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  • DIA: Correction Underway - How Far Down?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After making new highs in 2013 and early 2014, the mighty Dow 30 Industrials appear to be headed south for a correction toward key support levels.

  • Elliott Waves: How High Is High? Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the keys to profitable trading is identifying the lowest low and the highest high. But how low is low and how high is high? That's a tough question to answer. The best you can do is to apply proper tools and money management practices

  • Elliott Waves: How High Is High? Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this second of two parts, we look at some trading techniques that could result in higher-probability trades with lower risk than those suggested by some of the classic trading techniques

  • Four Market Leaders Under Pressure But For How Long?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since bottoming in late 2008 a few tech giants have for the most part led the market. But this leadership began to break down in 2013. Does it signal a changing of the guard?

  • Futures Margins: What, Why, And How

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most traders are familiar with how margins on equities work, but what about margins on futures? Here, we look at the unique characteristics of futures margins to understand their nuances

  • Gold Still Shining, But For How Much Longer?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold seems to have upside potential left, but how far will it go?

  • 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

  • How Accurate Is The A/D Line? by Lawrence G. McMillan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Accurate Is The A/D Line? by Lawrence G. McMillan Maybe not as accurate as you think. Here's one way to get more realistic results. For much of 2001 -- especially the first eight months of the year -- market technicians were often quoted as saying th

  • How Anchoring Can Hold Us Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is anchoring and why do traders need to understand it?

  • How Averaging Down Could Hurt You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Averaging down is something many traders turn to. Why? Because it promises quick relief from painful losses. The temptation can be almost irresistible. Here are some steps you can take to combat it

  • How Bad Can It Get?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Black Friday racked up billions of dollars in sales, but the market's price action was a bust, leaving traders to wonder just how bad it can get.

  • How Do The New IRA Rules Affect You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Thinking about taking out money from your IRA? If so, take heart. With the new 2001 required minimum distribution rules, it's easier than it used to be.

  • How Do You Make A Trading Decision by Simon Vine

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Do You Make A Trading Decision by Simon Vine What goes into making a decision about a trade? Whenever you make a trading decision, you base your choices on particular outlooks regarding market developments. Although a predicted scenario at a specif

  • How Does Impulsivity Affect Your Trading Results?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just knowing if you are trading based on impulse can, at the very least, make a difference in your approach to trading. And that can make a difference in your bottom line

  • How Does Rule 431 Affect Daytraders? by Paul Carlson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Does Rule 431 Affect Daytraders? by Paul Carlson Like me, many of you may have been concerned when you received letters from your brokers describing the new minimum margin requirements of $25,000 for pattern daytraders. In those letters, your broker

  • How Does The Canadian Financial System Stack Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian banks have taken less risk than those in the United States, and so do not need the massive bailout that US banks have received, but how are they doing?

  • How Dow Theory Works

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is Dow theory, anyway?

  • How Effective Are Rectangles? by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (16-26): How Effective Are Rectangles? by Markos Katsanos It's one of the oldest patterns in technical analysis, but how reliable is it? By statistically evaluating the performance of rectangle formations, we can derive a ne

  • How Effective Is Your Retirement Plan?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The closer you get to retirement, the more you may need to make changes in your portfolio.

  • How Far Down Can It Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not many people worry about how high a market can go. It can go on indefinitely. And while technically, a market could potentially fall to zero, the chance of that happening is slim. Fibonacci retracement levels are a handy reference guide to have when y

  • How Far Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fibonacci retracement levels can help target how much of a bounce we may get in the Dow Jones 30.

  • How Far Will Microsoft Move? The $64 Question

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double bottom reversal pattern on the price chart for Microsoft [MSFT] may provide some technical clues for future price targets.

  • How Feelings Influence Your Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading is emotionally demanding. Our feelings dictate our actions and without our being aware of it, tend to make us trade irrationally. The first step in battling emotions is to be aware of them

  • How Fit Are You For Trading? by Ned Gandevani, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Fit Are You For Trading? by Ned Gandevani, Ph.D. Reach your full potential as a trader by understanding your psychological makeup. Trading psychology plays an instrumental role in successful trading. Traders who are successful realize they are not

  • How Good Is Your Data? by Sunny Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is all data equal? If truth be told, I never gave it much thought. I have been using one vendor nearly exclusively for about 20 years. My fills are good enough. My closing prices seem to match what I see on television or find online. As long as t

  • How Good is The Dow Theory? PART I by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Good is The Dow Theory? PART I by Bill Dunbar An excellent article on the Dow Theory appeared in the December 1984 issue of this magazine, written by Timothy A. Maguire. The present article may be looked on as an extension of that one but since Magu

  • How Good is The Dow Theory? Part II by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Good is The Dow Theory? Part II by Bill Dunbar I had just sat down at my desk in Advanced Design when Cliff walked In. ""Ya hear the news?"" he asked. ""What news?"" ""The rails confirmed yesterday!"" He announced it like he expected me to stand

How Great Traders Go Bad by John A. Sarkett

  • How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal Sometimes, the most puzzling of trading questions can be answered with the simplest of technical methods. Here, two such methods are combined for trading: Tushar Chande's variable indexed dynamic

  • How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal Here's a statistical view of the stock market using the Standard & Poor's 500 as the basis for analysis, and a collection of fundamental influences. Assessing whether the overall market is pric

  • How Healthy Is First Health Group Corp.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's been a healthy three-month climb, but all is not well now with the chart.

  • How High Can Facebook Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Facebook has exploded upwards. The question everyone is asking is, "How much higher can it go?"

  • How High Can Shares Of Praxair Inc. (PX) Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With second quarter financial results being released on July 23rd, 2014 should you expect the stock price to keep rising till then?

  • How High Can a Bumblebee Fly?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Both the fundamentals and technicals seem to agree. We are in rarely charted overbought territory. The question is where do we go from here and when?

  • How High Can the S&P 500 Index Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 broke out of two-and-a-half month trading range early this month, indicating the potential for higher prices in the near-term.

  • How High For Crude?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As of late spring 2011, the varied response to geopolitics has pushed already firm Ny m e x Wt i crude oil prices to more than $100 per barrel. Sensing the speculation, major media and news outlets have caught the "how high will crude oil go" bug

  • How High The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistics show that since 1885, the market has never been bearish in a year ending in a '5' -- but there is always a first. What does a chart of the Dow tell us?

  • How High is UP? - Part Two

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See where important resistance could be for the S&P 500 and FTSE 100.

  • How High is Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See where and when the relentless US stock market rally could end.

  • How I Stopped Holding And Learned To Love The Death Cross by Greg Gazurian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How I Stopped Holding And Learned To Love The Death Cross by Greg Gazurian Check out this exit strategy, which may be what you need when a specific stock or market is weakening or bearish, compared to the (classic but not necessarily desirable) buy & ho

  • How I Won My Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This is the first in a series of articles analyzing winning trades at SpikeTrade is a group of 20 professional and semiprofessional traders involved in a weekly competition. This time, we will review the winning trade for the week ended O

  • How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Important Is A Turning Point? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. So, naturalists observe a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum. --Jonathan Swift So goes the market. Waves withi

  • How Long Will The Trend Last?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All trends begin and eventually end, but the rate at which they end is not the same across all time frames. Find out how incorporating trend failure rates into your trading can make you a more effective trader.

  • How Low Can Crude Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bearish flag sets the stage for lower lows in crude in the spring of 2006.

  • How Low Can The Dow Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average has now moved below its November 2008 low. How low can the Dow go?

  • How Low Will Devon Energy Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Devon Energy has been in a corrective mode the last few weeks but investors could have gotten out at higher levels if they had noticed the warning signals.

  • How Low is Too Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes we look at a chart that is in a strong downtrend and are tempted to jump to the conclusion that the stock has fallen too far down and therefore act in anticipation of a rise.

How Many Options Actually Expire Worthless? by Lawrence G. McMillan

  • How Market Psychology Works For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What's the first thought that goes through your mind after you enter a trade? For most traders, it's "how much of a profit can I make

  • How Mergers And Acquisitions Affect Shareholder Wealth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a hot topic among investors, and here's why.

  • How Much Are Your Habits Costing You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What will you drive down memory lane?

  • How Much Can I Really Make From Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We trade because we want to make money, but how much can a trader realistically make per day, week, month, quarter, or year? Read on to find out what goal you should set

  • How Much Did That Really Cost?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Figure 1 tells the whole story; this is just the translation. The biggest challenge is making sure your kids read it too. And your nieces and nephews, and the kids next door. This is the kind of life-changing and habit-altering information that has alway

  • How Much Lower?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The "sell in May" correction could be in its final stages, but September is around the corner.

  • How Much Money Should You Allocate? by Torbjorn Iwarson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Much Money Should You Allocate? by Torbjorn Iwarson If this question is niggling at you, consider how risk-averse you are. That may give you the answer you're looking for. Trying to figure out how much money you should allocate to your trading is a

  • How Much is a Star Performer Worth?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With Tesla (TSLA) in the news because its shareholders are set to vote on a massive $2.6 billion compensation package to be paid to the company's part time Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, over the next decade, now seems like an opportune time to

  • How Now Fine Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What with a mad cow, an orange alert for possible terrorist attacks, and a winter that in some parts of the country has been far more trying than previous years, what else can go wrong with the market? The chart of the Dow gives an idea of what to expect

  • How Now Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold has been demonetized. In the past, world economies based the strength of their currencies on the price of gold. For the past ten years or so, this has no longer been the case.

  • How Now Uncertain Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head and shoulders pattern is a well known technical tool. How accurate is this chart pattern? One look at the Dow shows exactly how accurate this pattern can be.

  • How Qualified Trends Would End Disaster

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trends can be strong or weak, confirmed or suspect. Here's how to trade using them.

  • How Random Is Random? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Random Is Random? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Some fundamentalists and most technicians would probably agree that tick-to-tick or maybe even day-to-day price changes aren't completely random. Most fundamentalists would argue that price changes over

  • How Random Is The Dow by Tony Baker and William Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Random Is The Dow by Tony Baker and William Arnold This study looks at the market fluctuations of the DJIA to determine if there is any consistency in the markets. One of the best-known, universally reliable characteristics of the financial markets

  • How Reliable Are Candlesticks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you're a hard-numbers kind of trader, statistically oriented, you've probably always been suspicious of the candlestick technique. "How reliable are they?" you've probably asked. Here's your answer.

  • How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Secure Are Your Securities? by John A. Sarkett How well protected are your stocks and options in your brokerage account? Two classic Zen koans and one modern riddle you may never have considered: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Does a dog h

  • How Sentiment And Social Media Breaks The Roof

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have sentiment and social media data reached a tipping point?

  • How Smooth Is Your Data Smoother? by Patrick E. Lafferty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Smooth Is Your Data Smoother? Traders use moving averages to remove random fluctuations from price data. Some moving averages work better than others. Take a look. In 1995, I wrote an article for STOCKS & COMMODITIES presenting some of the properties

  • How Soon Is Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up to your ears in credit debt? Try timing your debt down to size.

  • How Sweet Is It?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the near-term to medium-term outlook for sugar futures.

  • How The Dollar Gets Its Groove Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Near-term rallies in the euro and aussie may presage a rally in the US dollar.

  • How The Pros Use Average Directional Index by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How The Pros Use Average Directional Index Here's how technicians Charles LeBeau, Paul Rabbitt, and Linda Bradford Raschke integrate the average directional index into their trading plans. How would you like to look over the shoulders of professional t

  • How The Small Survive - Laura Granger Of Oppenheimer Emerging Growth Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the going gets tough, do the small get growing? That's how Laura Granger, portfolio manager of OppenheimerFunds' new Emerging Growth Fund, sees it. At the helm of the fund since October 2000, Granger has parlayed her success in turning aro

  • How The U.S. Dollar Relates To Gold And Crude Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The dollar is going through an upward technical correction while in a downtrend, whereas gold and crude oil are going through a downward correction in an uptrend. Has the downtrend ended for the dollar and the uptrend ended for gold and crude? I don&ap

  • How The Utilities Got Their Groove Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intraday positive divergences in the stochastic helped traders in utilities shares find a bottom.

  • How To Avoid Fakeouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders fall victim to fakeouts caused by floor traders who see where the buy & sell orders are on the exchanges, but by making a few adjustments, you can turn the tables and profit.

  • How To Avoid Typical Trading Mistakes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. To help you overcome any obstacles that may get in the way of your trading success, here are some suggestions to help smooth the way

  • How To Be An Investment Survivor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The battle for investment survival has endured throughout the years.

  • How To Describe Corrections In The US Equity Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even when you assign a fairly concrete definition to the term "correction" or "bear market", it's still not easy to know at what point one began. Here is one proposed solu

  • How To Detect Early Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...False breakouts are common, but not if you learn how to detect them early with a simple indicator.

  • How To Enter Trades With Gaps And Laps

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the unexpected happens, you need a backup plan so you don't miss a runaway move.

  • How To Get In With The Trend ... by Bryan Strain

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How To Get In With The Trend And Out At The End by Bryan Strain Need a simple trend-following system to get you right with the market? Take a look at this. ""Good indicators must have an easily explainable, fundamental reason for working,"" trader and

  • How To Identify And Trade Bullish Dojis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlestick patterns such as the bullish doji can you help you spot where buyers are and where low-risk entries are.

  • How To Identify Higher Highs And Higher Lows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Like an ocean wave, price ebbs and flows in a pattern that reveals the trend if you know where to look.

  • How To Play Both Sides Of The Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buy when the market goes up and buy when the market goes down. It's that simple.

  • How To Play The Turns In The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The trend is your friend, but navigating the turns in the market can help you make larger returns by catching tops and bottoms at just the right moment.

  • How To Profit From A Deep Stock Decline

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Learn how to tell whether a stock will resume its trend after a decline and how to enter early on with low risk.

  • How To Profit From Trading Ranges

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock market has experienced a short-term downswing for more than one month. This downswing has cost investors a quick 35% on their investments. During the shakeout of this high volitility period an investor can take a small amount of risk by trading

  • How To Profit From Trading Ranges, Example 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Symantec Corporation has been in a $48-$70 trading range over the last four months.

  • How To Profit From Trading Ranges, Example 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ebay, Inc. has been in a $130-$170 trading spanning the last eight months.

  • How To Profit From Trading Ranges, Example 4

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple Computer has been in a $110-$130 trading range over the last eight months.

  • How To Profit From Trading Ranges, Example 5

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Compaq Computer Corp. has been in a $24-$30 trading range over the last five months.

  • How To Profit In The Short Term

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull run is still climbing, and you can use this unique pattern in the short term to help you pile up the profits.

  • How To Read A Bar Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing a bar chart for the first time can be like looking into the night sky full of stars but not being able to see any constellations. It's all in front of you, but what are you supposed to get out of it? Here's a lesson on how to read a b

  • How To Save $13.25 Per Mile. Really!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With your IRA limit $5,000 instead of $2,000 these days, here's how buying an excellent used car instead of a brand-new one could save you more than half a million dollars!

  • How To Spot Accumulation And Entry Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Emerging stock leaders are easy to spot if you understand accumulation that will give you the best entry into a new long position, if you know this vital key.

  • How To Spot And Trade A Bullish Triple-Bottom Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Triple-bottom patterns are one of the highest-performing reversal patterns you can trade if you know how.

  • How To Spot And Trade Congestion Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Congestion patterns form when volatility declines and traders are unwilling to take control of the trend, but it is in these pauses in between trading that breakouts can occur.

  • How To Spot Proper Handle Formations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cup & handle patterns can result in huge profits but only if they are formed properly -- otherwise they can cause your trade to fall apart.

  • How To Stay On Top Of The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders move from euphoria to terror as markets that were once on a bullish run turn bearish at the drop of a dime. But if you understand a few concepts, you won't be caught flat-footed.

  • How To Trade A Bubble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks continue to gain ground in a rally that has been going since March 2009. In February 2013, a combination of factors converged to generate a secular sell signal that paralleled the biggest peaks in modern history. Does that means that it's tim

  • How To Trade IPOs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Initial public offerings generate a lot of buzz like the upcoming IPO for Facebook, and if you know this trading method, you could stand to earn a lot of money.

  • How To Trade Price Channels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Although it is one of the most reliable patterns, price channels are often one of the most underutilized, which is a shame, since it reveals low-risk trade setups as well as when trend reversals develop.

  • How To Trade Price Respect For Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Buy on dips and sell on rallies" is good advice, but it leaves the question of how? A simple set of indicators can show you where "price respect" is and how to trade dips in price.

  • How To Trade Volatility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volatility can be a trader's best friend, but trading volatility can be tricky. Here we look at an indicator that has a negative correlation with the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) and could help you identify when volatility could increase

  • How To Trade With Inverse Trendlines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price action never presents itself in the plain-vanilla step-by-step format like traders are taught, which is why you need to use tools that are outside the box.

  • How To Turn A Painful Experience Into A Positive One

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Any missed opportunity can feel painful, and in trading and investing it's something we all experience. Here's one way to take such a situation and creatively transform it into a way forward

  • How To Use Elliott Wave Theory With Individual Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tesla and Apple have clear Elliott Wave patterns.

  • How To Use Pocket Pivots To Catch Early Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breakout trading can turn into "fakeout trading" as floor traders manipulate the market, but if you know this effective entry method developed by two trading legends, you can beat them to the punch for large gains.

  • How To Use Price Action To Trade Successfully

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price action is the cornerstone to all trading systems and methods, but most traders lack an understanding of what it is and how to use it. Learning these core concepts can help you use price as an effective tool to profit in the market.

  • How To Use Price And Volume To Trade Profitably

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To gauge a stock's strength or weakness, study price and volume.

  • How To Use Stock Options With Momentum Stocks For Enhanced Profits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum stocks tend to be leaders in the stock market, taking it to higher highs while also being favored stocks by traders and investors alike. However, using stock options, you can enhance your profits with momentum stocks by following a few guideline

  • How To Use Support To Trade Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading range-bound stocks has been the cornerstone of many successful traders, but one small tweak in this approach can lead to many home-run trades.

  • How To Use Tick, Tiki, TRIN For Day Trading by Terry O'Brian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How To Use Tick, Tiki, TRIN For Daytrading by Terry O 'Brian These three indicators can be important guides in implementing trading strategies. Could they help you? The tick, the tiki, and the trading index (TRIN) -- indicators that are for the most par

  • How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula A lot of people have heard of W.D. Gann's work on angles of support and resistance, but not much on his other works. I would like to tell you a story about how some things he said in Successful Stock

  • How We Began

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before this magazine came together in the 1980s, trading and technical analysis were in a very different place in the financial industry than they are today.

  • How Your Stories Shape You by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (68-72): How Your Stories Shape You by Adrienne Laris Toghraie The stories you tell reflect your worldview -- and they can help you succeed. We all have stories that chronicle our lives. At first glance, these stories seem h

  • How interest Rates Affect Stock Prices by Mark C. Snead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How lnterest Rates Affect Stock Prices by Mark C. Snead The basic theoretical relationship between changes in long-term interest rates and stock prices is inverse. Falling interest rates signal rising stock prices, while inversely, rising interest rates

  • How the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Stole Thanksgiving

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An intraday double bottom in mid-November set up a great opportunity to the long side in the run-up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • How to Find Major Turns in Any Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the four market dimensions to discover important market tops and bottoms.

  • How to Find New Stock Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Institutional traders have enormous advantages over the individual trader but there is one advantage the retail trader has that trumps all of them.

  • How to Trade Defensively

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Utilizing an Elliott wave pattern to anticipate a trend change.

  • How to Trade Defensively - Part Two

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Could the S&P 500 reach an intermediate peak on July 25, 2016? Technical analysis has some very interesting clues.

  • How to be wrong and still profit by David L. Caplan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to be wrong and still profit by David L. Caplan Why bother learning and using professional option strategies? Why spend the time and energy to learn how and when to use options and option strategies when, in trading futures, all you have to do is us

  • How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun The percentage of profitable trades, the average profitable trade, the average losing trade, the maximum consecutive losing trades, the average profit per closed trade, the largest winning and l

  • How to spot takeover candidates by Norman S. Wei

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to spot takeover candidates by Norman S. Wei The shares of Celanese Corp. were trading at 218-1/2 at the close of Oct. 31. They shot up to a high of 247-1/2 on Nov. 3 and closed at 242-1/2--an increase of $24 per share! Integrated Software's stock j

  • How to use Maximum Entropy by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to use Maximum Entropy by John F. Ehlers MESA is an acronym for Maximum Entropy Spectrum Analysis, a forecasting method that filters the ""noise"" from time series data and can uncover useful cycles. The advantages of the maximum entropy method over

  • How useful are stochastics for trading? by Jack D. Schwager and Norman Strahm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How useful are stochastics for trading? by Jack D. Schwager and Norman Strahm In the current popular trading systems terminology, a stochastic refers to a measure of the placement of the current price within a recent range. If the current price is near

  • 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: Larry Connors On How Markets Really Work by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (74-79): Interview: Larry Connors On How Markets Really Work by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Laurence Connors is chairman and chief executive officer of, a financial markets information company he founded in 1

  • KO: Pullback Due - But How Far?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When an Elliott Wave and Keltner channel pattern agree that a pullback is likely, it pays to take note.

  • Nasdaq Moving Up, But How Far?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a period of sideways consolidation, this high tech index surges higher looking for some upside gains.

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  • RISK: How Much Is Too Much?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every investor seeks a desirable return on his investment, but don't forget to take into account the risk involved, which can take its toll not only on the return figures but the investor as well. Here's how to build a portfolio by reducing ris

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