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  • Bear Market Survival Kit by Anthony Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bear Market Survival Kit by Anthony Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA Any system can produce stellar results when it suggests taking a position in the same direction of a trending market. But what do you do when the market quickly changes direction? Few if any

  • Computer Data Conversion by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computer Data Conversion by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Computers talk to each other all the time -- except when you get involved. A familiar feeling? Ever have data you'd love to have on your system, except the data aren't compatible with your setup and

  • Cycles, Volatility, And Chart Formations by Daniel L. Chesler, CTA, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cycles, Volatility, And Chart Formations by Daniel L. Chesler, CTA, CMT Understanding the building blocks of classical chart patterns can improve your analysis and trading results. Here's how. A nyone who has studied or traded with classical chart patt

Following The Crowd After A One-Day Correction by A. Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

  • Forex Focus: Point & Figure For Forex by James Chen, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forex Focus: Point & Figure For Forex by James Chen, CTA Here's an age-old charting technique that you can use effectively in the foreign exchange markets. To trade using point & figure charts is to trade based on pure price action. One of the best-kep

  • 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

  • Looking Forward With Yesterday's Action by Anthony Trongone, PhD, CTA, CFP

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can you determine how prices will move after looking at yesterday's price action? This analysis measures price movement on the S&P 500 Sp d r exchange traded fund for the next three days.

  • Making Money With Chaos by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., RSA, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making Money With Chaos by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., RSA, CTA An order indeed exists in the market, as W.D. Gann and, more recently, J. Welles Wilder have claimed. But the order is not as perfect as some have made it out to be, simply because the market obey

  • Mind Control by Michael Bois, CFA, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:4 (54-57): Mind Control by Michael Bois, CFA, CTA The psychology of trading has always been a struggle. Perhaps the techniques here could provide a solution. Not long ago, I interviewed a Standard & Poor's floor trader from t

  • On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA In a bear market, any piece of information that will give traders a slight edge in performance is always welcome. Here's how a stock performs when it is trading in the vicini

  • Polarized Fractal Efficiency by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Polarized Fractal Efficiency By Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. What is fractal geometry, anyway, and how do you use it? Well, you'll find out here. Hans Hannula of MicroMedia describes the construction and use of an indicator derived from fractal geometry,

  • Redefining Volatility And Position Risk by C.A. Kase, C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Redefining Volatility And Position Risk by C.A. Kase, C.T.A. A method on looking at the volatility of intraday price bars using a stop system called the ""dev-stop."" Volatility is the key to understanding market behavior. Volatility is the change in p

  • Situational Trading by Anthony Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Situational Trading by Anthony Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA How do you know the markets are beginning to recover? D uring periods of downslides, many cautious investors remain on the sidelines until signs of recovery emerge. Fortunately, trading activity c

  • Statistics Of Chaotic Markets by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For those of us who have had ""chaotic"" days - when everything was topsy-turvy and nothing went the way it should have - maybe the problem isn't in those days; maybe it's in what we expect. - by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Have you ever had a truly cha

  • The Principle Of Contraction/Expansion by Toby Crabel, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Principle Of Contraction/Expansion by Toby Crabel, CTA I define the principle of contraction/expansion as the market phenomenon of change from a period of rest to a period of movement back to a period of rest. This interaction between the phases of

  • 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

  • Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (44-47): Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA This is why you need to constantly monitor the performance of your trading system. Changing economic conditions can affect the performance of any

  • Trading In Restrictive Intraday Price Ranges by A. Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (34-36): Trading In Restrictive Intraday Price Ranges by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA When the commodity markets are moving in a narrow price range, are there any trading opportunities? Discover how you can find them a

  • Trading Planetary Eclipses by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Planetary Eclipses by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. Stock market lore has long been filled with claims that planetary motion affects stock and commodity prices. As most market students who pursue this topic find out, however, many rules and explan

  • Trading The Eclipse Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading The Eclipse Cycle by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. The ancients saw eclipses of the sun and moon as something mysterious and magical. The high priest of the day controlled the masses by telling them: ""Look out, there is an eclipse coming. Do as I

  • Trading Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal by Hans Hannula, Ph.D., C.T.A. W.D. Gann once remarked some people would not be able to make money even if they had tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, just because they would be held hostage to fear. In October 1987,







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