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  • 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?

  • AK Steel And The Near-Term Short Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The broad markets hit a speed bump on June 14, 2010, setting up a number of interesting short-sale situations. Here's a look at one of the more promising plays.

  • Advanced Beginners And The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beginning traders and advanced beginning traders focus on the basics of trading to profit, while everyone else tends to chase the latest gimmick.

  • American Express and the BKX Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...American Express is looking like a good candidate for an upside break.

  • Amgen and the Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes there's a lot more going into a candlestick pattern than just the formation.

  • An Update On Silver Standard Resources And The Underlying Commodity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A potential bottom in silver prices and a similar setup in Silver Standard Resources could point to a good buying opportunity.

  • 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

  • Aroon and the Nasdaq Composite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While most indicators measure the amount of price change over time, Aroon measures the amount of time since an event has occurred.

  • Auction Market Theory And The Longer Time Frame by Donald Jones

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Auction Market Theory And The Longer Time Frame by Donald Jones Last issue, I provided an overview of Auction Market Theory. Two important facts should be kept in mind as I discuss the next stage, applying the theory: First, markets are not correlated o

  • BOSO And The S&P 500 Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When does momentum really matter?

  • Bombardier B Shares and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another look at a trading methodology based on historical highs and lows.

  • Breakouts, Directional Movement, And The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A shift in positive directional movement accompanies a breakout in the Dow Jones industrials.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb And The Long Congestion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices are engaged in a very long congestion. The breakout should develop a volatile and directional move in the short term.

  • Bullish/Bearish Percentages and the DJIA by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bullish/Bearish Percentages and the DJIA by Christopher C. Cadbury Curious about how state of mind plays a role in trading? This author has studied investment surveys that detail bullish and bearish states of mind of advisors and investors and he has id

  • Bulls And The Contrarian Play

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pessimism is rising as investors sour on the current market, but that extreme pessimism coupled with key technical factors may signal a bullish trend.

  • Candlesticks And The Haguro Method

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As technical traders, we must always consult the market. Here's a method that sets clear support & resistance levels and can be used to trade futures, equities, and forex pairs.

  • Candlesticks And The J-Hook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combine candlestick signals with technical patterns.

  • Candlesticks And The Method Of 3 by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks And The Method Of 3 by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Various uses of the number three, a number of importance in Japanese culture as well as Western culture, can be seen prominently throughout candlestick technique and particularly

  • Candlesticks and the Malaysian Stock Market by Gary S. Wagner, Bradley L. Matheny and F.Tam

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks and the Malaysian Stock Market by Gary S. Wagner, Bradley L. Matheny and F.Tam Here's a look at how candlestick technique is applied to the Malaysian stock market, from the developers of Candlestick Forecaster and the director of PI Capital

  • Caterpillar And The Dow Theory

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many methods available in determining the trend of an individual security or market index. One such method is the Dow Theory.

  • Charter Communications Inc. And The Golden Touch Of Paul Allen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Although Paul Allen is majority stock holder in this company, it still has experienced significant losses in its stock value. Is it now on the rebound? A breakout from a triangle formation gives shareholders some hope.

  • Combining Fibonacci Retracements And The RSI by Ingo W. Bucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Fibonacci Retracements And The RSI by Ingo W. Bucher Combining the two can help identify significant support and resistance levels. Many of you have used the relative strength index (RSI) and Fibonacci retracement levels independently, but ha

  • 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

  • Confirmations And The January Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the Transports' move down unconfirmed by the Industrials, will a rising Transports Average confirm the Industrials' rally above the January highs?

Consider Covered Calls ? And The Caveats by Kevin Lund

  • Crude Oil And The MACD Histogram

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The MACD histogram gives good signals. The slope of the MACD histogram is used to determine if a trend is safe. Divergences between the MACD histogram and prices can identify shifts in momentum. Center line crossovers can also pinpoint changes in trend.

  • Cup-with-Handle and the Computerized Approach by Rick Martinelli and Barry Hyman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The cup-with-handle is a chart pattern that identifies stocks preparing for uptrends. Here are the steps to convert this pattern to a set of rules for screening your stock database to identify likely candidates. The CANSLIM approach to investing combin

  • Cycles and the S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In all the years I have been a student of technical analysis, and I go back as early as 1967, using cycles to forecast an index's turning point has always fascinated me.

  • Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Trading bands and the commodity channel index, two popular indicators, are used together here by D.W. Davies, who publishes the ""Chameleon"" financial newsletter. Davies analyzes

  • DR Horton and the Head-and-Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DR Horton (DHI) is part of a homebuilding group that has outperformed the market over the last four years. With a head-and-shoulders reversal brewing, things could be about to change.

  • David Vomund And The World Of Exchange Traded Products

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

  • Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In last month's column we discussed the use of {Put} and @Index(...) menu commands in Lotus 1-2-3. These can increase significantly program speed by avoiding cursor movement and r

  • December Patterns And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...December brings presents in the form of a strong pattern that runs up the market for quick profits.

  • Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas "Bullish" and "bearish" are terms frequently used to describe the price behavior of financial instruments. What exactly do they mean? All price action can be categorized into six phases of trends that descr

  • Dell And The Descending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dell found support just above 28 over the last five months, but it means little as long as the lower highs persist.

  • Diamonds and the CRB

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A July diamond anticipates sizable moves in the commodities index. Will grains continue to gain?

  • Divergences And The Bush Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All the post-hoc stock and election analysis you'll need is summed up in one chart and two stochastic divergences.

  • Divergences And The Dow Jones Utilities Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the second half of July helped create a bottom in the falling DJUA.

  • Divergences And The Housing Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first negative divergence led to sideways trading in the housing index. The second? So far, a sharp reversal.

  • Dow Theory And The September Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another nonconfirmation to the upside keeps the question marks in place.

  • Dundee Precious Metals Inc. And The ABCs of Elliott Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Precious metals: To buy or not to buy -- that is the question. A look at this chart may give you the answer.

  • Eaton Corp. And The Falling Three Methods Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The formation of a bearish candle pattern in Eaton Corp. suggests that the current short-term downtrend will probably resume its course.

  • Eli Lilly And The Corrective Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Eli Lilly has moved aggressively lower since making a yearly high in May, but it has bounced sharply in recent days as it attempts to alleviate a historically oversold position.

  • Elliott Wave And The Explosive Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the Elliott wave theory, you can find stocks that are ready to skyrocket.

  • Elliott Wave And The Explosive Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all have one goal in mind in this trading game: We want to find winning investments that leave our accounts better off than where they started. Many traders seek to accomplish this goal by digging through financial statements, news articles, a

  • Elliott Wave and the Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my article, "The Nasdaq: Elliott Wave and Kondratieff" (Traders.com Advantage, November 19, 2002), I explained where I believed the Nasdaq was heading, concluding that the Nasdaq was in a B-WAVE up in a long-term bear trend. The following is

  • Elliott Waves And The Fibonacci Sequence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Though his theories have been criticized, Ralph Nelson Elliott broadened the field of stock market analysis with his insight into how economic waves reflect our history and existence.

  • Elliott Waves And The S&P 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once again, it pays to err on the side of excess when counting the waves.

  • Entercom Communications And The JM Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The JM strategy has been very kind to me over the years. Here's why.

  • Fed Policy And The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fed Policy And The Stock Market Revisiting Gould's Rule by George A. Schade Jr. On February 24, 1989, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York raised its discount rate to 7% and triggered the most recent signal of the ""three steps and a stumble"" rule. The

  • Fibonacci Ratios and the S&P 500 Monthly Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been written about Fibonacci numbers and ratios, and many believe they are golden -- that charts will always turn at a Fibonacci number or ratio. Are they?

  • Flipping The Coin And The Road Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Events are under way that could create massive changes to the market, but if you understand what they are, then you'll know how to play them into the end of the year.

  • Forex Trading Platforms And The Real World by Chris Melendez

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (52-58): Forex Trading Platforms And The Real World by Chris Melendez Here are some of the properties and pitfalls of online retail trading platforms versus the institutional foreign exchange execution systems. Today's foreign exchange markets

  • GPS: Mind The Gap And The Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a gap down and rising flag formation, the chart for Gap Inc. (GPS) is showing signs of weakness.

  • Gann And The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many years ago when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I lay in the sun at a hotel swimming pool at a small town called Agatha in the Northern Transvaal of South Africa. Here, I opened my first, of what was to be many books, about WD Gann.

Gann And The Time Factor by Koos van der Merwe

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The terrorist act in Spain has led to a change in government and the threat of a withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Has Al Qaeda won? What does the Dow say?

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Popular for their predictive power/capacity, Gann and Elliott wave methods reach similar conclusions in their forecasts for the spring of 2004.

  • Gilead Sciences and the Ulcer Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the worst performing sectors this past year has been the Health Care sector, and of its sub-sectors, Biotechnology was one of the poorest performers. Gilead Sciences (GILD), a component of that sub-sector lost about 21% over the past year, making

  • Gold And The Business Cycle by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The Business Cycle by Martin J. Pring Well-known market analyst Martin Pring takes a look at the relationship between the price of gold and the business cycle. Why do major swings in the price of gold occur? Over the years, many views have be

  • Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy John Murphy, the leading proponent of intermarket analysis, closes the current circle of tradable interrelationships by examining how gold and the CRB index interact. The gold market plays a key role in intermar

Gold And The Corrective Phase by Gary S. Wagner

  • Gold And The DJIA by Richard C. Forest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The DJIA by Richard C. Forest Gold has its own cycles. How best to interpret them? STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Richard Forest illustrates that gold cycles can be best understood when analyzed and compared to the DOW Jones Industrial Aver

  • Gold And The European Debt Crisis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever since the Swiss franc was pegged to the euro, gold became the only safe haven investment in times of crisis. Here is a system to profit from the next crisis.

Gold And The New Technical Triad by Gary S. Wagner

  • Gold And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy Last month, intermarket analyst and veteran technician John Murphy explored the relationship between interest rates and the U.S. dollar. This month, he progresses to the interrelationship between the U.S. dolla

  • Gold's Bearish Rising Wedge and The London Gold Fix

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This one-year gold chart shows the recent weakness in gold markets via a rising wedge failure.

  • Goldman Sachs And The Short-Term Put Sale Op

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the broad markets finding short-term support over the last two sessions, now may be the time to consider selling near-term, out-of-the-money puts on Goldman Sachs shares.

  • In The US Dollar And The DJIA, Which Leads?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been said that the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves contrary to the movement of the US dollar. Is that true?

  • Inside Bar Patterns And The Sushi Roll

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading inside bar patterns can be lucrative, but using them in combination with this key principle can open up huge trading opportunities.

  • Interest Rates And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interest Rates And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy Veteran technician and leading proponent of intermarket analysis John Murphy continues to delve into the interrelationships between markets, this time between interest rates and the U.S. dollar. Prev

  • Intermarket Analysis And The Deutschemark by Richard Forest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intermarket Analysis And The Deutschemark by Richard Forest Richard Forest, a two-time Traders' Challenge winner, becomes a S TOCKS & COMMODITIES author with this monograph on how intermarket analysis -- that is, analyzing elements across more than one m

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (54-61): Interview: Ken Tower And The Future Of Electronic Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan A member and former president of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), Ken Tower is chief market strategist at CyberTrader, an

  • Joe Ross And The Ross Hooks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a methodology to exploit short-term momentum.

  • John Ehlers And The Fisher Transform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I bought the first MESA program sold by John Ehlers sometime in 1985-86 when I was looking for something other than Gann fans and Fourier analysis to determine cycles. That's when I first learned about John Ehlers.

Josh DiPietro and The Reality Of Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

  • Larry Williams And The Art Of Short-Term Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Larry Williams has taught thousands to trade the markets, won many trading championships, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe.

  • Larry Williams And The OOPS Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This short-term pattern provides good trading opportunities.

  • MEDI and the MACD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The MACD histogram can be an effective tool in spotting short opportunities as well as longs.

  • Manias And The Madness Of Crowds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I usually will not write about IPO's because there is simply not enough technical information available to do a halfway decent analysis. So why am I writing about LongFin Corp. (LFIN)? Because sometimes a stock acts so spectacularly that a special m

  • Manufacturing Breakouts And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Manufacturing stocks are breaking out, revealing the potential to lead the market higher and offering bankable trades if you know what to look for.

  • Mark Douglas And The Disciplined Trader by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Mark Douglas And The Disciplined Trader by Thom Hartle The best teacher is experience, and from his experiences as a trader and a broker, Mark Douglas, consultant with his own firm, Trading Behavior Dynamics, and author of The Disciplined Tra

  • Martin Pring and The Relevance Of Price Trends by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Martin Pring and The Relevance Of Price Trends by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. In 1981 he founded Pring Research and began pr

  • Mean Reversion And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is generally believed that markets tend to mean-revert. But this is true for some markets more than others. Here's an in-depth look at how the S&P 500 responds to mean reversion

  • Mechanical Trading System and the Art of . . . by Marcello Cattaneo Adorno

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders following mechanical systems can see situations that may affect mechanically based signals. Here's how to include technical signals outside your basic trading signal. What makes it more difficult still is that often the intuitive hunch not to f

  • Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian As applied to market action, momentum is generally confined to some limited role such as measuring the relationship between moving averages. But momentum can be much more. Michael Oliver and

  • Money Flow and the Aussie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down under and running for cover, the Australian dollar's bull market looks all but over.

  • Money Flow and the Comeback of Light Crude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a descent in late November, February light crude has begun climbing . . . again.

  • Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. This longtime Stocks & Commodities contributor and author discusses the relationship between the money supply and the composite index of leading economic indicators. The Nati

  • More On Cycles And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can technical analysis foretell the future? I don't believe it can, but I do believe that technical analysis does encompass everything that is out there, and by this I mean fundamental and emotional actions and projections - facts and feelings.

  • Moving Average Crossovers and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Any moving average based strategy does not function well when the share price moves in a sideways pattern. Here is a share that has given good profits in the past using the red/green strategy.

  • Moving Averages And The Slingshot Effect by Bo Yoder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Averages And The Slingshot Effect by Bo Yoder Watch the bulls and bears battle for supremacy to determine market direction. Moving averages (MAs) are among the simplest and most effective tools in any trader's arsenal. They offer moving areas of

  • Mr. Dow, Mr. Jones, And The Genesis Of Dow Theory

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How did the Dow Jones averages get their start? Meet the makers of the averages and The Wall Street Journal, and learn how Dow theory came about.

  • Nasdaq And The 53-day Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my article, "Nasdaq And Its Cycles" (posted December 16, 2002, Traders.com Advantage), I showed that a simple 53-day cycle would predict the Nasdaq's cycle lows. I concluded that you should not use this technique to forecast too far in

  • Nasdaq and the Coppock Curve

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Edwin Sedgewick Coppock devised an indicator that compares past performance to current and may give us an insight into the Nasdaq.

  • Nasdaq and the Dangerous Doji

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most traders now avail themselves to the benefits of Japanese candlestick charting to shine on the path of enlightenment. What worked for rice traders centuries ago still works today in all areas of trading. Bar and point & figure charting still work

  • Nasdaq and the Thrust Oscillator -- Part I

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The thrust oscillator (TO) uses market breadth measures to determine market trend.

  • Negative Divergences And The Bond Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lower peaks in the MACD histogram accompany the advance in the September Treasury note.

  • Negative Divergences And The USD/JPY Breakdown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After two months of appreciation against the yen, the USD/JPY took a hard hit in February going into March.

  • Newmont And The Gold Bugs Are Very Oversold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After enduring months of record selloffs, Newmont Mining and the Gold Bugs index may be close to a reversal zone.

  • Nike And The Olympics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An analyst interviewed on CNBC looked at NIKE ahead of the Olympic Games. Here's what he had to say.

  • Nikkei And The Cup-With-Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nikkei 225 has stalled over the last 18 months, but some potentially bullish patterns could yield a breakout soon.

  • Nonlinearity, Chaos Theory and the DJIA by Victor E. Krynicki, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Nonlinearity, Chaos Theory and the DJIA by Victor E. Krynicki, Ph.D. Here's a fresh look on using nonlinear systems and chaos theory to understand the markets. Concepts deriving from nonlinear systems and chaos theory have begun to be applied to unders

  • OEX And The Thrust Oscillator by Stuart Meibuhr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...OEX And The Thrust Oscillator by Stuart Meibuhr STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Stuart Meibuhr suggests using advance-decline data for trading the OEX contract. Is it feasible? Meibuhr explains. The four items of data that describe the advances and de

  • Obamanomics And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Obamanomics may be working better than you think.

  • Oil, Gold, Debt, And The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three key areas of the markets that are undergoing change right now -- oil, gold, US debt -- that offer the promise of tomorrow's above-average returns while at the same time inspire tomorrow's warnings as well.

  • On Trendlines, Money Flow Index And The Elliott Wave by Brian D. Green

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Trendlines, Money Flow Index And The Elliott Wave by Brian D. Green Here's an example of wave and indicator analysis using the money flow index, trendlines and Elliott wave. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned over the years is to appro

  • On-Balance Volume And The Dow Jones Utility Index by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On-Balance Volume And The Dow Jones Utility Index by Daniel E. Downing Between Thursday, October 19, 1990, and Monday, October 22, 1990, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained more than 127 points. More important than the points gained in the DJ

  • PPH And The Three Bears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Three bearish patterns point to further weakness in the Pharmaceutical HOLDRs (PPH).

  • Pattern Recognition, Price And The RSI by John Knaggs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pattern Recognition, Price And The RSI by John Knaggs Here's how to combine price and relative strength index patterns for trading signals. Patterns can be found between price formations and such mathematical trading tools as the relative strength ind

  • Pivot Levels And The Power Of Commonality

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Understanding how to use pivot levels will help you determine when to enter or exit a trade.

Pivot Levels And The Power of Commonality

  • Pork Bellies and the COT Index by Scott W. Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pork Bellies And The COT Index by Scott W. Barrie When presented with sentiment data, you'll need to know when to follow the crowd or be a contrarian. In our continuing look at using the COT index to predict market direction for commodities, here's a st

  • PpP Patterns And The MACD Histogram: Soybean Meal Makes Its Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bullish pattern in the MACDH develops just as the December contract closes over its 50-day EMA, signaling an opportunity to the upside in bean meal.

  • Presidential Parties and the Stock Market by Dave Dorgan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Presidential Parties And The Stock Market by Dave Dorgan Is there a relationship between the Presidential party in power and the subsequent performance of the stock market? Before you take a guess, here are the facts. Conventional wisdom would have one

  • Price Action And The Basics Of Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was a big believer in the drilling of basics to his players. For traders, a solid foundation in trading fundamentals is just as invaluable.

  • Price, Volume, And The Road Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is showing some interesting price action and looks like it's making an attempt to trade higher but, like everything in life, you have to consider the context surrounding certain events.

Profit Locking And The Relative Price Channel by Leon Wilson

  • Profiting With Nortel Using Point And Figure And The Horizontal Target Count

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In analysis of stocks today, point and figure analysis is rarely used. Yet if used correctly, it is very helpful. Here is a chart of Nortel and my analysis techniques using the strategies I teethed on in 1965.

  • Pullbacks, The Bend, And The Cryptkeeper

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three things taking place that can lead to big profits if you know what they are and where to trade.

  • QQQs and the SPDR Technology Index ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...XLK is an exchange traded fund found on the AMEX. ETFs are index mutual funds that can be bought and sold just like common stock and are traded on the American Stock Exchange along with Standard & Poor's depositary receipts (SPDRs). XLK is a te

  • Reelections And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What happens to the markets when a US President is elected for a second term?

  • Research In Motion and the Falling Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Research In Motion (RIMM) is ready to leap forward out of falling wedge patterns that appear on both its daily and monthly charts.

  • SIDEBAR: Averaging Lag and the EMA Constant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...AVERAGING LAG AND THE EMA CONSTANT The equation to compute an exponential moving average (EMA) is: ... Picture a function that increases by 1 for each new day. Then, on the generalized i th day the function will have a value of I . Assume the EMA lag

  • SIDEBAR: Calculating DEMA2 AND THE MACD by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating DEMA2 AND THE MACD by Technical Analysis, Inc. This Excel spreadsheet (sidebar Figure 3) presents the DEMA2 along with the MACD using DEMA2 as the smoothing filters. Column B (labeled X value) is the time t. This column could be elsewhere, a

  • SIDEBAR: LEAST-SQUARES CYCLE AND THE TIME SERIES MOVING AVERAGE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LEAST-SQUARES CYCLE AND THE TIME SERIES MOVING AVERAGE The least-squares cycle oscillator calculates a regression line that is a best fit of the data for the selected time period, and then the difference between the current closing price and the current

  • SIDEBAR: Money supply and the S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money supply and the S&P 500 I suspect most economists would say that M2 money supply and the S&P 500 are independent of each other. Here is evidence that there are significant serial dependencies between these two important time series. For illustrati

  • SIDEBAR: Option price sensitivity and the Greek alphabet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: Option price sensitivity and the Greek alphabet To analyze the risk/reward profiles of option strategies, traders measure the sensitivity of option strategies to unit changes in independent variables such as the price of the underlying security

  • SIDEBAR: The RSI and the RMI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE RSI AND THE RMI The formula for the relative strength index (RSI) is: RSI = 100((RS/(1+RS)) where: RS = AU/AD during the last X days AU = Yesterday's AU - (AU/X) + today's up close or zero AD = Yesterday's AD - (AD/X) + the absolute value of t

  • SIDEBAR: The RSI and the RMI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE RSI AND THE RMI The formula for the relative strength index (RSI) is: RSI = 100((RS/(1+RS)) where: RS = AU/AD during the last X days AU = Yesterday's AU - (AU/X) + today's up close or zero AD = Yesterday's AD - (AD/X) + the absolute value of t

  • SIDEBAR: The RSI and the RMI by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The RSI and the RMI by Technical Analysis, Inc. Formulas and sample spreadsheets for the RSI and RMI.

  • Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen Many seasonal trades have been consistently profitable over many years, but using them can be tricky because you never know if this will be the year that events won't follow the establish

  • Seasonality and the Presidential Election Cycle by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonality And The Presidential Election Cycle by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Can you combine politics with seasonality? With the Presidential election coming up, here's a review of some trading strategies for the stock market built around this event. The quadr

  • Short-Term Interest Rates And The Moon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An interesting lunar cycle has correctly forecast rate drops 10 out of 12 times in the past year.

  • Sidebar: Trading And The Emotional Boomerang by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: Trading And The Emotional Boomerang by Adrienne Laris Toghraie Negative boomerang and Mr. Hyde evaluation.

  • Social Mood And The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."When the mode of the music changes," wrote Plato, "the walls of the city shake."

  • Spectral Forecasting And The Financial Markets by Denis Ridley, Ph.D..

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spectral Forecasting And The Financial Markets by Denis Ridley, PhD. Ever considered spectral wave analysis to determine cycles in the stock market? Denis Ridley tells you how. As a rule, the financial markets are not easy to forecast. While forecast

  • Stephen Leeb Of Personal Finance And The Big Picture by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Stephen Leeb Of Personal Finance And The Big Picture by Thom Hartle If a diverse educational background ever lent itself to analyzing the markets, surely that of Personal Finance and The Big Picture newsletters editor Stephen Leeb would do so

  • Stocks And The Art of Charts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you trying to decide whether to buy or sell a stock? If you are, get out your stock charts. This simple method of analysis will make your decision easier.

  • Stocks, Interest Rates And The MACD by Kent Perkers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks, Interest Rates And The MACD by Kent Perkers The notion that markets are interlinked is gaining widespread acceptance. However, the technique of timing trades in one market based on the price direction of another market still requires further fin

  • Summertime ... And The Cotton Is Slipping ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do oversold readings in October cotton make the case for value--or merely further declines?

  • Supporting Gold and the Greenback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After making major bullish moves January and February respectively, both the dollar and gold find support.

  • Symmetrical Triangles And The MACDH

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can a symmetrical triangle be directional? Other tools in the technical toolbox may be able to tell you.

  • Technical Studies And The Primary Cycle by Raymond A. Merriman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical Studies And The Primary Cycle Cycle analysis offers the opportunity to identify windows of potential market bottoms and tops. Technical indicators can be used to time entries and exits in the stock at key points in the cycle. How well does thi

  • Terra Nitrogen And The Evening Star Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Terra Nitrogen, which produces and distributes nitrogen fertilizer products, has appreciated 88% since October 2002. But a major candlestick formation has emerged to stall that rally.

  • The Bad, The Good, And The Profitable by John L. Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Bad, The Good, And The Profitable by John L. Momsen Here's why you have to research your trades as thoroughly as possible. In February 2003, I received an intriguing email from one of my friends. He said he had discovered a nearly perfect, 94% prof

  • The Bailout Plan And The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the VIX telling us that the bailout plan will be passed by Congress? Is this plan an effective-enough Band-Aid?

  • The Best And The Brightest Go To Washington

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technicians and traders from around the world met in Washington, DC, during the first week of November 2003 to discuss the latest techniques and markets. For those serious about the practice and application of technical analysis, it was an event not to

  • The Best And The Brightest Of Technical Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders are a lonely breed. Most of their days are spent alone, their eyes glued to an array of computer screens, fingers poised over the keyboard and "Do not disturb" signs hanging over their desks. Continually enhancing your trading

  • The Broadening Formation And The Bond Market by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Broadening Formation And The Bond Market by Thom Hartle Trading the bond futures market offers opportunity to the skilled chartist because a diversity of price patterns occurs over time. In reality, chart patterns are accumulation, distribution, con

  • The DJIA And The Stock Index Futures Cycle by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA And The Stock Index Futures Cycle by Christopher Cadbury Do phases of the three-month futures cycle usually coincide with periods of greatest weakness or periods of substantial strength in the stock market? This American Stock Exchange trader d

  • The Dollar And The Risk

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As usual, we want to look at things with different tools. The dollar will be the subject of our analysis today as we look at the volatility of its volatility.

  • The Dollar and the Deep Blue Sea

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative strength and moving averages suggest that the mighty U.S. dollar may be on the verge of sinking.

  • The Euro And The Dollar, Midterm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a midterm outlook for the euro and the US dollar index futures.

  • The Fed And The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...During the recent past, the best-performing sectors have been those who benefit from a stable-to-lower interest rates environment, anticipating a change of monetary policy.

  • The Gold Bug and the Ascending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The triangle in the gold bugs index ($HUI) is the best thing going for gold bulls. But the index's bearish divergence with the MACD--along with a declining gold price--give plenty of pause for thought.

  • The Gold Bugs Index And The Bullish Weekly Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After jumping more than 100% since making the major October 2008 low, the Gold Bugs Index has spent several months in a bullish consolidation pattern.

  • The Gold Miner And The Pitchfork

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the useful aspects of the Andrews pitchfork is that it can be drawn from any series of three alternating high and low pivot points. With each pitchfork drawn, a story about the trend is told. With each of the pitchforks drawn as seen here, the sto

  • The Greenback and the CRB

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What are dollars and commodities saying about inflation and economic recovery in 2002?

  • The Head And The Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market sold into the Democratic national convention and rallied during and out of it. Does the hourly head and shoulders top in the $OEX mean that a similar market move will take place in advance of the GOP convention in August?

  • The Itsy Bitsy SPDRs and the Year-long Decline

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the April rally gone (but not forgotten), will the June correction mark the beginning of the end of the year-long decline?

  • The Kondratieff Wave And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...History has shown that the stock market and the four-year Presidential election cycle follow strong predictable patterns. What can we expect going forward?

  • The Long And The Short Of Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Whereas my long-term view for gold is not that positive, my short-term forecast is very positive. What do I mean by long term and what do I mean by short term?

  • The Nasdaq and the Four Day Corollary

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The only thing more amazing about the Nasdaq's rally since March is that it hasn't featured more than four consecutive up days.

  • The Nature of Risk: Justin Mamis and the Meaning of Life by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:08 (359-365): The Nature of Risk: Justin Mamis and the Meaning of Life by Thom Hartle Looking back on decades of market activity can give anyone a certain perspective, and Justin Mamis, who writes the Mamis Letter, a newsletter for Hancock Institut

  • The Option Premium Ratio And The DJIA by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Option Premium Ratio And The DJIA by Christopher Cadbury The discussion on the option premium ratio continues, with more examples on forecasting short-term movements in the DJIA. Previously, I introduced the option premium ratio, which is the rati

  • The Parable Of Coffee And The Blind Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The end of a downtrend and the resumption of an uptrend loom in coffee futures.

  • The R2K And The EMA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some people are so rich that the gyrations of the financial markets don't mean a thing to them. But for mere mortals possessed of ordinary financial means, whenever a stock or stock index closes below its all- important 200-day EMA, traders and inve

  • The SOQ And The S&P 500 Settlement by Thomas Cronin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The SOQ And The S&P 500 Settlement by Thomas Cronin R J. O'Brien research director and market letter writer Thomas Cronin marks his first appearance in STOCKS & COMMODITIES with some trade possibilities in options based on the difference between the clo

  • The Short-Range Oscillator and the DJIA by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES The Short-Range Oscillator And The DJIA by Christopher Cadbury Oscillators come in many shapes and forms. Here, one unique oscillator is analyzed to determine patterns and the results in the stock market after a particular pattern

  • The Symmetrical Triangle And The Regional Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A symmetrical triangle develops during the course of the downtrend in RKH. Is an upside breakout any more or less likely than a downside breakdown?

  • The Toronto 300 Index And The Fiscal Cliff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Toronto 300 has many gold mining stocks in it, which can affect and definitely does influence the movement of the index. Can it be used to determine the movement of the Standard & Poor's 500?

  • The Trader and the Internet by Suzanne Withers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Trader and the Internet by Suzanne Withers, Ph.D. By now, much has been written about the Internet, the international computer users' network. But details have not been as forthcoming. How can Internet help traders and investors? The profitable us

  • The US Dollar And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the US dollar strengthens, the market weakens and when the US dollar weakens, the market strengthens. Is this talk or is the present movement in the market really tied to the movement of the US dollar?

Tom McClellan And The Oscillators by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

  • Topping And The Energy Complex

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Recent price trends in crude oil, unleaded gasoline, and heating oil suggest an opportunity to review these techniques for anticipating market tops.

  • Trading And The Emotional Boomerang by Adrienne L. Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...rading And The Emotional Boomerang by Adrienne L. Toghraie How are your emotions affecting your trading? They don't, you say? But they do. Even though you may not be aware of it, your emotions are always influencing your trading. Since we are forever in

  • Trading And The Senses by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading And The Senses by Adrienne Laris Toghraie Successful trading requires a mind balanced between intellect and intuition. Here are some ideas toward developing a balanced mental approach to trading. One of the Market Wizards once told me that he

  • Trading Options With Bollinger Bands And The Dual CCI by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Options With Bollinger Bands And The Dual CCI by D.W. Davies Combining two classic indicators, the commodity channel index (CCI) and Bollinger bands, can be a potent timing tool for options trading. This author was inspired by John Bollinger's a

  • Trading Signals and the Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Donald Lambert developed the Commodities Channel Index, which as the name implies was originally intended to be used with commodities trading. However, this indicator has been successfully applied to other markets, including stocks.

  • Treasury Bond Yields and the S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interest rates have long been tied to movement in the stock market. Here's how to test trading rules for the stock market based on a six-month moving average of the 30-year Treasury bond yield, showing us when it may and may not be profitable to invest i

  • Trend-Following And The Interest Carry Trade by Russell Sands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend-Following And The Interest Carry Trade by Russell Sands Here's a look at how the Turtle system can be combined with forex trading. Forex trading has been around quite a while, and so has the Turtle system. But it has only been in the last year or

  • Trends And The 4% Solution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can you improve your odds of buying bottoms and selling tops? Use both trend-following and momentum-shift approaches to learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

  • Triangles and the British Pound

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Penny-wise and pound-foolish? Not if these triangles have anything to say about it.

  • Triangles and the Run of the Rand

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A symmetrical triangle heralds the end of a greenback rally against the South African currency.

  • Triple Top and Bottom Formations in Gold and the US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of gold's main influences is movement in the US dollar.This can be readily seen comparing the long term charts of the gold index (XAU) and the US dollar index (USD).

  • Two Patterns At Play With The January Effect And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two patterns at play could take the market higher despite current shifts under way if you know what they are.

  • UAL Outperforming The XAL And The NYA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having made its low months before the broad market did, it's little wonder that UAL Corp. looks poised to soar in the wake of falling energy prices.

  • UPS and the ADX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ADX is one of the indicators used to determine whether a stock is in a trend or not. This UPS example shows how to use the ADX along with chart patterns to enter high probability trades.

  • Unisys And The Three White Soldiers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After basing and underperforming over the last three months, Unisys (UIS) is starting to show signs of life.

  • Utilities, Divergences, And The StochRSI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What does Tushar Chande and Stanley Kroll's marriage of the stochastic and the relative strength index tell us about the potential for a bottom in utilities stocks?

  • V.14:6 (241-243) Seasonality And The S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking at the seasonality of the stock market from different viewpoints can give you new insight into an old concept. Here's a look at the best and worst months in which to invest as well as some suggested investing guidelines. By Mark Vakkur, M.D. One

  • VIDYA and the Nasdaq (Part 1)

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

  • VIDYA and the Nasdaq (Part II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In Part II you will find the mathematical and Metastock formulas for VIDYA, the variable index dynamic average.

VIX and the Lemming Effect by John Zachary

  • Volatility, Bollinger Bands, And The Yen by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (38-41): Volatility, Bollinger Bands, And The Yen by Matt Blackman Combine volatility with your favorite trading signal, and your trade will become a whole lot easier. Here's an example using the yen. Traders are taught fro

  • Volume-Weighted Moving Averages And The P&F

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When crossovers and Xs together mark the spot.

WM: The Best And The Brightest Of Technical Analysis by Matt Blackman

  • Wal-Mart and the Great Retail Recovery

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Maybe "great" is a little much. But Wal-Mart is rallying alongside its retail brethern and taking advantage of the new interest rate environment.

  • Walmart And The Economy In Trouble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term uptrend of Walmart looks to be coming to an end, and with it the doom of a recovering economy.

  • Wave Counts and the S&P's Next Leg Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do the declines of the first half of September augur even steeper declines before month's end?

Weather And The AG Markets by Joseph S. D'Aleo and Todd Crawford

  • Whirlpool and the Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Three successively higher peaks don't mean a thing when the relative strength index has a failure swing . . . Here is a tale of two trends.

Working Money: Candlesticks And The J-Hook by Stephen W. Bigalow

Working Money: Social Mood And The Markets by David Penn

Working Money: Symmetrical Triangles And The MACDH by David Penn

Working Money: The ADX And The DMI

Working Money: Topping And The Energy Complex by David Penn

  • Working Money: Trends And The 4% Solution by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Working Money: Trends And The 4% Solution by David Penn Can you improve your odds of buying bottoms and selling tops? Use both trend-following and momentum-shift approaches to learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. From a technical perspective, t

Working Money: Volume-Weighted Moving Averages And The P&F by Paul Fell

Working Money: "The Best And The Brightest" Go To Washington by Matt Blackman

  • iPad And The Price Of Apple Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that Apple has launched its new iPad, how will this affect the future price of Apple?






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