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  • "Technician's Technician" Martin Pring by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...""Technician's Technician"" Martin Pring by Thom Hartle Technician-writer-money manager: Martin Pring was described as the ""technician's technician"" by Barron's, and his diverse background can certainly confirm that. Pring received his initial trainin

  • 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

  • About Managed Futures And Commodity . . . Gary Spitz by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...About Managed Futures And Commodity Trading Advisors -- Interview with Gary Spitz by Thom Hartle Gary Spitz, principal of CTA Research Corp., recognized early on the value of professional money managers in the futures markets as an asset class for inves

  • 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

  • All By His Elf: Robert Nurock by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All By His Elf: Robert Nurock by Thom Hartle The most money is made in the market by those who are able to identify trends early and stick with them -- not trade out of issues just because they've gone theoretically too far, too fast."" -- Robert Nurock

  • An advance/decline line for commodities by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An advance/decline line for commodities by Thom Hartle One of the first technical lessons in stock market investing is understanding the relationship between the movements of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the advance/decline (A/D) line for

  • Analysis in Action: Tushar Chande by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tushar S. Chande is a familiar name to regular Stocks & Commodities readers, as he's contributed any number of solid, well-researched and thoughtful technical articles over the years and has been a Contributing Editor for the past few. His background, li

  • Analyzing Volume For Consolidations And Reversals by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing Volume For Consolidations And Reversals by Thom Hartle Markets move from one price level to another as trends. Once a trend has been established, technicians tend to continually analyze the market searching for clues about the current status o

  • Andrew Addison of the Addison Report by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW Simplicity for Simplicity's Sake: Andrew Addison Of The Addison Report by Thom Hartle In this increasingly complicated world, it's a comfort to hear that indicators don't have to be complicated to work well, as Andrew Addison of The Addison Re

  • Arms On Arms by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Arms On Arms by Thom Hartle STOCKS & COMMODITIES readers may already be familiar with the work of Richard Arms, inventor of the Arms index and Equivolume charting, author of many books, a 30-year veteran of the stock market and contributor to STOCKS & C

  • Asoka Selvarajah Of Rabobank International by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Asoka Selvarajah Of Rabobank International by Thom Hartle According to Asoka Selvarajah, markets do make sense ultimately, but not in a way that most people imagine. To understand the markets, according to Selvarajah, requires a dash of Pythagorean theo

  • Author and Analyst John Murphy by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Author and Analyst John Murpy by Thom Hartle John Murphy, a veteran of nearly 30 years in the equities and futures markets, is the technical analyst for CNBC television, publisher of the ""Futures Trends and Intermarket Analysis"" newsletter and author

  • Avoiding Risk: Jerry Wagner, Fund Timer by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Avoiding Risk: Jerry Wagner, Fund Timer by Thom Hartle Jerry Wagner, president of Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., of Bloomfield Hills, MI, currently has approximately $200 million under management. His firm was the top-ranked market timer for the last

  • Be Rich or Be Right? CTCR's Courtney Smith by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trader Courtney Smith has added publisher and editor of Commodity Traders Consumer Report to his long list of accomplishments. S&C spoke with him on why traders lose and how to change that. So when did you start in the business? I started trading in

  • 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

  • Charles D. Kirkpatrick II of Kirkpatrick & Co. by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Charles D. Kirkpatrick II of Kirkpatrick & Co. by Thom Hartle Charles Kirkpatrick II is not only a market researcher and money manager, but he also holds the distinction of being the first recipient of the Charles H. Dow Award for technical a

  • Charles White Of Tucson Asset Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charles White Of Tucson Asset Management by Thom Hartle Charles White's career has ranged broadly from fixed-income portfolio manager to Commodity Trading Advisor. Today, as one of the three principals of Tucson Asset Management, White is doing it all a

  • Chatting With Marc Chaikin by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chatting With Marc Chaikin - by Thom Hartle Veteran technician Marc Chaikin, senior vice president of Instinet Corp., got started in the financial industry with most fortuitous timing: He was issued his stockbroker's license the very day that the bear m

  • 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

  • Comparing Indicators: Stochastics %K versus Williams' %R by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing Indicators: Stochastics %K versus Williams' %R by Thom Hartle Ironically, technicians today suffer from overabundance. Compared with the dearth of only a few years ago, technical analysis packages today offer so many indicators that a trader c

  • Contextual Trader Larry Williams by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the arena of technical analysis, it's hard to imagine not ever having heard about Larry Williams, well known as trader, author, newletter editor and money manager. Think of it -- virtually every technical-based software has some of his technical indica

  • Cueing Off Support And Resistance Levels by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cueing Off Support And Resistance Levels by Thom Hartle Tracking previous highs and lows and analyzing price action can provide clear indications of trend direction. Early in your trading career, you probably learned that you should buy at support and

  • Dean Barr On Artificial Intelligence by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dean Barr On Artificial Intelligence by Thom Hartle Barr explains the differences between expert systems and neural networks and some of the keys to successfully applying neural network technology to trading. He also looks at the future of neural netwo

  • Ed Seykota Of Technical Tools by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ed Seykota Of Technical Tools by Thom Hartle Ed Seykota, whose thoughts and insights were chronicled in Jack Schwager's book Market Wizards, has been involved with trading commodities since the late 1960s. According to Market Wizards, Seykota's ""model

  • Elementary Bond Trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elementary Bond Trends by Thom Hartle The bond market provides the technician with an assortment of approaches to trading. Complex and esoteric styles occupy one end of the spectrum, while the other extreme is represented by techniques that are simple a

  • Elizabeth Marbach of Rodman & Renshaw by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elizabeth Marbach of Rodman & Renshaw by Thom Hartle Elizabeth Marbach, first vice president and broker/analyst in the financial futures group for Rodman & Renshaw, started out in the early 1980s down in the Treasury bill trading pit on the Chicago Merc

  • Exploring the Science of Technical Analysis: Thomas R. DeMark by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Thomas R. DeMark by Thom Hartle Thomas R. DeMark has been called ""the ultimate indicator and systems guy"" with the publication of his well-received book, The New Science of Technical Analysis. Who is he and what has he done that deserves su

  • Fidelity's Philip Erlanger by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fidelity's Philip Erlanger by Thom Hartle Fidelity Management and Research Co.'s senior technical analyst Philip Erlanger is a major force behind one of the most successful managed-fund companies in the country. He arrived at technical analysis in a rou

  • Finding Value Statistically: Geraldine Weiss of Investment Quality Trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Geraldine Weiss of Investment Quality Trends by Thom Hartle Have you ever wondered about how to find real value in the markets? Well, this may be the solution to your problem. Geraldine Weiss started the Investment Quality Trends newsletter i

  • First Citizen Of Technical Analysis: Arthur Merrill by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...First Citizen Of Technical Analysis: Arthur Merrill by Thom Hartle Arthur A. Merrill, currently of Merrill Analysis and Analysis Press and previously of Technical Trends, drew his first bar chart in 1930. His first, earliest calculations were made on sl

  • Four Decades with Joe Ross by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Four Decades With Joe Ross by Thom Hartle Planning ahead, being mentally tough, being physically fit and knowing why you're doing what you do is very important. Don't just throw yourself at the market. You go in when it's the right time to go

  • Frank Gretz of Shields & Company by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Frank Gretz of Shields & Company by Thom Hartle Frank Gretz wears many hats for Shields & Company - technician, broker, money manager and market letter writer (not to mention appearing on CNBC in his capacity as a technical analyst) - but he also undert

  • Gail Dudack Of S.G. Warburg by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gail Dudack Of S.G. Warburg by Thom Hartle S.G. Warburg senior vice president, head of market strategy and technical analyst Gail Dudack, C.M.T., is no newcomer to technical analysis or the world of Wall Street; she began her career at Pershing & Co. (n

  • Gann Swings And Intraday Trading by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gann Swings And Intraday Trading Swing trading is one of the oldest technical methods in technical trading literature. Even though it's little used these days, this classic technique is hardly outmoded and can be useful in trading today's volatile stock

  • Gaps by Thom Hartle and Melanie F. Bowman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gaps by Thom Hartle and Melanie F. Bowman Occasionally, trading leaps over a range of prices to reach a new level, leaving a blank space in the price chart. If these spaces are wider than the usual 1/8- to 1/2-point difference in bids, they imply that s

  • Gerald Appel, With Systems and Forecasts by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gerald Appel, With Systems and Forecasts by Thom Hartle Gerald Appel, a well-known name in the annals of technical analysis, not only publishes the Systems and Forecasts newsletter, he is also a money manager with $200 million under management. But he m

  • Gilbert Raff: From Medicine To Money Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gilbert Raff: From Medicine To Money Management by Thom Hartle Stocks & Commodities readers have suggested that we interview someone who did not start his or her career in the financial community but was successful enough in the markets to change career

  • Global Analyst Mitzi Wilson Carletti by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Global Analyst Mitzi Wilson Carletti by Thom Hartle Senior research analyst Mitzi Wilson Carletti joined Frank Russell Company as a research analyst in 1988 from Merrill Lynch. Carletti researches, monitors and evaluates international money managers as

  • Henry Pruden of Golden State University by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Henry Pruden, who heads up Golden Gate University's Institute of Technical Market Analysis, mixes the classic technical methods with the new and promising ones. S&C spoke with him to find out what he has to say about technical analysis making inroads on

  • Identifying Trading Opportunities by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Identifying Trading Opportunities by Thom Hartle One of the most important aspects of any trade is timing the entry. Perhaps surprisingly, daily and weekly analysis can be instrumental in planning an entry for long-term trades. Here's an overview on how

  • Int.: How To Get Started In Electronic Day Trading: David Nassar by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How To Get Started In Electronic Day Trading: David S. Nassar Each day, more and more traders are using computers for the direct buying and selling of stocks. Is there a difference among the myriad services available? We went to David Nassar, author of

  • Interview Howard Abell of Innergame Partners by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview Howard Abell of Innergame Partners by Thom Hartle With nearly 30 years' experience as a trader and broker in the commodities pits, money manager and author Howard Abell has the bead on what it takes to trade. Abell, co-author with Bob Kopell o

  • Interview Richard Mogey by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets ebb and flow, rise and fall, come and go in short, they appear to be cyclical. To learn more about using cycles, there is probably no better source than Richard Mogey, the executive director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles. Stocks & Com

  • Interview: Doug Fabian Of Fabian Investment Resources by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Keeping Investing Simple Doug Fabian Of Fabian Investment ResourcesFor mutual fund investors, one of the bestknown newsletters is Fabian Investment Resources, previously known as Telephone Switch Newsletter. It was begun by financial planner Dick Fabian,

  • Interview: From The Pit To The PC: Lewis J. Borsellino by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...From The Pit To The PC Lewis J. Borsellino The current, never-before-seen bull market in stocks has led to tremendous growth in trading the Standard & Poor's 500 futures pits. One top S&P trader, Lewis Borsellino, has been a runner, a clerk, a broker, a

  • Interview: John Sosnowy of SIMCO by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: John Sosnowy of SIMCO by Thom Hartle There seems to be a connection between engineering and investing. Like Jack Hutson, the publisher of Stocks & Commodities, John Sosnowy of the Sosnowy Investment Management Co. (SIMCO), Cameron, TX, was an

  • Interview: Kevin Haggerty by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Guide To Conquering The Trading Markets - Kevin Haggerty Kevin Haggerty's career on Wall Street covers nearly 25 years and numerous responsibilities ranging from senior vice president and manager of equity trading at Fidelity Capital Markets to servin

  • 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: Speaking of Seasonals with Steve Moore of Moore Research Center by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Speaking of Seasonals with Steve Moore of Moore Research Center by Thom Hartle The concept of seasonality is certainly not new. ""To every thing there is a season,"" Ecclesiastes and, more recently, the 1960s rock group The Birds said. And of

  • Interview: Tales From The Front: Robert Zellner by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tales From The Front: Robert Zellner Robert Zellner, whose career has ranged from academic to institutional trader to business manager before settling on full-time private trader, started off with his sights aimed on academia, despite a grandfather who

  • Interview: The Holy Grail Of Trading Is Within Us All: Van K. Tharp by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Holy Grail Of Trading Is Within Us All: Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. Psychologist and trading coach Van K. Tharp is the president of the International Institute of Trading Mastery, Inc. He has spent the last 15 years working with more than 4,000 traders, and

  • Interview: The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich Technicians follow numerous markets, and some specialize in specific areas, such as equities or fixed income. With the Treasury bond yields recently hitting lows that were unthinkable by most only a few y

  • 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

  • It's All In The Family: Sherman, Marian And Tom McClellan by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: It's All In The Family: Sherman,Marian And Tom McClellan by Thom Hartle The McClellan oscillator and the summation index are two popular technical indicators that have been around for more than 25 years, and in fact, the daily values are broa

  • James B. Stack, Big Sky Investor by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: James B. Stack, Big Sky Investor by Thom Hartle Thomas Wolfe was wrong: You can go home again. Frank Russell did it when he returned to Tacoma, WA, after he established his well-regarded investment firm in New York, and James Stack did it whe

  • John Bollinger Of Bollinger Capital Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...John Bollinger Of Bollinger Capital Management by Thom Hartle John Bollinger, C.F.A., C.M.T., former market analyst for CNBC/FNN, president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, author of the ""Capital Growth Letter"" a market letter for the aver

  • 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

  • John McGinley of Technical Trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...John McGinley of Technical Trends by Thom Hartle The Technical Trends newsletter, originally published by technician Arthur Merrill, presents statistical analysis of the stocks and futures market in graphic form. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Thom Hartle

  • John Murphy: Intermarket Analyst by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...John Murphy: Intermarket Analyst by Thom Hartle When you think of classic textbooks on technical analysis, John J. Murphy's Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets comes to mind. Murphy, who is also the resident technical analyst for cable television'

  • 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

  • Learning Through Trial and Error: Mark Boucher by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Learning Through Trial And Error - Mark Boucher I started off totally technically based, opposite from what investors normally start off with. When I started, there was a lot more material on technical analysis than I could find on fundamental analysis.

  • Leo Fasciocco: Investor's Business Daily by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leo Fasciocco: Investor's Business, Daily by Thom Hartle Investor' s Business Daily columnist Leo Fasciocco came by his expertise in the market the way STOCK & COMMODITIES has always emphasized -- research, research, research. As a financial journalist f

  • Listen to the market by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Listen to the market by Thom Hartle Technical analysis encompasses a myriad of approaches and, in the face of the trend toward high-tech, I admit to being less of a computer system trader and more of a traditional chartist. I actually prefer to state th

  • Living the Dream: Trader Gary Smith by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Living The Dream: Trader Gary Smith I always dreamed of trading for a living and I finally have achieved that, but never in the way I had imagined. I always envisioned myself as one of these Jesse Livermore-tape reader types, but it's been very differen

  • 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 Zweig Of The Zweig Forecast by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Martin Zweig Of The Zweig Forecast by Thom Hartle Martin Zweig may be a familiar name to you, and that would not be surprising, considering how many different hats he wears: one as editor of The Zweig Forecast newsletter, one as chairman of the Zweig Fu

  • Mary Pugh of Pugh Capital Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mary Pugh of Pugh Capital Management by Thom Hartle The year 1994 will be known for the debacle in the derivatives markets. But what are these instruments that seem to have left a number of money managers holding the proverbial bag? To answer this quest

  • Measuring Linkage by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Measuring Linkage by Thom Hartle Seasoned traders know that relationships exist between markets. In theory, if fundamentals move one market in one direction, then another market may also move in the same direction or show a propensity to move in the opp

  • Michael Sheimo On Dow Theory by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Michael Sheimo On Dow Theory by Thom Hartle Take a look around: Technology is changing the face of trading and investing before your very eyes. Computers, information acquisition and trading are all getting faster and faster, sometimes at bre

  • Modeling the Markets with Nelson Freeburg by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW - Modeling the Markets with Nelson Freeburg by Thom Hartle I never could claim that I was a very good technical trader using conventional chart patterns. This absence of positive results in my own trading, combined with my academic background

  • Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) by Thom Hartle The moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) method was developed by Gerald Appel as a technique to signal trend changes and indicate trend direction. The procedure uses the difference betw

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programmer Charles Faulkner by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Neuro-Linguistic Programmer Charles Faulkner by Thom Hartle Whether you interpret the acronym NLP as Neuro-Linguistic Programming or natural learning process, the cognitive process of trading is what Charles Faulkner, of Chicago-based Mental Edge Tradin

  • New Market Wizard Robert Krausz by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW Trading with the Conscious and Subconscious Minds: New Market Wizard Robert Krausz by Thom Hartle Robert Krausz, who was featured in Jack Schwager's The New Market Wizards, is many things: He is a trader, a student of the market, and a practi

  • On Synergy and Strategy: Tom Bierovic Of Synergy Futures by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Synergy and Strategy: Tom Bierovic Of Synergy Futures by Thom Hartle Thomas Bierovic is president of Synergy Futures, a research, trading, and education company. He also writes Synergy Fax, a daily advisory service for futures traders, and he wrote t

  • On The Bull Market Of the Century: Louise Yamada by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull market of the end of the 20th century has been going on for some time now. How did this happen, and how much longer is it going to last? To get some answers, we turned to Louise Yamada of Salomon Smith Barney, whose recent book, Market Magic: Ri

  • On the Aerodynamic Trader: Constance Brown by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On the Aerodynamic Trader: Constance Brown by Thom Hartle Aerodynamic may seem like a peculiar description for a trader, considering what the word brings to mind at first glance: smooth and sleek, streamlined to minimize resistance. And yet, think about

  • On the Fundamentals of Technical Analysis Andrew Lo by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Andrew Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management, director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering and founder of Sloan's Track in Financial Engineering, is a radi

  • On the Intuitive Trader: Robert Koppel by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Phenomenology and existentialism and trading? Oh, my! Nothing in Robert Koppel's background as a philosophy academic could have given the slightest clue that he would end up as a floor trader for 17 years before giving that up for yet another career usin

  • On the Principle of Parsimony: James O'Shaughnessy by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On the Principle of Parsimony James O'Shaughnessy by Thom Hartle I wanted to understand why certain stocks went up and why others went down. I went looking for literature that would explain what I could see happening in the marketplace. I found that a l

  • One Approach To Trading Bonds by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One Approach To Trading Bonds by Thom Hartle During the course of trading, the technician strives to enhance profitability by developing a consistent approach. Success in trading, as in any profession or practicing any skill, comes from the school of ha

  • Options Strategist Lawrence G. McMillan by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW: Options As A Strategic Investment I pretty much determined that it was hard to predict stock prices, and of course, back in 1973 and 1974, it was a bear market. Options were a good vehicle for me to work with because of their advantages, like

  • Overbought and oversold indicator by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Overbought and oversold indicator by Thom Hartle Traders often refer to markets as being in various states or conditions with a jargon that covers the spectrum of market action. Starting with ""It's a bull market. . .the market is overbought. . .the mar

  • Paul Merriman On Mutual Fund Timing by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Paul Merriman On Mutual Fund Timing by Thom Hartle Paul Merriman, founder and president of The Merriman Investment Management Company, manages the portfolio of the Merriman Mutual Funds. He also publishes a newsletter and hotline service called ""Fund E

  • Paul Rabbitt: The Statistical Scholar Of OpCo by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Paul Rabbitt: The Statistical Scholar Of OpCo by Thom Hartle Oppenheimer & Co. senior vice president and chief quantitative portfolio strategist Paul Rabbitt has a number of credits after his name, among which are contributing forecaster for Standard &

  • 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

  • Peter Mauthe Of Core Asset Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Value Of Valuation Peter Mauthe Of Core Asset Management Money management is simply a process of identifying what to own and when. While there are a number of ways to do so, one unique way is the work of Core Asset Management's Peter Mauthe. STOCKS

  • Philip Roth of Dean Witter by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Philip Roth of Dean Witter by Thom Hartle A 27-year veteran of Wall Street, Dean Witter chief technical market analyst Philip Roth has also been a survivor of the merger and acquisitions merry-go-round. After working for Merrill Lynch, Roth worked first

  • Preprocessing Data And Fast Fourier Transform by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Preprocessing Data And Fast Fourier Transform by Thom Hartle Preprocessing data is a popular buzzterm today, but what is it and why do we do it? Well, here's an explanation of data preprocessing and a tutorial on using fast Fourier transforms (Fft). Fft

  • Quantifying Your Markets by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Quantifying Your Markets by Thom Hartle After you've gained some experience with trading, you'll begin to notice that the market you trade has some typical characteristics. Have you ever considered quantifying them? Here are some ideas on the subject.

  • Ralph Acampora of Prudential Securities by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Ralph Acampora of Prudential Securities by Thom Hartle In the decades that technical analysis has been rising in prominence, few have been as outspoken as Ralph J. Acampora, CMT, first vice president with Prudential Securities. Acampora has h

  • Ralph Bloch: 34-Year Trading Veteran by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ralph Bloch: 34-Year Trading Veteran by Thom Hartle Ralph Bloch, senior vice president and chief market analyst for Raymond James, has been active as a technical analyst on Wall Street since 1956 and has been writing weekly technical commentary for Mans

  • Real Life: Shearson's Jeffrey Weiss by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Real Life: Shearson's Jeffrey Weiss by Thom Hartle Some people get a start on their careers early, but Jeffrey Weiss, a Chartered Market Technician and a first vice president with Shearson Lehman, began earlier than most, at age 13. The technical analys

  • 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

  • Robert R. Prechter Jr. on the Elliott Wave Principle by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V14:1 (37-42): Interview: Robert R. Prechter Jr. on the Elliott Wave Principle by Thom Hartle It's inevitable: Anyone who enters into the realm of technical analysis runs into a reference to the Elliott Wave Principle sooner or later. Whether you're an

  • SIDEBAR: CALCULATING AN 11-PERIOD CCI by Thom Hartle, Editor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CALCULATING AN 11-PERIOD CCI by Thom Hartle, Editor The commodity channel index (CCI) can be calculated using any lookback period chosen by the trader. The Excel spreadsheet shown in sidebar Figure 1 is an 1 l-period CCI for the Dow Jones Industrial Ave

  • SIDEBAR: Calculating an 11-period CCI by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating an 11-period CCI by Thom Hartle 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 article ""Bollinger Bands"

  • SIDEBAR: Calculating an 11-period CCI by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating an 11-period CCI by Thom Hartle The commodity channel index (CCI) can be calculated using any lookback period chosen by the trader. The Excel spreadsheet shown in sidebar Figure 1 is an 1 l-period CCI for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Th

  • SIDEBAR: Commitment of Traders by Thom Hartle, Editor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An explanation of Figure 2 from the article ""Analysis of a Winning Trade.""

  • SIDEBAR: Cups and caps by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (311): SIDEBAR: Cups and caps by Thom Hartle Cup and cap patterns are technical formations used to signal short-term trades. The cup pattern is the basis for a sell signal when the instrument being traded is in an uptrend, while if the instrumen

  • SIDEBAR: RANDOM WALK INDEX SPREADSHEET by Thom Hartle, Editor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: RANDOM WALK INDEX SPREADSHEET by Thom Hartle, Editor Sidebar Figure 1 is a bar chart with 10 days of simulated data; today's current high and low are plotted as if the market is still trading. The random walk index of the lows can measure if to

  • SIDEBAR: Spreadsheet Calculations by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SPREADSHEET CALCULATIONS This set of oscillators is easily calculated in a spreadsheet (sidebar Figure 1). The first four column are the date, high, low and closing price of Boeing (BA). Column E is the calculation of the 24-period moving average, the b

  • Searching for Clues with Jay Kaeppel by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Searching for Clues with Jay Kaeppel by Thom Hartle Devising and implementing a strategy is the key to successful trading, according to Jay Kaeppel, director of market research for Essex Trading Co., Ltd. Stocks & Commodities Editor Thom Hartle spoke wi

  • Sidebar: The Elliott Wave by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:1 (43): Sidebar: The Elliott Wave by Thom Hartle The Elliott wave principle is a method for classifying and forecasting market movement. The basic tenet is that markets move in a five-wave pattern in the direction of the trend. Once the five waves

  • 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

  • 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

  • Steve Nison On Candlestick Charting by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Steve Nison On Candlestick Charting by Thom Hartle Thanks to Steve Nison of Merrill Lynch, the Japanese candlestick formation method has become international. Nison's first article on the candlestick formation in December 1989 triggered a flood of inter

  • Steve Shellans of MoniResearch Newsletter by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computers have managed to insinuate themselves into our lives these days, but not many of us remember the early days. MoniResearch Newsletter publisher Steve Shellans was a pioneer of sorts in the industry; he started to work with computers in earnest 40

  • Steve Shobin Of Merrill Lynch by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Steve Shobin Of Merrill Lynch by Thom Hartle I'd first like to start off with some information about your background and how you first became interested in technical analysis. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966 as an English literatu

  • Steven C. Leuthold: Fundamentally Technical by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Steven C. Leuthold: Fundamentally Technical Institutional investment strategist and researcher Steve Leuthold brings almost 30 years of investment experience to his positions as chairman of the Leuthold Group, an investment research organization, and cha

  • Stochastics and long-term trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastics and long-term trends by Thom Hartle The price of the bond futures market reacts to changing fundamentals that are global in nature and very complicated--Foreign Central banks' policy on the exchange rate for the dollar, the rate of money supp

  • Stochastics by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastics by Thom Hartle During the late 1950s, George C. Lane was actively involved with researching different types of oscillators to use as trading indicators. The name of each indicator was simply a letter from the alphabet, such as %A. The resear

  • Talking With "Trader Vic'' Sperandeo by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Talking With ""Trader Vic"" Sperandeo Victor Sperandeo, money manager, economist and co-author of the popular Trader Vic: Secrets of a Wall Street Master and author of a second book due out this winter, is more than just a successful trader. A trading an

  • Talking With "Turtle" Russell Sands by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Talking With ""Turtle"" Russell Sands by Thom Hartle We talked with ""turtle"" Russell Sands about the importance of risk management, following the trend and understanding crowd behavior. How did you end up becoming one of the turtles? Believe it or n

  • Teacher, Trader Still Teaching: Joseph Stowell by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (304-310): Teacher, Trader Still Teaching: Joseph Stowell by Thom Hartle Many STOCKS & COMMODITIES readers dream of trading for a living; they fantasize about giving up their humdrum day-to-day job and focusing on the opportunities in leveraged

  • The ADX by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE ADX The calculation of the average directional movement (ADX) indicator is built on the intuitive notion that a trend is a series of price ranges extending in a consistent direction. In sidebar Figure 1, example A, the second day's trading range is

  • The Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) by Thom Hartle Directional movement, according to technician J. Welles Wilder, is one of the most interesting aspects of market analysis. Markets clearly move from trending periods to trading ranges, but dete

  • 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 Critical Eye Of Laszlo Birinyi by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Critical Eye Of Laszlo Birinyi by Thom Hartle Laszlo Birinyi of Birinyi Associates is a most unusual technician, one who is critical of most technical methods. Birinyi, a former director of Salomon Brothers, is currently head of his own market resea

  • The Discerning Trader: Linda Bradford Raschke by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Discerning Trader: Linda Bradford Raschke by Thom Hartle Contrary to popular opinion, dreams can come true. For every trader who's wished that he or she could just stay home and trade, there's one trader who succeeded in doing so. Linda Bradford Ras

  • The Global Trend: Mark Boucher by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When S&C first spoke to hedge fund manager Mark Boucher in 1996, he shared some of his techniques for analyzing the economy, picking stocks, and money management. See what he says this time. Refresh our memories with a bit of your history. Sure. I sta

  • The Market Facilitation Index by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume, one of the key elements in technical analysis, is used to analyze the power behind a trend. Heavy volume days may indicate a strong trend, while light volume days could indicate the lack of a trend. Here's a method to connect volume and price mov

  • The Market Wizard of Interviews: Jack Schwager by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Market Wizard of Interviews: Jack Schwager by Thom Hartle Jack Schwager, director of futures research for Prudential Securities, coprincipal of Wizard Trading and author of Market Wizards, The New Market Wizards and A Complete Guide to the Futures

  • 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 Parabolic Trading System by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Parabolic Trading System by Thom Hartle Traders are always searching for methods with which to manage risk through the use of stop-loss orders. One method that has been proposed for determining stops is by using a mechanical formula based on the par

  • The Power of Knowledge: James O'Shaughessy by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money manager and author James O'Shaughnessy is best known for the astute research presented in his books. We spoke to him about what the individual investor should focus on. So how did you start out, anyway? I started out like everyone else, wanting t

  • The Systematic Trader: Richard Saidenberg by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Systematic Trader - Richard Saidenberg How many times have you heard that developing your own rules and following them is the way to trade? By now, probably plenty. It's not just idle speculation, either; Richard Saidenberg, a Commodities Trading Ad

  • The Technical Song of Bernadette Murphy by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Technical Song of Bernadette Murphy by Thom Hartle ""The investor is in conflit, right now, because we've had the tremendous advance of consumer stocks throughout the 1980s. What we have is this battle: Should you be following capital goods? Or shou

  • The Traders' Psyche: Tom Basso by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Traders' Psyche: Tom Basso by Thom Hartle Why do traders trade? Is it for the potential profit? Is for the love of the hunt? Or is it simply for the challenge? Jack Schwager, who interviewed Tom Basso, president of Trendstat, for his book The New Ma

  • Through the Years: Jim Yates Of Dyr Associates by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Through the Years: Jim Yates Of Dyr Associates by Thom Hartle As an options market analyst with a quarter century in the securities business, Jim Yates takes us back to when the listed options markets first began. Yates is president of DYR Associates, a

  • Tim Hayes: Running With The Trend by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tim Hayes: Running With The Trend by Thom Hartle Ned Davis Research strategist Tim Hayes spoke with S&C about the firm's approach and emphasis on models and trend-sensitive indicators. Ned Davis Research uses a three-part market model, among others. ST

  • Tony Tabell: Technical Torch by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tony Tabell: Technical Torch by Thom Hartle Tony Tabell has carried the family tradition of technical analysis through the years, given to him from his father, technician Edmund Tabell, and his great uncle, Richard D. Wyckoff, long before most professio

  • Top Down Investing with S&P's Sam Stovall by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW Top Down Investing with S&P's Sam Stovall Some wander onto Wall Street by mistake, while others seem destined to find their way there. Sam Stovall is a member of Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee, editor of S&P's Industry Reports

  • 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

  • Trading And Control: Walter Bressert by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading And Control: Walter Bressert by Thom Hartle For commodity and futures traders, the technique of using cycles as a trading strategy will undoubtedly bring to mind trader and analyst Walter Bressert. Bressert, who has been in the trading industry

  • Trading T-bonds with Equivolume by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading T-bonds with Equivolume by Thom Hartle A technician attempts to identify areas of price where supply or demand will affect the value of an item. If your method correctly responds to or forecasts the demand or supply entering the market, you may

  • Triangles And Trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Triangles And T ends Building positions is an essential exploitation of a successful trade, and triangle formations can be key to doing so. The classic technical trader relies upon various chart formations for determining market tops, bottoms, and cons

  • Truth In Futures: John Hill by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Truth In Futures: John Hill John Hill started out in the business of trading commodities in a most remarkable way when he managed to run $1,000 up to $80,000 in a matter of three months - and then managed to lose all but $5,000 in a single day. Some tra

  • 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

  • V.14:6(271-278: Jim Bianco Of Arbor Trading by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is no shortage of market analysts in this world, but as Jim Bianco, the director of research for Arbor Trading, can tell you, if you want to make a difference you have to look at things with a different vantage point. Bianco's career in the markets

  • V.15:11 (477-482) Using Fibonacci Ratios and Momentum by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't buy it here, but wait for a pullback. Are you familiar with that piece of sage advice? Or what about ""I would wait and sell on a bounce""? What does this really mean? Where and when do you act? Here's one technique for calculating retracement leve

  • V.15:11 (510-515) Interview Bernie Schaeffer by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bernie Schaeffer, president of the Investment Research Institute, is best known as the senior editor of The Option Advisor, the largest-circulation options newsletter in the US. He is also senior editor of Fund Profit Alert and Schaeffer's Research Revie

  • William Byers Of Bear Stearns by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...William Byers Of Bear Stearns by Thom Hartle William Byers, director of commodities futures research and a managing director of Bear, Stearns & Co., has been in the investment business since 1972. In addition to his administrative functions relating to







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