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  • A mechanical trading system by William F. Eng

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A mechanical trading system by William F. Eng As a professional floor trader at the Chicago Board of Figure 1 Trade, I have studied many trading techniques. Some work and some don't. Most trading techniques work with the one missing element that we all

  • At The Close by William Ferree

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by William Ferree Where Do Indexes Reverse? Those big round numbers have an influence on prices?sometimes great, and sometimes (surprisingly) not so great. Big round numbers, those with a single digit followed by zeroes, obviously have an

  • Basis for Stock Worth by William N. Hosley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V14:2 (63-64): Basis for Stock Worth by William N. Hosley Estimating a company's value can be the initial filter for identifying trading opportunities. Here's a method to determine a company's value based on earnings growth rates and interest rates.

  • Combining Patterns with Indicators by William Q. Smith

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining a technical indicator with another technical method can be the start of a viable trading system. Here's how to combine a technical indicator with a chart pattern to form one. Pattern recognition and trend-following can be combined to form a u

Comex the Game by William T. Taylor

  • Compound Pivots And Market Symmetry by William T. Erman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Compound Pivots And Market Symmetry by William T. Erman Many traders see only simple symmetry such as a 20-week bottom-to-bottom move followed by another. Unfortunately, if indeed there is another 20-week cycle, it could very well turn out to be 18 week

  • Computers in the Futures Industry by William T. Taylor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computers in the Futures Industry by William T. Taylor The futures industry, like other investment-oriented industries, relies heavily on information. For years, exchanges have used the computer for price recording and data gathering as well as for acco

  • Double Smoothed-Stochastics by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Double Smoothed-Stochastics by William Blau The stochastic oscillator devised by George Lane is one of the most useful and widely used tools in technical analysis. This oscillator is based on the current close in relation to the highest and lowest price

  • Double-Smoothed Momenta by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Double-Smoothed Momenta by William Blau The prices of stocks and commodities are usually plotted as bar graphs. In a bar graph, each bar represents a certain time interval, be it an intraday, daily or weekly bar. The last price in each time interval is

  • Floor Talk by William Eng

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Floor Talk by William Eng I started my trading career at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange more years ago than I care to remember, or at this time, more years than I can remember. I learned a lot of lessons while trading there. One lesson I learned, and

  • Fourier Spectral Analysis by William T. Taylor

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

  • High Volatililty And Market Turns by William Brower, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does an increase in volatility indicate a market top? This historical look offers some insights. Back in 1994, it was exciting for traders watching the Standard & Poor's 500 index to get a true range day of four full points or better. These days, that s

  • How Accurate Is Sentiment? by William Lansburg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Accurate Is Sentiment? by William Lansburg Of all the tools that technicians use in trying to predict the future of the stock market, one of the most common is the sentiment index. Basically, the theory behind the sentiment index holds that it is be

  • If Beta Doesn't Work, What Does? by William G.S. Brown, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If Beta Doesn't Work, What Does? by William G.S. Brown, Ph.D. Beta not doing it for you? Try the price regression line. Conventional wisdom says that a stock (or stock fund) having a beta close to 1.0 will follow the market. Is that true? This piece of

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

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

  • Log Spirals In The Stock Market by William T. Erman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Log Spirals In The Stock Market by William T. Erman The basic mathematical characteristic of the log spiral is that even while increasing or decreasing in size, the log spiral remains constant. This is also true for rectangular spirals, the parameters

  • Logarithmic Point & Figure Charting by William G.S. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (288-291): Logarithmic Point & Figure Charting by William G.S. Brown Traditional point & figure charting is one of the oldest methods known in technical analysis. The technique is unique because it only records the direction and change in price

  • Master oscillator by William Mason

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Master oscillator by William Mason Is it possible to produce an overall market entry or exit signal based on several indicators/indices? In answering this intriguing question, I asked myself, ""What do I look at and look for as my first quick estimate o

Product Review: Omega TradeStation Version 2 by William Blau

ProfitTaker by William Taylor

  • Ratio accumulators by William Mason

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ratio accumulators by William Mason Have you ever noticed how strong market moves are reported in terms of ratios? ""It was a 3-to-1 up day on advance to decline"" or ""It was a 10-to-1 down day on volume."" Ratios inherently give the relative relation

Reuters Color Graphics Service by William T. Taylor

  • Statistically Analyzing Volume by William M. Goodman, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistically Analyzing Volume by William M. Goodman, Ph.D. Is an increase in the activity of a stock a meaningful indication of the direction of price? To answer this question, you can use statistical methods and most any spreadsheet to analyze the rel

  • Stochastic Momentum by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastic Momentum by William Blau A new twist on the venerable stochastic formula was presented in a January 1991 article, ""Double-smoothed stochastics,"" written by William Blau. Here, Blau expounds on stochastic double smoothing in a somewhat dif

  • Technical Index measures market breadth by William Mason

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical Index measures market breadth by William Mason There are numerous driving forces in the stock market such as inflation, interest rates, earnings, trade deficit, fear and greed. The final output from the driving forces behind the stock market a

  • The Moving Trend by William Rafter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Moving Trend by William Rafter Here's a look at a nonlagged filter that can be used as a forecasting tool. Data smoothing has long been likened to taking the first generation of allergy medication. The medication relieved the symptoms, but slowed y

  • The Pivot Point For Trading by William I. Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Pivot Point For Trading by William I. Greenspan Want to know what the pros use in trading? Well, you're in luck. William Greenspan, the founder of the Commodity Boot Camp and a Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor trader, explains how he uses the pivot

  • The S&P 500 Seasonal Day Trade by William Brower, C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Seasonal Day Trade by William Brower, C.T.A. Is there a particular day of the week within a month that offers the most opportunity? Here's a trading system based on the best days of the week for trading Standard & Poor's 500 futures. Much

  • The TEM Trading Systems and how it all began by William Cruz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TEM Trading Systems and how it all began by William Cruz The last thing on my mind when I started trading futures in the mid-1970s was developing and marketing a trading system. In fact, if someone had told me back then that I'd be trading full-time

  • The c-Test by William Eckhardt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The c-Test by William Eckhardt We all know that thorough testing is the only way to determine whether a particular trading system or indicator is viable. William Eckhardt, the mathematician whose conversation with Richard Dennis helped bring about the T

  • Three-Line Break Reversal Signals by William Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This charting technique is a simple but effective technique for determining the direction of the trend as well as changes in the trend. With volatility in the stock market increasing, many new and elaborate methods have been developed to predict market

  • Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau The true strength index, which was introduced late last year in these pages, may be considered to be a cross between a relative strength indicator and a moving average convergence/divergence indicator

  • True Strength Index by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...True Stength Index by William Blau Price momentum oscillators are popular tools for traders because the nature of these technical tools is to signal trend changes, something every trader wants to know. The ideal indicator would alert the trader to a cha

  • Two Moving Function Hybrids by William Rafter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (16-22): Two Moving Function Hybrids by William Rafter Find out how to use these smooth and timely indicators. In analyzing the markets, we frequently findourselves looking at data that is not quite adequate for our needs.

  • Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan Ever feel as though the locals on the floor of the exchange that you trade seem to know where you place your stop-loss orders? Professional traders know where stop-loss orders are, not because someon

  • V.14:7 (294-297) Three Turns On The Pivot Point by William Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:7 (294-297) Three Turns On The Pivot Point by William Greenspan This floor trader updates his previous article on the pivot point technique with additional insight on how he uses the method for day trading S&P futures. Several years ago, I wrote a

  • Variable sensitivity stochastics by William Mason

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Variable sensitivity stochastics by William Mason In this article, I am presenting elementary Statistical Analysis of Stocks and Indices (SASI) in an index, three new indicators (SASITOP, SASIBOT and sigma limits) plus variable-sensitivity stochastics b

  • Zigzag Targets by William Cringan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Zigzag Targets by William Cringan Isolate large or small price moves to suit your type of trading. The zigzag indicator presents major price moves by connecting peaks and troughs with straight lines. By controlling the minimum that prices must reverse







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