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  • 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

  • December Treasury Bonds by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...December Treasury Bonds by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Interest rate futures are always interesting to chart as well as to trade. Aside from the speculative aspects of interest rate futures, it is also valuable to know how much a l

  • Frictional Costs In Futures Trading by Jesse Wolff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Frictional Costs In Futures Trading by Jesse Wolff If we could trade in a perfect, cost-free world, there would be many more systems that would exhibit profitable return profiles. But we don't. So what can we do about frictional costs? The futures mark

  • GOLD SWINGS REVISITED by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...GOLD SWINGS REVISITED by Jesse H. Thompson Review In the March 83 issue of TA, in an article entitled ""Gold: Bull or Bear Market?"", a simple yet very effective trend tool, the swing chart, was used to analyze the greater trend of gold. The monthly sw

  • Gold: Bull or Bear Market? by JESSE H. THOMPSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold: Bull or Bear Market? by JESSE H. THOMPSON How to use a monthly swing chart to determine major trend. Before you attempt to answer the question, it is imperative to first define which trend you consider to be the greater trend. For in the crosscur

  • June, 1984 Gold: Studies in Price Action by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...June, 1984 Gold: Studies in Price Action by Jesse H. Thompson The recent March trend reversal, as represented by the activity of the June 1984 Gold contract, is an excellent study of the interaction of price with natural resistance levels, as well as il

  • Market Blueprints by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Blueprints by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer A method or system for trading can be likened to a building in that its viability depends on its foundation and structure. Ideally the cornerstones of this building will be purpose,

  • Options Arbitrage by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (58-60): Options Arbitrage by Jesse Chen What is arbitrage? Is it really for you? Of all the option analysis strategies, arbitrage trades seem to be one of the most intriguing and elusive strategies. Arbitrage is defined as

  • Price, Action and Resistance by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price, Action and Resistance by Jesse H. Thompson Origin, History and Recent Price Action We can not obtain a full account of the ""present position"" (price potential), of any given stock or commodity without a review of its recent price origins, pric

  • SIDEBAR: Trend again? by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend again? by Jesse H. Thompson If you look closely at the method and approach ascribed to such market masters as Dow, Wyckoff, Livermore, Gann, Dunnigan and Jackson, you find trend stated as a primary consideration in all of their market operations.

  • Speculation Philosophies by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Speculation Philosophies by Jesse H. Thompson ""A great thorough-going man does not confine himself to one school, but combines many schools, as well as reads and listens to the arguments of many predecessors, thereby slowly forming a style of his own..

  • The Head and Shoulders Formation by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Head and Shoulders Formation by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Technical analysis as it is applied today to the anticipation and projection of impending price movement of stocks or futures markets might be broken down into three m

  • The Iron Condor by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Iron Condor by Jesse Chen Being neutral on the market is different from being unsure. Here's a strategy to take advantage of your view. Neutral options are a sound strategy in options trading. They combine a balanced risk and reward ratio with a hi

  • The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (54-55): The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen Here are some strategies you can apply by combining two or more options. Options spreads are essentially the combination of two or more options. There are six

  • The Livermore System by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Livermore System by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Livermore is one of those names you might hear floating around among the chatter and ticks inside the local brokerage office. Or maybe you will catch a reference to him in some ob

  • The Magic Of Time Value by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Magic Of Time Value by Jesse Chen With this simple method you can sort through various option spreads and find the best conversion spread. Too often in the world of option analysis, simple indicators are overlooked for more advanced mathematical mo

  • The Nature of Price Resistance by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nature of Price Resistance by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Most of us involved with speculative markets often are so preoccupied with ""effect"", or price activity, that we ignore ""cause."" But an understanding of cause can cla

  • The Psychology of the Decision Bee by JESSE H. THOMPSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Psychology of the Decision Bee by JESSE H. THOMPSON A round the market ""hives"" buzz the forever listless market observers, the ""bees"". The hedgers, scalpers, brokers, analysts, traders, speculators, you and I. Within the general category of thes

  • The Seduction of Leverage by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Seduction of Leverage by Jesse H. Thompson ""Leverage 'o Leverage. Ye siren of the speculative sea..."" --Anon. Rule: Do Not Overtrade! I must have bumped into this time worn dictrum a thousand times before I began to understand more fully the imp

  • To Forecast or To Follow by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To Forecast or To Follow by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Browsing the ads of Barron's Financial Weekly or Commodities magazine can be mesmerizing. Financial gurus, ""new discoveries"" and ""wonder"" systems abound. Too much skeptici

  • Trend And Volatility by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend And Volatility by Jesse Chen This combination can help you determine your optimum spread strategy. In options trading, you often either become attached to a few spread strategies or end up gambling on individual calls or puts. Unfortunately, no r

  • WHAT TEXTBOOKS NEVER TELL YOU by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...WHAT TEXTBOOKS NEVER TELL YOU by Jesse H. Thompson Post Pattern Activity Most texts on market form or activity describe certain price patterns that occur with great frequency; these texts also define the implications of these price patterns and their p






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