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  • : Curtis Faith And Trading From Your Gut by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Curtis Faith is best known for getting his start as a member of the Turtles, the elite Chicago trading group. In his early 20s, Faith earned more than $30 million as a member of the renowned group that started as a bet between its founders, Richard

A Father-Daughter Team: Bill Williams & Justine Williams-Lara by J. "Jay" Norris

  • A Guide To Pyramiding by Nauzer J. Balsara

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Guide To Pyramiding by Nauzer J. Balsara Pyramiding, the process of adding to the number of contracts during the life of a trade, needs to be distinguished from the strategy of increasing or decreasing the trading size contingent on the outcome of a c

  • A Mutual Fund Trading Method by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Mutual Fund Trading Method by Norman J. Brown Get better profits and reduce your risks by using the one-rank method to select mutual funds to trade. There are many techniques and tools you can use to define turning points that generate trading signal

  • A One Rank Screening Technique For Mutual Funds by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (39-45): A One Rank Screening Technique For Mutual Funds by Norman J. Brown Here's a momentum-following method using three technical analysis tools to help switch your mutual funds. In my earlier articles describing a "One

  • A more conservative estimate of risk by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A more conservative estimate of risk by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Risk is, or at least should be, of interest to all investors. One of the traditional measures of risk is the standard deviation of expected returns (that is, the spread of the expected re

  • A simple analogue of auto- and cross-correlation by Clifford J. Sherry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A simple analogue of auto- and cross-correlation by Clifford J. Sherry If you trade commodities or stocks and if you expect to make a profit, you are making the tacit assumption that you can predict the future price of your commodity or stock. Traders

  • Advance Breakdowns And Breakouts In Oscillators by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Advance Breakdowns And Breakouts In Oscillators by Martin J. Pring Oscillators have always been a popular tool for traders. Here are some guidelines from a leading market analyst on various ways to apply this widely used technique. I think of momentum

  • Analyzing Trends In Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Quo Vadis? Analyzing Trends In Momentum Momentum pure and simple is fine, but how about the trend of momentum? Here's what it can tell you. by Martin J. Pring Momentum is a generic term that applies to all oscillators, and the principles of momentum in

  • Andrew Lo And The Future of Technical Analysis by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Andrew Lo And The Future of Technical Analysis by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber Andrew Lo, who is the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management and director of MIT's Laborat

  • Applying the Elliott Wave theory by Clarence J. Liataud

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Applying the Elliott Wave theory by Clarence J. Liataud The validity of the Elliott Wave theory can be proven by p applying its wave sequence to any long-range commodity or stock chart. The reason most analysts have trouble applying this theory while pr

  • Appreciating The Risk Of Ruin by Nauzer J. Balsara

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Appreciating The Risk Of Ruin by Nauzer J. Balsara Traders focus on developing trading rules and systems that identify market entry and exit points. A factor that is often overlooked is the percentage of trading capital available that is risked on trade

  • Are Your Inputs Correlated? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are Your Inputs Correlated? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. If you use neural nets to model the behavior of equity markets in an effort to develop a trading strategy, it's likely that your model has multiple inputs. You may very well find that two or more

  • Are there patterns in financial ratios? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are there patterns in financial ratios? by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Technical analysts strive to find patterns in the past history of the prices of stocks and commodities (using charts, moving averages, etc.) that will allow them to predict future pric

  • Artificial Intelligence And Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Artificial Intelligence And Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick Markets are chaotic and their randomness is real but intermittent; we can approach the development of trading systems with that assumption. We can also assu

  • At The Close: Understanding The Trading Enviornment by Joseph J. Mertes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close: Understanding The Trading Enviornment by Joseph J. Mertes Spending time to assess the market environment you are trading is a good habit to develop. I have a lot of trading experience from trading -- some good, some bad, but great lessons

  • Avoiding Bull And Bear Traps by Nauzer J. Balsara, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Avoiding Bull And Bear Traps by Nauzer J. Balsara, Ph.D. Bull and bear traps are gap openings that are reversed the same day and that can cost a trader dearly. S&C contributor Nauzer Balsara presents his method of analyzing market history to calculate t

  • Back To Basics In Trading Stocks by Gregory J. Kuhn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back To Basics In Trading Stocks by Gregory J. Kuhn Identifying the once or twice a year that the market is ready to embark on a very profitable move is the ultimate quest of anyone trading stocks. But in this day and age of artificial intelligence, wit

  • Back to Basics With Quantitative Analysis by Anthony J. Macek

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back to Basics With Quantitative Analysis by Anthony J. Macek Ever notice how we seem to want to do things the hard way? Anthony Macek, publisher of the ""Just the Facts"" newsletter, has, and he's proposed a solution to simplify our lives using quantit

  • Barrier Stops And Trendlines by J. Katz, Ph.D., and D. McCormick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Barrier Stops And Trendlines by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., and Donna L. McCormick Last time, Katz and McCormick measured the performance of using this strategy as an exit rule. This time, we examine the effect of eliminating entries that would have been

  • Before the chartbook by Raymond J. Kaider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before the chartbook by Raymond J. Kaider To the active trader of futures and futures options, sitting down in front of a chartbook or computer for a round of technical analysis can be a most promising endeavor. The fact is, though, that the average sma

Beta Mutual Funds: Do They Make Cents? by Norman J. Brown

Boost Your Forex Trading Results With John Forman by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

Can Price Patterns Be Objective Tools? Recognia's Kathryn St. John Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan a

  • Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (24-29): Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer The concept of relative strength is part of the foundation of technical analysis, but can it be used successfully wh

  • Combining Long And Short Funds by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Long And Short Funds by Norman J. Brown Obtain better profits and reduce your risks by using this method to select mutual funds for trading. In the June 2003 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, in my article "A Mutual Fund Trading Method," we saw

  • Combining Volume And Market Change by Anthony J. Macek

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Volume And Market Change by Anthony J. Macek Price and volume is a never-ending fount of ideas for judging the market's current technical condition. Here, S&C author and newsletter publisher Anthony Macek combines the magnitude and direction o

  • Correlations: serial and auto by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Correlations: serial and auto by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Suppose you are testing a pricing pattern to see what relationship it has to future price movement. Or, you are testing an indicator's correlations with price movement. In each case, you need a

  • Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber John Wang received his bachelor's degree in chemical physics from University of Sciences and Technologies of China (Ustc), his master's degree in quantum chemistry from Zhongsha

  • Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D. If you know the price of a commodity today, can you predict what the price will be tomorrow? Can you predict whether the price will increase or decrease? Dr. Sherry proposes a statistical method

  • Detecting dependence part 2 by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Detecting dependence part 2 by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. In an article in the last issue (Stocks & Commodities, April 1986), I outlined a means of detecting whether dependence existed between prices in a time series. To read this article, you should rec

  • Detecting hidden signals by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Detecting hidden signals by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Do you have a signal, such as a particular pattern of price movements, that is buried in noise like random fluctuations or seasonal trends? If you believe this signal is time-locked to some internal

  • Do Price Patterns Really Work? by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:4 (30-37): Do Price Patterns Really Work? by Martin J. Pring How far can you expect prices to go when they break out of a pattern? Here's one technique you can use to find out. Technical analysis focuses on identifying trends

  • Enhanced Returns With Mutual Funds by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Enhanced Returns With Mutual Funds by Norman J. Brown Is buy and hold the best strategy when it comes to mutual funds? Here's a mutual fund switching technique that uses multiple-fund ranking to improve returns. In my earlier articles, I showed it was

  • Enhanced Williams %R by Robert J. Kinder, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Enhanced Williams %R by Robert J. Kinder, Jr. The Enhanced Williams %R Index on Volume and Price (EWRVP) is based on the original %R oscillator constructed by Larry Williams. The original %R . considers only changes in price, while the Enhanced Williams

Entering The Fibonacci Zone With Carolyn Boroden by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

  • Evaluating Trading Systems with Statistics by J. Katz, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here, in part 1 of two, these Contributing Writers explain the steps necessary to evaluate trading system behavior with the use of statistics. by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., and Donna L. McCormick Most systems I have seen are simply optimized by being te

  • FIBONACCI FORECAST EXAMPLES by Tucker J. Emmett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...FIBONACCI FORECAST EXAMPLES by Tucker J. Emmett I have a system that I use, with great success, for making short and long term predictions for various segments of the futures market. Recently, I have been asked repeatedly for more descriptive informatio

  • FXEducator's Ed Ponsi by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...FXEducator's Ed Ponsi by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber As an experienced professional trader, Ed Ponsi, the president of FXEducator.com, has advised hedge funds, institutional traders, and individuals of all levels of skill and experience. He has ma

  • Fibonacci Based Forecasts by Tucker J. Emmett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fibonacci Based Forecasts by Tucker J. Emmett In previous Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine articles about Fibonacci Forecasting I have dealt at length with the proper application of the Fibonacci mathematical series to the futures mar

  • Fibonnacci Cycles by TUCKER J. EMMETT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fibonnacci Cycles by TUCKER J. EMMETT The growth in popularity of my own technical application of the Fibonnacci mathematical series to the futures markets the past ten years has been fairly remarkable, considering the amount of homework and trading dis

  • Gambler's Paradox by Clifford J. Sherry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gambler's Paradox by Clifford J. Sherry If you know the price of a commodity today, can you predict the price tomorrow? A week from tomorrow? A month from tomorrow? Can you predict whether the price will increase or decrease and by how much? The answer

Getting Started With Options Using Protected Positions by J. Demkovich and E. Theriot

  • Getting To Know Options With Dan Passarelli by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Getting To Know Options With Dan Passarelli by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber If you want to learn more about options, here's a trader who might be able to help you. Dan Passarelli is the author of the book Trading Option Greeks and president of Market Ta

  • Gold And The Business Cycle by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The Business Cycle by Martin J. Pring Well-known market analyst Martin Pring takes a look at the relationship between the price of gold and the business cycle. Why do major swings in the price of gold occur? Over the years, many views have be

  • Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy John Murphy, the leading proponent of intermarket analysis, closes the current circle of tradable interrelationships by examining how gold and the CRB index interact. The gold market plays a key role in intermar

  • Gold And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy Last month, intermarket analyst and veteran technician John Murphy explored the relationship between interest rates and the U.S. dollar. This month, he progresses to the interrelationship between the U.S. dolla

  • Gold Stocks by RICHARD J. MATURI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold Stocks by RICHARD J. MATURI Can the average investor successfully participate in the gold market without knowing the intricacies of commodity trading, and without having to deal with the problems associated with owning precious metals? The answer i

  • He Knows Investors' Business, Daily: William J. O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The name rings a bell, but you're not sure why. You may only be vaguely familiar with the name, but you've certainly heard of, if not actually read, the product for which he is perhaps best known. William O'Neil, the founder of Investor&ap

Hedging Market Corrections Using SPY Puts by Matthew J. Stander

  • Hedging With Spreads by Bradley J. Horn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hedging With Spreads by Bradley J. Horn A risk manager may prefer the flexibility and limited risk of a call or put strategy. The trader, however, may feel that the premium costs associated with outright option positions are too expensive. These cash fl

  • Historical Movement Of The Stock Market by Michael J. Moody, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Historical Movement Of The Stock Market by Michael J. Moody, C.M.T. Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. --Franklin P. Jones Perspective is critical for participants in the financial markets. Unfortunately, one's perspe

  • 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

  • Identifying And Timing With The Special K, Part 2 by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 27:01 (28-35): Identifying And Timing With The Special K, Part 2 by Martin J. Pring In part 1, you were introduced to the Special K indicator and its application on the weekly and daily charts. In part 2, we will show you how Spe

  • Identifying Trends With The KST Indicator by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Identifying Trends With The KST Indicator by Martin J. Pring The direction of price is influenced by different time cycles. Important market turns occur when a number of these cycles are changing direction. The KST indicator is an oscillator designed to

  • Identifying Trends with Volume Analysis by Stephen J. Klinger, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a new twist on volume analysis, with a volume-based indicator for identifying meaningful trends. Technicians recognize the importance of volume analysis and its application to price movement as requisite to any serious examination of stocks and m

  • Int: Which Option Strategy Should You Use? Guy Cohen Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (52-56): Int: Which Option Strategy Should You Use? Guy Cohen Tells You by J. Gopalakrishnan Guy Cohen, creator of the OptionEasy software and author of the books ""Options Made Easy"" and ""The Bible Of Options Strategies,"

  • Interest Rates And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interest Rates And The U.S. Dollar by John J. Murphy Veteran technician and leading proponent of intermarket analysis John Murphy continues to delve into the interrelationships between markets, this time between interest rates and the U.S. dollar. Prev

  • Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring Breadth momentum analysis takes momentum analysis, traditionally gleaned from price and volume, a step further by examining a particular market in closer detail. Market analyst Martin Pring delves into three c

Interview: Brandon Wendell and Trading Around The World by J. Gopalakrishnan and B.Faber

  • Interview: Classic Swing Trading With Linda Bradford Raschke by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Classic Swing Trading With Linda Bradford Raschke by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber Hers is a name that you've probably heard or read any number of times if you've been interested in or involved in technical analysis for very long. Linda B

  • Interview: Don Miller & The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (58-63): Interview: Don Miller & The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience by J. Gopalakrishnan Don Miller toiled in the corporate world, wondering if there were more to life -- and then he discovered there was. He gave up the

  • Interview: Forecasting Simplified, With Cynthia Kase by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Forecasting Simplified, With Cynthia Kase by J. Gopalakrishnan Cynthia Kase, president of Kase and Co., Cta, is considered by many to be the energy market's premier technical analyst and hedging advisor. Educated as an engineer, she worked as

  • 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: J. Doyne Farmer by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: J. Doyne Farmer by John Sweeney The number of physicists and engineers who have dented their axes on market prediction is so vast that it led to the derisive term "quant." But who are these guys, and what are they up to? We tracked down one m

  • Interview: Jerry Toepke Of The Moore Research Center by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (58-65): Interview: Jerry Toepke Of The Moore Research Center by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Watching the rhythm of the markets, and being able to anticipate market movement, can give the involved trader a boost. Jerry Toepke,

  • Interview: Michael "Trader Mike" Seneadza: From Swing Trading to Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (62-67): Interview: Michael "Trader Mike" Seneadza: From Swing Trading to Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan Atlanta, GA?based independent stock trader Michael Seneadza received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engine

  • Interview: Short Swings In Futures With Markus Heitkoetter by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As founder and Ceo of Rockwell Trading, Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas with more than 300,000 traders in over 196 countries. Heitkoetter started trading stocks 19 years ago, using point & figure charts from numbers pub

Interview: Suri Duddella Notes by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

  • Interview: Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Communities On The Web: Doug Fairclough by J. Gopalakrishnan Doug Fairclough was in the midst of a two-year stint as database guru at HotWired, the pioneering website of Wired magazine, when he became aware of the possibilities of the Internet t

Interview: Trading Forex With Jamie Saettele by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

  • Interview: Trading The Currency Market With Cornelius Luca by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Trading The Currency Market With Cornelius Luca by J. Gopalakrishnan Cornelius Luca is an author and international consultant in foreign exchange and technical analysis. Luca has spent his entire professional life in international finance, an

  • Interview: Understanding Intermarket Analysis With John J. Murphy by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Understanding Intermarket Analysis With John J. Murphy by Matt Blackman John Murphy has become a household name in the technical analysis community. And how could he not? He was the technical analyst for CNBC for seven years, and is the cofou

  • Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan Philip Gotthelf, the publisher of the COMMODEX System, the oldest daily futures trading system published, and Commodity Futures Forecast Service, which has been in existence

  • Jared Woodard of Condor Options by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Jared Woodard of Condor Options by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber Knowing how the market moves isn't particularly important, Jared Woodard, our interview subject of the month, explains. Woodard, the principal of Condor Options, has more than a decade of

Jay Kaeppel On Trading Futures, Options, Gold, Sectors by J. Gopalakrishnan and B.R. Faber

Josh DiPietro and The Reality Of Daytrading by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

  • Juggling Dynamite With Danielle Park by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Juggling Dynamite With Danielle Park by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber With more than 18 years of professional consulting experience, Danielle Park is an attorney as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (Cfa) and finance author. Park is a regular guest

  • KST And Relative Strength by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...KST And Relative Strength by Martin J. Pring In previous articles, technician and author Martin Pring has analyzed the KST indicator, an oscillator designed to identify market turns based on time cycles. This month, he explains how to use the KST in gau

  • Letter to Jake by Stuart J. Pahn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Letter to Jake by Stuart J. Pahn Dear Jake, You asked me to explain some of the main factors I consider when making a trade. Let me use my most recent trade as an example. As the attached equity run shows, I sold short a contract of June Comex gold on M

  • Limited Risk - High Leverage Potential by Richard J. Maturi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Limited Risk - High Leverage Potential by Richard J. Maturi Interested in an investment opportunity with known limited risk and high leverage profit potential? Then silver options may be right for you. Many investors shy away from gold and silver invest

  • Looking Forward With Jeff Parent by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking Forward With Jeff Parent by J. Gopalakrishnan Jeff Parent has been providing wealth management services to his high net worth clients since 1992. From many years of experience, he has become proficient in portfolio management techniques and has

  • Lunar Cycles and Trading by J. O Katz, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lunar Cycles and Trading by J. O Katz, Ph.D. This month, this Contributing Writer looks at using lunar cycles as the basis of a trading system. In my previous two articles, I focused on cycles -- rhythmic oscillations that occur with a certain periodic

  • Managing Emotions And Money by Robert J. Hamilton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Managing Emotions And Money by Robert J. Hamilton The pitfalls of trading are well known to investors as well as traders. As perils go, the star performers by far and away are hope, fear and greed. The mavens of trading theory agree that avoiding these

  • Market Ticker's Karl Denninger by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Ticker's Karl Denninger by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber Karl Denninger tells you like it is. He is the former Ceo of McsNet, a regional Chicago-area networking and Internet company that operated from 1987 to 1998. McsNet offered several "firsts

Martin Bedick and Andrew Abraham by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

  • Martin Pring and The Relevance Of Price Trends by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Martin Pring and The Relevance Of Price Trends by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. R. Faber Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. In 1981 he founded Pring Research and began pr

  • Momentum And Divergence by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why Do Divergences Need To Be Confirmed By Price? Momentum And Divergence Trading momentum requires several levels of perception. Take a look at its divergence with price. by Martin J. Pring It is a fact that the term momentum is a generic one encompa

  • Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. This longtime Stocks & Commodities contributor and author discusses the relationship between the money supply and the composite index of leading economic indicators. The Nati

  • Money supply (M2): A leading economic indicator by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money supply (M2): A leading economic indicator by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. I want to show you an analytical technique that you can use to estimate the probability of future price increases or decreases. I'll use the money supply figures (M2) from 1948

  • Moving Averages, First Principles by Brian J. Millard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Averages, First Principles By Brian J. Millard Don't quite understand moving averages, but think that you could benefit from using them? Here's how to understand and apply moving averages to identifying trends in stocks. Of all the technical in

NYSE Bullish Percent As An S&P Indicator by Thomas J. Dorsey

  • New Dimensions In Market Charts by Salvatore J. Chiappone, DDS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Like the markets, technical analysis evolves. This article details the construction and use of bar-chart types beginning with a short review of older forms -- bar charts, candlesticks and Equivolume -- and a presentation of two new forms, flagbars and time

  • On Profit-Taking by Perry J. Kaufman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Profit-Taking by Perry J. Kaufman Taking a profit should be so easy, but it never seems to be. Why is that? Veteran market analyst Perry Kaufman explains the whys and hows and also explains how profit-taking has advantages over straight trend-followi

  • Optimizing moving averages by Charles J. McGuinness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimizing moving averages by Charles J. McGuinness One of the first techniques you'll come across in almost any book on technical analysis is moving averages. Moving averages are amazingly handy in predicting the movement of securities. By themselves,

  • Peaking of a grand supercycle by Robert J. Prechter Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Peaking of a grand supercycle by Robert J. Prechter Jr. For 13 years, A. J. Frost and I have made the case that a great ""fifth wave"" bull market--the termination phase of a longer term uptrend--was in force and that it would be followed by a bigger cras

  • Point & Figure Relative Strength by Michael J. Moody and Harold B. Parker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Point & Figure Relative Strength by Michael J. Moody and Harold B. Parker STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributors Michael J. Moody and Harold B. Parker suggest using point and figure and relative strength as a way to identify strong and weak stocks. It has o

  • Predicting The Market With Earnings Per Share by Randall J. Covill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Predict The Market With Earnings Per Share by Randall J. Covill Take a look at the relationship between changes in earnings per share for each year and the performance of the market for the following year. Is there a correlation? One of Benjamin Graham

  • Predicting market order with the Delta phenomenon by J. Welles Wilder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Predicting market order with the Delta phenomenon by J. Welles Wilder Does each market have an underlying order that makes it predictable? The answer is yes. That order makes a riskless trading strategy possible. The Delta phenomenon shows the underly

  • Prediction by Index by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prediction by Index by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. The Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators is a summary measure designed to indicate changes in the direction of aggregrate economic activity. The Index measures the average behavior of a group of

  • Price Patterns, Part I by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price Patterns, Part I by Martin J.Pring This veteran market analyst takes a look at the principles of price formation, one of the basics of technical analysis. In my recent articles, I have covered many basics of technical analysis, ranging from peak

  • Price-Volume Rank by Anthony J. Macek

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price-Volume Rank by Anthony J. Macek Imagine receiving a warning when the market was likely to collapse or being alerted when one of your favorite stocks was about to rally. What if these signals came from analysis that was simple enough to do without

Product Review: MetaStock Real Time 3.5 by T. Hartle and J. Sweeney

  • Quant and Consultant Ernest P. Chan by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

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Quick Scan: Currency-Trader.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick Scan: The Art Of Electronic Futures Trading by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: Natural Order Educators by J. Gopalakrishnan

Quick-Scans: TradeTheNews Newsstation by J. Gopalakrishnan

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  • Rate of Change by Martin J. Pring

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Runs: A method for detecting 'rhythms' in prices by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Do runs or clusterings of like observations, such as 'rhythms' of price increases or decreases, occur by chance alone or is there some deterministic process at work? Statistic

  • Serial Correlation Of One Rank by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Serial Correlation Of One Rank by Norman J. Brown The one rank mutual fund switching technique is further enhanced using correlation. In two earlier articles, I demonstrated that the "one rank" (OR) switching technique depends on a low-value (less than

Sidebar: Runs tests, Z score by Norman J. Brown

  • Skill or luck? by Clifford J Sherry Ph.D.

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So Why Do You Need Money Management? B. McDowell Tells You by J. Gopalkrishnan and B. Faber

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  • Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld This article really has two aspects. The first is to introduce the concept of relative strength analysis to commodity markets utilizing CRB Index futures. The second aspect is to sho

  • Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld This article really has two aspects. The first is to introduce the concept of relative strength analysis to commodity markets utilizing CRB Index futures. The second aspect is to sho

  • Squashing Functions by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Squashing Functions by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Here's one way to mathematically transform data from one scale to another while maintaining the information content. Those who use neural nets to model equity markets to develop a trading strategy probab

  • Successfully trading currency options by Thomas J. Dorsey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Successfully trading currency options by Thomas J. Dorsey Many people equate the options market with gambling in a Las Vegas casino. Many investors do experience losses trading options, but their losses are usually due to both an abuse of leverage and l

  • Summed Rate Of Change (KST) by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Summed Rate Of Change (KST) by Martin J. Pring In the August Stocks & Commodities, noted technician Martin Pring presented smoothed rate of change indicators as a method to identify both the trend and reversals of trend in the markets. He pointed out th

  • Sunspots and Market Activity by J. Katz, Ph.D.

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  • Support And Resistance Levels by John J. Kosar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Support And Resistance Levels by John J. Kosar With the advent of personal computers and charting software, support and resistance levels and their value as a technical tool have been overshadowed by sophisticated indicators. Nonetheless, support and re

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Surviving The Test of Time With J. Welles Wilder by Brian Twomey J. Welles Wilder is an author, market technician, and inventor of indicators and trading systems that have become classics over time. Without Wilder's contributions to technical analysis,

Swingin' With The Trade With Toni Hansen by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

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The 4% Indicator Revisited by Michael J. Collins

  • The CRB Index/Bond Ratio by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The CRB Index/Bond Ratio by John J. Murphy Veteran technician John J. Murphy, whose trailblazing work on technical analysis and intermarket analysis are classics of the field, has delved into how bonds and commodities are interrelated and then how bonds

  • The Danger Zone With Gregory Morris by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Funnel Formation by ORY J. CANAL The Funnel formation is a technical analysis tool that you may find very useful in analyzing stocks. To begin this discussion of the Funnel, let's locate one on a chart. For this we will use the chart in the back of

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gann Method by John J. Blasic W.D. Gann's trading methodologies are not always easy to define or to analyze, which is a pity, since they can be applied to everyday trading principles across many different markets when interpreted correctly . John Bl

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Inflation/Deflation Phases Of The Stock Market Cycle by Martin J. Pring Veteran analyst Martin J. Pring explains how the commonly known four-year stock market cycle actually contains lesser- known inflation/deflation phases, the knowledge of which w

  • The Link Between Bonds And Commodities by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Link Between Bonds And Commodities by John J. Murphy Like a set of tumbling dominoes, intermarket analysis is based on the theory that one instrument affected will in turn affect another. Technical pioneer John Murphy, best known for his trailblazin

  • The Link Between Bonds And Stocks by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Link Between Bonds And Stocks by John J. Murphy Intermarket analysis is based on the premise that all markets are linked. Last month, technical trailblazer John J. Murphy explored the inverse interrelationship between commodity and bond prices; this

  • The Relative Strength Index by J. Welles Wilder, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Relative Strength Index by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a tool which can add a new dimension to chart interpretation when plotted in conjunction with a daily bar chart. Some of these interpretative factors are: Tops an

The Special K, Part1 by Martin J. Pring

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The n-method by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Are large increases or decreases in the price of a given stock or commodity evenly distributed throughout the trading day? The trading week? The trading month? Or are there detectable patterns in these price cha

  • The overlay profile for current market analysis by Donald L. Jones and Christopher J. Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The overlay profile for current market analysis by Donald L. Jones and Christopher J. Young Market analysis seeks to determine the condition of the market because the trader who knows whether a market is trending, bracketing or in transition is better a

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before there was TradeStation, before there was MetaStock and eSignal, there was CompuTrac, one of the first technical analysis software programs ever written for a personal computer. The software could process technical analysis on stocks, futures, and

  • Three Market Timing Strategies by Daniel J. Traub

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Three Market Timing Strategies by Daniel J. Traub Does market timing work? It depends on how you measure the results, according to this market timer. Here are three simple market timing strategies to help you understand the basics of market timing. Mar

Tom McClellan And The Oscillators by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

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Trading Tradeoffs With Risk Vs. Reward by Norman J. Brown

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading options volatility by Andrew J. Sterge Options are much more than a hedging vehicle or leveraged way of participating in spot or futures markets. Indeed, options create strategies that did not exist before in trading an option's underlying instr

  • Two-Day Price Patterns by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two-Day Price Patterns by Martin J. Pring Coming at the end of a trend, these two-day patterns are solid signals of a reversal. Here's the last of Pring's three articles on price patterns. Two-day price pattern formations, unlike others we have discuss

  • Understanding Randomness Exercises For Statisticians by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Understanding Randomness Exercises For Statisticians by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Author: David Salsburg Publisher: Marcel Dekker, NY, 1983 If you are an investor, whether you believe in the efficient market hypothesis or not, it important for you to

  • Using Barrier Stops In Exit Strategies by J. Katz, Ph.D., and D. McCormick

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  • Using Calls To Create Synthetic Leverage by Matthew J. Stander

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (62-66): Using Calls To Create Synthetic Leverage by Matthew J. Stander Before you take the plunge and buy a call option, you should consider whether you know everything you can about doing so. Traders frequently buy call o

  • Using Neural Nets In Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can neural networks aid traders? By Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick Neural networks are the newest form of artificial intelligence technology to make its way into market analysis. Neural networks, also referred to as neural nets, mimic

  • Using Options In Risk Management by Robert J. Hamilton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Options In Risk Management by Robert J. Hamilton Before options were available, the primary vehicle used for risk management was the stop-loss order. Stop-loss orders allow a certain degree of risk management, but they don't allow the user to abso

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Working Money: Testing Point & Figure Patterns by Michael J. Carr

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