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  • 30 Years of Trading Wisdom - Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having been involved in the futures markets for the past 30 years it has never really been obvious to me why some people win and some people lose. But in giving it some more thought, I've made the following deductions.

  • A complete computer trading program (part 1) by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A complete computer trading program (part 1) by John F. Ehlers This is the first of four articles that give a description and computer listing, enabling you to perform technical analysis with your computer. In the second article I will cover the basics

  • A complete computer trading program Part 4 by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A complete computer trading program Part 4 by John F. Ehlers This is the conclusion of four articles that give a description and listing of an AppletÒ ][ BASIC computer program, enabling you to perform technical analysis on your computer with 48K of mem

  • A complete computer trading program part 2 by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A complete computer trading program part 2 by John F. Ehlers This program works with the standard CompuTrac or CSI (Commodity Systems, Inc.) disk data reading format (Table 1). The fundamental idea of this program is to take a 40-character string record

  • A complete computer trading program part 3 by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A complete computer trading program part 3 by John F. Ehlers This is the third of four articles that give a description and BASIC computer program listing enabling you to perform technical analysis on your Apple ][ computer. In the first two installmen

  • Aligning Trading Systems And Markets - Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Indicators used in trending markets will be different from those used in trendless markets.

  • An Early Warning System, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Irrational human behavior influences stock prices, and this behavior can lead to predictable outcomes. Here's a trading system that takes advantage of overreactions in the market, which could give you a trading edge

  • An Early Warning System, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some trading signals are better than others. In this second part of a three-part series, we'll describe a filter that'll help identify optimal swing trading buy/sell points

  • An Early Warning System, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this final part of a three-part series, we'll describe a swing trading system that provides traders with a simple, straightforward set of rules to help anticipate price trends based on significant volume increases

  • Anatomy Of A Breakdown (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To successfully identify a break down as it begins to happen, it is essential to learn to look for signs of technical weakness on the chart.

  • Anatomy Of A Breakdown (Part 2)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many tools that the technician can use to help identify technical weakness on a price chart. Indicators used correctly can provide invaluable information.

  • As Goes January... Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my last article, we looked at the January Barometer which says that stock performance in the first month is important in determining what stocks will do for the remainder of the year. As it turns out, this indicator is even more accurate following lon

  • Assessing risk on Wall Street part 2: Applying the Random Walk by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Assessing risk on Wall Street part 2: Applying the Random Walk by Thomas A. Rorro The Random Walk theory lets the investor evaluate the risk of an investment before the investment is made. In the first article in this three-part series, the potential pr

  • At The Close: New Margin Rules (Part II) by J.L. Lord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close: New Margin Rules (Part II) by J.L. Lord New Margin Rules (Part II) AS I wrote in the June 2007 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, while the new margin rules are a powerful addition to retail traders, they do not imply there is free money to b

  • Balance of Market Power (Part I of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is this indicator? Does it work? Something new or just a different look at what you might have already observed?

  • Balance of Market Power (Part II of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is this indicator? Does it work? Something new or just a different look at what you might have already observed?

  • Balance of Market Power (Part III of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is this indicator? Does it work? Something new or just a different look at what you might have already observed?

  • Basic Programming For Technical Analysis, part 2 by Steve Notis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Basic Programming For Technical Analysis, part 2 by Steve Notis Last month I explained the advantages of doing some of your own programming for technical analysis. I showed you a program called MSTRLST, which allows you to see the real names of CompuTra

  • Bollinger Bands (Part I of IV)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bollinger bands are one of the most successful indicators available today.

  • Bollinger Bands (Part II of IV)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bollinger bands are one of the most successful indicators available today.

  • Bollinger Bands (Part III of IV)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bollinger bands are one of the most successful indicators available today.

  • Bollinger Bands (Part IV of IV)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bollinger bands are one of the most successful indicators available today.

  • Buying For A Risky Yield, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, I wrote suggesting a high-risk purchase of Royal Bank of Scotland Preferred ADRs as a high-yield investment. Here's another preferred share to look at that is also paying a yield of about 15%.

  • Chaneling With Elliott Waves Part III by Rudy Teseo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chaneling With Elliott Waves Part III by Rudy Teseo Project coming waves with this classic technique. Now that you are familiar with some of the many Elliott wave patterns (see parts I and II), I'll discuss a means of projecting the course of a wave in

  • Chartmill Value Indicator, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the first part of this series, you were introduced to an oscillator not prone to stickiness in overbought/oversold regions and that didn't have the lag commonly associated with oscillators. In part 2, here's how to apply it and profit from it.

  • Chartmill Value Indicator, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the final article of this series, you'll find more ways to apply the Chartmill value indicator and determine if it enhances the indicators you already use.

  • Coffee Comes In, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A failed breakout searches for support ... and another opportunity for a rally.

  • Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor Price is so obvious that we all expect it to tell us everything. For example, if our stock gains $1 on the day, we feel good. However, what we really do is multiply that $1 by, say, the 500 shares

  • Custom messages Part 10 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Custom messages Part 10 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Believe it or not, all the work we've done so far programming Lotus does not complete the Directional Movement Index system (DMI). We also must include message modules -- the only way some correct signals can

  • DJ Vu, Part II

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...History may be happening again in more ways than one.

  • Day Trading Basics Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first thing to do before making any trading decisions, whether it is day trading or position trading, is to study the general picture of the market. Your objective should be to trade with the direction of the market. Once you determine this, the ne

  • Day Trading Basics, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's impossible to sift through all the stocks traded on the exchange, so you need a method to identify the stocks with the greatest momentum.

  • Day Trading Basics, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you are at the right place at the right time, you can take advantage of good trades.

  • Day trading and short-term trading techniques Part 2 by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Day trading and short-term trading techniques Part 2 by Kent Calhoun In my three years of day trading markets in Chicago, not one person who opened an account strictly for day trading purposes lasted more than six months. Yet, the most successful trader

  • Dealing with conflict Part 2 by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dealing with conflict Part 2 by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. ""I have an elaborate computer system, on-line market quotes direct from the major exchanges, and a program that gives me distinct buy-sell signals. I know that if I followed those signals, I'd make mo

  • Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In last month's column we discussed the use of {Put} and @Index(...) menu commands in Lotus 1-2-3. These can increase significantly program speed by avoiding cursor movement and r

  • Defining directional movement Part 8 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining directional movement Part 8 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Given the old adage that ""the trend is your friend"" and that most trading systems follow trends, J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) lets you measure whether a trend is in effe

  • 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

  • Developing a personal trading style The Wyckoff method of trading Part 14 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing a personal trading style The Wyckoff method of trading Part 14 by Jack K. Hutson Trading the stock market with the Wyckoff Method is as much a test of personality and personal perseverance as it is a test of analytic education. Wyckoff was st

  • Discount Broker Blues part 3 by Dan Weinberg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Discount Broker Blues part 3 by Dan Weinberg The conclusion to Weinberg's experiences as a novice trader learning how to play the game the hard way. PURCHASE AND PANIC (PART TWO) Merger Mania is another form of Takeover Mania, but my example here is a

  • Discount broker blues Part 2 by Dan Weinberg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Discount broker blues Part 2 by Dan Weinberg Beginner's Luck Everyone assumes that when you talk about ""beginner's luck"" you are referring to good luck. This is an incorrect assumption in many cases, and it certainly was with my early trades in the s

  • Elements of charting Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 2 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elements of charting Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 2 by Jack K. Hutson The second of a series which presents the Richard D. Wyckoff method of trading stocks. In this article, the different types of charts upon which the Wyckoff method is based a

  • 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

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every trader wants to be able to predict price moves. But we know that it's impossible to do so. Instead, focus on finding high-probability setups and manage them well. In this first part of a three-part series, we'll look at how to identify these profit

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the first part of this three-part article series, we found out how to measure intrinsic divergences. In this second part, we will identify divergences that take place when price may appear to be strong but has a tendency to close near the lows.

  • Exploring Charting Techniques, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What type of chart should you be using? Lines, bars, candlesticks... there are so many choices. In this first part of a six-part series, an overview of charting styles is presented that may help you make the right choice for analyzing the markets.

  • Exploring Charting Techniques: Basic Chart Trading, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pullbacks, swing reversals, breakouts, trend reversals - these are some of the things prices do. Here's how you can recognize and trade them.

  • Exploring Charting Techniques: Creating A Trading Strategy, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating our own indicators and turning them into a trading strategy is something all technical analysts strive to do. Unfortunately, a lack of programming skills can often discourage us from accomplishing this. But there are ways to get around it. Here'

  • Exploring Charting Techniques: Demystifying Support & Resistance, Part 4

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are so many possible support and resistance levels on a chart. How do you know which ones to use? How do you apply them? Here in this fourth part of an ongoing series on charting techniques, we take out some of the mystery.

  • Far East Flavor Part 1 - The Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you are a visual thinker like myself, you might find candlestick charts more informative than the standard bar charts. By turning the open, high, low, and close (OHLC) data of the traditional bar chart into candlesticks, daily price changes, and chart

  • Far East Flavor Part 2 - Engulfing Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a candlestick pattern that can signal a reversal.

  • Far East Flavor Part 3 - Star Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are.Bearish or bullish? Here's how you can tell.

  • Finishing DMI calculations Part 9 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finishing DMI calculations Part 9 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Having completed the lengthiest formulas that J. Welles Wilder developed in his Directional Movement Index (DMI) system, in this issue we'll complete the calculations for the basic DMI system. Futu

  • From Greed & Fear To Grow & Protect, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In part 1 of this two-part article, you were introduced to rules you could apply in various markets, including markets recovering from a decline. Here in part 2, we'll see how well the rules work.

  • Gann And Fibonacci (Part III of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gann's basic swing pattern theories have been used by other traders. Here are a few examples of how they were applied.

  • Gann And Fibonnacci (Part I of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One enigma remains elusive and another less so.

  • Gann And Fibonnacci (Part II of III)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One enigma remains elusive and another less so.

  • Gold's Last Gasp? Part I

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Could a massive, multiyear correction be just around the corner in gold?

  • Gold's Last Gasp? Part II

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...More odds on a breakdown in gold.

  • Half-day trading techniques Part 3 by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Half-day trading techniques Part 3 by Kent Calhoun In volatile markets, profits increase with the price range, but so does the risk. In strong trending markets, traders will be more profitable not using profit exit points described in the September issu

  • Head & Shoulders, Algorithmically, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever wanted to use a simple mechanical recognition algorithm in your favorite software for spotting head & shoulders patterns? If yes, this two-part article is for you. Here's the first part.

  • Head & Shoulders, Algorithmically, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In part 1, we looked at how to find important milestone points in a head & shoulders formation. In this, the second article of a two-part series, we present an algorithm that will let the computer find the formations for us.

  • 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 High is UP? - Part Two

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Indicator Rules For Swing Trading Strategies, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's volatile markets, making money consistently is a challenge. You need a good strategy with reliable trading rules. This seven-part series will discuss such a strategy and its trading rules. In this, the first part, an overview is presented.

  • Intraday swings with wave charts: The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 12 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intraday swings with wave charts: The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 12 by Jack K. Hutson The serious follower of Wyckoff, a trader who embraces the entire scope and intricate details of this methodology, has not completed his or her analytic ars

  • Introduction to macros Part 3 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introduction to macros Part 3 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In the previous column, I discussed the advantages of using Lotus 1-2-3 in the management of an indicator as complex as the Directional Movement Index (DMI). In this column and hereafter, we shall move

  • Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introduction to spread investing Part 1 by Frank Taucher Most commodity traders are aware of the lower risk and margin requirements that traditional spread trading offers vs. outright long or short positions. Many even have a favorite spread or two that

  • Know The Trend, Know The Trade (Part 2)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By knowing the high-probability direction of the market, we know how to trade it.

  • Krispy Kreme Part II- A Closer Look at an Inflated Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD) has been one of the few bright spots in the past year's nightmarishly bear market. But as the stock market bottoms out and other companies begin seeing profits again, how long will KKD continue its strong upward tr

  • Loops: static and dynamic Part 7 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Loops: static and dynamic Part 7 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This month, we develop a loop to manage the calculation of the trading range (TR 1) used in J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) system. The previous columns developed the formula for

  • MACD (Part I Of II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing how MACD works makes a good case study for many indicators.

  • MACD (Part II Of II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing how MACD works makes a good case study for many indicators.

  • MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray In the fall of 1986, I completed work on a new indicator: the MACD Histogram/Momentum. As many of you are already aware, the MACD, or Convergence/Divergence, is an excellent indicator, but its signals often lag when

  • MACD momentum Part 2 by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MACD momentum Part 2 by Thomas Aspray Last month I looked at how the MACD Momentum (MACD-Mo) and MACD Histogram (MACD-H) were excellent intermediate indicators for stocks as well as commodities. I also use the MACD-Mo and MACD-H on daily data, but the r

  • Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This column will be all about using Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.0 as a trading tool. Given the number of programs written for technical analysis fundamental analysis, and portfolio

  • Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This column will be all about using Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.0 as a trading tool. Given the number of programs written for technical analysis fundamental analysis, and portfolio

  • Market Profile Part 2 by Thomas P. Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Profile Part 2 by Thomas P. Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt The market is composed of time, price and volume. Each day, the market--in attempting to facilitate trade--develops a price range delineated by the daily high and low and a Value Area w

  • Market Profile Part 5 by Thomas P. Drinka, Stephen M. Ptasienski and Robby L. Humes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Profile Part 5 by Thomas P. Drinka, Stephen M. Ptasienski and Robby L. Humes To make the information from the Chicago Board of Trade's Market Profile and Liquidity Data Bank reports more useful to traders, we have tabulated time-and-sales as well

  • Market Profile and market logic Part 1 by Thomas P. Drinka and Robert L. McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Profile and market logic Part 1 by Thomas P. Drinka and Robert L. McNutt Following more than four years of development by J. Peter Steidlmayer and the Chicago Board of Trade, the CBOT Market Profile and Liquidity Data Bank went online in 1985. Wi

  • Market Profile and trends Part 3 by Thomas Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Profile and trends Part 3 by Thomas Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt The key to market opportunity is knowing when current market price diverges from value and being able to judge whether price will move to value or value to price. A divergence

  • Market profile Part 4 by Thomas Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market profile Part 4 by Thomas Drinka, Ph.D. and Robert L. McNutt Previously, we considered the manner in which the market utilizes price probes and rotation during the trading day to promote trade. Depending on the response of other-time-frame traders

  • Market strategy The Wyckoff method of trading: Part 15 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market strategy The Wyckoff method of trading: Part 15 by Jack K. Hutson The reasoning behind Richard D. Wyckoff''s classic method of chart analysis is simple and straightforward: when demand for a stock exceeds supply, prices rise; when supply is great

  • Market trends in composite averages Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 3 by Jack K. Hutson.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market trends in composite averages Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 3 by Jack K. Hutson. By looking at Vertical Line charts of composite averages using Wyckoff analysis, you can learn where the market is taking your individual and group stock pick

  • Maximizing profits with stop orders: The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 11 by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Maximizing profits with stop orders: The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 11 by Jack K. Hutson No matter what technical system you use, the first rule of successful trading and investing is: Cut your losses short. No one believed more firmly in thi

  • Messages from a Split Stock Market - Part Two

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See why Nasdaq 100 underperformance could signal an imminent decline.

  • Modern portfolio theory: A powerful tool for futures investing Part 1 by Gary S. Antonacci

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Modern portfolio theory: A powerful tool for futures investing Part 1 by Gary S. Antonacci In an effort to improve on the traditional risk and return characteristics available from investment opportunities, academic researchers developed Modern Portfol

  • Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (26-34): Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis In the first part, we examined how to overcome the lagging tendency of the moving average crossover. In part II, we look at trading opportunities presented by

  • Moving averages Part 1 by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving averages Part 1 by John Ehlers Averages have long been recognized as the best estimator of a random variable. Traders use moving averages as trading signals or as components of trading systems, but the moving average characteristics are seldom de

  • Moving averages Part 2 Ehlers Leading Indicator (ELI) by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving averages Part 2 Ehlers Leading Indicator (ELI) by John Ehlers Most technical indicators use a moving average of some kind, and this usually dooms the indicator to lag price. Some indicators use momentum, or rate of change, to generate a leading f

  • Nasdaq and Candlesticks (Part I)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlestick patterns are well documented, but how useful are they for trading?

  • Nasdaq and Candlesticks (Part II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlestick patterns are well documented, but how useful are they for trading?

  • Nasdaq and Thrust Oscillator (Part II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The thrust oscillator (TO) uses market breadth measures to determine market trend.

  • Nasdaq and the Thrust Oscillator -- Part I

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The thrust oscillator (TO) uses market breadth measures to determine market trend.

  • 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

  • Opening Range Breakout Part 3 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening Range Breakout Part 3 by Toby Crabel In the opening range breakout technique, the heralds of an upcoming trend day are often inside days, narrow range days and hook days (see Stocks & Commodities, September and October 1988). I also have run acr

  • Opening Range Breakout Part 6 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening Range Breakout Part 6 by Toby Crabel Two price chart patterns -- the inside day (ID) and the four-day narrowing range (NR 4) -- have proven to be reliable predecessors of trending action that can be profitably traded with an opening range breakout

  • Opening Range Breakout Part 7 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening Range Breakout Part 7 by Toby Crabel Bear hook is a day in which the open is below the previous day's low and the close is above the previous day's close with a narrow range relative to the previous day (Figure 1). As implied by the name, there

  • Opening Range Breakout Part 8 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening Range Breakout Part 8 by Toby Crabel The bull hook pattern, as suggested by its name, is a bullish indication and, in most cases, will be followed by a price move to the upside on the day or days following the hook. However, as you will see from

  • Opening range breakout Part 4 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening range breakout Part 4 by Toby Crabel Opening range breakout is a trade in which entry is taken at a predetermined amount above or below the opening range. I've set this predetermined amount (the ""stretch"") through observation. (See Stocks & Co

  • Opening range breakout Part 5 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening range breakout Part 5 by Toby A. Crabel A trade taken at a predetermined amount above or below the opening price of a given day is called an opening range breakout (ORB).A narrow range four pattern (NR 4) is a day with a daily range that is narr

  • Opening range breakout: early entry Part 2 by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Opening range breakout: early entry Part 2 by Toby Crabel Early entry is defined as a large price movement in one direction within the first five minutes after the open of the daily session. A study of early entry is essentially a study of price action,

  • Part 1 Assessing risk on Wall Street A philosophy of investing by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...part 1 Assessing risk on Wall Street A philosophy of investing by Thomas A. Rorro The goal of investing is to make a profit. To achieve this goal, the investor places his money at risk--with the hope of increasing his wealth. Whether by buying real estat

  • Part 1. Concepts and Examples A Trend Following Method for All Seasons by Anthony W. Warren

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Part 1. Concepts and Examples A Trend Following Method for All Seasons by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Introduction Trend following methods based on plots of raw and moving average data are one of the oldest and most universally used techniques of technica

  • Part 2 Modern Portfolio Theory in managed futures by Gary S. Antonacci

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...part 2 Modern Portfolio Theory in managed futures by Gary S. Antonacci Optimal portfolio diversification using Modern Portfolio Theory is a particularly valuable tool when applied to futures trading and is the key to earning attractive returns with less

  • Part 2 Succeeding with options by Leonard Yates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...part 2 Succeeding with options by Leonard Yates As promised in the first half of this article, here are three safe and reliable methods for succeeding in options without forecasting the underlying security. Method #1: Temporary mispricings Options fre

  • Part 2: Are junk stocks really dogs? by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...part 2: Are junk stocks really dogs? by Bill Dunbar This is the second part of an article by the same title published in a previous issue of Stocks & Commodities. In the first half, my question was related to investment in junk stocks near the peak of t

  • Part 5: Wyckoff method of trading stocks: Prelude to individual charting reading by Jack K. Hutson

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