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Article Archive For Keyword: Strategies

  • ARMH, Pocket Pivot Signals, Income Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If trading stocks can be compared to playing checkers then trading options is like playing chess and can give you a big edge.

  • Advanced Scale-In Strategies For Short-Term Traders by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Advanced Scale-In Strategies For Short-Term Traders by David Penn How can short-term traders add an edge of as much as 10% to their per-trade win rate? High-probability exchange traded fund (Etf) trading is a quantified strategy of buying Etfs after

  • Backtesting Option Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a quick way to backtest option strategies? You can use Excel to count occurrences of historical prices outside a price band you set to develop an expectation for future price movement. Here's how.

  • Basics For Exit Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The most important part of a trade is knowing when to exit with a profit. Here's an overview of basic considerations for devising exit strategies.

  • Bear Market Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is a reliable trading method to trade when the bears begin to show their teeth.

  • Capitalizing On Sector Rotation Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders can always learn something from investors and vice versa. Typically, investors put more weight into outperforming sectors. But is that the best way? Let's find out

  • Computing Expected Returns On Options Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the many strategies you can trade, computing expected returns can be tedious. Using one strategy as an example, we look at how calculating maximum profit and loss plus factoring in the probability of profit can identify profitable statistical arbitr

  • David Vomund's "ETF Trading Strategies Revealed"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...David Vomund's "ETF Trading Strategies Revealed"

  • Directional Strategies For Option Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Option trading has a big edge over stocks when it comes to leverage and risk control, but a trader must understand how to apply the principles of timing, using delta, and profit taking to succeed.

  • Dow Trading Strategies, Three Types Of Trends To Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average offers exciting opportunities for traders, but only if you understand the three types of trends that are common to this market.

  • Equivalent Option Strategies by Lawrence G. McMillan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Equivalent Option Strategies by Lawrence G. McMillan Stock option traders and futures option traders may think they're already outsmarting stock and futures traders by trading options against their stock or futures positions, but Larry McMillan, author

  • Finding reliable trading strategies (revisited) by Thomas P. Drinka

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding reliable trading strategies (revisited) by Thomas P. Drinka With the proliferation of microcomputers and analytical software, speculators and commercial traders routinely conduct research to evaluate the potential performance of trading strategi

  • Finding reliable trading strategies by Steve Kille

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding reliable trading strategies by Steve Kille Developing a trading strategy over historical data has become common practice among traders in recent years. The proliferation of micro-computers in our industry has spurred the trend to the point where

  • Flexible Forex Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forex traders need a successful strategy made up of components that allows them to be flexible and effective in changing market conditions. Here's one way to find it.

  • Income-Generating Strategies With Brad Reinard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Brad Reinard, who is editor-in-chief of Monthly Cash Thru Options LLC, has extensive experience in directional and nondirectional option trading strategies.

  • 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.

  • Interview: Building Automated Strategies With Andrea Unger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Andrea Unger began his career as a professional trader in 2001, first with covered warrants and then with futures and stocks, preferring a mechanical approach. A four-time winner of the World Cup Championships, he is CEO of Unger Trading S.r.l., a risk m

  • Interview: Creating Trading Strategies With David Pieper

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...David Pieper lives in Germany and has 20 years of financial market experience. After earning the designation of Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA), he spent several years in investment research at a major German state bank. He is currently

  • Interview: Developing Strategies With Kevin Davey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Kevin J. Davey is a professional trader and systems developer. He is the author of Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader's Journey From Data Mining To Monte Carlo Simulation To Live Trading. An aerospace engineer and MBA by background, D

  • Modeling The Market = Building Trading Strategies by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (20-26): Modeling The Market = Building Trading Strategies by John F. Ehlers The correct model can form the foundation for comprehensive trading strategies. Modeling the market is important because you can build comprehensi

  • Neutral Options Strategies by David L. Caplan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an overview of using options as a technique to take advantage of unique situations in the futures markets. By David L. Caplan How can you take advantage of the same principles of success that the most profitable corporations in the world, the cas

  • Optimizing Your Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you come up with a new trading idea, you can develop it into a strategy. Then you backtest it and try to optimize it for the best variables and parameters. How do you go about doing that, and how do you get the best financial outcome from this proce

  • Option Strategies With Roy Radziszewski by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...So often, options are something that you can take or leave, but sometimes they catch your interest and never let go. That seems to have been the case with Roy Radziszewski, the product manager of option products for TradeStation Securities, who began

  • Option Strategies and Neural Networks by Thomas B. Rubino Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Option Strategies and Neural Networks by Thomas B. Rubino Jr. Confidence intervals are a statistical tool that describes the accuracy of a prediction, while neural networks provide predictions. This article combines the two to define the risk in a trade

Quick Scan: Indigo Blue Chip Investment Strategies

Quick-Scans: Computerized Trading Strategies

Quick-Scans: Millionaire II, Comcalc, Option Strategies

  • Repair Strategies With Options by Kevin Lund and Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Repair Strategies With Options by Kevin Lund and Tom Gentile Here's a strategy for fixing a good trade gone bad. As we've seen many times in the last year, a gap down with bad news on a stock you're holding can not only be devastating to your trading a

  • Revamping mediocre buy-write strategies by Jerry Kopf

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Revamping mediocre buy-write strategies by Jerry Kopf Stockbrokers usually introduce the average retail investor to option trading with a simplistic buy-write I strategy. Buy the stock and sell (write) a call option against it. The mechanics are straigh

  • Setting Strategies With SwamiCharts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once you have identified a cyclical movement, you may think the most difficult part is over. Unfortunately, not all cycles are tradable. Here's one indicator that can tell you the best time to use a swing wave as an effective trading signal.

  • Short-Term Strategies: Fading The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistics provide elements for successful strategies.

  • Static Option Income Strategies: Do They Work?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you're trading options, you've probably heard of static option income strategies. They promise low but almost riskless profits every month by selling premiums in up, down, or sideways markets, and you don't have to make any predictions about the direc

  • Strategies For Daytrading by Jacob Singer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strategies For Daytrading by Jacob Singer These strategies could improve your daytrading. Trading strategies that fall under the definition of daytrading can be confusing, because there are really three types of daytrading: intraday trading, end-of-day

  • Strategies For Overcoming Fear by Adrienne Laris Toghraie,

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strategies For Overcoming Fear by Adrienne Laris Toghraie How many times has fear blocked your way, whether in trading or otherwise? Worse still, did you know it? Neuro-linguistic programmer Adrienne Toghraie explains how you may be sabotaging your own

  • Strategies For Single-Stock Futures by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strategies For Single-Stock Futures by Don Bright With single-stock futures ready to make an entry into the markets, you need to be armed with the right strategies. I 'm often asked what the traits are that successful stock traders have in common, and

  • Survival strategies for exchanges by Dr. Robert A. Wood

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Survival strategies for exchanges by Dr. Robert A. Wood The rate of change in the structure of capital markets appears to be accelerating. Some forces affecting change are the evolution of futures and options markets, computerized trading which permits

  • Testing Exit Strategies by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., and Donna L. McCormick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Testing Exit Strategies by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., and Donna L. McCormick Everyone's looking for entry trading signals, but what about after you're in the trade? Last time, Katz and McCormick looked at different techniques for making a graceful -- and

  • The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (54-55): The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen Here are some strategies you can apply by combining two or more options. Options spreads are essentially the combination of two or more options. There are six

  • 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

  • Tuning Intraday Strategies by Lee Leibfarth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (64-67): Tuning Intraday Strategies by Lee Leibfarth Developing a daytrading strategy that is consistent across all markets is impossible. But here are some things to keep in mind when assessing your daytrading strategy. Th

  • Turning Market Observations Into Trading Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders are looking for ways to forecast the future from the recent past. Some successful traders develop trading rules based on what they see in the markets.

  • Use Seasonality To Optimize Algorithmic Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's not uncommon for markets to trend based on seasonal patterns. So when your system doesn't seem to be giving you the returns you were hoping for, it may help to turn to seasonality analysis to try and optimize your trading system

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Barrier Stops In Exit Strategies by J. Katz, Ph.D., and D. McCormick A simple technical method for exiting a trade is the break of a trendline on a chart. This article measures the performance of using this strategy as an exit rule. In recent ar

  • Using ETF Momentum Strategies With Les Masonson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leslie N. Masonson is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that he founded in 1987. Masonson's 44-year career has spanned trading, investing, financial advisory services, bank operations management, teaching, and corporate

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Trailing Stops In Exit Strategies by J. Katz, Ph.D., and D. McCormick Last issue, we saw a demonstration of how an exit strategy can affect the performance of a trading system. This time, we will discover how to measure the impact of exiting the m






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