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  • A 2B Top Or Continuation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On March 5, 2013, the DJIA registered a new all-time high. But before we celebrate, let's determine if it's sustainable and what the trading opportunities are if it is not sustainable.

  • A Collapse Or A Bubble?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Or the opportunity of a lifetime?

  • A Shake Or Break For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A fracture of the lower channel line on the daily S&P 500 may be nothing more than an attempt to shake out weak longs -- or does this trend break signal more downside to come?

  • A Theory Of $20 Oil Or Lower

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For a lasting economic turnaround, many hope for cheaper oil prices to act as a catalyst. Here is a plausible chart view to sustain the above notion.

  • A Triangle On The U.S. Dollar Index Futures: Will It Flatter Or Deceive?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar is perhaps the instrument most directly affecteted by an actual hike or indications of a hike in U.S. interest rates. The U.S. Dollar Index Futures chart is showing that traders expect a hike in interest rates soon.

  • Allstate: Downtrend Out Of Control Or In Good Hands?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by 11% over the past 11 weeks, are shares of Allstate Corp. (ALL) preparing for an all-out rout or will key support levels soon contain its slide?

  • Cycle Low, Short-Covering, Or Both?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Amazon finally found support near their 200-day exponential moving average on Friday. Is this the start of a fresh rally or merely a technical bounce before larger declines?

  • An Early Trend Failure For Gold Or A Bounce Setting Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders who anticipated the likelihood of a possible double top move towards the troughline test were rewarded.

  • An Elliott Wave perspective: DJIA 400 or 6000? by Elliot Brenner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Elliott Wave perspective: DJIA 400 or 6000? by Elliot Brenner To put the stock market's present wave structure into perspective, I believe it is helpful to examine an important rule of Elliott Wave analysis--the Rule of Equality. This rule has been co

  • Are Diamond Patterns Friend Or Foe?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so goes the song. Are they a trader's, though?

  • Are Entry Methods Dynamic Or Static?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price action expands and contracts, which can cause you to make bad entries -- unless you know the two principles for making effective entries.

  • Are You A Gambler Or A Risk Technician?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a world of difference between the two.

  • Are You Trading For A Living Or Living For A Trade?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sound trading practices wean much of the excitement out of trading.

  • Be Rich or Be Right? CTCR's Courtney Smith by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trader Courtney Smith has added publisher and editor of Commodity Traders Consumer Report to his long list of accomplishments. S&C spoke with him on why traders lose and how to change that. So when did you start in the business? I started trading in

  • Ben's Fake-out Or Why You Must Trust the Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes when you look at a chart, you see what has happened recently and this informs your decision about what should happen next. This decision then determines how you subsequently trade and can result in costly mistakes, especially in the case of the

  • Big MO's Double Bottom: 2B Or Not 2B?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Declines in September test lows were established in May. Will a lack of downside followthrough spell a reversal and double bottom for shares of Altria Group?

  • Binary Options: Scam Or Trading Methodology?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...They're gaining attention among traders, but how do you trade them? Here's one way to get started.

  • Blow Off Top or Kick Off Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See what the indicators and price pattern reveal about the post-election stock market rally.

  • Bounce Likely In The R2K: Fact Or Fib?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that the market's fear factor is back in force, skilled technicians can use Fibonacci time cycles and EMA support to locate low-risk countertrend trade setups.

  • Breakout Or Fake-Out For AMAT?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Applied Materials appeared to break double-bottom resistance, but failed to hold gains. Is this a breakout or just a fake-out?

  • Breakout Or Fakeout?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading false breakouts can be a costly mistake. Find out how you can minimize these types of entries using simple visual price action, volume, and volatility-scanning strategies

  • Bull Or Bear Update

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 28, I wrote an article stating that I believed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average was completing a Wave II correction. How accurate was I in my forecast?

  • Bull Or Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I forecast that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be completing a Wave II correction, with a Wave 1 of a Wave III to follow.

  • Bull Or Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the market rally off the mid-March low a bear market rally or the resumption of the bull market trend? The unbreakable rules of the Elliott wave theory can be used to answer this question.

  • Bullish Engulfing Pattern: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you see a familiar chart pattern on a price chart, should you automatically do what the pattern suggests, or should you look at it more closely before making the decision? Here are some scenarios that could play out when a bullish engulfing pattern

  • Bullish Or Bearish Pattern For The U.S. Dollar Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar Index has temporarily bottomed out but is the recent action indicative of a move higher?

  • Buy & Hold, Or Buy & Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is a system that with a few simple rules will reduce drawdown and improve the profitability of your portfolio without having to go short or use put options

  • Buy Strong Groups Or Weak? by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (34-37): Buy Strong Groups Or Weak? by Jay Kaeppel Is it better to buy weak industry groups or strong ones? The best approach might be to utilize both strategies. Is it better to buy weak stocks or strong ones? The theory behind buying weak sto

  • CIEN: Double Bottom Or Dead Cat Bounce?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume and momentum suggests that the recent bounce in Ciena may be more than the dead cat variety.

  • Caveat Emptor: Buyer (Or Seller) Beware!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A supply and demand parable for the individual trader.

  • Code REC - False Alarm Or Early Warning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There have been a number of recession calls made of late. But does the recent reverting of the yield curve mean that our worries were overblown or could there be more clouds on the horizon?

  • Correction or Reversal? by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets trend. And within those trends are corrective phases, which in turn are followed by the trend resuming. At some point, the major market trend reverses. So what might be a clue to whether the current price action is a correction or a trend reversa

  • Crude Oil: Roar Or Death Rattle?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With crude oil making a new all-time NYMEX high today, you can be sure that plenty of people are going to start chirping about it again, and much of the discussion will likely assume a grim tone given the quickly expiring oil reserves. However, does thi

  • DIA: Bull Trap Or Significant Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bulls see a triple-top buying pattern and the bears see a poor money flow trend - who's right?

  • Debit or Credit? by Giorgos E. Siligardos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Debit or Credit? by Giorgos E. Siligardos That is the question. If you are confused about which vertical spread to use, find out here. Are vertical credit spreads better than their counterpart debit spreads? In this article I will discuss their main a

  • Do Or Die Trading by Bo Yoder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do Or Die Trading by Bo Yoder Bring consistency to your trading. A s any active trader knows, once a trade is initiated, the market will do everything in its power to convince you that you are an idiot who has just put on the worst trade in the history

  • Do You Buy Or Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, the Dow does appear to have bottomed, but the question is, do you buy or sell?

  • Dollar, Up Or Down?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The dollar has been in a downward trend since last March. However, in early November 2009, the dollar broke out above its downward sloping trendline. Once a trendline is broken the question becomes, "Has the market under study reversed its trend?&q

  • Double Bottom Or Breakdown Ahead for NYA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The New York Composite Index still has a number of bearish technicals holding it back, but a few rays of hope are shining through.

  • Double Bottom Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sure looks like a double bottom on the daily chart of the Russell 2000 index, doesn't it? Might we get a sustainable rebound in its aftermath?

  • Double Top Or Double Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a share price forms a double top and a double bottom, which one do you follow?

  • Dow Donuts Or Donoughts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders, technicians, and even fundamentalists are all well versed in the theory of round numbers as support and resistance levels. The 10,000 level in the Dow Jones Industrial Average has acted as a magnet this year with prices reticent to stray too far

  • Dow Theory: Bullish Or Bearish? by Jack Rusin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dow Theory: Bullish Or Bearish? by Jack Rusin Most people are familiar with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), but relatively few are familiar with the Dow theory, Charles Dow's major contribution to the study of the stock market. Utilizing foreru

  • Elliott Wave dilemma: Bull or bear market? by C. R. MacDowell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott Wave dilemma: Bull or bear market? by C. R. MacDowell The Elliott Wave Theory, while complex and subject to individual interpretation, offers a powerful means of putting the overall market developments into reasonable perspective and provides so

  • Elliott Wave-Type Downturn -- Papa Bear Or Baby Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Indices are overbought and due for a downturn. The big question - is a big downdraft coming or just a correction before more upside?

  • Elliott wave: Fact or fiction? by F. David Minbashian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott wave: Fact or fiction? by F. David Minbashian Using concepts from the elegant new science of chaotic dynamics, I was writing an essay to show as simply as I could arguing how commodity and stock prices follow a path of motion without any pattern

  • Euro At Make Or Break Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The euro's three-month-long decline has been put on hold for the time being, but is the recent runup from the lows confirmation of a trend reversal, or will strong resistance force a retest of the March 2010 low?

  • FTSE: Double Bottom Or Rising Flag?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the FTSE broke resistance at 5800 and this break is holding, the pattern does not look like a robust double bottom and traders should be on guard for a failed breakout.

  • Facebook Comeback Continues -- Or Does It?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Facebook, which plummeted right out of the IPO gate when it was launched in June, became the most public example on record of how not to price a new stock. Lately, though, the stock has been making a comeback. Is now the time to buy?

  • Finding The Stocks To Buy Or Short

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding stocks to buy or short is easy, since there are many programs out there that offer tips. But how good are those tips?

  • First Niagara Financial Group: Sell Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What happened to the year-end rally, anyway? No one knows, but here's an interesting-looking short sell trade setup in shares of First Niagara Financial Group.

  • For JB Hunt Transport, A Peak Or A Pause?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of JB Hunt Transport are rising strongly as 2013 begins, but can its latest rally last much longer?

  • For PBG, Is Gap Support Test A Go Or No-Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock with solid fundamentals suddenly gaps higher, there is usually a good reason for the upward surge. Let's examine Pepsi Bottling Group's price action in the aftermath of one such gap.

  • Forecasting A Market Recovery After A 10% (Or More) Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market declines can cause the powerful emotions of fear and greed to take over our decision-making abilities. When you notice that happening, try to think rationally

  • Forex Focus: Fundamentals Or Technicals? by Boris Schlossberg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forex Focus: Fundamentals Or Technicals? by Boris Schlossberg When two are better than one: Power up your forex trading by combining fundamental and technical analyses. Arguments between technical and fundamental traders often become fanatically intens

  • Four or More Plus One Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can Sperandeo's Four Day Corollary work on an intraday basis?

  • Fundamental, Technical, Or Both

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting models tend to rely either on fundamental or technical analysis to select stocks. Is one superior to the other? Find out here.

  • GD - Bullish Or Bearish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a brief tutorial on what to be aware of when evaluating a potential channel breakout setup in stocks.

  • Generex Biotechnology: Hope Or Hype?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investment in a company of hope or pure Las Vegas speculation?

  • Get Support Or Die Tryin'

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After retracing 50% of its advance from the September lows, the US Dollar index futures are begging for a bounce.

  • Go With Gold Or Gold Stocks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes gold outperforms gold mining stocks and sometimes it's the other way around. What might be the next moves in these different venues of the precious metals markets?

  • Gold Hiccup Or Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an inside look at the reversal now under way in the gold futures market, through the eyes of a system trader.

Gold Hiccup or Reversal? by Donald W. Pendergast Jr.

  • Gold: Bull or Bear Market? by JESSE H. THOMPSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold: Bull or Bear Market? by JESSE H. THOMPSON How to use a monthly swing chart to determine major trend. Before you attempt to answer the question, it is imperative to first define which trend you consider to be the greater trend. For in the crosscur

  • Golden Bull Or Golden Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This gold index may be at a crossroads. Is a bigger downleg developing or is this current dip just a normal and healthy retracement?

  • Halliburton Pullback Or Trend Reversal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While it's almost impossible to determine if a simple pullback is actually the precursor to a major trend reversal, there are some useful technical tools that can help eliminate some confusion.

  • Head & Shoulders or Cup & Saucer?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Often a pattern will start developing a left shoulder and a head. Then there will be the inevitable wait for the right shoulder to develop in order to form a true head and shoulder pattern. If the right shoulder does not develop, could it be a cup and s

  • Hetty Green: Wall Street Witch Or Wizard?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gilded Age of the late 19th century and early 20th saw many colorful figures come to light. Hugely successful and equally eccentric, Wall Street tycoon Hetty Green had her supporters and detractors.

  • Identifying The Cup (With Or Without The Handle) by Giorgos Siligardos, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (36-42): Identifying The Cup (With Or Without The Handle) by Giorgos Siligardos, Ph.D. Here's a mechanical identification formula for the rounding bottom, one of the most rewarding formations for traders. The rounding botto

  • Information Bias, Or Why More Is Not Necessarily Better

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Information bias is a cognitive bias which leads us to believe that more information is better or complexity is preferable to simplicity. Sometimes we collect information which is ultimately irrelevant to the decision we are trying to make but we feel mo

  • Intraday Or Swing Trader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can you be a swing trader and an intraday trader at the same time? Find out how this trader combines these two time frames to create a logical trading plan.

  • Is DreamWorks A Dream Or A Nightmare?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DreamWorks has all the makings of a company that is a challenge to Disney, but...

  • Is Facebook Disaster Or Opportunity?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Facebook (FB) initial public offering (IPO) was launched with a broad range of opinions. Some (mostly the underwriters and promoters) loved it and analysts for the most part hated it. After a disastrous two weeks, where is the stock headed from here?

  • Is Gold Do Or Die?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold is a US$ play. Take a look.

  • Is PMC-Sierra Heading Higher or Lower?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's always very tricky playing long or short within the pattern. Here's an example with PMC-Sierra that demonstrates this scenario.

  • Is R2K Cycle Low in Place - Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical analysis of the broad stock indexes can be a useful and rewarding endeavor for the astute technician. Here's a look at the current weekly price cycle pattern in the Russell 2000.

  • Is Silver Bubbling Or Just Doing What It's Supposed To?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Given the meteoric rise of silver over the last year, many pundits have proclaimed the gray metal in bubble territory. But there is interesting evidence to indicate this is probably not the case.

  • Is Teradyne Overextended Or Just Pausing?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How high is high, anyway? Shares of Teradyne just seem to keep cranking higher -- and higher. Is the stock a buy right now, and if not, why not?

  • Is This "Make It Or Break It" Time?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a pattern unfolding that could be trying to tell us where stocks are headed. What happens from here will say a lot.

  • Is This An Inverse Head & Shoulders Or A Flag?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Goldman Sachs: the share price at $153.51 is enough to scare anyone away.

  • JDSU: Swan Song Or Sustainable Trend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in the heyday of the late 1990s dotcom era, shares of JDS Uniphase were thought to be invulnerable to a major decline. We all know what happened to it in the 2000-02 bear market. Are things really all that different now?

  • Japanese Stocks: Potential Calamity Or Business As Usual? by Eric L. Sharp

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Japanese Stocks: Potential Calamity Or Business As Usual? by Eric L. Sharp Market calamities can be interesting, profitable and even fun to watch. We've had a few of our own in the U.S., with the savings and loan debacle and the junk bond market hijinks

  • July Silver: Bottom Or Breakdown?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Silver spent April going down in nearly a straight line. Will silver spend June moving back up?

  • Las Vegas Or Los Nasdaq? by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (18-29): Las Vegas Or Los Nasdaq? by Markos Katsanos Have you ever seen a low-priced stock in your watchlist go up by more than 50% in a day and wished that it had been in your portfolio list instead? Here's a method for pic

  • Light Crude Oil Index Bullish Or Bearish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term bullish reversal pattern waits for the potential breakout.

  • Lyft or Uber?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the debuts of these two ride sharing companies on public exchanges, is it possible to choose the better one to trade, or are they both best avoided?

  • Making A Bet, Or Is It A Sure Thing?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As a technician, I try not to let fundamentals influence me simply because I am in a hurry.

  • Manage Your Money, Or Someone Else Will by Ray Johns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Manage Your Money, Or Someone Else Will by Ray Johns You can stop that from happening, and here's how. Many traders, especially those new to the markets, tend to overlook a simple yet important premise when it comes to their trading: specifically, that

  • March Crude Oil - A Pause Or A Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes a chart pattern can be interpreted a number of ways. Knowing how to see the big picture can help make the job easier.

  • Market Breadth Or Beta?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breadth and beta both start with "b," but what else do they have in common? Maybe a way to help make trading decisions.

  • Market Breadth or Beta by Dennis D. Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Breadth Or Beta? Breadth and beta both start with "b," but what else do they have in common? Maybe a way to help make trading decisions. by Dennis D. Peterson Market breadth is a measure of market momentum. When momentum is positive and increas

  • McDonald's - Fast Food Or Fast Move?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...McDonald's is no longer the darling stock it once was, although it continues to pay dividends. The reason for its loss of luster could be the competition in the cheap and fast dining arena.

  • Micron Technology: Pullback or Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After having enjoyed such a massive rally, can Micron Technology manage a new rally in the new year?

  • Minor Rally Or Significant Fall For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The major market indexes are nearing a critical juncture that will lead to either a minor rally or a significant fall. But which one?

  • New Bull Market. . . Or?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market, as shown by the S&P 500 index, appears to be entering a new Bull market - or is this a sucker play? You decide. Here are the clues.

  • New Bull Market. . . Or?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market, as shown by the S&P 500 index, appears to be entering a new Bull market - or is this a sucker play? You decide. Here are the clues.

  • October 2008 Or October 2009?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It could be either, but when does Warren Buffett start buying?

  • Options Or Stops? by Joe Luisi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Options Or Stops? by Joe Luisi Options may cost less and give you more flexibility than outright stops. Here's how to choose between options and stops and some ways of using both throughout the life of the trade. Stops are essential, but they don't hav

  • Overbought or Oversold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the keys to successful trading stems from being able to time price reversals. Gauging the market's momentum and likelihood to change direction can certainly help you improve your timing and profits. The Williams %R indicator can often be us

  • Pattern Success or Failure - Follow the "Elephant Tracks"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...PeopleSoft Inc. illustrates a good example of bullish pattern failure. To the alert and flexible trader, it didn't matter which way it went. The move was tradable.

  • Positive Volume Index Or Negative Volume Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which one should you use? Why not both! Determining market direction by using only half the data doesn't make any sense. Use all of it to ensure the highest probability of success.

Product Review: Black or White by John Sweeney

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  • Pulte Advance to Make or Break Level

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term trend for Pulte (PHM) is clearly bullish, but the daily chart shows a potentially bearish setup.

  • Recovery, Inflation, Or Deflation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There seem to be three very different opinions about which route our economy is traveling. Which one is correct? Investing minds want to know!

  • Room With A View, Or Deja Vu?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's not always a good thing when your predictions come true.

  • S&P 500, Bull Or Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many methods are used to determine if the stock market is in a major upward trend or a major downward trend. One method compares price to its 200-day moving average. The method used here analyzes each stock within the S&P 500 to make this determinati

  • S&P 500: Diamond Up or Down?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Starting October with a rally, the S&P 500's next move may be on the other end of a diamond.

SIDEBAR: Bull or bear market?


    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EXPERT SYSTEMS, FUZZY OR CRISP Expert systems in the form of if?then rules, page 165.

  • SIDEBAR: Ode to the Sow or Bellies Up by Wilbur Corella

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: Ode to the Sow or Bellies Up by Wilbur Corella

  • SNAP - Snapback Recovery Or New Market Leader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SNAP was hit hard in the wake of its celebrated IPO in 2017 but has shown an incredible recovery since then. Is the worst over for this new tech darling or is it simply experiencing a snap-back move?

  • SPX: Triple Bottom Breakout or Belated Retracement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the recent resistance break at 965 is technically bullish, SPX is starting to get overbought and stalling around 1000.

  • Sandisk: Head & Shoulders Or Just A Support Test?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sandisk has a potentially bearish pattern working, but the stock is assumed bullish until the bear is confirmed.

  • Seasonal Trends - Good or Bad?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a look at a few futures contracts that have historic trends in the month of February.

  • Sell Or Sit Tight?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the market is faltering, there are two critical questions you need to ask yourself on whether to sell or sit tight.

  • Short Entry Failure, Or How To Reenter A Short Move If Stopped Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shorting a stock is not a game for amateurs, and even skilled traders struggle with trading during a bear market, but using this three-step process can put the odds greatly in your favor.

  • Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Preserving capital in today's markets brings up questions you may not have considered.

  • Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It? by Omar Bassal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Should Investing Increase Your Capital Or Protect It? by Omar Bassal Preserving capital in today's markets brings up questions you may not have considered. What is the most important goal of investing? This question is not as simple as it seems; more o

  • Silver, Make Or Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The silver market, along with most other commodities, has taken a heavy hit over the past month. Currently, silver's price lies just above a key swing low made a week and a half ago. Will this support hold back more selling — or not?

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Skill or luck? by Clifford J Sherry Ph.D. Dr. Sherry examines the statistical concepts of randomness and independence as they affect prices in the markets. He outlines a method of determining whether or not prices are random and/or independent by using

  • Stock Splits: Boon Or Bust? by Michael D. Sheimo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stock Splits: Boon Or Bust? by Michael D. Sheimo Even the most sophisticated market participants are tempted to buy a stock that has been announced to split two for one. They, of all investors, should know better, because not all stock splits turn out t

  • Stock Tips: Take 'Em Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You pay a visit to your dentist. With your mouth open as he inspects your teeth, he talks, nonstop, and passes on a stock market tip. Do you take it?

  • Stocks Or Houses? Listening To Warren Buffett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As Warren Buffett said recently, "It is better to invest in houses than in stocks."

  • System Or Discretionary Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Your personal trading beliefs will determine if you're better suited for mechanical system trading or discretionary trading. Find out which style is the best fit for your trading endeavors.

Take Your Profits Or Let Them Ride?

  • Technical Analysis Or Efficient Markets?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is being said today about this long-ranging debate? Here's some brief history on it plus a data-based study of a market pattern that lends weight to the debate

  • TerraForm Power - A Short-Term Trade Or One For The Long Haul?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This new economy stock is rallying. But can it keep up this performance?

  • The December Dollar's Diamond Bottom: Pullback or Failure?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What started as a diamond bottom reversal has begun to retrace as quickly as it broke out.

  • The Do Or Die Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Support for the U.S. Dollar Index at 93-92 will be sorely tested in the weeks to come.

  • The Dow: Breakout or Bull Trap?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The rally in the fourth quarter of 2001 may be luring bulls into a 2002 trap.

  • The Fear Index Or The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The VIX is a volatility index registered by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) which has come to be known in the popular press as the fear index or the fear gauge.

  • The January Reversal: 2B or Not 2B?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...New highs need follow-through in order to be trusted.

  • The NYSE Composite's Make Or Break Channel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sticking to a single trend channel since rising from the October lows, the stocks of the NYSE ride support higher and higher.

  • The S&P 500's Make or Break Diamond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The break from an intraday diamond formation should tell traders and investors all they need to know about the S&P 500's near-term direction.

  • The Summer Rally: Fact Or Fiction? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Summer Rally: Fact Or Fiction? by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. The ""summer rally"" appears in some years and is completely absent in others. Does it deserve its name? I've consulted the record back to 1885 and find that there is a good case for a bull

  • The US Dollar Index: Is A Breakout Or Reversal At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After an impressive three-month bull rally, the US Dollar Index is approaching an important resistance barrier: the upper Keltner band on its weekly chart.

  • Time For Intel To Hold Or Fold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A recent breakout on good volume bodes well for Intel as long as key support holds.

  • Tiny Chart Patterns: Stinkers Or Stalwarts? by Thomas N. Bulkowski

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