named J.M. Hurst published a thesis about why financial markets move the way they do. His expoun

  • Identifying Trends with Volume Analysis by Stephen J. Klinger, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a new twist on volume analysis, with a volume-based indicator for identifying meaningful trends. Technicians recognize the importance of volume analysis and its application to price movement as requisite to any serious examination of stocks and m

  • If the boss only knew technical analysis by Vincent Cosentino

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If the boss only knew technical analysis by Vincent Cosentino When a company official, director or a large stockholder buys stock in the company, this has to be a sign that green grass and blue skies are ahead. After all, who knows the company better th

  • Integrated Systems Approach To Technical Commodity Analysis by JOHN E. ROSENSTOCK

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Integrated Systems Approach To Technical Commodity Analysis by JOHN E. ROSENSTOCK when I first became interested in commodity markets, it was my great fortune to read the works of and speak with several of the most lucid teachers of market science and s

  • Investigating chart patterns using Markov analysis by Curtis McKallip, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investigating chart patterns using Markov analysis by Curtis McKallip, Jr. Most traders, at one time or another, have utilized elementary price patterns such as trendlines, triangles, gaps, and flags. The identifying characteristics and measuring proper

  • John Bollinger and Group Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: John Bollinger and Group Analysis by Thom Hartle John Bollinger, who is best known for his work on trading bands, also has other accomplishments to his credit as money manager, publisher and market analyst. Of late he's been looking at some n

  • LEADING INDICATORS FROM FOURIER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS by William T. Taylor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LEADING INDICATORS FROM FOURIER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS by William T. Taylor The purpose of this article is to expand upon my previous work July 1984 Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine) into an area not normally discussed as part of Spectral

Looking At The Market With Auction Market Analysis by Tom Alexander

  • Market Fuel And Technical Analysis by D. Earl Essig

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Fuel And Technical Analysis by D. Earl Essig When traders hunt for the Holy Grail of commodity trading in futures and options, obvious clues to market direction are often overlooked. One such oversight generally occurs in analyzing price patterns

  • Median Line Market Analysis by Thomas E. French

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Median Line Market Analysis by Thomas E. French The Median Line (ML) method of market analysis was first developed by Professor Alan Hall Andrews, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineering graduate. The Median Line technique of geometric

  • Money flow analysis by Steven B. Goldstein and Michael N. Kahn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money flow analysis by Steven B. Goldstein and Michael N. Kahn In 1976, Joe Granville documented several theories of stock market price and volume movements in Granville's New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit. The book explained

  • Monitoring Equity For Market Analysis by Joe Luisi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Monitoring Equity For Market Analysis by Joe Luisi STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Joe Luisi presents a strategy for using a graph of your profits and losses to pick either trend-following or a trading range trading system. It is well known -- or it sh

  • Neural Nets In Technical Analysis by Yin Lung Shih

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Neural Nets In Technical Analysis by Yin Lung Shih The technical analysis of price data requires a mix of mathematical technique, experience and intuition. Anyone with a background in high school math can understand, or at least calculate, the mathemati

  • Perry Kaufman On Market Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V13:06: (260-268): Perry Kaufman On Market Analysis by Thom Hartle Perry Kaufman began his career in the field of trading and market research in 1971. Since then, he has been a money manager, consultant and author of six books, including the popular Com

  • Planetary analysis by Bill Meridian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Planetary analysis by Bill Meridian Little do managers of the nation's financial institutions and brokerage houses know but there is a strong underground of astrological and astrophysical analysts in their companies. Since publishing our first article i

Product Review: Relevance III Advanced Market Analysis by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

  • Pseudo Securities For Technical Analysis by Charles E. Miller

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pseudo Securities For Technical Analysts As you develop your analytical skills, you probably pick a favorite market to study. So depending on the market, you could come to different conclusions about the value of different techniques of analysis. With th

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

Quick-Scan: Intermarket Analysis by Matt Blackman

Quick-Scans: Channel Analysis by D.W. Davies

  • Real world technical analysis by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Real world technical analysis by Kent Calhoun Simplicity and common sense trading methods summarize my approach to technical analysis. The purpose of this article is to educate traders to view price action from a more creative perspective, starting with

  • Relative Dividend Yield And Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative Dividend Yield And Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle To trade the stock market effectively, you need a plan to pick out the stock that could outperform others. Here's an example of a plan for trading that uses a stock's relative yield to the br

  • Risk Assessment For Security Analysis by Lloyd Silver

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Risk Assessment For Security Analysis by Lloyd Silver Assessing the risk in a security is an essential part of the investment process. Here, then, are the advantages and disadvantages of two common risk measures: variance and beta. Further, Lloyd Silv

  • SIDEBAR: Markov analysis by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: Markov analysis by Technical Analysis, Inc. A natural process which has a random element but also shows the effects of previous events influencing subsequent events is a Markov process. Markov models lie in the spectrum between fully determinis

  • SIDEBAR: SPREADSHEET ANALYSIS by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SPREADSHEET ANALYSIS by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here's a simple way of setting up a return versus leverage analysis in a spreadsheet (sidebar Figure 1). Specifically, this is for Lotus 1-2-3, but you should be able to follow the example and apply it to

  • Stage Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stage Analysis by Thom Hartle Funds are invested in markets for various reasons. A high return on investment capital, of course, is the ultimate goal. Investment decisions, however, often are made with only limited amounts of careful thinking behind the

  • Technical Analysis by JACK K. HUTSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical Analysis by JACK K. HUTSON Thank you for your very kind and in some cases flattering response to the ""Reader Service Form"" published in Technical Analysis July 1983 issue. Feedback from you, our readers, helps guide both our growing staff an

  • The Spearman Indicator For Technical Analysis by Dan Valcu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This indicator is a very old statistical tool that even to this day helps determine trend strength and turning points. Here's how to apply it to your trading. Technical analysis can be considered both a science and an art; patterns and chart rea

  • The Technical Basis Of Risk-Reward Analysis by Victor Sperandeo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Technical Basis Of Risk-Reward Analysis by Victor Sperandeo Author and money manager Victor Sperandeo offers details on his investment approach in this excerpt from his latest work, Trader Vic II: Principles of Professional Speculation. Here, Speran

  • The Titans Of Technical Analysis by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Titans Of Technical Analysis by David Penn A not-so-random walk through the history of charting the markets. Many years ago, a poet friend who was editing a collection of contemporary verse noted to me that "about half the working poets in America

  • The overlay profile for current market analysis by Donald L. Jones and Christopher J. Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The overlay profile for current market analysis by Donald L. Jones and Christopher J. Young Market analysis seeks to determine the condition of the market because the trader who knows whether a market is trending, bracketing or in transition is better a

  • Trading A Stock Using Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading A Stock Using Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle The search goes on for key indicators to help traders find profitable opportunities in the market. Here, Stocks & Commodities Editor Thom Hartle provides an example of a recent trade in a stock bas

  • U.S. Treasury auctions and technical analysis by Gerald S. Celaya

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...U.S. Treasury auctions and technical analysis by Gerald S. Celaya The auction process in the Treasury bond market creates a problem for technical analysts--the newly auctioned issue has none of the historical price data needed for technical analysis and

  • Using Filtered Waves for Trend Analysis by Scott Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (282-287): Using Filtered Waves for Trend Analysis by Scott Barrie Filtering is simply processing price data to remove extraneous, noisy, information. What's left after filtering can be considered to be the more important and perhaps tradable in

  • Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski Happily, today's spreadsheets enable traders and investors to measure the relationships between any times series of data. In this article, a linear regression technique is explained for analyzing the

  • Using Neural Nets For Intermarket Analysis by John Kean

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Neural Nets For Intermarket Analysis by John Kean Changes in Treasury bill yields, Treasury bond yields, gold and the U.S. dollar affect the stock market in subtle but predictable ways. These are complex and challenging relationships to decipher -

  • Using Neural Nets In Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can neural networks aid traders? By Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick Neural networks are the newest form of artificial intelligence technology to make its way into market analysis. Neural networks, also referred to as neural nets, mimic

  • Using Relative P/E Ratios And Technical Analysis by Peter Desnoyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Relative P/E Ratios And Technical Analysis by Peter Desnoyers Here's why you should track both fundamentals and technicals for trading stocks. The financial storm arrived in New York on October 19, 1987, following a volatile week in the markets.

  • Using Value and Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:08 (332-336): Using Value and Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle There are various ways to select what stocks to trade. Here's a method that combines fundamental value and technical analysis as a way to select a stock, and a real-world trading situa

  • Value At Risk And Technical Analysis by Luis Ballesca-Loyo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Value At Risk And Technical Analysis This method uses market volatility and the concept of value at risk to help determine meaningful stop-loss prices and position limits for trading securities. Many traders and investors apply security analysis techni

  • Variable Cycle Lengths And Intraday Candlestick Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Variable Cycle Lengths And Intraday Candlestick Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Trading methods often use different length filters for generating trades, both entries and exits. The most common filters are moving averages with differen

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