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  • A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr Hybrid technologies are perhaps the most-investigated topic in artificial intelligence today and here's how to apply the subject to trading. In two recent articles in STOCKS & COMMO

  • An Overview In Elliott Terms by Mark Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Overview In Elliott Terms by Mark Thompson I began to plot a chart in January 1987 in an effort to discover exactly where the stock market would peak. Basically, I agreed with Robert Prechter's long-term wave counts. But to my surprise I came to a co

  • 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

  • Basic Options Techniques by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many stock traders and investors avoid options because they seem too complex or risky. Although it is very easy to lose large amounts of money in a very short time misusing options, investors and traders of all kinds should at least consider them as one

  • Can Technical Factors Gauge What Works In The Stock Market? by Mark Vakkur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can Technical Factors Gauge What Works In The Stock Market? by Mark Vakkur In the second part of this series we look at the technical factors you can use to gauge the magnitude and direction of the trends in the S&P 500. Using only month-tomonth, close

  • Combining Technical And Fundamental Analysis by Mark C. Snead, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Technical And Fundamental Analyses The two forms of analysis approach market forecasting in radically different styles. Can they be combined? Few topics generate as much heated discussion as the time-honored debate of technical vs. fundamenta

  • Daytrading Stock Pairs by Mark Conway and Aaron Behle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Daytrading Stock Pairs by Mark Conway and Aaron Behle Tired of trading Level II quotes and one-minute charts? Try a market-neutral strategy. It can take years of experience to discover one unique insight to exploit that can consistently pull money out

  • Daytrading Stocks by Mark Conway

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many traders in the stock market are moving to short-term approaches and taking advantage of today's technology. Here's a walk through the basics. Welcome to the battlefield of electronic daytrading. The confluence of technology and trading has created

Daytrading With Volatility by Mark Hodge

  • Developing and using pattern recognition by Tom Johnson and Mark Boucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing and using pattern recognition by Tom Johnson and Mark Boucher Do you find yourself getting drawn into the game of predicting market trends? Are you awash with newsletters, TV programs and news stories about ""gurus"" calling the markets? Such

  • Extremes Analysis Of Interest Rates And Stock by Mark C. Snead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Extremes Analysis Of Interest Rates And Stock by Mark C. Snead This former investment broker explains the relationship between declining interest rates and the lagged effect on the stock market. Interest rate changes exert a powerful influence on stoc

  • Foreign Exchange As The Trader's Alternative by Mark Galant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Foreign Exchange As The Trader's Alternative by Mark Galant Trading opportunities in the forex market deserve serious consideration as a diversification strategy for your portfolio. While online equities and futures trading have enjoyed exponential gro

  • Has Volatility Lost Its Edge? by Mark G. Levey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has Volatility Lost Its Edge? by Mark G.Levey Does volatility still offer the same advantage it once did in trading the Standard &Poor’s 500 index? Here’s a followup to previous STOCKS & COMMODITIES articles. From a statistical standpoint, assuming an

  • 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

  • Interview: Investing Champion Mark Cook by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...From Sun Up To Sun Down Interview: Investing Champion Mark Cook by John Sweeney Mark D. Cook first won fame as a trader in 1989 when he finished second in the US Investing Championship. By 1992, he had shifted to options and racked up large three-digit

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Modeling the markets with Bezier curves by Mark Angel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Modeling the markets with Bezier curves by Mark Angel The Bezier curve, also known as a B-curve, is a mathematical construct for tracing a smooth path between a series of key support and resistance points. B-curves, which were created as an industrial e

  • New Tricks With the Dogs of the Dow by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."The Dogs of the Dow," a popular strategy based on purchasing the highest-yielding stocks each year, is reviewed here using a longer lookback period than originally used, as well as detailed analyses of the risks and rewards. On Beating the Dow, Michael

  • On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Here's one for the first-time developer of a trading system, or someone who's thinking about developing a system. Here are the basic steps this author took to develop a system for the stock market. Suc

  • On System Development; Part 2 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On System Development Part 2 by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Last month, this author introduced the initial steps that someone, novice or veteran, should take when developing a stock market system. This time, he explains the final steps. Last time, I posited that

Product Review: Stock Prophet by Mark Waller

  • Pseudo Stocks by Mark Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pseudo Stocks by Mark Harris The stocks charted in Figure 1 look for all the world like typical charts you might find in a chartbook. I have added a few uptrend and downtrend lines and shown how 52 (in the upper chart) seems to provide long-term resista

  • Pseudo-Stock Specialist by Mark Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pseudo-Stock Specialist by Mark Harris In ""Pseudo Stocks,"" STOCKS & COMMODITIES, December 1990, I showed some stock charts from a random number generator resembling real life to an astonishing degree and some simple rules for price transitions. Now, I

  • Random System, Loss Control? by Mark Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Random System, Loss Control? by Mark Harris In his Settlement column in the January 1991 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES (""Trading simply: Minimizing losses""), Technical Editor John Sweeney says, ""I haven't tested a random set of rules yet, but I would

Reduce Volatiltiy by Mark Wolfinger

  • SIDEBAR: Mark 1 (1944)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mark 1 (1944) Conceived by Howard H. Aiken of Harvard University in 1937, the first automatic digital computer was built by International Business Machines in 1944. An automatic sequence controlled calculator, it was first used for computing ballistic d

  • Seasonality and the Presidential Election Cycle by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonality And The Presidential Election Cycle by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Can you combine politics with seasonality? With the Presidential election coming up, here's a review of some trading strategies for the stock market built around this event. The quadr

  • Stochastics Of Earnings Yields by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastics Of Earnings Yields by Mark Vakkur, M.D. By combining technicals and fundamentals, you can make a realistic analysis of the market. Pure stock market technicians ignore fundamentals. To them, the chart tells the whole story, while the fundam

  • Tactical asset allocation with the Market Forecaster by Mark Hallinan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tactical asset allocation with the Market Forecaster by Mark Hallinan When used as an allocator, the Market Forecaster program, produced by William Finnegan Associates, Inc., may produce higher profits than a simple buy-and-hold strategy and at less ris

  • The 10% Swing Filter by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The 10% Swing Filter by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Price filters identify trends while eliminating noise below a certain percentage change. Here's a trading method using a 10% price filter for the S&P 500 stock index. Although trend-following systems work well

  • The Basics of Managing Money by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why is money management one of the first items that profes-sional traders stress? Why would you think? Here's an overview of risk and several simple mechanical approaches to money management. Preserving capital is essential to a trader's long-term survi

  • The Channel Breakout System by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Channel Breakout System by Mark Vakkur, M.D. This is one of the simplest and oldest trading techniques, where trades are initiated based on price exceeding a given historical level. Here's how the channel breakout system works using the Value Line i

  • The German Mark Noise Channel Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The German Mark Noise Channel Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Interested in a trend-following method for currency markets? Currency markets generally exhibit the strongest tendency to trend, a key feature for trend-followers. Here's a method tha

  • 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 Forecaster by Mark Hallinan

  • The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Here's a novel way of using the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) histogram to generate buy and sell signals for stock and mutual fund traders. Not only that, included is a simple

  • The Pseudo Trader by Mark Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Pseudo Trader by Mark Harris How can you model stocks without stocks? By using random numbers to drive the simulation. In previous articles (STOCKS & COMMODITIES, December 1990 and January 1991), first I demonstrated the modeling of stock charts usi

  • The Volatility Stop System by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Volatility Stop System Here's a step-by-step through the development of a robust trading system for capturing major market moves. Volatility systems have a long and honored history in technical trading. Here, I'll show you a simple, robust version

  • Treasury Bond Yields and the S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interest rates have long been tied to movement in the stock market. Here's how to test trading rules for the stock market based on a six-month moving average of the 30-year Treasury bond yield, showing us when it may and may not be profitable to invest i

  • Using Expert Commentary by Mark Vakkur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Expert Commentary by Mark Vakkur One of the most neglected features of TradeStation is the ability to create and modify a study's Expert Commentary. And you don't have to be an expert to use it; if you can create a study, you can create expert com

  • 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 Normal Distribution For Writing Options by Mark Vakkur, MD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How can you go about selecting the best strike price for writing an option? Perhaps no branch of knowledge has been as abused or misunderstood as statistics. Yet, without some grounding in basic statistical concepts, our ability to trade profitably is l

  • V.14:6 (241-243) Seasonality And The S&P 500 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking at the seasonality of the stock market from different viewpoints can give you new insight into an old concept. Here's a look at the best and worst months in which to invest as well as some suggested investing guidelines. By Mark Vakkur, M.D. One

  • Watching DJIA Breakouts by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Catching DJIA Breakouts by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Buying breakouts in the Dow Jones Industrial Average works well - but there are caveats. If the trend is your friend, the simplest way to use that idea is to buy only those markets that are breaking out to n

  • What Works, What Doesn't In Stock Market History by Mark Vakkur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What Works, What Doesn't In Stock Market History by Mark Vakkur Using Summary Statistics, In Over 60 Years And here for your education and edification, Standard & Poor's 500 summary statistics from January 1945 to May 2007! Some factors are strongly co

  • Will A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal Mark The Top For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Identifying price shifts in the market at the earliest possible moment can lead to big profits and allow you to trade in the direction of the trend. By using the 1-2-3 trend reversal methodology, we can confidently know the exact moment a trend changes.

  • Will A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal Mark The Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How do I top thee, market? Let me count the ways.

Working Money: Continuation Triangles With Fibonacci Targets by J. Mark Kinoff

Working Money: Less Is More by Mark Phillips

Working Money: The Politics Of Money Management by Mark Whistler







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