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  • 'Tis The Season by Bob Kargenian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...'Tis The Season by Bob Kargenian The seasonal tendencies of the stock market have been the subject of extensive research. The likes of Yale Hirsch, Arthur A. Merrill, Martin Zweig and Norman Fosback -- all noted technical analysts -- have explored this to

  • 'Twas The Week Before Christmas...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), author of the original "A Visit From St. Nicholas."

  • 2B Test Of Bottom In The US Dollar-Swiss Franc

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the US dollar continues its slow-motion, spontaneous combustion before our very eyes, an important test against the Swiss franc looms.

  • 2B Top In The Standard & Poor's 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through to the upside after the move higher at the end of August could bring an end to the summer rally.

  • 2Bs And Negative Divergences: Silver Stalls At The Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through on the move above $14 creates potential for reversal or consolidation.

  • 3D Printers - Is The Game Back On?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Mark Twain

  • 3M Lags The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average is breaking out to new highs, but 3M remains down in the dumps with a bearish continuation pattern in the works.

  • 3M Teeters On The Edge Of The Abyss

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...3M led the way lower in April, and further weakness would confirm a large bearish pattern that has been working since November.

  • 3M Teeters On The Edge Of The Abyss

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...3M led the way lower in April, and further weakness would confirm a large bearish pattern that has been working since November.

  • A 1-2-3 Trend Reversal In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The v-shaped post-Katrina rally ends not with a bang, but with a trendline break.

  • A 100 Year Look At The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the Dow crested a 100 year wave?

  • A 2B Bottom Test In The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the long-sought-after bottom in the DJIA finally at hand?

  • A 2B Test Of Bottom In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The same formula that noted a bottom in March hints at another one in June.

  • A 2B Top In The Euro?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failure to follow through above the December 2006 highs provides an opportunity for correction or reversal in the EUR/USD.

  • A 2B Top In The Industrials?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can't catch a reversal much faster than you can by correctly anticipating a bull trap.

  • A Bear Trap For The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 broke support on Monday but quickly sprang back to lay the foundations of a bear trap.

  • A Bear Trap For The Swiss Franc

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Swiss franc appeared to break support in November, but a robust recovery and a gap puts the ball back in the bullish court.

  • A Bearish Trading Range For The Nasdaq 100?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq 100 shares have bounced off the $34.00 level several times the past year but the current consolidation pattern may point to a break of support here.

  • A Big Test Looms For The Naz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ came crashing down on Tuesday, February 27, but support is at hand and the November–December 2006 lows hold the key to a medium-term reversal.

  • A Breakdown For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After failing at a key resistance point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke a key support level to reverse an uptrend that started in mid-March.

  • A Breakdown In The Nikkei

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After meeting stiff resistance from its March high, the Nikkei gapped down and broke support to reverse a 12-month uptrend. At the very least, we can expect a retracement of this big rally.

  • A Breakout Attempt For The CRB

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The CRB Index broke daily chart resistance but failed at weekly resistance, and the large trading range remains.

  • A Breakout For The Dow Diamonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a consolidation above broken resistance, the Dow diamonds broke out on good volume and appear to be headed higher.

  • A Breakout, And Now A Test For The Dow Diamonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The flag breakout for the Dow diamonds remains the dominant signal, and the current pullback has reached its make-or-break point.

  • A Breakup From The Bottom For Intel?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The semiconductor group got hit pretty hard in July and August, but a bullish breakout in shares of Intel Corp. now seems to imply that a rally may have begun.

  • A Bullish Flag For The US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has declined the last few weeks, but the pattern looks similar to that seen in July-August 2005, and support is at hand.

  • A Daily Chart Of The S&P 100 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 22nd I presented an article "Gann, Elliott and the Dow Revisited." In it I argued that for the long-term, the trend is bearish, but for the short-term it could be bullish. Here is a chart of the S&P 100 Index that looks bullish for

  • A Dark Cloud Cover Over The Health Care ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The health care exchange traded fund has recently had an explosive move higher as the politicians battle it out over health care. Even though there is no bipartisan support for the health care bill, there has been bipartisan support among investors to ru

  • A Demise In The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Canadian bonds typically follow the US market, and this week was no exception as the price of both rose," Canada's National Post said on Friday, June 3. ...

  • A Diamond In The Yen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A diamond pattern that developed in yen futures suggests higher prices for the Japanese currency in the near term.

  • A Different But Feasible Elliott Count for the Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As I have written before, Elliott wave analysis is far more obvious after an event than before an event. Forecasts using wave analysis to predict future movement in the market are always interspersed with the words "if this happens," then &quot

  • A Double Top For The Dow Transports

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow transports met resistance around 5000 twice in the last three months, and a rather large double top is brewing.

  • A Feasible Wave Count For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have always believed that the Dow is tracing a B-wave upwards simply because of the time scale, where the trend from January 2000 downtrend ending in October 2002 was wave A of an ABC downtrend with the high in January 2000 being a fifth wave top.

  • A Few Good Setups In The Oil Patch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are four stocks in the oil services industry that you will want to keep an eye on in the near term.

  • A Five-Wave Look At The Spring/Summer Rally of 2003

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Elliott wave interpretation of the current bull market suggests a correction before higher prices.

  • A Fundamental Lesson For The Technically Minded

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For decades, there have been two major schools of thought when it comes to stocks. First came the fundamentalists who believe that stock prices are a product of revenues and earnings. Then came the technicians who believe that all they need to know is co

  • A Fundamental Lesson For The Technically Minded

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For decades, there have been two major schools of thought when it comes to stocks. First came the fundamental analysts, who believe that stock prices are a product of revenues and earnings. Then came the technicians, who believe that all they need to kno

  • A Gamble For The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of the cheapest 3D printer dropped from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years.

  • A Gann Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial events of the past few weeks have suggested that the US economy is headed for a recession. What do Gann charts have to say about it?

  • A Gem In The Junk Pile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SpikeTrade.com is a group of 20 professional and semiprofessional traders involved in a weekly competition. Each member submits his or her pick along with the entry, target, and stop. The picks are submitted in solitude, and then all are revealed on Sund

  • A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza Since artificial intelligence made its debut within the pages of Stocks & Commodities, various and sundry methods by which neural networks can be used in designing t

  • A Head & Shoulders Negative For The DJIA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pattern is there, a very obvious head & shoulder pattern.

  • A Head & Shoulders Top Awaits Confirmation On The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulders top on the Russell 2000 could be hinting that a major top is setting up in the market.

  • A Head And Shoulders Top On The NASDAQ A/D Line?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The A/D line is an effective gauge in determining the overall strength of the stock market. It is by far the most commonly used measure of market breadth.

  • A Linear Regression Analysis Of The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Linear regression analysis is used here to show that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is most likely in the very early stage of rolling over to the downside.

  • A Long-Term Analysis Of The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are the events of the week ended July 27 the start of a major correction in the Dow Jones Industrial Average? A look at the chart presents conflicting evidence.

  • A Long-Term Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A monthly view of the 2002–06 bull market in stocks suggests that the higher we go, the weaker we get.

  • A Look At Leap, The Wireless Provider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leap is a wireless communications provider that offers wireless services under the Cricket brand. Leap's Cricket service offerings provide customers with unlimited access to wireless voice and data services for a flat rate without requiring a fixed-

  • A Look At Relative Strength In The ETF World

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Keeping tabs on which industry groups and sectors are hot -- and those that are not -- is a sound way to build a solid foundation for your trading and investing decisions.

  • A Look At The DOW's Newest Member

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 29, 2018, General Electric (GE) got dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW). It was replaced by Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), a multinational holding company with several distinctive brands offering prescription and non-prescription

  • A Look At The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow has come down 500 points from last February. What's the current outlook?

  • A Look At The Dow Monthly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the Dow's recent low hold or will it go to 6400?

  • A Look At The Equal Weight NASDAQ 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ 100 Equal Weight Index looks stronger than its weighted brother, and both are poised to break out.

  • A Look At The Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The charts of the three indexes are suggesting a correction. How much of a correction? Let's find out.

  • A Look At The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...President Donald Trump has served his first year in office. What does the year ahead hold for him?

  • A Look At The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe.

  • A Look At The Stochastic Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, there are so many indicators out there today to analyze a stock technically, that finding the best one is like pulling teeth.

  • A Look at Spiders Using the Red/Green Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SPIDERS (SPY) or SPDRs are the first index shares created by Amex and introduced in 1993. They are Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts and as such, reflect the movement of the S&P Index. They trade just like common stock under the symbol

  • A Ludicrous Non-Confirmation - The Sequel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average move to new highs a sign of weakness for stocks?

  • A Major Breakdown For The DAX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The German DAX Index held out longer than most, but finally succumbed to the bear with a breakdown and major trend reversal.

  • A Major Low Soon For Altria And The .NYA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the broad US market in a free fall, or are there some indications that a major low may be approaching?

  • A Major Support Test For The Nikkei

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nikkei is trying to firm near its March lows, but momentum has yet to turn up and traders should watch for a signal line crossover in the MACD.

  • A Method Of Statistical Analysis For The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Long-term statistical analysis shows the downward trend of the dollar weakening but may continue to move lower at a slower rate.

  • A Mini Diamond For The DIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After leading the market higher, the Dow Diamonds formed a mini-diamond consolidation, and the subsequent break will provide the next signal.

  • A Momentum Analysis Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price looks like it could continue to chug along, inching its way upward. A look at momentum suggests otherwise.

  • A Monthly Look At The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a good habit to occasionally stand back and take in the longer term picture of the market place.

  • A Morning Star Wakes Up The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A classic Japanese candlestick pattern reveals a bottom in the hourly Dow industrials.

  • A Pattern Completion For The Weekly Dow Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the DJIA plunged 2,000 points in four weeks, it fulfilled a topping pattern.

  • A Peek Into The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know there is no crystal ball for the markets. But if you could get a signal in advance of other signals that are used by traders, that might be the next best thing. Here, we introduce a new filter that could help signal cyclic turning points

  • A Possible Bull Count For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 7, in the article "A Demise In The Dow," I offered an Elliott wave count showing how the Dow could fall in a bear market. After hearing Alan Greenspan's recent remarks, I present to you a count for a bull market.

  • A Potential Downside Target For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Index looks to be headed lower in the near-term but when will the bleeding stop?

  • A Rally In The Russell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The little guys of the stock market show their muscle with a positive divergence and bullish follow-through in mid-January.

  • A Rectangle In The Broad Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Value Line Index is understudied but one of the broadest measures of the stock market. Right now, it seems to be breaking out of a rectangle.

  • A Reverse Head And Shoulders Formation For The Oil Services Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another potentially bullish pattern for the Oil Services Index could lead to a resumption of the long-term uptrend.

  • A Rising Wedge For The SOX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Semiconductor Index bounced with the rest of the market over the past few weeks, but the move looks like a bearish wedge.

  • A Seismic Spike For The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market has had a sinister selloff as investors have become dispirited and depressed. Each time a rally occurs, their hopes of a recovery are quickly dashed as more panicked investors sell into the rally. But the volatility index could be sending us a

  • A Sentiment Indicator For Trading The Euro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The traditional put/call ratio is used as a contrarian indicator. Here, we add a twist to enhance the ratio and use it as a coinciding indicator

  • 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 Share For The Watch List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the present uncertainty in the stock market, looking for a stock to invest in for the long term is a must.

  • A Shining Star On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A morning star candlestick is shining brightly on the S&P 500, which might be a "shining star" for the market.

  • A Short-Term Buy Signal For The DJIA by John Toombs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Short-Term Buy Signal For The DJIA by John Toombs Buying the first retreat in prices following a strong move up in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is often profitable. Three questions are involved in doing so, however. What constitutes a ""str

  • A Statistical Look At The QQQQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis is used to show the short-term trend of the technology market sector.

  • A Stochastic Breakout In December Coffee: Better Late On The Break Than Never

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A BOSO play in the stochastic helps traders climb on board a fast-moving market post-breakout.

  • A Stock Market On The Verge Of Collapse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are four basic analytical tools an analyst uses to measure the health of an individual stock or the stock market as a whole. One is price patterns, one is momentum, another is volume, and the final one is breadth. By using these four tools we can n

  • A Taste Of The Big MACD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Indicators like the moving average convergence/divergence help you confirm signals and decrease risk when buying and selling securities. Invented by Gerald Appel in the 1970s, the MACD has become a staple in the world of technical analysis. Here's h

  • A Trader Catches A Bottom Reversal On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Catching tops and bottoms is difficult but can be rewarding/punishing depending on the outcome.

  • A Trading Method For The Long Haul

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of UGI Corp. appear to be on track to making a major multicycle low in the near future.

  • A Trading Method For The Long Haul

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can apply this model to any time frame on any equity. The best part is that it's so simple that anyone can implement it.

  • A Triangle In The Making

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Symmetrical triangles can be a shakeout or an end run.

  • 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.

  • A Triple Bearish Play Hits The Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After running in place for two months, the Nasdaq has started breaking down with momentum and money flow confirming.

  • A Triple Top For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow appears to have made a triple top. Does this lead to a collapse, or....?

  • A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur The Arms index, which was originally known as TRIN (for trading index), utilizes up and down volume and advancing and declining issues for calculation. The indicator, which aims to identify possible turning

  • A View Of 2004 From The Inside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It was another great year for corporate insiders to cash in their company's stock, and they did so in a big way. It is important that the trader understand how insider signals work and under what conditions they generate the best results. Here&apo

  • A Weak Stock Among The Strong

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the S&P 500 reached a new historic high, there are stocks that show weakness. When that happens you can try this option selling strategy.

  • A Working Wave Count For The Greenback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The correction in the US dollar since November 2005 looks to be more than halfway completed.

  • A Working Wave Count For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A late June bottom sets the stage for the last move higher in the bull market that began in March.

  • A helping hand from the Arms Index by James Alphier and Bill Kuhn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A helping hand from the Arms Index by James Alphier and Bill Kuhn It was just about 20 years ago when Richard W. Arms, Jr. published in the pages of Barron's his new index number which combined upside and downside volume with the traditionally watched s

  • A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing Little is new in the field of technical analysis. Even with a staff of seven analysts, my firm can take credit for developing only three entirely new technical tools for the markets. W

  • A simple variation of the moving average by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A simple variation of the moving average by Peter Aan General description: The Moving Average Direction System is trend-following; always in the market. Originator: Peter Aan Advantages: Profits from most significant trends; entry technique eliminates

  • A"map" for the trading jungle by Grant D. Noble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A""map"" for the trading jungle by Grant D. Noble Most of the common methods used by traders can be classified under three main theories. Noble outlines these trading methods, then recommends a strategy for choosing those that best fit your trading styl

  • A(nother) Diamond In The Yen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can speculators anticipate the direction of a likely break from this diamond consolidation pattern?

  • AAPL Close To The Summit?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Apple Inc. are at all-time highs again, but this latest rally is fast approaching a likely cycle high.

  • AK Steel And The Near-Term Short Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The broad markets hit a speed bump on June 14, 2010, setting up a number of interesting short-sale situations. Here's a look at one of the more promising plays.

  • ALTR: Relief Rally In The Midst Of A Larger Downtrend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Altera fell by as much as 19% during its recent three-week slide; its latest rally looks to be of the bear market variety, with bigger declines ahead.

  • ALXN, The New Kid On The S&P 500 Block

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ALXN has been added to the Standard & Poor's 500, and it has arrived as the new kid on the block, along with a lot of profit potential.

  • ALXN, The New Kid On The S&P 500 Block

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ALXN has been added to the Standard & Poor's 500, and it has arrived as the new kid on the block, along with a lot of profit potential.

  • ALXN: Getting Overextended On The Upside?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals recently gapped sharply higher -- right into a key resistance zone.

  • APO: Bucking The Tide In A Sea Of Red

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a fundamentally attractive stock rallies strongly on a day when the broad markets are tumbling, traders and investors should take notice.

ARSI, The Asymmetrical RSI by Sylvain Vervoort

  • Adams Golf Starts The Year With Strong Gains

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This company gained about 20% in the first 10 trading days of 2012 and could be a buy even after that gain.

  • Adding Fuel To The Fire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 now has potential to reach 1600 by the end of October. Here's why.

  • Adding The Human Element To Neural Nets by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D. with Donna L. McCormick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Adding The Human Element To Neural Nets by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., with Donna L. McCormick Is it possible to train a neural network to ""see"" the way you and I do? These Contributing Writers walk you through their research in selecting chart-based tr

  • Adding Volume To The Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The whole purpose of technical analysis is to use past price and volume data to determine the future direction of a security or market. An analysis that does not include volume, however, is not a complete technical analysis. When volume is considered alo

  • Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (38-41): Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse In this second article of the series, we look at how adding volume can help identify large moves in one direction. In "Visiting MOMA," my previous

Adjusting A Long Call With The Synthetic Straddle by Chris Tyler

  • Adobe - Is The Acrobat Tiring?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After bottoming in 2009 Adobe soared more than 400% to its March 2014 peak just shy of $70. But its best days may be behind it based on what the technicals and fundamentals are saying.

  • Advanced Beginners And The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beginning traders and advanced beginning traders focus on the basics of trading to profit, while everyone else tends to chase the latest gimmick.

  • Advanced Micro Devices: A Pause In The Parabolic Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The price of this high-tech stock is in a consolidation phase in the daily time frame.

  • Aeropostale, A Shop For The Teens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA is officially in a recession but the S&P/TSX Composite index of Canada is not, mainly due to the price of oil and gold. Today's teenagers have yet to find this out. Aeropostale is an example.

  • Affine Geometry Of The Markets by Viktor Likhovidov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Affine Geometry Of The Markets by Viktor Likhovidov Think the market doesn't have a memory? Think again. bout five years ago, I came across an interesting article concerning the channeling behavior of market charts. I don't remember much about the arti

  • After The Big Drop, Is Silver A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Silver fell more than 20% last week, and bottom pickers must be wondering if it's due for a bounce. Testing says probably not.

  • After The Bubble, Cotton Offers A Lesson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While bulls and bears continue to debate the fate of silver, we can look at cotton to see what it looks like after the bubble bursts.

Aftermath Of The Bubble by Phil Abel

  • Alexander Elder: The Force Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The force index combines price and volume to provide you with the strength of bulls and bears both.

  • All About The Float

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The float in a stock is a number that is easily available along with other data, but do we pay enough attention to it in our analysis? Here's an in-depth look at float

  • Alltel Struggles on the Upside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The rising wedge for AT reflects a feeble recovery that looks destine to fail.

  • Amazon - A Harbinger of the Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amazon has been a high-flyer over the last twelve years but is it now telling us that the worst is over for it and tech stocks?

  • American Axel & Manufacturing Inverse H&S In The Making

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It looks like an inverse head & shoulder formation in the making.

  • American Express (AXP) On The Slide

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...American Express, like so many other equities at this point, is getting ready to make a move downwards.

  • American Express and the BKX Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...American Express is looking like a good candidate for an upside break.

  • Amgen and the Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes there's a lot more going into a candlestick pattern than just the formation.

  • Amid The Gloom, Pockets Of Strength

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Amid The Gloom, Pockets Of Strength

  • An Advance Block For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Standard & Poor's 500 is forming a head & shoulders top near the 200-day simple moving average. An advance block pattern is helping to complete the right shoulder.

  • An Ascending Triangle For The Aussie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a big surge over the last two weeks, the Australian Dollar Index broke resistance levels in two time frames and looks as though it will be heading higher.

  • An Early Warning From the Broadening Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Last Thursday when Compuware Corporation (CPWR) tumbled from $11.10 on Wednesday's close to a low of $7.51 on Thursday many were wondering what happened. This 32% loss in one day demonstrates the fragility of today's markets.

  • An Elliott Wave Count Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The saying goes that one peek into the future is worth 1,000 finesses, so does our Elliott wave count give us that peek?

  • An Elliott Wave Look At The Canadian Income Trust Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first rule in Elliott wave analysis? The wave count must look right.

  • An End Of The Bull Run For DJIA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a neckline support. Will the index ignore the pattern and surge higher or will it break down?

  • An Intraday Diamond In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A diamond top in the 60-minute S&P 500 chart sets the stage for a short-term correction in stocks.

  • An Intraday Flag In The Emini S&P

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 waved its freak flag high as an early morning bounce caught bears by surprise. Frantic short-covering ensued.

  • An Oversold Bounce For The Greenback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index shows signs of firming and looks ripe for an oversold bounce. However, the bigger trend is down--will resistance be around?

  • An Overview Of The TRIN

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TRIN can help traders spot overbought and oversold market conditions.

  • An Update On Silver Standard Resources And The Underlying Commodity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A potential bottom in silver prices and a similar setup in Silver Standard Resources could point to a good buying opportunity.

  • An Update On The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A test of this month's high will likely lead to an upside breakout for the Oil Services Index.

  • An Update On The Precious Metal Bullish Percent

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The precious metal bullish percent continues to hover below the 30 percent level. As such, the sector has yet to give a buy signal.

An ultimate oscillator program for the HP-41C(V) by Charles F. Johnson

  • Analyzing Price Action In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What will the market do the next day? Short-term traders look for some hints that suggest which way prices will move. Here's one approach you can use to help determine what the next trading day's bias will be

  • Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hurricanes, hurricanes, hurricanes. As if the US economy doesn't have enough problems.

  • Analyzing indicators with the cells method by David R. Aronson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing indicators with the cells method by David R. Aronson Does a given technical indicator have predictive value or not? This fundamental question must be answered before using it to forecast market trends or as input to trading decisions. An intui

  • Analyzing the Market for a Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A strategy to find a winner in the market using price and volume.

  • Anatomy Of A Trade: The One That Got Away

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever traded with exceptionally bad timing? Here's one to ponder

  • And Now, The Bears Take Center Stage

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fundamentals cannot be outrun in the market, and there are numerous factors that are creating big opportunities on the short side right now.

  • Andrew Addison of the Addison Report by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INTERVIEW Simplicity for Simplicity's Sake: Andrew Addison Of The Addison Report by Thom Hartle In this increasingly complicated world, it's a comfort to hear that indicators don't have to be complicated to work well, as Andrew Addison of The Addison Re

  • 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

  • Another 35% Dip On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Watch out below! Markets took a dive early on Monday, May 22, 2000 following a week of selling due to interest rate woes created by the Federal Reserve Bank. Hold on tight- this could be a bumpy ride.

  • Another Bite Of The Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Apple watch has proved to be a no-no, so Apple has reduced its retail price and brought out a smaller iPhone. Is this the winner?

  • Another Breakout For The Hang Seng

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Hang Seng Index has been moving higher for five years, and this trend looks set to continue after another resistance breakout.

  • Another Chance for the S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A major bearish head & shoulders top pattern that began forming in 1998 is still alive and well, but a smaller version of its bullish twin is taking shape. Could it be sign that this bear market is about to turn or just another false alarm?

  • Another Long-Term Stock Indicator Stuck On The Ceiling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There has been a debate raging over the last year about whether stock prices are getting too expensive. Here is another indicator that says they are.

  • Another Look At The Gold Price

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the recent name calling and threats between President Trump, North Korea and Iran, another look at the gold price is necessary. Historically, gold has traded inversely to the US$ but this is no longer the case. Gold is becoming a hedge against world

  • Another Look At The Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The book emFire and Fury/em by Michael Wolff has taken over the news. Will it affect the market?

  • Another Look At The K-Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Kondratieff Wave is a long-term economic cycle. How accurate is its prediction?

  • Another Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many bears out there. To what extent are they justified in their viewpoint?

  • Another Look at the Amex Gold Bugs Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On October 29, 2002, I wrote the article "Anyone for Gold?" In it, I used a triangle formation to help determine not only a target price, but a time target as well. Here's a look at what has happened since.

  • Another Negative For The US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On February 15, I argued that the US dollar has further to fall. Here is another chart and another argument that suggests just how low.

  • Apache Corp. on the Verge of Breaking Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apache Corp. looks to be completing a bullish triangle formation, indicating a potential break to the upside. However, I would wait for confirmation before jumping in.

  • Apple Enters The Reversal Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple led the market lower over the last two to three months, but recently, it entered a reversal zone. The correction could be nearing its end.

  • Apple Falling Farther From The Tree?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There has been much ado, primarily fundamentally driven, that the drop in Apple from its September 2012 highs is overdone. Technically speaking, however, here is a case that the correction still has a way to go.

  • Applying The Chart Aspect Ratio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever thought about aspect ratio when setting up your stock charts? Here we explore how to maintain the integrity of the aspect ratios so you can easily analyze charts, identify trends, and perform reliable technical pattern analysis

  • Applying The IRSTS Swing Trading Rules

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This seven-part series has thus far provided the components of the indicator rules for a swing trading strategy (IRSTS), from color-coding candlesticks to smoothing oscillators to creating an expert system. Now that all of the components have been detail

  • Applying The JM Strategy To Torrent Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the price of oil appearing to settle at the $50 level, all companies involved in energy have come under the spotlight.

  • Applying The Put/Call Ratio Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this third part of the series, you will find a trading method based on using the three put/call ratio indicators introduced in part 2.

  • Applying The Sector Rotation Model

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two simple tools can help you incorporate the macro perspectives of the stock market in your technical analysis: the sector rotation model and the yield curve. Both are based on macro fundamentals, both have a technical application, and both have signals

  • 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

  • April: A Month Of Renewal For the SPX?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistically, April is one of the best-performing months for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). It could serve as a springboard for the market to break higher, and it could also take one stock, Carriage Services, even higher than the 75% return it

  • Arbitrary But True: Hidden Influences On The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...However exhaustive your research, there are forces at work that you may not expect.

  • Archiving The Experts by Jason S. Glazier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Archiving The Experts by Jason S. Glazier If the experiential technical and fundamental knowledge of the stock experts were merged with the technical and fundamental buy/sell indicators found in books and software, a more accurate market prediction syst

  • Are 3D Printers On The Ropes?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the overall market has been relatively strong, the same can't be said for 3D printers.

  • Are Bond Yields The Canary In The Equity Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The flow of capital can show you where the next big macrotrend will appear, but only if you know how to use bond yields to time your trade.

  • Are Bond Yields The Canary In The Equity Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The flow of capital can show you where the next big macrotrend will appear, but only if you know how to use bond yields to time your trade.

  • Are Discretionary Trading Tools Worth The Money?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are dozens of companies that claim to have the best indicators and trading tools. Most fail to deliver. Here's a look at a set of discretionary trading tools that actually delivers what is promised.

  • Are Gold Shares On The Way Back?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold shares are slowly starting to look like a good investment once again.

  • Are Higher Interest Rates On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (iShares) is showing signs of breaking down, which could signal higher interest rates down the road.

  • Are Managed Futures the Future? by Victor Sperandeo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are Managed Futures The Future? by Victor Sperandeo This well-known money manager believes that managed futures should be a part of your portfolio. Here's why. Very little can drastically alter the economy and financial markets more than a change in mo

  • Are Office Supplies, The Paper Kind, An Indicator Of A Recovery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...History has shown that when a stock market enters a recovery phase, more paper is used. The reason is simple; invoices, and writing on those invoices, use ink, pens, pencils and other such office supplies, and when that company uses recycled materials, t

  • Are Railroads Still On The Fast Track?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It may have been a challenging year for the economy but you would never know it by looking at railroad stocks.

  • Are The Averages in Gear? by Richard L. Evans

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are The Averages in Gear? by Richard L. Evans What is Dow theory really indicating when the industrial and transportation averages are out of sync? Here's a Dow theory specialist to clarify. One of Dow theory's main tenets and the basis of much modern-

  • Are The Dollar Bears Done?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the MACD histogram and the stochastic suggest limited downside for the US dollar.

  • Are The Industrials Outperforming?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative strength analysis compares one stock or market to another to determine if that stock or market is out- or underperforming the stock or market it is being compared to. Here the industrial market sector is compared to the S&P 500 to determine

  • Are The Markets Random?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's the question of the ages. Are stock and commodity price movements random?

  • Are The Preferred Shares The Way To Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's collapsing market, yields of preferred shares are reaching astronomical levels.

  • Are The Preferred Shares The Way To Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's collapsing market, yields of preferred shares are reaching astronomical levels.

  • Are The QQQQs Close To Being A Short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the chart of the Qs tell us which way the market is going?

  • Are The Semiconductors Slip Sliding Away?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A negative divergence at the top of the January-February rally in the $SOX and SMH threaten further gains for this group.

  • Are You Betting With The Chips?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking at the daily, weekly and monthly charts for Intel Corporation [INTC] may provide some clues for future moves within the computer chip sector.

  • Are You Kidding? The Feelings Are Mutual

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How can you save money you don't have?

  • Armstrong World Industries: It's The Pattern, Not The Name, That Matters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Different analysts can see different patterns in charts, but all analysts should agree on whether the patterns are bullish or bearish.

  • Armstrong World Industries: It's The Pattern, Not The Name, That Matters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Different analysts can see different patterns in charts, but all analysts should agree on whether the patterns are bullish or bearish.

  • Aroon Points The Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't let the intimidating look of this indicator keep you from exploring its capabilities.

  • Aroon and the Nasdaq Composite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While most indicators measure the amount of price change over time, Aroon measures the amount of time since an event has occurred.

  • Around The World In Trading Days

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, it's possible. Here's how one trader traveled the world while continuing to make an income from his trading

As The Bond Turns by Alex Saitta

  • Ascending Triangles: The General Keeps on Marching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An early warning for Dollar General (DG) shows up in an ascending triangle and fan line formations.

  • Ask Sherwin-Williams -- Will The Bull Continue?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by more than 85% since August 2011, shares of Sherwin-Williams may be poised to run even higher.

  • Asking The Trillion-Dollar Question: Will There Be A QE3?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...According to economist David Rosenberg, there is an 86% correlation between the size of the Federal Reserve balance sheet (read: stimulus programs) and the S&P 500. Quantitative Easing 2 ends in June. So what then?

  • 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

  • Assessing the Fall FAANG Bite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stormy seas tossed stock markets this fall, and were especially rough on market-leading tech stocks. And there are signs that the worst might not yet be over.

At The Close

At The Close

  • At The Close

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It all began with manual trading, when you had to send a request to a broker or be present at the exchange every time you needed to place an order. With the later development of information technologies, users adapted to the possibilities of

  • At The Close by Adrienne Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Adrienne Toghraie When is it too soon or too late? How much is too much or not enough? Some of the most important questions that a trader must address have to do with getting the timing and the amount just right. There is an art to find

  • At The Close by Brandon H. VanLandingham

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has this ever happened to you? You go long the market or a particular security and it immediately goes down; you go short and it immediately goes up. That is two back-to-back losses. Now extremely anxious, you ignore your trading rules and skip the

  • At The Close by Brian Twomey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Brian Twomey This indicator can be used with great reliability to catch moves in the currency markets. Doug Schaff, president and founder of FX Strategy, created the Schaff trend cycle indicator in the 1990s. It is the product of more

  • At The Close by Dan Altman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Dan Altman Is Trading Right For You? If you are interested in becoming a trader, this is a very important question to ask yourself. ost traders new to the business don't ask themselves if trading is right for them. They may assume t

At The Close by Danish Kapur

  • At The Close by Dennis D. Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (97-98): At The Close by Dennis D. Peterson Chart Analysis Trying to anticipate market support and resistance requires practice and knowing a few rules. Let's take a look at the QQQQs. First, it's obvious from Figure 1 tha

  • At The Close by Dennis Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (98): At The Close by Dennis Peterson Trading The Qs One way to trade the NASDAQ Composite is to trade the QQQQ (NASDAQ 100 exchange traded fund). In recent days, trading out of my IRA has been challenging, since I can't sh

At The Close by Don Bright

At The Close by Don Bright

At The Close by Donald Pendergast

At The Close by Donald W. Pendergast Jr

At The Close by Eliot Brenner

  • At The Close by J.L. Lord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (98, 97): At The Close by J.L. Lord New Margin Rules (Part I) On April 2, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted permission to the retail brokerage industry to adopt margin requirements in the style of t

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (98, 82): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Here's an informal question and answer with Sohail Asghar, president of PennyStockAction.com and a pioneer of two independent home-based activities, penny stock trading and s

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (110, 100): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan In my February 2005 column, I hinted about coming up with In a new trading system. That was because the number of trades I was making per month had dwindled to one or two --

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Just when I think I have a system in place and have it all figured out, the market pulls a fast one on me. Just when everything is moving along in one direction, something

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (97): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan It doesn't hurt to remember that the simplest of indicators can provide a great deal of information. I'm looking at the daily chart of the Standard & Poor's 500 index when I say

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:4 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan So far, the 50-day moving average on the Standard & Poor's 500 chart has been acting as a good support level during February (Figure 1). Not only is it acting as a support, it ha

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan For reasons that are obvious (think prices at the gas pump if you're confused), I have been watching the action in the crude oil market recently. Given that haven't seen prices

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (98, 88): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The Standard & Poor's 500 index has not really been doing much of late to get excited about. If you look at the daily chart of the index in Figure 1, you will see that it has

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Continuing from last month's look at crude oil contracts, we did experience some easing in crude oil prices. The 40-day moving average turned down, the upward sloping trendline

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (130, 118): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan How did the markets open today? For the last four months, I've been watching market movements in the e-minis. After all, they are a popular trading instrument, and one tha

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The S&P 500 has done a good job staying above its 50- day moving average since May 18, 2005 (Figure 1). There was only one day (7/07/05) when it hit a point below the MA, but tha

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Forex Trading And Technical Indicators Jeff Hughes is a self-taught technical trader of stocks who recently entered the foreign exchange (forex) market for the first time

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (130, 116): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan With the Presidential elections behind us, the "uncertainty factor" that was so often talked about for several months is no longer an excuse for the market's unpredictable

At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • At The Close by Jeffrey P. Seyler

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (98, 96): At The Close by Jeffrey P. Seyler An Update On Single-Stock Futures Now that single-stock futures (SSF) have been trading for more than four years, we have had an opportunity to see how they have developed and obs

  • At The Close by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by John A. Sarkett Here's a turbocharged option strategy. Francisco Antonio Urrutia, a former banker with a penchant for a single index option and risk management, has been generating stupendous returns for the past three years. In this ni

  • At The Close by John McKinnon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by John McKinnon Do you know how you will react under specific circumstances? Do your emotions keep getting in the way? Sometimes, the market is described as a living organism with a personality all its own. In an effort to understand this

At The Close by Koos van der Merwe

  • At The Close by L.A. Little

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by L.A. Little The name of Charles Ponzi, the Boston financier and swindler, has come to symbolize the idea of fraudulent investment operations where investors are paid handsome returns by subsequent investors rather than from profits. This

  • At The Close by L.A. Little

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by L.A. Little The Measure Of A Trader What makes a successful trader? IN 1973, Burton Malkiel published a book titled A Random Walk Down Wall Street, where he argued that asset prices typically exhibit signs of random walk behavior and

  • At The Close by Marge Sherald

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (98): At The Close by Marge Sherald What do you think of when you think "cocoon"? Is it small, fetal, round, cozy ? formative? When trader Kenneth Branch uses the term, more often than not he uses it in regard to trading, in

  • At The Close by Moses Sanchez

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Moses Sanchez Many people can be grouped into one of two categories. I am an eternal optimist while my wife is pessimistic and we complement each other perfectly. Investors or traders need to know which category they fall into and acknow

At The Close by Sam Baum

  • At The Close by Sarp Cercioglu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Sarp Cercioglu Although a general understanding of the intermarket dynamics between the credit and equity markets exists in the investment world, it really hasn't gone beyond the axiom of "What's good for bonds is bad for stocks and vice

  • At The Close by Teresa Lo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Teresa Lo Looked At Market Sentiment Lately? The volatile markets make for uneasy market participants. Keep a calm, cool, collected eye out and don't get swept away by the hysteria of the crowds. IN the summer of 2002, market partici

  • At The Close by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Thomas Bulkowski Here's a handy set of tips on what to look for in a stock to add to your portfolio. Traders and investors are always shopping for bargain stocks. When you log onto your favorite website and see that the price of a stoc

  • At The Close by Tony Juste

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (98): At The Close by Tony Juste Expectations Of A Rangebound Market Expectations have tremendous importance in the decisions of speculators, and that may lead them to ignore other variables of the market. Here's a recent s

  • At The Close by Vikrant Goyal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (97, 96): At The Close by Vikrant Goyal A Sweet Report Sugar prices are moving up after a lull of a quarter century. Will history repeat itself? Since 1966, global sugar prices have seen two major boom? bust cycles. Remarka

  • At The Close by Wallace Wang

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Wallace Wang It can be done, and here's how. It's a fact of modern-day life that no matter what kind of computer you use today, you're going to have to replace it tomorrow. Most traders these days are probably using Windows XP, but if y

  • At The Close by Wayne Whaley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by Wayne Whaley Can a simple and popular strategy such as the 200-day moving average crossover outperform a buy & hold strategy? The trend is your friend" is one of the first rules in trading. Given the big moves in commodities in 2009, I

  • At The Close by William Ferree

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close by William Ferree Where Do Indexes Reverse? Those big round numbers have an influence on prices?sometimes great, and sometimes (surprisingly) not so great. Big round numbers, those with a single digit followed by zeroes, obviously have an

  • 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

  • At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market On May 9, 2006, the New York Board of Trade sponsored its first sugar convention in New York City. The event was well attended, and many of the major players in the

  • At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market On May 9, 2006, the New York Board of Trade sponsored its first sugar convention in New York City. The event was well attended, and many of the major players in the

  • 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

  • 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

  • Auction Market Theory And The Longer Time Frame by Donald Jones

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Auction Market Theory And The Longer Time Frame by Donald Jones Last issue, I provided an overview of Auction Market Theory. Two important facts should be kept in mind as I discuss the next stage, applying the theory: First, markets are not correlated o

  • AutoZone At The Tipping Point

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes one of the leaders in a market starts showing signs of trouble. What does that imply going forward?

  • Avoid the call-writing hazard by Jerry Kopf

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Avoid the call-writing hazard by Jerry Kopf An option may sometimes be a good buy. Other times it may be a good sale. Sometimes you should buy long term, sell near term. Sometimes the opposite should be done. To participate in the market without the abi

  • Avoiding The Alternative Minimum Tax

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How did a plan to make the rich pay their fair share of taxes turn into a nightmare for average investors?

  • Avoiding The Herd Mentality In Forex by Todd Gordon, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:13 (58-60): Avoiding The Herd Mentality In Forex by Todd Gordon, CMT Careful analysis of the technicals along with a good dose of logic and common sense will help you become a more successful foreign exchange trader. There wa

  • Avoiding The Margin Call

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's tempting to trade on margin, but there are a few facts you need to know before opening a margin account.

  • BAM Holds Back The Breakout Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The breakout of Brookfield Asset Management shows a reluctance to surge higher.

  • BID-ding Down The Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sotheby's has proven to be a reliable proxy of a bubble in markets, and it's just taken another hit.

  • BOSO And The S&P 500 Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When does momentum really matter?

  • BOSO Plays In The Diamonds And QQQQs Keep Climbing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Overbought markets continue to bring gains to early adopters.

  • Back Testing The Daily Sentiment Index by Lee Ang

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V13:06: (255-259): Back Testing The Daily Sentiment Index by Lee Ang Market traders and advisors use sentiment surveys as a tool to identify extreme bullishness or bearishness. Here, then, is one trader's research into identifying what the best levels o

  • Back To The August Lows?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Failing new year-to-date highs in the Industrials, the next Dow theory event could well be a test of the August lows.

  • Back to the CRB's Bullish Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish flag in the commodities index is back. Will higher commodity prices return, as well?

  • Baker Hughes Turning On The Afterburners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Incredibly, some stocks, even after a sustained run higher, still appear to have plenty of fire beneath them, propelling them higher.

  • Balancing Act In The QQQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the Nasdaq 100 Index gets ready to replace some of its poor performers with new prospects, where is it positioned, technically speaking?

  • Band Of The Handheld PCs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can take notes! You can play games! You can access the Internet! You can get your E-mail -- and you can even be fashionable as you do it all. The newest offerings represent the bargains, best buys, and things to come in the growing market for handhel

  • Banks Poised To Resume The Uptrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is the banking index with a wave 5 projection.

  • Battling The Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sooner or later, markets slump into extended downturns that can last for months or even years. How your portfolio emerges from the chaos of a declining market has everything to do with what you do before -- and after -- the bear arrives.

  • Battling The Futures With Larry Levin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Larry Levin is president and founder of Trading Advantage, a firm specializing in trading education. Trading Advantage has made it its mission to teach students to trade online. We spoke with him about what it takes to start trading futures.

  • Be Ready For The End Of The Recession

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With economists now predicting that the recession should be brief and shallow, traders may want to consider relative strength strategies to be ready to profit from the recovery.

  • Be Ready For The End Of The Recession

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With economists now predicting that the recession should be brief and shallow, traders may want to consider relative strength strategies to be ready to profit from the recovery.

  • Beans In The Teens by Emil van Essen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Beans In The Teens Most years about this time, there's an opportunity in soybeans. by Emil van Essen I t's about that time of year again, when soybean traders wake up and wonder whether this will be the spring

  • Bear Hunting In The Canadian Currency

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a long-term bear market that's showing signs of reversal? Try the USD/CAD currency pair.

  • Bear-Baiting & The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing in high-yield, low-priced Dow stocks has been a winning game for years -- with the emphasis on "has been."

  • Bear-Baiting & The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing in high-yield, low-priced Dow stocks has been a winning game for years -- with the emphasis on "has been."

  • Bearish Chart Patterns - The Gap, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price patterns and relative performance hint this stock could be trending down.

  • Bearish Developments In The Dow Utilities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow utilities average is trading well above its October low, but three bearish developments point to a test of this low in the future.

  • Bearish Failure Swing For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow suffered its largest two-day decline since 26-Sept and a key momentum oscillator flashed a sell signal. Even though the near-term outlook is cloudy, any decline from current levels would still be deemed a correction within a larger uptrend.

  • Bearish Months For The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Could September and October 2019 be down months for US stocks?

  • Bearish mMm Pattern Breaks The Greenback/Swissy Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A break below support at the 50-day EMA and a confirming close make for a lower USD/CHF.

  • Beat The Breakout: Histogram Patterns Anticipate The Move Higher In High-Grade Copper

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't you rather already be long when the market breaks out?

  • Beat The Breakout: Histogram Patterns Anticipate The Move Higher In High-Grade Copper

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't you rather already be long when the market breaks out?

  • Beat The Business Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intermarket analysis has been around for a while, and bears occasional review.

  • Beat The Dow With The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Want to know how you can beat one of the broader market indexes? Here's a strategy you can follow.

  • Beat The Dow With The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Want to know how you can beat one of the broader market indexes? Here's a strategy you can follow.

  • Beat The Dow With The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Want to know how you can beat one of the broader market indexes? Here's a strategy you can follow.

  • Beat The House!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this just the universal cry of gamblers, or what the bear market is doing to casino and gaming stocks?

  • Beat The Markets With McNeel And Lynch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two viewpoints, both resulting in spectacular gains.

  • Beat the Market with Cyclicals by Paul and Carole Huebotter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...""The new Dow strategy"" outlined here is a method to pick a 10-stock portfolio to outperform both the Dow 30 and the well-known Dow dividend strategy. Take a look. by Paul and Carole Huebotter Economists maintain that the markets are too efficient for

  • Beat the market with no-load mutual funds by Gary Zin, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beat the market with no-load mutual funds by Gary Zin, Ph.D. In the past, I have invested in mutual funds based on their long-term performance, typically requiring that a fund's five-year history exceed the compounded return of Standard & Poor's 500-sto

Beating The Benchmark by Roberto Chahin

  • Beating The Currency Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It may seem impossible, but it can be done. Find out how.

  • Beating The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible? Here's a simple trend-following approach that can beat the market over time and should be considered as part of any investor's plan.

  • Beating The Market With An Expert Trading System by Jerry Felsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beating The Market With An Expert Trading System by Jerry Felsen A mathematically provable trading system (MPTS) can be defined as a trading method for which superior expected performance can be proved scientifically. I measure system performance by mea

  • 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

  • Behavior of the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index by Cliff Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Behavior of the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index by Cliff Sherry, Ph.D. Is it stationary, random or independent? Editor's note: In preparing for magazine publication, this article has been heavily condensed. Some insights that were peripheral to the S

  • Bel-20 Bucks The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite weakness in French and German stocks, the Belgian stocks are finding a bid as the Bel-20 breaks symmetrical triangle resistance.

  • Belt Holds Bolster The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A pair of bullish belt hold patterns in the greenback suggest near-term strength.

  • 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

  • Best Buy: The Bid Is A Lonely Hunter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While some may have longed for a head and shoulders bottom, the July breakdowns in Best Buy add to the saga of retail's woes.

  • Better Than The Exchange Traded Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Exchange traded funds are designed to follow the indexes. Here is a product that could be an ETF, but performs better.

  • Betting On The Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A 50-plus point decline in the S&P 500 leaves traders looking for clues on when to climb back in.

  • Between The Lines Of Rectangle Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It’s an area of indecision -- are the bulls in control or bears?

  • Beware The Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Earnings have been impressive, but stocks seem to be struggling. Let's have a closer look.

Beware The Greeks by Ron Ianieri

  • Beware The Hanging Man

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Deere & Co (DE) had been in an uptrend for much of the past year like many other industrials. But with the recent hangman candlestick pattern formation, it is time to reassess DE's bull trend.

  • Beyond The Hull With Leavitt Projections

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...They're predictive and have no lag. What are these indicators and where can you find them

  • Big Blue Is On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM has recently broken above its $90.00 resistance area. How far will it go?

  • Big Development In The Works For TDG

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TransDigm Group Inc. has been riding the aerospace industry momentum but is now the time to enter? And, if not, when?

  • Biogen Returns To The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaking resistance with a gap and a surge in April, Biogen Idec returned to the scene of the crime. This level should offer support.

  • Biotech To The Future!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With gene-based medicines, tissue regeneration, and cutting-edge treatments for cancer and HIV, biotechnology promises a revolution in medicine. Are there opportunities for investors as well?

  • Bob Evans Resumes The Moves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Restarting the previous rally after a range-bound move during consolidation is essential for an existing trend. BOBE has moved out of a long consolidation period and now is headed to new target of $42.

  • Bollinger Band Signal Brewing On The Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq advance since mid-August is beginning to stall out and the index is on the verge of a Bollinger Band sell signal.

  • Bombardier B Shares and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another look at a trading methodology based on historical highs and lows.

  • Bottom Fishing & The Ugly Double Bottom Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Profiting from bottom fishing is notoriously difficult, but this setup may help

  • Bottom Fishing The Right Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Under Armour, Inc. (UA) fell on hard times, but if you approached bottom fishing from a trader's perspective you could have made out like a bandit.

  • Bottom-Picking The Worst Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The biggest dog this year — off 60% — on the NASDAQ 100 was Sepracor Inc. Purely from a technical view, it looks interesting.

  • 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.

  • Break Out The Cigars - It's A Flag!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...August was a period of consolidation for the market. Two patterns were in the process of forming, one bullish and one bearish. Score one for the bulls!

  • Breakaway Gaps At The Top: Selling Plays

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using candlestick patterns and indicator divergences can help traders reinforce their assessment when trying to identify breakaway gaps.

  • Breaking Out Of The Trading Range by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breaking Out Of The Trading Range by John Sweeney Some blessed day, after being mired in a trading range for two years, your market is going to finally go into a trend. You must be there when it does, not trading something else or, worse, ignoring it fr

  • Breaking Ranks With The Bears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the market now breaking ranks with the bears? Recoveries are usually multifaceted, integrating candlestick reversal patterns, trend changes, chart patterns, indicators, moving averages, and divergences. If this is a legitimate turnaround, we should se

  • Breakout Under Threat For The S&P MidCap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P MidCap Index broke flag resistance a week ago but quickly met resistance. This breakout is up for a big test. Will it hold?

  • Breakouts, Directional Movement, And The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A shift in positive directional movement accompanies a breakout in the Dow Jones industrials.

  • Breakouts, Pullbacks, And Gaming The 2B

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another mild post-breakout pullback for the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index provides an opportunity to see 2B tops in action as short-term countertrend plays.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb And The Long Congestion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices are engaged in a very long congestion. The breakout should develop a volatile and directional move in the short term.

  • Builders, Lenders: Next In The Falling Knife Saga

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, we looked at home builders to see if calls that the industry had bottomed might have some merit. We concluded that the worst was not over. This time, we take another look at the industry but include lenders to see what the charts are saying.

  • Bullish Belt Holds Bolster The Bears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A series of bullish belt hold candlesticks have materialized on the daily chart of the VIX reinforcing a new base of support. But will these bullish belt holds bolster the bears?

  • Bullish Breakout For The Triple Q's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nasdaq 100 Shares recently broke out of a bullish trading range, indicating the likelihood for further price appreciation in the near-term.

  • 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?

  • Bullish Percent is a Good Barometer of the Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish percent is the percentage of stocks that are on buy signals at any given point in time. By watching for certain patterns, investors can interpret what type of market - bull or bear - we are in before it is too late.

  • Bullish Signs Abound For The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lackluster performance by oil service stocks the past year has done little to attract investors but looking at the bigger picture, this is one place you will want to be when all is said and done.

  • Bullish/Bearish Percentages and the DJIA by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bullish/Bearish Percentages and the DJIA by Christopher C. Cadbury Curious about how state of mind plays a role in trading? This author has studied investment surveys that detail bullish and bearish states of mind of advisors and investors and he has id

  • Bulls And The Contrarian Play

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pessimism is rising as investors sour on the current market, but that extreme pessimism coupled with key technical factors may signal a bullish trend.

  • Buy On The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott wave theory states that after a major WAVE V, an ABC correction occurs. A WAVE A on a daily chart usually corrects in five waves down to the low price of WAVE IV.

  • Buy On The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sell in May and go away. That is the rule, but this May, you may want to stay at home and buy as the market corrects.

  • Buy The Biotech Hype?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Inundated with calls to invest in biotech stocks? There are a few technical reasons why waiting shouldn't be the hardest part.

  • Buy The Rumor ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS......Sell on the news. Is this still the case?

  • Buying At The Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the years, I have learned that the simplest strategies always give the best results. Here is a strategy that I read about recently that was so underemphasized, it almost slipped by me unnoticed. I have tested it, improved on it, and I must say, it

  • Buying Into The Nasdaq On A Dip

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the key elements of swing trading and the lowest risk method of trading is buying on a retracement to the main trend. The Nasdaq composite has been correcting for the last few days -- at which levels should you buy back in?

  • Buying The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The oldest trick in the trend trading book provides entries in Apple.

  • Buying The Loonie As A Stock Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using ETFs, stock traders can take advantage of currency trends.

  • Buying The Lows, Selling The Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are tools to help you handle the temptations of top and bottom picking.

  • Buying The Lows, Selling The Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are tools to help you handle the temptations of top and bottom picking.

  • Buying The OIH Pullback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is there ever a good reason to average down?

  • Buying The Optimal Moneyness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is ready to make a move. You feel it. You see it. It is time to buy options. What moneyness will you choose? In, at, or out? Here's part 1 of 2.

  • Buying The Santa Claus Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After earning a very small profit on a seasonal Thanksgiving trade, we look at how to profit from Wall Street's legendary holiday bullishness.

  • CAN SLIM II: The Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that you have the CAN, try rearranging your alphabet.

  • CAN SLIM II: The Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that you have the CAN, try rearranging your alphabet.

  • CAN SLIM II: The Gold At The End Of The Rainbow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that you have the CAN, try rearranging your alphabet.

  • CDE: When The Levee Breaks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As anticipated, the smart money -- in one of the most volatile precious metals mining stocks of all -- finally made their move on Election Day.

  • CLB On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A year ago, this stock fell apart and was dismissed by Wall Street but, now, the Street is taking notice again and so should you.

  • CLDX: Plenty Of Warning Before The Plunge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Up by nearly 450% in 17 months - prior to today's plunge -shares of Celldex Therapeutics had given prior warning that its latest parabolic rise was unsustainable.

  • CME Euro FX Continuous Contract: Is The Trend Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The study of relationships between range and volume provides a valuable insight to market conditions.

  • CORNERSTONE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: The Dow Theory by Timothy A. Maguire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CORNERSTONE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: The Dow Theory by Timothy A. Maguire ""The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance."" (Samuel Adams, 1771) Historical Perspective Charles

  • CRASH As In The Movie, Not The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The chart hinted at the surprise win on the last trading day before the Academy Awards.

  • CRASH As In The Movie, Not The Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The chart hinted at the surprise win on the last trading day before the Academy Awards.

  • Calculating Interest With the Rule of 72 by Raymond Rothschild

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating Interest With the Rule of 72 by Raymond Rothschild Despite the convenience these days of computers, business calculators and the like, it is often desirable to perform some calculations either mentally or using pencil and paper. After all, o

  • Call The S&P 500 With Gann And Elliott

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When W.D. Gann passed away, he left a study full of papers containing reams of research. He earnestly believed that man's emotions were ruled by planetary and mathematical influences; the planetary research is pooh-poohed by many today as crazy, bu

  • Callaway Golf Hits For The Green

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know that Callaway Golf Co. makes golf clubs, competing with Taylor Made, which is probably the most popular.

  • Calling The Tune In The Gold Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just about everyone seems to be aware of the longrunning uptrend in the gold market, one that is now about 10 years old. Gold market traders, on the other hand, realize that the shorter-term swings and cycles in this highly emotional commodity are

  • Calling The Tune In The Gold Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just about everyone seems to be aware of the longrunning uptrend in the gold market, one that is now about 10 years old. Gold market traders, on the other hand, realize that the shorter-term swings and cycles in this highly emotional commodity are

  • Can GME Continue The Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gamestop Corp. is standing in strong support, waiting for the breakout. Will this rally establish the support and move ahead?

  • Can Support Hold In The SPX?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The SPX touched on support on October 4 and then rallied. Now, the question is: Will it hold?

  • 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

  • Can The GBP/USD Currency Pair Go Much Lower?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The GBPUSD currency pair has been in a strong downtrend since mid-July. Lately, an important line was broken. Is this a signal for more short-selling?

  • Can The GDP Move The Market Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The latest GDP numbers are now out and they were better than expected. Investors are starting to get optimistic about the economy, but will the positive GDP data move the stock market higher?

  • Can The GDP Move The Market Higher?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The latest GDP numbers are now out and they were better than expected. Investors are starting to get optimistic about the economy, but will the positive GDP data move the stock market higher?

  • Can The U.S. Dollar Index Make An Upleg?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the markets surged upwards last week many traders were anticipating the USD to follow with its own bounce.

  • Can The US Dollar Rally Last?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US dollar tends to trend reliably across time frames, but is this new daily chart rally just a minor retracement of an emerging downtrend or is the bull run that began in December 2009 starting to reassert itself?

  • Can The Utilities Hold Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As a head and shoulders top threatens the utilities HOLDRS, are utilities stocks experiencing a Hound of the Baskervilles moment?

  • Can The VIX Be Used To Help Identify Pending Stock Reversals?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The CBOE Market Volatility Index or VIX is popular with traders as a measure of fear in the market. But given just how volatile it is, how can it be used as a stock market indicator?

  • Can You Predict the Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You may not be a rocket scientist, but you'd feel like one if you could see the downturns and upturns in the market, using this form of analysis.

  • Can You Profit From The Energy Crisis?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...From telecommunications to electric power, deregulation in the utilities industry is opening up a wealth of opportunities - and challenges - for retail investors.

  • Can You Stay In The Game?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How much capital should you stake on a single investment? Use the 2% rule to reduce your risk.

  • Can't Beat The Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A breakout in the banking index suggests more upside is possible for the financial sector.

  • Canadian Solar Energy Is On the Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the last year, CSIQ jumped more than 4000%. To paraphrase the great Winston Churchill, is this the end, the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for this solar powerhouse?

  • Candlestick Corner - The Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This major reversal pattern is simple to use. You don't even need additional indicators. Find out how.

  • Candlestick Filtering: The Stochastics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJ Internet Commerce Index prints a relative top and moves to the downside to test previous lows.

  • Candlestick Warning For The NASDAQ Composite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The high-tech index looks vulnerable here. A downturn would not be a surprise, but what are the targets?

  • Candlesticks And The Haguro Method

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As technical traders, we must always consult the market. Here's a method that sets clear support & resistance levels and can be used to trade futures, equities, and forex pairs.

  • Candlesticks And The J-Hook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combine candlestick signals with technical patterns.

  • Candlesticks And The Method Of 3 by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks And The Method Of 3 by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Various uses of the number three, a number of importance in Japanese culture as well as Western culture, can be seen prominently throughout candlestick technique and particularly

  • Candlesticks For The Wise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The engulfing formation, three black crows, and three white advancing soldiers, along with few more candlestick patterns can make trading more interesting and more profitable.

  • Candlesticks Show Strength In The Sterling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A number of factors in candlesticks help identify the strength of the present or forthcoming rally.

  • Candlesticks and the Malaysian Stock Market by Gary S. Wagner, Bradley L. Matheny and F.Tam

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Candlesticks and the Malaysian Stock Market by Gary S. Wagner, Bradley L. Matheny and F.Tam Here's a look at how candlestick technique is applied to the Malaysian stock market, from the developers of Candlestick Forecaster and the director of PI Capital

  • Carry Trade On The Comeback Trail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in the good old days before the financial crisis hit head-on, the financial media was rife with stories of how international players were winning big in the carry-trade game. That all changed when the meltdown came, but there are signs that the much

  • Catch The Swings With Arthur Hill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Arthur Hill, CMT, is the senior technical analyst for StockCharts.com and an independent trader. In 1997, Hill launched TDTrader.com, a website specializing in technical analysis and swing trading. It was acquired by StockCharts.com in 1999, where today

  • Catching The Big Moves With Harry Boxer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Harry Boxer, founder of TheTechTrader.com, has more than 45 years of Wall Street investment and technical analysis experience, including eight years on Wall Street as chief technical analyst with three brokerage firms. Boxer is a featured guest on many f

  • Caterpillar And The Dow Theory

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are many methods available in determining the trend of an individual security or market index. One such method is the Dow Theory.

  • Caterpillar Leads The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Caterpillar led the Dow industrials higher in November and continues to show leadership with a breakout to new highs.

  • Cattle Turns The Corner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Daily charts in both live and feeder cattle suggest a pause in the commodities' bull runs.

  • Changing The Trader's Mindset

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reorienting a mindset for specific trading components requires understanding your current one, knowing what leads to trading success, identifying what needs to be changed, and developing a plan during trading activity. So how do you do it?

  • Changing tides in the investment software market by Thomas A. Rorro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Changing tides in the investment software market by Thomas A. Rorro Remarkably, the investment software industry is on the threshold of a major transition. In the near future, it will no longer be economical to buy investment software. Instead you will

  • Channeling The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A pair of trend channels guides the greenback higher.

  • Channels In The Forex Markets by Gareth Burgess

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The foreign exchange markets are an arena of competing forces constantly in conflict with each other. The markets are torn apart by worry, uncertainty, doubt, fear and greed, not to mention profit. As a consequence, many traders get shaken out

  • Chart The Market, Control Your Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Take control of your 401(k) by using this form of analysis.

  • Chart The Market, Control Your Future (II)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a few charts and this simple technique, you can manage your 401(k).

  • Charter Communications Inc. And The Golden Touch Of Paul Allen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Although Paul Allen is majority stock holder in this company, it still has experienced significant losses in its stock value. Is it now on the rebound? A breakout from a triangle formation gives shareholders some hope.

  • Charting The Future With Scott Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Scott Brown, president of MetaStock, has been with the company for more than 13 years, working in almost every department and playing a key role in the development of MetaStock versions 8, 9, 10, and 11. In 2013, he navigated the divestiture of MetaStock

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (90-91): Charting The Market by David Penn SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE Among the first things anyone who studies technical analysis learns is the role that support and resistance play in market price action. Why does a collapse in the price of cattl

Charting The Market by David Penn

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn THE RELATIVE STRENGTH INDEX Writing about his relative strength index (RSI) in 1978, J. Welles Wilder noted five different ways that the indicator could be helpful to investors and traders. These include identifying to

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn Here's a sample MICEX chart showing some news events in 2002 and accompanying market shifts. Coincidence? You decide.

Charting The Market by David Penn

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn MOVING AVERAGES If trendlines are the first thing that most traders and technical analysts learn to do with a chart, moving averages are perhaps a close second. Rereading swing trader Dave Landry's commentary about a m

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn TRENDLINES First job? first car? first love? There is always something to be said for what comes first. Even if your first job was as stimulating as manual labor on a Virginia plantation, your first car an always-broke

Charting The Market by David Penn

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (88-89, 107): Charting The Market by David Penn WHEN SELLERS SELL OUT Writing about "The Selling Climax" in Technical Analysis Of Stock Trends, authors Robert Edwards and John Magee observe that: Most true Selling Climaxes

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn TRIX Long, long ago, in a bull market era that now seems far, far away (that is, 1983), a technical analyst by the name of Jack K. Hutson was trying to tease out of his computer a solution to the "drudgery" of trading.

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting The Market by David Penn ON-BALANCE VOLUME Interviewed by BusinessWeek magazine late in the spring of 2002, legendary market forecaster and technical analyst Joseph Granville was asked, "Does technical analysis still work?" The journalist fur

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

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  • Charting the universe of funds by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Charting the universe of funds by Technical Analysis, Inc. FUNDGRAF Parsons Software 118 Woodshire Drive Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26101 (304) 424-5191 Price: $100 Computer: IBM PC and compatibles So wide-spread is today's speculative impulse that ""

  • Chasing The Trend With Indicators

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  • Chasing The Trend With Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This tool is a reliable and traditional technical indicator with any number of variations.

  • Check The Fine Print

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  • Checking In On The 1929 Dow Jones Analog Debate

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  • China Continues To Lead The Way

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  • China Leads The Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Shanghai Composite can be a guide to trading US and international stock indexes. Here's how.

  • Chips Lead The Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Watching certain sectors within a broader index can prove useful. Could a recent rally in the Semiconductor sector be a sign of good things to come for the Nasdaq?

  • Choosing The Right Forex Broker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What should you look for when you’re picking out the right foreign exchange broker for you?

  • Choosing The Right Futures Contracts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Maybe this one will be just right!

  • Choosing The Right Hardware

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a balance of what you want, what you need, and how much you're willing to spend.

  • Choosing The Right Time Frame by Hal Masover

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Christmas Comes Early With The DJIA by John L. Momsen

  • Christmas tree spread - the all-purpose strategy by Jerry Kopf

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a football team breaks from the huddle, the players set up at the line of scrimmage in a formation. Usually, it's the I or T formation. As the center snaps the ball, each player knows exactly what to do. There is no guesswork, no deciding at the lin

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cisco hit its all-time high with a small gap up. The gap leaves a perfect example of an exhaustion gap, followed a bearish rally.

  • Cisco Is Pulling The Nasdaq Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cisco is pulling the Nasdaq down and remains an underperformer that may be about to make a significant move.

  • Citigroup — The Beginning Of The Beginning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is a buy signal given by Citigroup the start of a recovery for financial institutions?

  • Citigroup — The Beginning Of The Beginning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is a buy signal given by Citigroup the start of a recovery for financial institutions?

  • Citigroup Incorporated Helps Fuel the Financials

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now is a good time to buy into this stock as it breaks out of an ascending triangle formation.

  • Citrix Holds The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite a setback last week, Citrix is holding its January gap and traders should watch the current consolidation for the next signal.

  • Classic Technical Analysis For The NASDAQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two classic patterns in technical analysis was at work in the NASDAQ, pointing to a continuation of the May decline.

  • Classic Trading Signals On The NASDAQ Composite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are some very clear trading signals, including two reversal patterns.

  • Climbing Mount 10,000 For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the Dow Jones Industrial Average sustain a rally past the 10,000 level?

  • Closing The Sale On The S&P 500

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  • Coal: The Forgotten Commodity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A relatively new ETF provides investors with a way to bet on the price of coal, a valuable commodity but historically tough to trade.

  • Color The Doji Amber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In candlesticks or bar charts, the Japanese have a saying: "When you see a doji, take notice."

  • Combining Fibonacci Retracements And The RSI by Ingo W. Bucher

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  • Comcast Holds The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comcast gapped up and broke one resistance level, but the stock stalled over the last two weeks and the on-balance volume is not promising.

  • Comerica Consolidating At The Lower End

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the stock form a strong bottom to initiate a bullish rally?

Comex the Game by William T. Taylor

  • Commodities And The Inflation Rate by Alex Saitta

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  • Comparing The CRB With Bonds by Jim Bianco, C.M.T.

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  • Competing Patterns In The S&P Small Cap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P Small Cap Index ($SML) remains in a clear uptrend, but a reversal pattern could be taking shape.

  • Completing the DMI rules by Jim Summers

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  • Computers in the Futures Industry by William T. Taylor

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  • Concho: The New King Of The Oil Patch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Concho Resources, Inc. is setting up shop in a major oil shale reservoir. Is it time to buy its stock?

  • Concho: The New King Of The Oil Patch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Concho Resources, Inc. is setting up shop in a major oil shale reservoir. Is it time to buy its stock?

  • Confirmation Comes To The Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While Dow theorists eagerly watched to see if the Averages would take out their May lows, recent closes beneath the July lows may already tell a bearish tale.

  • Confirmations And The January Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the Transports' move down unconfirmed by the Industrials, will a rising Transports Average confirm the Industrials' rally above the January highs?

  • Conflicting Signs On The S&P 500

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  • Conquer The Crash by Robert R. Prechter Jr.

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Consider Covered Calls ? And The Caveats by Kevin Lund

  • Consider, If You Will, The Exchange Traded Note

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's what it is, and here's how to consider it.

  • Constructing The Put/Call Ratio Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this, the second part of the series, we will build a put/call ratio indicator that can help you recognize the six phases of a price cycle discussed in part 1.

  • Continental Resources On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Basic materials and commodities are experiencing a boom while the rest of the market remains lackluster. One stock is showing great strength and is on the move, so don't miss out.

  • Continuation Pattern: The Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a basic chart pattern that provides good insight about consolidation phases within trends.

  • Corn Closes The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breakaway gaps mark July corn's more than four-month-long rally.

  • Corn Turns the Corner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A 1-2-3 trend reversal marks a bottom in corn futures.

  • Corner The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Corner The Market Many instructive articles and major works in the field of technical analysis and speculation lie undisturbed on dusty back shelves, or have fallen into obscurity because they are no longer in print. As a unique feature of this magazine

  • Correction Targets For The DJIA

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  • Correction Time For The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences signal a slowdown in the greenback's six-week ascent.

  • Could The Wave Count Already Be Completed?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Recently, I wrote an article based on the S&P 100 about why I am not a bear. Here is a varying view on that Elliott wave count and market forecast.

  • Could You Have Predicted The Lehman Brothers Disaster?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lehman Brothers lost hope of being bailed out and was forced to announce bankruptcy.

  • Counting Off The Lows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a minute wave "iv" low in late March, could higher prices in April be ahead?

  • Counting The Waves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The whole purpose of technical analysis is to predict future prices. There are many technical analysis tools that the trader can use for this purpose, of which counting the Elliott wave is one.

  • Cracks In The Crude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A 2B top at the weekly level and a pair of negative divergences at the daily level suggest that the upside in crude might be limited in the near-term.

  • Crosscurrents In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it "down for the upstroke" time for the S&P 500?

  • Crossroads For The Qs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes in our analysis of the stock market, or an individual stock, we come to a crossroads, a split in the direction of the trend where it is possible for price to take one of two differing paths. The QQQQs are at such a crossroad. It is possible th

  • Crude Oil And The MACD Histogram

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The MACD histogram gives good signals. The slope of the MACD histogram is used to determine if a trend is safe. Divergences between the MACD histogram and prices can identify shifts in momentum. Center line crossovers can also pinpoint changes in trend.

  • Crude's 2B Top Comes To The Dailies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bearish reversal pattern that appeared on crude oil's weekly chart is now making an appearance on the daily chart.

  • Cup-with-Handle and the Computerized Approach by Rick Martinelli and Barry Hyman

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  • Cycle Analysis: A comparison of the Fourier and Maximum Entropy methods by John F. Ehler

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  • Cycles In The Dow Emini Futures

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the world of trading, risk, and reward, cycles are natural and so are the cycles of greed. How do you overcome these cycles or least prosper from them?

  • Cycles and the S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In all the years I have been a student of technical analysis, and I go back as early as 1967, using cycles to forecast an index's turning point has always fascinated me.

  • Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Trading bands and the commodity channel index, two popular indicators, are used together here by D.W. Davies, who publishes the ""Chameleon"" financial newsletter. Davies analyzes

  • DAT To The Future by David Penn

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  • DJ Vu: Where Is the Next Top?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Continuing an exploration of the similarities between today's market environment and the Great Depression leads to a price target for this move up.

  • DJIA Reversal On The Horizon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This statistical analysis shows that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is very close to an intermediate-term trend reversal from up to down.

  • DJIA Starts The New Year In Final Upward Stage

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Long-term statistical analysis shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average is starting the new year in a final long-term upward stage.

  • DR Horton and the Head-and-Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DR Horton (DHI) is part of a homebuilding group that has outperformed the market over the last four years. With a head-and-shoulders reversal brewing, things could be about to change.

  • Dancin' Days For The Dollar?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bouncing off the lows as gold suffers through a major correction, how much upside does the greenback have left?

  • Darden Restaurants Eating Up The Competition

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant chain, have risen more than 190% since making a major low in November 2008. The current technicals and fundamentals suggest even more gains may be in store for this stock.

  • David Vomund And The World Of Exchange Traded Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...David Vomund is the president of Vomund Investment Management, an investment advisory company that specializes in managing exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolios. While other advisory firms are only now discovering ETFs, Vomund's firm has an exceptional n

  • Day Trading The Averages by JOHN F. KEPKA

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  • Daytrading The E-Mini With Point & Figure by Eugene Steele

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  • Daytrading The E-Mini by Lawrence Chan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Daytrading The E-Mini by Lawrence Chan Data Reduction - Daytrading The E-Mini See how reducing data can boost your trading system performance. I will show you how to preprocess raw data in such a way that even a simple trading system will perform with

  • Daytrading With The NYSE Tick Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Studying the movements on the tick indicator will help you understand what is really going on.

  • Death To The Death Of The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A massive, two-year head & shoulders bottom suggests an upside surprise for dollar bears.

  • Death To The Death Of The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A massive, two-year head & shoulders bottom suggests an upside surprise for dollar bears.

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

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  • Debunking The Random Walk Myth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Any technical analyst familiar with the random walk theory can tell you it has flaws. Yet the theory persists.

  • December Crude Crosses The Line: New Highs And Negative Divergences

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A strong bull market in 2007 took December crude to levels not seen since August 2006. Is it time for crude to come in?

  • December Patterns And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...December brings presents in the form of a strong pattern that runs up the market for quick profits.

  • Defense Stocks On The Offensive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the Philly Defense stocks index rallies to new 52-week highs, a number of defense stocks--including the much-beleagured Boeing--look poised to bounce.

  • Defense Stocks On The Offensive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The defense stocks are showing resilience despite on and off talk of budget cuts.

  • Defining Stock Trends With The RSI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The relative strength index (RSI) is considered an indicator to apply when markets are range-bound. But here's one way you can use the RSI to identify intermediate- and long-term trends in the equity markets.

  • Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas "Bullish" and "bearish" are terms frequently used to describe the price behavior of financial instruments. What exactly do they mean? All price action can be categorized into six phases of trends that descr

  • Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining The Bull And The Bear by Chuck Dukas "Bullish" and "bearish" are terms frequently used to describe the price behavior of financial instruments. What exactly do they mean? All price action can be categorized into six phases of trends that descr

  • Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Presented here are the ins and outs of the commodity channel index, as defined by creator Donald Lambert and modified by the author. The trials and tribulations of trading, the probability of ruin and

  • Defying The Divergences

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Everybody hates drug stocks. But for weeks, the pharmaceutical HOLDRS resisted succumbing to repeated negative stochastic divergences. At least, until now.

  • Deja Vu For The All Ords

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The current setup in the All Ords looks similar to the June-July flag and breakout that preceded an 8% surge.

  • Dell And The Descending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dell found support just above 28 over the last five months, but it means little as long as the lower highs persist.

  • Denying The Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A negative stochastic divergence should have sent bulls scrambling. Instead a new high in the S&P 500 made short work of the bears.

  • Descending Triangles: Brocade Communications Follows the Sector

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Brocade Communications (BRCD) is ready to go with the others in the sector. . .

  • Designing Trading Systems For The Stock Market by Roger Altman, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing Trading Systems For The Stock Market by Roger Altman, Ph.D. System designers are aware that the traditional methods used to select parameter values are prone to overfitting. What, then, can be done about it? Stocks & Commodities Roger Altman p

  • Detecting the Minimum Tradable Cycle by Robert Wayman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES Detecting The Minimum Tradable Cycle by Robert Wayman Cycle theorists will tell you that there may be tradable cycles within market data. Before looking for those cycles, though, you must determine the noise level within the data. H

  • Developing An Expert System To Forecast The Stock Market by Mike Flanagan, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing An Expert System To Forecast The Stock Market by Mike Flanagan, Ph.D. Nowadays, computers are often used to develop rule-based trading strategies. Frequently, these rules will be based on work provided by experts; such rule-based models are g

  • 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

  • Diamonds and the CRB

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A July diamond anticipates sizable moves in the commodities index. Will grains continue to gain?

  • Diamonds in the Intraday S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Diamond continuation patterns act as distribution areas in declining trends.

  • Diamonds in the Rough for the Drug Sector

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The diamond at the bottom of the decline in the S&P Pharmaceuticals Index could mean reversal. But further declines are more likely.

  • Diamonds in the Rough for the Drug Sector

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The diamond at the bottom of the decline in the S&P Pharmaceuticals Index could mean reversal. But further declines are more likely.

  • Digging Into The Head & Shoulders Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What do you really know about this classic chart pattern?

  • Digging Into The Head & Shoulders Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What do you really know about this classic chart pattern?

  • Dip One Toe Into The Forex Pond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's one thing to learn the theory behind forex trading but another to apply it in the markets. Here's a step-by-step approach

  • Discounting Sentiment In The Euro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Excess returns from trading sentiment are only seen in the short run ... or are they? Here's a look at a sentiment trading tactic using a contrarian, indirect sentiment indicator applied to the euro ETF that shows how over the long term, you can use a se

  • Dissecting The Wal-Mart Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wal-Mart broke double-bottom resistance on the weekly chart, and the stock looks as if it is headed for a familiar resistance zone.

  • Divergences And The Bush Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All the post-hoc stock and election analysis you'll need is summed up in one chart and two stochastic divergences.

  • Divergences And The Dow Jones Utilities Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the second half of July helped create a bottom in the falling DJUA.

  • Divergences And The Housing Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first negative divergence led to sideways trading in the housing index. The second? So far, a sharp reversal.

  • Divergences Drive The Dollar Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the MACD histogram and stochastic bring about a badly needed bounce in the greenback.

  • Divergences In The Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences in the US Dollar Index suggest a pullback and potential test of the May lows.

  • Diverging The Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative stochastic divergences anticipate softness in prices for the yellow metal.

  • Do Cycles Exist in the Market? by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This longtime S&C contributor explains the basis of the existence of cycles in market data. The markets are not always efficient; this is why trading decisions based on technical analysis work. Chart patterns that are discernible, technical events such

  • Do Equations Tell The Whole Story? by Gordon Gustafson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do Equations Tell The Whole Story? by Gordon Gustafson Success in systems trading depends on having good trading systems and good money management practices. Optimal f can help you. Once you have a good trading system, wouldn't it be wonderful if you h

Do The Dogs Still Have BITE? by John Devcic

  • Do The Dogs Still Have Bite?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Take a look at the past performance of the Dogs of the Dow.

  • Do The Indexes Call For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We know that a correction is on the cards. But what do the daily indexes tell us?

  • Do The Math The RSI Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though there are scores of indicators, the relative strength index and the divergence still work.

  • Do The Math The RSI Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though there are scores of indicators, the relative strength index and the divergence still work.

  • Do Weak Sector Funds Have A Head Start On The Summer Selloff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the broad US markets prepare for a summer corrective move, traders shorting the stocks from the weakest industry groups might have a distinct market edge.

  • Do You Follow The Vix?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Volatility Index (VIX) forecasting the movement of the market?

  • Does Berkshire Hathaway Anticipate The Future?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Everyone knows that Warren Buffett made his fortune buying and owning many businesses, as well as significant minority holdings in many companies. Can one use the movement of Berkshire Hathaway B shares as a trend guide?

  • Does China Lead The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many analysts claim that Chinese stocks lead the world markets at major turning points. The chart says that's true -- at least one time.

  • Does History Repeat Itself In The Markets?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonality or repeating patterns in financial data can come in many shapes and sizes and can put the probabilities on your side. Or does general market unpredictability ultimately undermine that edge? Here are some ideas on looking for time-based patter

  • Does Macy's Lead The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the US economy expected to recover in the years ahead, is it time to buy Macy's?

  • Does News Really Drive The Markets?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At first glance, the news of Dubai's default woes appears to have been the cause of Friday's big intraday plunge in the gold market. Or was this just a simple catalyst, one that triggered a price decline that was already baked into the technica

  • Does The Cycle High Approach For the Russell 2000?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 stock index is up by more than 110% since March 2009. Is this jig up?

  • Does The Cycle High Approach For the Russell 2000?

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  • Does The Financial Sector Have The Strength To Recover?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long time, the Financials Select Sector SPDR is showing signs of recovery. Will it carry the rally ahead?

  • Does The Financial Sector Have The Strength To Recover?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long time, the Financials Select Sector SPDR is showing signs of recovery. Will it carry the rally ahead?

  • Does The Future Lie In Canada?

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  • Doing The Wave With Jeffrey Kennedy

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  • Dollar Down Against The Yen: Revisiting The Ascending Triangle In USD/JPY

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  • Dollar Down Against The Yen: Revisiting The Ascending Triangle In USD/JPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A few days after an ascending triangle hinted at higher prices, sellers took the USD/JPY down hard. Here's how it happened.

  • Dollar On The Move

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  • Don't Always Take Investment Advice From The Radio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The commercial advertisement says to buy natural gas now because it always goes up in the winter...but data shows that's only true for part of the winter.

  • Don't Ditch The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With just one modification, you can create a reliable variation of a money maker.

  • Don't Ditch The Dogs Of The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With just one modification, you can create a reliable variation of a money maker.

  • Don't Fight The Candlesticks

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  • Don't Fight the Trend

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  • Don't Underestimate The Power Of The VIX

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  • Don't Underestimate The Power Of The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent runup in the stock market since the March lows still has the bulls giddy. But their bearish cohorts can make a pretty persuasive argument for a summer selloff in the stock market. Over the past couple of months, the S&P 500 has been busy c

  • Doomed By The Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences in the Russell 2000 signaled the potential for weakness in late May.

  • Double Bottom Patterns: Increasing The Odds

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  • Double Top Formation on the Nasdaq

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  • Dow 20,000 - The Elusive Nirvana

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  • Dow And S&P 500 Find Themselves In The Same Boat

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite closing above their 10-day and 20-day moving averages, the Dow and S&P 500 have to take out further resistance if their short-term trends are going to reverse.

  • Dow Composite Leading The Way

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  • Dow Jones Utility Average Waits For The Breakout

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  • Dow Theory And Confirming The Transport's February Down Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Averages continue to thrash about, neither able to confirm the moves of the other.

  • Dow Theory And The September Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another nonconfirmation to the upside keeps the question marks in place.

  • Dow Theory To The Downside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Simultaneous closes below the January lows in the Dow industrials and transports is an unequivocally bearish development.

  • Dow To The Moon!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Higher lows in May suggest that both the Dow industrials and Dow transports are in gear to move higher as the summer season begins.

  • Dow Transports Losing The Battle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Transportation Average has been battling two key moving averages the last two months, and continuing relative weakness suggests that this will be a losing battle.

  • Down For The S&P 500's Upstroke

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Present weakness in the market most likely presages future strength.

  • Down Goes The Dollar!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does a falling dollar mean that deflationary risks are overblown?

  • Down Goes The Dollar?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A breakout from an ascending triangle in January retreats before reaching its price target.

  • Download The Noise! Download The Funk!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Napster or no, the MP3 revolution is still giving computer-savvy music lovers reason to rejoice. And with any one of these four portable MP3 players, you won't have to leave your tunes behind when you hit the road, Jack.

  • Download The Noise! Download The Funk!

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  • Downside Potential In The AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) looks to have additional downside potential in the near-term but I would consider a further pullback an excellent buying opportunity.

  • Driving A Wedge Into The Bull?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bad news/good stock action is a good omen. Good news/bad action usually spells trouble.

  • Dundee Precious Metals Inc. And The ABCs of Elliott Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Precious metals: To buy or not to buy -- that is the question. A look at this chart may give you the answer.

  • EQM - The Strongest Survive And Thrive

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  • ETF/ETN Investing In The Dow Jones Industrial Average

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  • Earnings Season: Reward And Punishment In The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At times, the stock market is upside down when good earnings make stocks plummet and bad news makes stocks rally, but if you know three things to look for, you'll pick more winners.

  • Eaton Corp. And The Falling Three Methods Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The formation of a bearish candle pattern in Eaton Corp. suggests that the current short-term downtrend will probably resume its course.

  • Ecolab, A Stock That's Bucking The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the S&P 500 at or near a potentially strong support area, now is the time to look for quick in-and-out long trade setups.

  • Edward Life Sciences: Pumping Into The Stratosphere?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This stock is probably not on your radar screen yet. Maybe it should be.

  • Election Cycle Bearish For Stocks And Bonds In The Short Term

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is a well-documented cycle in markets related to Presidential elections. This pattern suggests stock and bond market weakness in the short term.

  • Elections As The Most Powerful Short-Term Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What you don't know about politics could cost you plenty.

  • Electronic Data Systems And Breaking The Downtrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strong technicals in a fundamentally promising industry make EDS attractive.

  • Electronics Boutique Holdings: Is The Party Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Electronics Boutique is trending up, with a couple of gaps as well as support from various indicators.

  • Eli Lilly And The Corrective Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Eli Lilly has moved aggressively lower since making a yearly high in May, but it has bounced sharply in recent days as it attempts to alleviate a historically oversold position.

  • Elliott Wave And The Explosive Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the Elliott wave theory, you can find stocks that are ready to skyrocket.

  • Elliott Wave And The Explosive Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all have one goal in mind in this trading game: We want to find winning investments that leave our accounts better off than where they started. Many traders seek to accomplish this goal by digging through financial statements, news articles, a

  • Elliott Wave and the Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my article, "The Nasdaq: Elliott Wave and Kondratieff" (Traders.com Advantage, November 19, 2002), I explained where I believed the Nasdaq was heading, concluding that the Nasdaq was in a B-WAVE up in a long-term bear trend. The following is

  • Elliott Waves And The Fibonacci Sequence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Though his theories have been criticized, Ralph Nelson Elliott broadened the field of stock market analysis with his insight into how economic waves reflect our history and existence.

  • Elliott Waves And The S&P 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once again, it pays to err on the side of excess when counting the waves.

  • Emini NASDAQ Accelerates To The Downside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An impulse to the downside has been printed during the past three sessions, indicating weakness is ahead in the short term.

  • Emini S&P Toward The End Of The Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices are consolidating close to recent highs.

  • Emini S&P Toward The End Of The Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prices are consolidating close to recent highs.

  • Empowering Traders With The Russell 2000 by Gail Mercer

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  • End Game for the Stock Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Time cycles and momentum hint the bull market could be nearing an end.

  • End of Day Trading Using the Red Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In previous articles I have written about the JM investment strategy, and the R/G trading strategy. This article shows how to analyze the market and find a stock to trade short-term using the R/G strategy.

  • Enhancing the Raff Regression Channel by Robert B. McKinnon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A market follows its primary trend in a zigzag form. The trend direction is easy to see; the real challenge lies in identifying the minor trends. Price channels are a technique used to discover the outer boundaries of the market's action concerning a t

  • Entercom Communications And The JM Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The JM strategy has been very kind to me over the years. Here's why.

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

  • Entering The Price Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In our last article, we introduced a new oscillator that provides better guidance to buying and selling levels for securities: the volume zone oscillator (Vz o). This time, we introduce a similar, complementary indicator: the price zone oscillator

  • Entering The S&P 500 On Retracements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Entering a trend on a retracement is a low risk strategy. But how do you know when a retracement will end? There is no one method that gives the exact answer but a variety of methods give a fair idea of where it could end.

  • Entering The Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three steps a trader must make in entering a trade. The first is to identify the trend, the second is to determine when to place a trade, and the final step is to determine the risk involved.

  • Estimating The Fractal Dimension Of Stock Prices

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are markets completely random and unpredictable, or are they partially predictable? Here, we explore how the fractal dimension (or the related Hurst exponent) of a stock or index price series can help answer this question

  • Estimating the Market Profile Value Area for intraday trading by Donald L. Jones

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  • Evaluting the COMMODEX(R) System by Ronald R. Goodis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Evaluting the COMMODEX(R) System by Ronald R. Goodis The COMMODEXÒ System-- practically every futures trader has heard of it. Most serious traders subscribe to it. It remains the only daily futures system published in the world and is internationally cir

  • Event Trading in the Bond Market by Ben Warwick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Event Trading In The Bond Market by Ben Warwick The financial markets frequently react with large price movements after the government and private agencies release their economic reports. Are there any reliable patterns to the way a market reacts to the

  • Examining the EMA by Tim Treloar

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  • Exits: The Forgotten Component

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In many ways, a consistently successful exit strategy is more difficult to implement than an entry strategy.

  • Exits: The Forgotten Component by Roy M. Sidewitz

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  • Exploiting The Holidays With The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, Virginia, there is (still) a Santa Claus rally. And more!

  • Exploiting The Holidays With The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, Virginia, there is (still) a Santa Claus rally. And more!

  • Exploiting The Holidays With The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, Virginia, there is (still) a Santa Claus rally. And more!

  • Exploiting The Holidays With The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, Virginia, there is (still) a Santa Claus rally. And more!

  • Exploring the Science of Technical Analysis: Thomas R. DeMark by Thom Hartle

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  • Exponentially Smoothing The Daily Number of Declines

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  • Extended To The Upside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lows in June have provided for tradable bounces in many markets. The next measure of strength will be in how these markets handle the inevitable distribution.

  • ExxonMobil: Is The Selling Overdone?

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  • Eyeballing The September Lows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having bounced away from the August lows, the Dow Jones averages find themselves falling back toward the lows of September.

  • FBIOX Leading The Market Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite having suffered a sudden pullback in April 2012, shares of Fidelity Select Biotechnology have gone on to make new highs.

  • Fading The Big Moves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Whenever we see a big move in the markets, it's bound to catch our attention. But how do we protect our capital during such big moves, or better yet, profit from them? Find out here.

  • Fading The Greenback

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...International currencies suggest that the dollar may be down, but it isn't quite out yet.

  • Falling Wedge Formation for the AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index looks to be completing a falling wedge formation, which would indicate a potential upside breakout in the near-term.

  • Far East Flavor Part 1 - The Hammer

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  • Fears of the trader by Ron Jaenisch

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  • February Favors The Short Sellers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market trending higher and higher, February favors the short sellers.

  • February Not The Best Time To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Over the past 20 years, February has been a down month. While seasonals are just one indicator, they add to the bearish case in a down market.

  • Fed Policy And The Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fed Policy And The Stock Market Revisiting Gould's Rule by George A. Schade Jr. On February 24, 1989, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York raised its discount rate to 7% and triggered the most recent signal of the ""three steps and a stumble"" rule. The

  • Feeling the Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the current trend ready to end? Momentum is a good indicator to use for spotting possible trend reversals.

  • Fibonacci Ratios and the S&P 500 Monthly Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been written about Fibonacci numbers and ratios, and many believe they are golden -- that charts will always turn at a Fibonacci number or ratio. Are they?

  • Fibonacci Rules To Get Ahead Of The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Getting a feel for when market trends begin and end is a great skill to have. Gain some insight into market price moves using Fibonacci rules.

  • Fidelity Automotive And Technology Funds Leading The Pack

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that the broad US markets have made a convincing upward reversal, traders need to focus on the strongest-performing groups and sectors.

  • Filling The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The rule is that the price will always fall or rise to fill the gap.

  • Filling The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard was interviewed on CNBC last week.

  • Final Countdown for the Stock Bull Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See why the bottom made on September 14, 2016 could signal the end of the bull market.

  • Financial Sector Fuels The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 has now run up against key resistance and cannot seem to break through to continue its advance. The financial market sector is the fuel for the S&P 500. Has the S&P 500 run out of fuel?

  • Find The Biggest Winners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Studying the winners of the past 10 years can give you an idea of the possible winners of the next five.

  • Find The Biggest Winners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Studying the winners of the past 10 years can give you an idea of the possible winners of the next five.

  • Finding The Golden Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do you find yourself frequently missing profitable setups? Here's one way to capture most, if not all, of them.

  • Finding The Next Corn Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Corn has been the trade of the summer, and now there are related markets that look ready to follow.

  • Finding The Perfect Mutual Fund Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What works best for you? Here's how to diversify your portfolio and still sleep at night.

  • 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?

  • Finding The Trend in FX With Tyler Yell

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  • Finding the Next Great Stock to Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One sign of a healthy stock market is the appearance of a number of up-and-coming stocks with a relatively low number of shares and market caps that are making new all-time highs. It's also a great way of finding the next big stocks to add to your t

  • Fine-tuning the demand index by Thomas E. Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fine-tuning the demand index by Thomas E. Aspray The Demand Index, which utilizes price and volume, calculates the buying pressure and selling pressure exerted on prices. These can be used to create an oscillator to identify accumulation or distribution

  • First Health Back In The Pink?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stock took a dive around Halloween but it appears that investors may have overreacted to a make-believe ghost. Those with stronger nerve have been slowly but surely picking this one up and now the word's getting out.

  • First through the even by Grant Noble

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  • First, You Design The System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To become a proficient trader you need to test and confirm your ideas before placing a trade. But how do you go about doing that? Here are the first steps you need to take when you're designing a trading system.

  • Fishing In The Right Pond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical analysis is easy, provided that you're trading in the right market. But first, you must develop a low-risk idea to trade around.

  • Five Key Trading Principles From The Great Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Considered to be the greatest trader who ever lived, Jesse Livermore and his trading career offers five key trading principles to help guide your success.

  • Fixing The Flaws In Fixed-Fractional Position Sizing by Christian B. Smart, PhD

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  • Flags Are Flying In The S&P Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Now that Santa's finished delivering Christmas gifts and the fruit cakes are eaten (or sitting curbside awaiting their final resting place) market bulls are awaiting one last gift: the vaunted Santa Claus rally.

  • Flaws in the roulette wheel by Curtis McKallip, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Flaws in the roulette wheel by Curtis McKallip, Jr. Few games of chance are perfectly random. To the extent they are NOT, profit may be made by betting on those states which occur with greater than random frequency and against those which occur with les

  • Flipping The Coin And The Road Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Events are under way that could create massive changes to the market, but if you understand what they are, then you'll know how to play them into the end of the year.

  • Flipping The Coin And The Road Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Events are under way that could create massive changes to the market, but if you understand what they are, then you'll know how to play them into the end of the year.

  • Flowing With The Markets by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Flowing With The Markets by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. Imagine yourself flowing down a river, only you don't know that you are. You do, however, notice that when you move in one direction, with the flow of the river, you move rapidly. When you move in another

  • Focus On The Positive With Brett Steenbarger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He works as a performance coach for traders and portfolio managers at hedge funds and other financial ins

  • Follow The Leaders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If the market declines, knowing how to spot stock leadership will be critical as the year comes to an end.

  • Follow The Market Herd With Elliott Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If we can figure out what happened in the past, we can figure out what could happen in the future.

  • Follow The Trend With Dave Landry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...David Landry has been actively trading the markets since the early 1990s. He is author of Dave Landry On Swing Trading, Dave Landry's 10 Best Swing Trading Patterns & Strategies, and The Layman's Guide To Trading Stocks. His books have been translated in

  • Follow the Leader - Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Apple appears to have begun a decline. Where are the support levels and what effect could this have on the broader stock market?For several years Apple Inc. (AAPL) has been one of the main leaders in the stock market. As of September 22, 2017, AAPL is

Following The Crowd After A One-Day Correction by A. Trongone, PhD, CFP, CTA

  • Following The Money: ETFs And Your Portfolio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Exchange traded funds can be the best way to add exposure to your portfolio.

  • For Baker Hughes, Was The Breakout A Bust?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Baker Hughes recently staged a bullish breakout from a large triangle pattern and now appear to be at a critical make-or-break point.

  • For CECE, The 200-Day EMA Assaults Keep Coming

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All across the broad US markets, a variety of stocks are making bullish moves toward their 200-day exponential moving averages. Here's a look at an interesting trade setup in a fast-rising small-cap in the pollution control industry group.

  • For Citigroup, A New CEO But The Same 80-Day Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Citigroup have made a new yearly high, celebrating a change in the banking giant's top brass, but its key price cycles warn of a sharp correction soon.

  • For Feeder Cattle Futures Who Have Considered Cup With Handle Patterns When The Rally Wasn't Enuf

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the bull market in cattle futures run out of steam? A look at the hourly chart of October feeder cattle suggests not.

  • For Gold, The High Is In - For Now

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the gold bull market dead? No one knows, but the probabilities favor at least a corrective move down toward $1,150 -- at a minimum.

  • For PCLN, End Of The Line For Current Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Priceline.com have enjoyed an epic runup in price over the past few months. Is the current decline a buying opportunity or the start of a major trend reversal?

  • For Teradyne, Take The Money And Run--But Not Yet

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of all of the stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500, Teradyne has the strongest short-term momentum. Is there still time to extract some profits on a move higher in this stock?

  • For The 30-Year T-Bond Contract, The Correction Might Be Over

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bonds hit a double low and presented divergences in the short and intermediate term.

  • For The 30-Year T-Bond Contract, The Correction Might Be Over

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bonds hit a double low and presented divergences in the short and intermediate term.

For The US Dollar, New Climate, Same Weakness by Darrell Jobman

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some things never change. Sometimes that's good, and sometimes that's not.

  • Ford Motor Is Ready To Weather The Storm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ford is standing on strong historical support. The stock seem capable of undergoing any volatile action in the market.

  • Ford, The Survivor Of An American Industry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This company is the sole survivor of the US auto industry, and the charts show it.

  • Forecasting The Financial Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wouldn't it be nice to be able to accurately forecast stock price activity? Realistically, if that were possible, financial markets wouldn't exist.

  • Forecasting The US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It has now been three years since the Canadian dollar started strengthening vis-a-vis the US dollar. Can the Canadian dollar be used to determine what is going to happen to the US dollar?

  • Forecasting the HIGH of a Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting the date for a cycle low is relatively easy as I have shown in my two previous articles, "Cycles and the S&P 500 Index" (12/13/02), and "Nasdaq and Cycles" (12/16/02), but forecasting a cycle high can be difficult. Her

  • Forecasting the market with the overbought/oversold indicator by Steven B. Achelis

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  • Forecasting the market with the overbought/oversold indicator by Steven B. Achelis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting the market with the overbought/oversold indicator by Steven B. Achelis The terms ""overbought"" and ""oversold"" are often used to discuss market conditions. However, as anyone who has placed a short trade simply on the basis that the market

  • 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

  • Forex EUR/USD: What's Next For The Dollar?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Katrina's potential impact on the economy could affect investors' attitude.

Forex Focus: Determining The End Of The Trend by Jody Samuels

Forex Focus: Determining The End Of The Trend by Jody Samuels

  • Forex Focus: Let The Technicals Do The Talking by Jared Martinez

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  • Forex Focus: Let The Technicals Do The Talking by Jared Martinez

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Forex Focus: New President, New Trend For The Dollar? by Brent Donnelly

  • Forex Focus: Profiting From The Gartley by Todd Gordon

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  • Forex Focus: Surviving The Trappings Of Trends by Cornelius Luca

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  • Forex Focus: The Alligator Indicator by Alexander Sabodin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forex Focus: The Alligator Indicator by Alexander Sabodin Here's a trading system you can apply to trending markets such as the currencies. There is a moving average?based trading system that I have found works best in trending markets, with its main i

Forex Focus: The Intraday Trade by Alexander Sabodin

  • Forex Focus: The RSI Miracle by Hadi Seyedinajad

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Forex Focus: The Trend Determining Method by Aleksey Yudin

  • Forex Focus: The US Dollar And Precious Metals by Donald W. Pendergast Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Playing the US dollar versus the precious metals market dynamic is one of the highest-probability trading games around. This is especially significant at major trend reversals. Will the significant support area near 76.00 even hold, much less act a

  • Forex Trading Platforms And The Real World by Chris Melendez

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  • Forex USD/JPY: The Currencies After China's Revaluation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The yuan was revalued, but not as expected. Are bigger changes coming?

  • Foundry Networks Has Turned the Corner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Foundry Networks (FDRY) has bottomed just like most of the other networks. However, they all haven't had the same "pop" as Foundry. This equity rocketed off its bottom of $4.08 in October, 2002 and zoomed to $10.88 on December 2 in less

  • Fourier Series Model Of The Market

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  • Fun With Numbers - The Joys Of Compounding

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever wondered how much you would make in a year if you were able to sustain an average daily return?

  • Further Downside Risks Lurk Over The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The intraday charts could be suggesting that there is further downside risk for the DJIA. The one- and 15-minute time frames have now gotten a lower high and lower low. There is still hope for the bulls, but if the market doesn't get a shot of capit

  • Further To Fall On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As I write this, the S&P 500 is down more than 3% to 1172. With the broad market continuing to fall, when might we see some relief?

  • GEMs Among The Talus

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Look for growth, earnings, and money flow.

  • GFI : Bullish Reversal In The Making?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by more than 60% since July 2011, shares of Gold Fields Ltd. may be in the process of preparing for a bullish turnaround.

  • GPS: Mind The Gap And The Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a gap down and rising flag formation, the chart for Gap Inc. (GPS) is showing signs of weakness.

  • GPS: Mind The Gap And The Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a gap down and rising flag formation, the chart for Gap Inc. (GPS) is showing signs of weakness.

  • Gail Dudack: The Technician's Technician

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  • Gaming The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For some, trading in the market can be like betting in a casino, but here are some casino stocks that are definitely worth betting on.

  • Gaming The Mid-May Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The three major averages have all traced out hourly bottoming patterns in the middle of May.

  • Gann And The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many years ago when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I lay in the sun at a hotel swimming pool at a small town called Agatha in the Northern Transvaal of South Africa. Here, I opened my first, of what was to be many books, about WD Gann.

Gann And The Time Factor by Koos van der Merwe

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The terrorist act in Spain has led to a change in government and the threat of a withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Has Al Qaeda won? What does the Dow say?

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Popular for their predictive power/capacity, Gann and Elliott wave methods reach similar conclusions in their forecasts for the spring of 2004.

  • Gas Prices at the Pump Should Fall under $3.10

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Futures prices are directly related to the price consumers pay at the pump.

  • General Electric Can't Fight The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...General Electric (GE) is the only original Dow component from inception. How is this venerable stock competing with the newer companies?

  • General Electric is Ready to Light the Way!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...General Electric is about to break out topside of a 3-month ascending triangle.

  • General Motors Collapses -- Is It The Beginning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When major companies start collapsing, is this telling us that the end of the financial crisis is in sight? Is this the beginning of the beginning of the end?

  • Generals Lead The NASDAQ Charge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ advance/decline volume line has sharply outperformed the A/D line over the last few weeks, showing leadership from the generals.

  • Get In The Game: Invest In IPOs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IPOs are usually reserved for institutions and high-net-worth individuals. But by investing in IPO funds, you - yes, you! - can also get a piece of the action.

  • Get The "CAN" In "CAN SLIM"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Remember this classic?

  • Get The Big Menu With Darden Restaurants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Darden Restaurants appear ready to move higher from a recent breakout pattern, but traders need to take a good look at other technicals before they go long.

  • Gilead Sciences and the Ulcer Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the worst performing sectors this past year has been the Health Care sector, and of its sub-sectors, Biotechnology was one of the poorest performers. Gilead Sciences (GILD), a component of that sub-sector lost about 21% over the past year, making

  • Go With The Flow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The maxim "Trade what you see, not what you think you see" applies to all charts, but sometimes pure common sense carries greater weight.

  • GoPro Flashes The Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...From the time it first started trading back in June 2014, GoPro Inc (GPRO) seemed like it was on a course to the moon. But then this high-flier hit the ceiling. So what's next?

  • Going After the Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving averages, money flow and relative strength suggest that Procter and Gamble may be picking itself up from the canvas after being knocked down in March.

  • Going Only With The RSI Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of all the indicators I have played with, the RSI has been my favorite, yet I watch it carefully with the JM Internal Band indicator and the XTL indicator.

  • Going Up: The Triangle Of Research Frontiers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After reaching a high of 40 at the beginning of 2000, Research Frontiers trended to a low of 11.25 by March 2001. Since then, the stock has almost tripled and there may be more upside to come.

  • Going With The Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market correcting heavily recently, should you keep an eye on shares that could be a solid future investment?

  • Gold & The Yen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Different financial markets can be related in ways you least expect. Here, we'll look at the relationship between the gold market and the Japanese yen

  • 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 Corrective Phase by Gary S. Wagner

  • Gold And The DJIA by Richard C. Forest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The DJIA by Richard C. Forest Gold has its own cycles. How best to interpret them? STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Richard Forest illustrates that gold cycles can be best understood when analyzed and compared to the DOW Jones Industrial Aver

  • Gold And The European Debt Crisis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever since the Swiss franc was pegged to the euro, gold became the only safe haven investment in times of crisis. Here is a system to profit from the next crisis.

Gold And The New Technical Triad by Gary S. Wagner

  • 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 Equities Power To The Forefront

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An update of the Fidelity Select Sector funds reveals a significant changing of the guard. Gold equities are now the top dog, with other stocks from the materials and natural resources groups also vying for the top rankings.

  • Gold Futures System Music To The Ears?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some markets tend to trend intraday, while others look more like financial market meat grinders. Using the right kind of trading system can help you exploit the potential in nearly any kind of market.

  • Gold In The RSI Danger Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold plays a key role in the intermarket jigsaw puzzle. Given its high negative correlation with the US dollar -- particularly evident in recent months -- the weekly relative strength index highlights the overbought condition of gold.

  • Gold Is The Big Picture

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Having turned the corner, gold is headed back down.

  • Gold Moves to the Big Round Numbers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After drawing some trendlines on a long-term chart for gold, it's striking to see how gold gravitates to the big round numbers.

  • Gold Tests The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After returning to broken resistance with a sharp decline in July, the streetTRACKS Gold ETF formed a small consolidation, and there is a big test at hand.

  • Gold's Bearish Rising Wedge and The London Gold Fix

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This one-year gold chart shows the recent weakness in gold markets via a rising wedge failure.

  • Goldman Sachs And The Short-Term Put Sale Op

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the broad markets finding short-term support over the last two sessions, now may be the time to consider selling near-term, out-of-the-money puts on Goldman Sachs shares.

  • Golf Stocks Mired In The Sand

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Golf stocks have been forced into the trees lately. Is this weakness due to an industry on a secular downswing or just the result of seasonal weakness?

  • Gone With The Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...That's the answer. The question? Where did any hope of a week-ending rally in the $OEX go?

  • Goodyear Tire On the Road Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's been a tough four years for the tire company but the chart is showing signs that the worst may be over.

  • Google Feeling The Heat

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As a market leader, what GOOG does has a major influence on stocks. Recent action suggests that the recent rally may be under threat.

  • Half A Dollar For The DX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's the midterm outlook for the US Dollar Index.

  • Hammer Time For The Hourly S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hammer candlesticks help traders trade trend reversals and corrections alike.

  • Hanging Out With The Junkies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Assuming that some bond and equities markets are highly correlated and that bonds affect the equities markets, could we extract information from junk bond markets in such a way as to manage our exposure and protect and increase our trading capital in vol

  • Hannon Armstrong Profiting From The New Economy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my never-ending search for companies that will prosper in the new renewable energy and technology economy, I came across this momentum stock. And it looks to be breaking out to new all-time highs on above average volume again.

  • Harnessing The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets by Rick Martinelli

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (21-30): Harnessing The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets by Rick Martinelli Do market prices vary due to large numbers of random effects such as the whims of individual traders? In 1900, Louis Bachelier was awarded a doctorate from

  • Hartmarx Corp. Bucking The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This Chicago-based clothing company founded in 1872 has a bullish chart and appears headed higher.

  • Has Bombardier Turned The Corner?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian-based Bombardier fell on hard times through poor management and a competitive industry. Is the "dead duck" starting to show signs of life?

  • Has Centex Corp. Turned The Corner?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After falling from $58 to $41, a bottom may be in for this Dallas, TX–based leading home building company.

  • Has Housing Hit The Wall?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Housing stocks have seen some big moves since October 2011. Recently the index flashed a sell signal. Is the move over?

  • Has Research In Motion Beaten The Bear Rally Blues?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Research In Motion's (RIM) chart shows what counts in the short term. RIM has posted a smaller-than-expected loss in its fiscal first quarter of 2002, but also lowered financial guidance for the overall year.

  • Has Sunopta Optimized Its Place In The Sun?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sunopta Inc. operates in three principal businesses: natural and organic food product sourcing, processing, and packaging; processing, distribution and recycling of environmentally responsible aggregate products and; engineering and marketing of a clean

  • Has The French Index Stabilized?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After correcting 600 points, the French CAC 40 Index has been consolidating near support. Will the index recover or take another plunge?

  • Has The Gold Vein Dried Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many investors have given up on gold at these extended levels, thinking that it is all tapped out. But certain technical signs suggest that we may soon be ushered into the next phase of the gold rush.

  • Has The Long Correction Ended For Gap Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The decline in Gap Inc. from July 2004 to July 2006 looks like a massive correction that the October breakout just ended.

  • Has The NASDAQ Bull Taken Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Last week, I wrote that I believed the Dow Jones Industrial Average had bottomed, and that the bull has taken over from the bear. This week, I see no reason to change my tune.

  • Has The Trend Reversed For USEC Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A combination of Elliott wave theory and pitchfork analysis may have signaled a bottom for this stock.

  • Has the AMEX Oil Index Put in a Significant Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) has been in a two-year downtrend but is now showing signs of reversing course.

  • Has the Gold Bough Been Broken?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As gold stocks soar toward resistance, gold futures appear to have topped out for the time being.

  • Have The Internets Hit Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Strength in mid-February could anticipate a positive stochastic divergence.

  • Have the Energies Had Enough?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Six-week trendline breaks to the downside and volume oscillators turning lower are among the factors that contribute to a bearish outlook on the energies.

  • Head & Shoulder Pattern Reverses The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A head & shoulder pattern has developed and signals a major trend reversal for the S&P 500.

  • Health Care Select Sector Awaits The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Examining different charts of the same sector suggests various technical resistances.

  • Heavy Is The Heart Of The Homebuilders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences augur lower prices ahead for homebuilding stocks.

  • Heavy Is The Heart Of The Homebuilders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences augur lower prices ahead for homebuilding stocks.

  • Heavy On The Hog

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bearish implications of a double top tip the scales toward a breakdown in July hogs.

  • Hewlett-Packard is on the Slide

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is completing another very nice head and shoulders pattern.

  • 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

  • Historical Patterns In The Long-Term Stock Market by James G. Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Historical Patterns In The Long-Term Stock Market by James G. Arnold Stock markets have been around a long time, and historically, markets demonstrate some well-defined patterns. At some levels of averaging, one is even tempted to call the long-term mar

  • Ho Ho Ho! It's The Santa Claus Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can there be big price moves hidden in those stockings?

  • Holding The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The meandering of the Standard & Poor's 500 in recent days may be a positive.

  • Holt-Winter Channel: taking the formula one step beyond by Ichu Cheng

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Holt-Winter Channel: taking the formula one step beyond by Ichu Cheng October 19,1987 witnessed the biggest one-day drop in stock prices in history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell 616 points or 26% in a single day. The drop caught most inv

  • Home, Home On The Range by Andrew Tomlinson

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  • Homebuilders: The First Rising Rate Casualties?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Builders have been a major beneficiary of the Federal Reserve's Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) since 2008 but there are signs that they will also be early victims as easy money programs wind down.

  • Honeywell Is A Diamond In The Rough!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Honeywell (HON) is definitely on the move higher, but the question is when to jump into a long position while the general market conditions are short. Examining the monthly, weekly and daily charts will help you make a better decision.

  • How Accurate Is The A/D Line? by Lawrence G. McMillan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Accurate Is The A/D Line? by Lawrence G. McMillan Maybe not as accurate as you think. Here's one way to get more realistic results. For much of 2001 -- especially the first eight months of the year -- market technicians were often quoted as saying th

  • How Do The New IRA Rules Affect You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Thinking about taking out money from your IRA? If so, take heart. With the new 2001 required minimum distribution rules, it's easier than it used to be.

  • How Does The Canadian Financial System Stack Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian banks have taken less risk than those in the United States, and so do not need the massive bailout that US banks have received, but how are they doing?

  • How Far Will Microsoft Move? The $64 Question

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double bottom reversal pattern on the price chart for Microsoft [MSFT] may provide some technical clues for future price targets.

  • 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 Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal Here's a statistical view of the stock market using the Standard & Poor's 500 as the basis for analysis, and a collection of fundamental influences. Assessing whether the overall market is pric

  • How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Has The Stock Market Priced Itself? by Gordon W. Neal Sometimes, the most puzzling of trading questions can be answered with the simplest of technical methods. Here, two such methods are combined for trading: Tushar Chande's variable indexed dynamic

  • How High Can the S&P 500 Index Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 broke out of two-and-a-half month trading range early this month, indicating the potential for higher prices in the near-term.

  • How High The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistics show that since 1885, the market has never been bearish in a year ending in a '5' -- but there is always a first. What does a chart of the Dow tell us?

  • How I Stopped Holding And Learned To Love The Death Cross by Greg Gazurian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How I Stopped Holding And Learned To Love The Death Cross by Greg Gazurian Check out this exit strategy, which may be what you need when a specific stock or market is weakening or bearish, compared to the (classic but not necessarily desirable) buy & ho

  • How Long Will The Trend Last?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All trends begin and eventually end, but the rate at which they end is not the same across all time frames. Find out how incorporating trend failure rates into your trading can make you a more effective trader.

  • How Low Can The Dow Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average has now moved below its November 2008 low. How low can the Dow go?

  • How Random Is The Dow by Tony Baker and William Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How Random Is The Dow by Tony Baker and William Arnold This study looks at the market fluctuations of the DJIA to determine if there is any consistency in the markets. One of the best-known, universally reliable characteristics of the financial markets

  • How Sentiment And Social Media Breaks The Roof

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have sentiment and social media data reached a tipping point?

  • How The Dollar Gets Its Groove Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Near-term rallies in the euro and aussie may presage a rally in the US dollar.

  • How The Pros Use Average Directional Index by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How The Pros Use Average Directional Index Here's how technicians Charles LeBeau, Paul Rabbitt, and Linda Bradford Raschke integrate the average directional index into their trading plans. How would you like to look over the shoulders of professional t

  • How The Small Survive - Laura Granger Of Oppenheimer Emerging Growth Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the going gets tough, do the small get growing? That's how Laura Granger, portfolio manager of OppenheimerFunds' new Emerging Growth Fund, sees it. At the helm of the fund since October 2000, Granger has parlayed her success in turning aro

  • How The U.S. Dollar Relates To Gold And Crude Oil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The dollar is going through an upward technical correction while in a downtrend, whereas gold and crude oil are going through a downward correction in an uptrend. Has the downtrend ended for the dollar and the uptrend ended for gold and crude? I don&ap

  • How The Utilities Got Their Groove Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intraday positive divergences in the stochastic helped traders in utilities shares find a bottom.

  • How To Get In With The Trend ... by Bryan Strain

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How To Get In With The Trend And Out At The End by Bryan Strain Need a simple trend-following system to get you right with the market? Take a look at this. ""Good indicators must have an easily explainable, fundamental reason for working,"" trader and

  • How To Play Both Sides Of The Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buy when the market goes up and buy when the market goes down. It's that simple.

  • How To Play The Turns In The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The trend is your friend, but navigating the turns in the market can help you make larger returns by catching tops and bottoms at just the right moment.

  • How To Play The Turns In The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The trend is your friend, but navigating the turns in the market can help you make larger returns by catching tops and bottoms at just the right moment.

  • How To Profit In The Short Term

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull run is still climbing, and you can use this unique pattern in the short term to help you pile up the profits.

  • How To Stay On Top Of The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders move from euphoria to terror as markets that were once on a bullish run turn bearish at the drop of a dime. But if you understand a few concepts, you won't be caught flat-footed.

  • How the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Stole Thanksgiving

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An intraday double bottom in mid-November set up a great opportunity to the long side in the run-up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Hunting Down Stocks On The Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...At first glance, it seems like the market is gathering support and trying to mount another bull run, but a closer look reveals that all is not what it seems.

  • IBM Moving The Dow 30 Ever Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of all the major US stock indexes, only the mighty Dow 30 is still making fresh post-crash highs, with IBM being the main mover within its ranks.

  • IBM On The Verge Of A Big Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM failed to hold onto its early January gains and is on the verge of a major support break.

  • IBM: Head & Shoulders, The Sequel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IBM continues to develop characteristics that suggest it is attempting to arrest the slide from this past February, and price activity in the coming days could qualify its trend.

  • IHS, Inc. - The Comeback Kid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Considered down-and-out at one time, IHS has powered back to leadership status and setting up for a new bull run.

  • IMAX On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...IMAX doubled its gross box office to $546 million in 2010, and it's building an even better overall lineup for 2011.

  • IWM : Big Turn In The Making?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For a major stock index to rise nearly 40% in eight months is no small feat; might the time be here when the Russell 2000 index begins to retrace a third of those gains?

  • Identify The Start Of A Trend With DMI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improve on certain directional movement index signals such as identifying the start of a trending move and picking market tops and bottoms.

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Identifying The Strongest To Weakest Forex Pairs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is the strongest and which is the weakest? Here's a straightforward concept that can help you track forex market dynamics and cross-currency relationships.

  • Identifying Trades With The Option Premium Ratio by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Identifying Trades With The Option Premium Ratio by Christopher Cadbury What is the option premium ratio? Simply, the option premium ratio is the ratio of price premiums on puts relative to price premiums on calls. It covers all listed equity options.

  • 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

  • If the Bear Has Really Ended...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Early market leadership indicates small-cap value is the best area for new investments if stocks are headed higher.

  • If the boss only knew technical analysis by Vincent Cosentino

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If the boss only knew technical analysis by Vincent Cosentino When a company official, director or a large stockholder buys stock in the company, this has to be a sign that green grass and blue skies are ahead. After all, who knows the company better th

  • Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris What are the capabilities and limitations of your trading system or investment strategy? You can ensure your system or strategy has a high probability of meeting your profit objectives by

  • Improving The 50/200 SMA With A Simple Crossover System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You shouldn't always assume that the default settings for your indicators are necessarily the best ones to use for all timeframes. With a little careful modification, your indicators could be greatly improved. Here is some guidance (and inspiration) to t

  • Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski Here's a refresher on the relative strength index, and how to improve your win-loss ratio. Technical analysts can be divided into two basic camps -- those who rely on cha

  • Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski Here's a refresher on the relative strength index, and how to improve your win-loss ratio. Technical analysts can be divided into two basic camps -- those who rely on cha

  • In Search Of The Best Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are so many ways to measure trends that it becomes difficult to identify which one to use. Here we compare five systems that each use a different method of determining trend, and we analyze the results to see which ones top the list

In Search Of The Next Big Game

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks go up when there are more buyers than sellers, down when the opposite occurs and short-sellers are a big part of the picture. But when a heavily shorted stock rallies, it can provide those in the know with a powerful trading strategy that works we

  • In Search Of The Trendilator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When equities are trending, one group of indicators works best. When prices are stuck in a trading range, other indicators are more successful. Wouldn't it be nice to find one indicator that worked well in both types of markets?

  • In The US Dollar And The DJIA, Which Leads?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been said that the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves contrary to the movement of the US dollar. Is that true?

  • In The US Dollar And The DJIA, Which Leads?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been said that the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves contrary to the movement of the US dollar. Is that true?

  • In The US Dollar ETF, When UUP Means Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The inverse relationship between the Australian dollar and the US dollar comes to life as the chart tells the tale of two currencies.

  • In The Volume Zone by Walid Khalil and David Steckler

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a look at the volume zone oscillator, which can be applied to trending and nontrending markets. Find out how it can be used to trade the Djia, Spy, and gold.

  • In search of the cause of cycles by Hans Hannula, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In search of the cause of cycles by Hans Hannula, Ph.D. People have, for centuries, noticed cycles in many things, including the stock market. My own interest in cycles and their application to the market began in the early 1970s, when I read Dewey and

  • In search of the perfect system: Interview Jack Schwager

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In search of the perfect system: Interview Jack Schwager Jack Schwager, self-confessed skeptic and diligent debunker of ""new and improved"" commodity trading systems, is director of both research and managed trading for PaineWebber and is a not-too-rec

  • Inertia & Momentum In The Futures Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The futures markets are known for their excessive price cycles. This cyclical nature attracts speculators who like to take on the high risks associated with them. That doesn't mean retail traders can't trade futures. They just need a different perspectiv

  • Inside Bar Patterns And The Sushi Roll

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading inside bar patterns can be lucrative, but using them in combination with this key principle can open up huge trading opportunities.

  • Inside day patterns in the S&P by Toby Crabel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Inside day patterns in the S&P by Toby Crabel Computer studies suggest that inside days-- where the high is lower than the previous ! day's high and the low is higher than the previous day's low-- provide very reliable t entries in the S&P 500 futures mar

  • Insider Buying On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Insider selling greatly outstripped buying for the six-month period from September 2003 to February 2004 but it looks like the trend is changing. Could insiders now be telling us that it's time to buy?

  • Insiders Aren't Buying The Bull...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Insider selling hit another extreme level in February. If we are in a long-term bull market, insiders aren't buying it.

  • Intel Downside: Chipzilla Meets the Descending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After gapping down five points in September, shares of Intel moved into a two-month trading range. Now a descending triangle threatens to send the king of the chipmakers on another ride down.

  • 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

  • Intermarket Analysis And The Deutschemark by Richard Forest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Intermarket Analysis And The Deutschemark by Richard Forest Richard Forest, a two-time Traders' Challenge winner, becomes a S TOCKS & COMMODITIES author with this monograph on how intermarket analysis -- that is, analyzing elements across more than one m

  • International Paper Holds The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...International Paper broke resistance in early March, and a successful test of this breakout points to higher prices.

  • Interview Henry Hank Pruden: What The Future Holds by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview Henry Hank Pruden: What The Future Holds by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Hank, why don't you start by telling us how you got interested in the Wyckoff method. What attracted me to the Wyckoff method can be summarized under my notions of Wyckoff th

  • Interview The World Of Commodities With Carley Garner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview The World Of Commodities With Carley Garner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Alaron broker and analyst Carley Garner has been involved with the markets for years and is actively educating traders through web content and online seminars at CommodityT

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

  • Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (56-59): Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cari Lynn is a Chicago-based journalist and the author of ""Leg The Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside The Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club Of Co

  • Interview: Christopher Neely Of The Federal Reserve by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once in a while, we hear something coming out of the Federal Reserve we just don't expect. In this case, we heard about a technical analysis?receptive individual -- an economist, to boot! Christopher Neely is a research officer with the Federal Reserve Ba

  • Interview: Conquering The Trading Demons With Gary Dayton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gary Dayton, Psy.D., is a trading psychologist, trader, author, and founder of TradingPsychologyEdge.com. His book Trade Mindfully outlines the mental skills needed for high-level trading performance. In his Deep Practice Program, traders learn to confro

  • Interview: Daytrading With The StockBandit's Jeff White by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: Daytrading With The StockBandit's Jeff White by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Jeff White, founder and chief technical analyst of TheStockBandit.com, started trading the markets in 1998 and has since gained extensive experience in both stocks and op

  • 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: Following The Trend With Perry Kaufman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Perry J. Kaufman has been involved in trading, research, and advisory functions at commercial banks, securities houses, central banks, and hedge funds since 1971. His current area of specialty is the design of trading systems, algorithms, and indexes. S&

  • 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: 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: Get The Gann Skinny From Hima Reddy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trader, educator, author, and mentor Hima Reddy, CMT, was introduced to trading by her late father and has continued on that path since the day she laid eyes on her first price chart. She applies Gann's price and time analysis to the markets with a more

  • Interview: Jeffrey Hirsch, The Chronicler Of Change by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (66-72): Interview: Jeffrey Hirsch, The Chronicler Of Change by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Like father, like son -- eventually. Jeffrey Hirsch is now the president of the Hirsch Organization, and editor-in-chief of The Stock Tr

  • 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: Ken Tower And The Future Of Electronic Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (54-61): Interview: Ken Tower And The Future Of Electronic Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan A member and former president of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), Ken Tower is chief market strategist at CyberTrader, an

  • Interview: Master The Markets With Gatis And Grayson Roze

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When you live and breathe the markets, it's not unusual to be a big influence on your family. Because of his deep interest in the financial markets, Gatis Roze had an impact on spreading that passion to his son Grayson. The two have a special bond becaus

  • Interview: Tales From The Front: Robert Zellner by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tales From The Front: Robert Zellner Robert Zellner, whose career has ranged from academic to institutional trader to business manager before settling on full-time private trader, started off with his sights aimed on academia, despite a grandfather who

  • Interview: The Brains Behind A Trading System: Denis Globa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The thought of developing a trading system can overwhelm you with words like backtesting, optimization, curve fitting, and performance results whirling through your head. But anyone who has gone through the learning process and has successfully applied t

  • Interview: The Holy Grail Of Trading Is Within Us All: Van K. Tharp by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Holy Grail Of Trading Is Within Us All: Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. Psychologist and trading coach Van K. Tharp is the president of the International Institute of Trading Mastery, Inc. He has spent the last 15 years working with more than 4,000 traders, and

  • Interview: The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich Technicians follow numerous markets, and some specialize in specific areas, such as equities or fixed income. With the Treasury bond yields recently hitting lows that were unthinkable by most only a few y

  • Interview: The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nature Of The Market Is Change: Bruce Kamich Technicians follow numerous markets, and some specialize in specific areas, such as equities or fixed income. With the Treasury bond yields recently hitting lows that were unthinkable by most only a few y

  • Interview: The Psychology Of Trading With Claudio Demb

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Claudio Demb, MD, is a psychiatrist and has been an individual trader and investor since the 1990s. He is a frequent contributor to this magazine on the topic of trading psychology. Along with his professional practice, he has an academic appointment as

  • Interview: The Sell Side With James Cordier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...James Cordier is the founder of OptionSellers.com, an investment firm specializing exclusively in selling options. He is the author of The Complete Guide To Option Selling, which was recently published in its third edition. Cordier's market commentaries

  • Interview: The Survivors by John Sweeney and Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: The Survivors by John Sweeney and Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan As goes the Nasdaq, so does the number of daytraders. Or so it seems. Those who continue to trade as if nothing changed are those who can call themselves, with confidence, traders. For

  • Interview: The Way Of Trading With Ian Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ian Murphy trades his own account using trend-following, swing trading, and daytrading strategies. He studied under experienced traders such as Alexander Elder and Kerry Lovvorn. Working in metal recycling early in his career led him to precious metals a

  • 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 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: Trading The Headlines With Kathy Lien

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Kathy Lien is managing director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management and cofounder of BKForex.com. She has more than 19 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on G20 currencies. Her resume includes JPMorgan Chase, FXCM (she

  • Interview: Travel The Trading World With Tomas Nesnidal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Travel, eat, meditate, make money, and enjoy life. That's how Tomas Nesnidal describes his life. And it's a life many traders would covet. Nesnidal has been a full-time trader for over 11 years, specializing in automated algorithmic trading strategies. A

Interview: Tuning Into The Pits With Jack Broz

  • 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

Interview: Vetting The Market: Price Headley by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Interview: What Is The Future Of Trading? by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What Is The Future Of Trading? by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan At The Start Of Our 20th Year, We Ask: What Is The Future Of Trading? The trading exchanges have been going through various changes lately, shifting from member-sponsored entities to for-profi

  • Into The Money Flow: Sorting Out The Volume Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is the best money flow indicator? Here's some comparison on the subject.

  • Into The Money Flow: Sorting Out The Volume Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is the best money flow indicator? Here's some comparison on the subject.

  • Into the Pit by Joseph Wilson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Into the Pit by Joseph Wilson In December 1985, I was approved for membership to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I obtained a membership to the Index and Options Market, which gave me the right to trade the S&P 500 futures. Let me digress for a moment.

  • Intraday 2B Tops In The June Emini S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."What we have here is a failure to follow through..."

  • Intraday Tops And Bottoms In The USD/JPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A popular reversal set-up shows itself--twice!--within six days, once from the bottom then again from the top.

  • Intraday Trading In The First Hour

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This system could allow you to earn consistent profits by trading during the first market hour.

  • 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

  • Introducing The Modidor Spread by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introducing The Modidor Spread by Jay Kaeppel Here's a strategy that involves modifications to the standard iron condor spread. The world of option trading is an ever-evolving one. While the basic strategies have been around for a long time, the search

  • Introducing The Open Collar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the price of a stock you are holding keeps moving higher and higher to the point where you are sure a pullback will occur, do you continue holding your position, do you close it, or are there other alternatives? Here's one technique you can apply wh

  • Invert The VIX And Then Compare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options, has something to say.

  • Investing In The Coming Mini–Ice Age

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...No sun spots have been spotted — which, it seems, suggests that an ice age cometh.

  • Investing In The New Millennium

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investing In The New Millennium

  • Iris International Is On The Edge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Iris international is on the support/resistance zone of the retracement level, so the strong bullish indicators could pull the stock above that area.

  • Iron Mountain Climbing To The Summit?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The technology sector remains strong, and one of the top-performing stocks from the business software and services industry group is Iron Mountain, Inc.

  • Iron Mountain: Down In The Dumps

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Iron Mountain (IRM) are down by nearly 30% in the last nine weeks, with even more downside possible.

  • Is A Breakout For The US Dollar Index In The Cards?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is consolidating after an extensive advance rally.

  • Is A Breakout For The US Dollar Index In The Cards?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is consolidating after an extensive advance rally.

  • Is A Correction On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why is it that the bears hug the TV networks and the newspaper reporters? Is the fear of losing money the reason?

  • Is Biopure Set To Rise Through The Ceiling?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Biopure Corp. is a leading developer and manufacturer of oxygen therapeutics, a class of pharmaceuticals that are intravenously administered to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues. Wishful thinking, or can it be achieved?

  • Is Buy-And-Hold The Strategy For You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying and holding stocks may not be the best approach for everyone, especially those who are unwilling to sit back and take large losses while they wait for their stocks to climb back up.

  • Is Buy-and-Hold The Best Strategy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is buy-and-hold really the best strategy to follow?

  • Is CAT The New GM Market Proxy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, where Caterpillar stock goes tells us much about the state of the market. So what is CAT telling us now?

  • Is Facebook On The Comeback Trail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most would agree that the Facebook IPO was nothing short of a disaster, especially for those who bought shares right at the beginning. But if the pattern taking shape is any indication, those who waited to buy in early June could be in for a handsome rew

  • Is FedEx Passing The Parcel?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Could the specter of higher interest rates be a speed bump for Fed Ex? Some bearish signs suggest a correction in the near term.

  • Is Glaxo Smith/Kline Medicine For The Bull?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Glaxo Smith/Kline is a research-based pharmaceutical company that may be worth watching.

  • Is Google On The Firing Line?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not long after its launch in 2004, Google became a market leader. That trend remained intact through good times and bad. In 2010, it flashed a bearish head & shoulders top pattern that failed to hit the target, but it was a good trade nonetheless. It

  • Is Green Mountain Filling The Gap?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Filling the gap is a key technical analysis feature.

  • Is It Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all know that home prices have fallen badly with a recession created by banks who offered excessive mortgages, but is it time to start looking to reinvest?

  • Is It Time To Keep An Eye On The Nikkei?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Nikkei seems to have bottomed out for a while; look to enter a breakout for a decent move.

  • Is It Time To Look At The Banks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bubble that burst in 2007 was created by the banking industry.

  • Is Juniper Networks on the Brink of Breaking Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A triangle formation on Juniper Nerworks (JNPR) chart has a bullish tendency but it will not break out unless the volume continues to increase.

  • Is March The Month For Higher Dow Highs?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If both the Industrials and Transports take out their February highs, then the bull market will be confirmed once again.

  • Is NASDAQ Showing The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have been writing that the market is in a new bull market for more than a year now. Is the QQQQ confirming this?

  • Is Newmont Mining Leading The Gold Price?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining is regarded as one of the premium mining stocks. It is beginning to show some very interesting chart patterns. Is this a prelude to a rise in gold prices?

  • Is October The Season For 3-D Printers?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Like much of the market, 3D stocks took a hit leading up to the budget feud on Capital Hill. But, for traders, there is an interesting seasonal pattern that could present itself when the feud ends.

  • Is Oil Headed For The Dumps?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Recently oil has shown signs of a top. But perhaps the larger question traders should be asking is what do falling oil prices mean for stocks?

  • Is Polo Ralph Lauren Bucking The Trend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an unusual stock to watch -- shares of Polo Ralph Lauren, even though they did sell off with the rest of the market, are still sitting near a 52-week high.

  • Is Recovery in Sight for the Euro?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finally the faltering Euro saw an explosive upside move triggered mainly by the US joining forces with Japan and Europe to intervene into the currency markets to help boost the Euro.

  • Is Silver The Shine That Is Golden?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With Silver Wheaton, it appears so.

  • Is Sotheby's BID-ding The Markets Lower?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market pundit and author Vikram Mansharamani first introduced auction house Sotheby's as an advance market indicator. Here's what that indicator is saying now.

  • Is The 200-Day Moving Average A Reliable Trend Indicator?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With major averages facing resistance at their 200-day moving averages, we test the reliability of this indicator.

  • Is The A-B Base What The Bottom Will Look Like?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this A-B base the future market bottom picture?

  • Is The A-B Base What The Bottom Will Look Like?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is this A-B base the future market bottom picture?

  • Is The Airline Index Ready For Takeoff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The airline index plunged 50% in the past year. Now there are signs of a bottom.

  • Is The Amazon.com Cyclical Turn At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite today's selloff in the broad US markets, Amazon shares managed to produce a potentially significant, bullish reversal bar.

  • Is The Average Analyst Average-Aware?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Such a simple term, yet easy to misinterpret. Here, we clarify the differences between mean, median, and mode

  • Is The Bear Going Back To Sleep?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Several weeks ago, the bear woke up. Is winter over, or is the bear going back to sleep?

  • Is The Bottom In Yet For CSC?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a long-running bullish money flow/price divergence finally shows signs of playing out, sharp traders and investors start to take notice and then take positions carefully.

  • Is The Bottom Near? - Mike Byrum Of Rydex Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the market bottom near? That's one of the questions we asked Mike Byrum, chairman of the Rydex Investment Strategy Committee, which oversees investment activity for all Rydex Funds. He is also the portfolio manager for the Rydex OTC Fund. Byrum w

  • Is The Correction Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Global unrest was the cause of the expected correction in the market. With the DJIA going strongly positive on February 28, is this suggesting the correction is over?

  • Is The Cycle High For .RUT?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The R2K just broke higher out of an inverted head & shoulders pattern, but is this rally attempt too little, too late?

  • Is The DJIA A Defective Indicator? by Max Bader, M.D., M.P.H.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is The DJIA A Defective Indicator? by Max Bader, M.D., M.P.H. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the most popular and commonly quoted of the stock market averages used to measure market activity. This is due mainly to its long history as a marke

  • Is The DJIA Starting A New Leg Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJ 30 appears to have started a new leg up. How much further might be left?

  • Is The Dollar And Gold Decoupling?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Normally, the US dollar and gold move in opposite directions. However, in recent days they moved in the same direction. Is this a sign that the dollar and gold are decoupling, or is this just an anomaly?

  • Is The East Colonizing The West?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In a turnaround, in today's world, it is India and China that are "colonizing" the West — but they are doing so financially.

  • Is The East Colonizing The West?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In a turnaround, in today's world, it is India and China that are "colonizing" the West — but they are doing so financially.

  • Is The Economy Slowing?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is The Economy Slowing?

  • Is The End Near?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first positive divergence in the hourly chart of the QQQQ since the late October top offers hope for the bulls.

  • Is The Financial Sector Ready To Break Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pullback rally of the Financial Sector SPDR has moved closer to the moving average resistance. The technical check is necessary for the direction of the breakout.

  • Is The Four-Year-Old Bull Run In .SPX Fading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the .SPX still trading within a few percentage points of its post-crash highs, might the impending fiscal cliff be the triggering event prior to a major decline in the US stock indexes?

  • Is The Gold Rush Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The gold trust shares have had an incredible run since mid-August, but is there still future upside potential? The answer lies in its trendline.

  • Is The Google Uptrend Finished?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Google prints a down gap on earnings news.

  • Is The Lehman Treasury Fund Finding A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Lehman Treasury Fund has bounced off key support levels but are prices ready to rally?

  • Is The Low Finally Here For UNG?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In just three and a half years, the United States Natural Gas Fund LP has fallen from $127.78 to as little as $5.06. Might not this market be closer to the ultimate low now than ever before?

  • Is The Market Building A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One good overall measure of the market is the Vanguard Total Market ETF. What is it telling us about the market?

  • Is The Market Poised For A Turndown?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For some time now, I have been suggesting that the market could start turning down, moving into a new bear market that will last two to three years.

  • Is The Market Really In A Trading Range?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It would seem so, since the market appears to be starting a five-month rally that should complete wave 2 of a long-term horizontal correction.

  • Is The NASDAQ Calling The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trying to find market direction by looking at today's indexes is not easy.

  • Is The NASDAQ Calling The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trying to find market direction by looking at today's indexes is not easy.

  • Is The Oil And Gas Rise Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the rise over? For the moment, yes.

  • Is The Oil Uptrend Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...USO has been in an uptrend since 1999, but it now looks like the upward trend is over and a sizable correction in oil is at hand, one that could drop the price of oil to as low as $53 per barrel.

  • Is The Philippines The Next Asian Tiger?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the rest of the world fears a double-dip recession, this small nation is booming and is emerging into the next Asian tiger.

  • Is The Philippines The Next Asian Tiger?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the rest of the world fears a double-dip recession, this small nation is booming and is emerging into the next Asian tiger.

  • Is The QQQQ Breakout At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trapped in a trading range since early November, is the NASDAQ 100's tracking stock finally ready to move higher?

  • Is The Rally In Devon Energy Almost Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though Devon has reached my ultimate upside target, current market sentiment is not indicative of a significant top.

  • Is The Rally In The US Dollar Index Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has rallied since late December, but this strength may be coming to an end.

  • Is The Rally In The US Dollar Index Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has rallied since late December, but this strength may be coming to an end.

  • Is The Recession Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the recession over and the economy In recovery? One way to answer this question is by looking at what the financial market sector is doing.

  • Is The Selling Over For First Solar?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long and trying selloff, shares of First Solar appear to be at or near a major turning point.

  • Is The Slippery Slide Over For Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Between the middle of June 2014 and the end of January 2015, the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate dropped from $107 to a low of $43.55, a decline of 60%. Is there more downside to come or is the worst over for Texas Tea?

  • Is The Soybean Complex Slipping?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences and parabolic moves to the upside suggest caution may be prudent for bean bulls.

  • Is The Stock Bear Market Finished?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The balance of evidence is now bullish for stocks. Here's what happened and how to take advantage of a probable trend change.

  • Is The Stock Market Bottom Here?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...News reporters, economists, and stock market forecasters view the current low in the stock market as the stock market bottom. There are many ways to measure to find out if it is. Here is one way.

  • Is The Stock Market Random? by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is The Stock Market Random? by Bill Dunbar Professor Aikinheit of the Economics Department strokes the bottom of his mustache up out of the way, tips his martini glass and drains the last precious drops. ""Have another?"" Joe Grubber licks his upper li

  • Is The Tiger Losing Its Stripes?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not long ago, Chinese growth dominated the financial news. What happened?

  • Is The Time Right For Fossil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fossil offers fashion accessories all over the world, but how's the stock look?

  • Is The Top At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many methods can be used to determine if the stock market is still in a bull market or if a new bear market is just now getting under way. The method used here analyzes each stock within the S&P 500 and draws a conclusion as to the whole of the stock

  • Is The U.S. Dollar Ready To Rebound?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar Index has been in a decline for nearly three years now but various signs are pointing to a potential bounce in the near-term.

  • Is The US Dollar Likely To Weaken Further?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How far would the US Dollar Index descend?

  • Is The Wilshire 5000 Daily Index Giving Us Good News?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A look at the divergence of the commodity channel index on the Wilshire 5000 is telling us something important.

  • Is The Worst Finally Over For Netflix?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Netflix has been pummeled in the last few months but as 2011 ended and 2012 began, the stock began to show some signs of life.

  • Is This The Bottom For The NYSE Composite?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After making a new low today, the NYSE Composite index staged a major turnaround. But is this truly the end of the major downtrend that began a year ago?

  • Is This The Bottom For The NYSE Composite?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After making a new low today, the NYSE Composite index staged a major turnaround. But is this truly the end of the major downtrend that began a year ago?

  • Is This The Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We knew that a correction was in the offing. The question was when.

  • Is This The End Of An Era For GM?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...GM losses reach US$15.5 billion – is this the end of the American automaker?

  • Is This The Perfect Market Storm?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alan Greenspan is no longer Federal Reserve chairman. China is a Communist country practicing capitalism. Put the two together. Do you get a perfect market storm?

  • Is This The Start Of The Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many well-known analysts have been calling for a correction. Is this the start of the correction?

  • Is This The Start Of The Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many well-known analysts have been calling for a correction. Is this the start of the correction?

  • Is This The Time To Buy Stocks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Europe's debt problems signal a retreat to the one universal safe haven of wealth and a clarion call to take the following action as well.

  • Is This The Wave IV?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In my article, "Where Is The Market Heading?", that appeared in the September 2015 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (TASC) magazine, I concluded that market and economic patterns will still exist but without doubt they wi

  • Is Two Harbors Investment Corp Headed For The Rocks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's been rough seas from some residential REITs and Two Harbors is no exception. And although the stock price has been rising since early October 2014, a chart pattern that has been building indicates possible trouble ahead.

  • Is VIX "Spring" Setting Up to Kick the Nasdaq Down?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Market Volatility Index's (VIX) new recent lows may mean a potentially explosive move is coming by virtue of the "spring" theory.

  • Is Visa Following The Basic Rule?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The basic rule is to buy at double or triple bottoms, but what happens at a quadruple bottom?

  • Is the Bond Bull Market Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One intermarket analysis of the relationship between gold, commodities and interest rates suggests that bonds may be loaded for bear.

  • Is the FTSE Trying to Tell Us Something?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The study of intermarket analysis tells us that global indexes tend to follow one another. At times they diverge but eventually they align. With that in mind, there are a few things that the FTSE may be trying to tell us about the Dow.

  • Is the Pig Party Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A failed 2B test of top leads to a head and shoulders breakdown in June hogs.

  • Is the S&P 100 Cycle Confirming A Recovering U.S. Economy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I have written many articles on cycles, and shown how a simple cycle can be a reliable arrow in your quiver of technical analysis weapons. Here is another one.

  • Is the Worst Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...General Electric (GE) has been in a painful downtrend for the last two years. In fact, its stock has fallen so sharply that on June 26, 2018, it was replaced by Walgreens (WBA) as a Dow component. That GE was an original member of the 30-company index a

  • Is there a next support level for the Nasdaq?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Well, it looks like the Nasdaq has taken a rough beating, rougher than what was imaginable.

  • Island Reversal Pattern For The Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Island reversals are topping formations, rather uncommon they often portend considerable downside action.

  • Island Reversal Patterns -- Will the Triple Q's Drop?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A recent island reversal pattern on the QQQ index raises a flag of caution.

  • It's All In The Family: Sherman, Marian And Tom McClellan by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Interview: It's All In The Family: Sherman,Marian And Tom McClellan by Thom Hartle The McClellan oscillator and the summation index are two popular technical indicators that have been around for more than 25 years, and in fact, the daily values are broa

  • It's Bottoms Up in the Cotton Club

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."Summertime and the living is easy - fish are jumping and the cotton is high." Maybe not "high" yet, but if current trends hold, cotton traders may have reason to look up.

  • It's The Chart Stupid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The media attributed the decline in U.S. stocks during the month of March to "security" issues. However, a look at Turkey and Pakistan suggests that the terrorist threat has little to do with stock prices.

  • It's The Season For Homebuilders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Homebuilders have had a tough slog since 2007, but lately, things have been looking up. Here's a stock that's still riding the wave.

  • It's In The Sentiment by Ajay Jani

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (28-31): It's In The Sentiment by Ajay Jani Here's a quantitative sentiment index based on trading behavior of the Rydex Sector Funds. With all the debate surrounding the effectiveness of market timing, often the underlying

  • JDSU On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For those who like to trade the small cap stocks, JDS Uniphase looks like it's trading like a small up and coming company.

  • Janus Capital Throwing In The Towel?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When it rains, it pours -- or so it seems sometimes. Here's a look at a stock getting creamed by the uncertainty surrounding a possible government debt default.

  • Joe Ross And The Ross Hooks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a methodology to exploit short-term momentum.

  • John Bollinger: The Squeeze

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This volatility-based method makes use of an indicator derived from Bollinger Bands.

  • John Ehlers And The Fisher Transform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I bought the first MESA program sold by John Ehlers sometime in 1985-86 when I was looking for something other than Gann fans and Fourier analysis to determine cycles. That's when I first learned about John Ehlers.

  • Join The Band by Marco Alves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Join The Band by Marco Alves Apply this method to moving average crossovers to get rid of the lag and the false signals. One of the first indicators that any technical analysis novice studies is the moving average crossover. Moving averages (MAs) smoot

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

  • Journey to the End of the Diagonal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ending diagonal triangles are one of the many ways Elliott wave analysts bring five-wave movements to a close.

  • Journey to the End of the Diagonal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ending diagonal triangles are one of the many ways Elliott wave analysts bring five-wave movements to a close.

  • July Bounce In The Making

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If June made your stomach churn with all the up and down trading, then you might get some relief in July if you understand a few key traits for this summer month.

  • Jump Into The Net by Ron Berlin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Want to do some research on the Internet but don't know where to start? Well, you're in luck. Here are some techniques currently available for finding investment information online, using search engines to navigate the Internet. By Ron Berlin The Intern

  • Juniper Networks (JNPR). . .What Is The Right Strategy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Juniper Networks (JNPR) is in the midst of confusion. There is a struggle between supply and demand with the supply side winning at this point.

  • KEG Consolidating Until The Next Rally?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Key Energy Services staged a steady 11-week rally between November 2012 and February 2013, but more sideways or downside action is likely before another leg higher can commence.

  • Keep The Health With Verisante Technology

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Vancouver Stock Exchange is renowned for listing companies of hope. Here's another.

  • Keep Your Eye On The Moving Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Target's significant bottom reversal and potentially bullish trading range could point to higher prices ahead.

  • Keeping An Eye On The Janus Mutual Fund Family

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Founder and CEO Tom Bailey has always maintained a positive, hands-on approach that focuses on teamwork and camaraderie.

  • Key Support For The AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Limited downside potential offers a good buying opportunity in integrated oil companies.

  • Kicked out of the DOW

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Getting kicked out of the DOW is the most recent in a long line of ignominies for this iconic multinational conglomerate which has been in business since 1892. But bad news for a stock can be a contrarian indicator. Has GE bottomed at last or is there mo

  • Kiss & Touch With The Modified True Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is the probability of an underlying reaching a certain price prior to expiration? Find out using this new indicator.

  • Kmart Breaking the Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With a breakout above its long-term downtrend in early January, Kmart has been on the rise, with its stock price gaining nearly 65%.

  • Know The Market With Hubert Senters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hubert Senters is a professional daytrader and entrepreneur. He is founder of HubertSenters.com and is CEO of Never Quit Media. His philosophy is that, "If you want to achieve something in life, find someone who is good at what you want to do and learn e

  • Know The Trend, Know The Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before a decision is made to trade a particular security, the trader must know the longer-term trend.

  • Know The Trend, Know The Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before a decision is made to trade a particular security, the trader must know the longer-term trend.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LRS + R-Squared = The 95% Solution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...No, this has nothing to do with Sherlock Holmes. It has a lot to do with the linear regression slope, r-squared, and how combined they can tell you whether the trend is strong.

  • Land Of The Falling Yen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the big trend remains up, a recent rising flag support break points to further weakness for the yen/US dollar.

  • Larry Williams And The Art Of Short-Term Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Larry Williams has taught thousands to trade the markets, won many trading championships, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe.

  • Larry Williams And The OOPS Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This short-term pattern provides good trading opportunities.

  • Laws Of The Vital Few

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Last month in part 1, you saw that gravity and emotional capacity are two of the markets' strong underlying forces. Here in this second part, we'll explore how some hidden power laws can affect the individual trader's profits and thus why you should be a

Leader Of The MACD by Giorgos Siligardos

  • Learn From The Pros

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Professional traders use different analysis techniques to successfully trade price action in the currency markets. How do you achieve that professional status? Learn how one trader transitioned from an amateur trader to a successful trader

  • Learning From The Masters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bernard Baruch and Jesse Livermore were the two best-known Wall Street personalities of their eras. Their contrasting approaches to investing and to life still provide useful lessons to the investors of today.

  • Learning From The Past With Silver

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical analysis is based on the idea that history tends to repeat itself and shows up as similar patterns in charts. Other commodities have acted like silver, and their charts may help navigate this current bubble.

  • Learning The Ropes With Stan Freifeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stan Freifeld traded options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange for his own account from 1994-2001. He was a market maker for options on several popular equities. As managing director of McMillan Analysis Corporate Services Division, he now teac

  • Learning The Technimental Three-Step

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technicals and fundamentals: together at last.

  • Left brain/right brain, reality and trading the markets by R.E. McMaster, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Left brain/right brain, reality and trading the markets by R.E. McMaster, Jr. The starting point for success in trading the markets profitably is to perceive market reality accurately. While this may sound obvious enough, most traders enter the marketpl

  • Lehman Brothers: A Pause In The Long-Term Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a long rally, prices consolidate in the daily time frame for Lehman Brothers.

Less Stress With The JM Internal Band by Koos van der Merwe

  • Let The Buyer Beware

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Let The Buyer Beware

Let The Indicator Fit The Market by Martha Stokes, CMT

Let The Indicator Fit The Market by Martha Stokes, CMT

  • Letters To The Editor by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Letters To The Editor by Technical Analysis, Inc. ZIGZAG INDICATOR VS. FILTERED WAVES Editor, As one who has more gray in his beard than he'd like, I wanted to point out that the "zigzag indicator" or "zigzag filter" referred to in Norman J. Brown's J

  • Letters To The Editor by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Letters To The Editor by Technical Analysis, Inc. DISTAFF CONFERENCES? Editor, I just passed my Series 3 test. Is there a conference/ workshop for women in the commodities/futures business? ELIZABETH BRAUN ANDREINI Naples, FL There are several confer

  • Level 3 Communications Has Turned the Corner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In these volatile times it is difficult to find a long position that makes you feel comfortable.

  • Lexmark Starts Losing the Plot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lexmark (LXK) has been a stellar performer over the last few months, but a series of bearish divergences in a number of indicators suggests that a top is near.

  • Lexmark Turning Back At The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lexmark (LXK) broke support with a big gap and both are now returning to haunt the stock on its recovering.

  • Life In The Pits With Joyce Selander

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It takes skill and ego and nerve to trade in the pits, and this was especially the case decades ago for one of the earliest female traders. Joyce Selander was the first woman to physically trade financial futures in the pits at the Chicago Board of Trade

  • Light At The End Of The Tunnel For BAC?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...These have been tough times for the banking sector. But there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Light At The End Of The Tunnel For BAC?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...These have been tough times for the banking sector. But there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Lilly Winds Up For The Pitch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Eli Lilly has been consolidating since early June and the coil is winding ever tighter ahead of an impending breakout.

  • Limit Moves in the Futures Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using limit moves to forecast future direction

  • Liquidity Of The Biofuels Market by Rick Kment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Liquidity Of The Biofuels Market by Rick Kment The ethanol futures contract is relatively young, but the market has tremendous growth potential. Here's why. Since the early 1970s, the ethanol and biofuels industry has witnessed rapid and unprecedented

  • Listen to the market by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Listen to the market by Thom Hartle Technical analysis encompasses a myriad of approaches and, in the face of the trend toward high-tech, I admit to being less of a computer system trader and more of a traditional chartist. I actually prefer to state th

  • Listening To The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are there ways that investors can listen to what the market may be trying to tell us?

  • Living the Dream: Trader Gary Smith by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Living The Dream: Trader Gary Smith I always dreamed of trading for a living and I finally have achieved that, but never in the way I had imagined. I always envisioned myself as one of these Jesse Livermore-tape reader types, but it's been very differen

  • Log Spirals In The Stock Market by William T. Erman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Log Spirals In The Stock Market by William T. Erman The basic mathematical characteristic of the log spiral is that even while increasing or decreasing in size, the log spiral remains constant. This is also true for rectangular spirals, the parameters

  • Long Term Trend Of The Dow Nears End

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average is nearing the end of its long-term upward trend.

  • Long-Term Look At The DJIA For August 2012

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term trend of the stock market does not change very often, but it is advantageous to take a look at the market at least once a month to know what the long-term trend is doing. This analysis will use statistical analysis to determine the present

  • Long-Term Look At The Transports For August 2012

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Use statistical analysis to determine the health of the long-term trend of the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

  • Long-Term Perspective On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders often focus on short-term charts but could benefit from looking at weekly and even monthly charts to identify the long-term trend.

  • Long-Term Uptrend Remains Intact For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite the recent pullback in the S&P 500, the index's long-term uptrend remains intact, meaning that investors should continue to hold.

  • Looking At Gold Through The Eyes Of Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold has been making new highs as the market has been falling.

  • Looking At Oil For The Long Run

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Monthly charts can offer traders a different perspective.

  • Looking At The Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reaching a high of 26153.42 in January 2018, the Dow Jones Index has since fallen. What now for the future?

Looking At The Market With Auction Market Analysis by Tom Alexander

  • Looking At The NASDAQ In A Simple Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes we are inclined to overlook what charts are telling us because we need to be convinced by complexity. Here is a chart staring us in the face and shouting, "Watch me!"

  • Looking At The Sign In The Road. . .

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 15th, I presented an article, "New Bull Market. . . Or?" In it, I showed my preferred Elliott Wave count, but every Elliottician has an alternate strategy ready to pull it out at a moment's notice. Here are two of mine.

  • Looking At The Sign In The Road. . .

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On June 15th, I presented an article, "New Bull Market. . . Or?" In it, I showed my preferred Elliott Wave count, but every Elliottician has an alternate strategy ready to pull it out at a moment's notice. Here are two of mine.

  • Looking For The Best

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the American political agenda creating so much uncertainty in the stock market, what is the best indicator to watch?

  • Looking For The NASDAQ Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the NASDAQ now in a bear market trend, it is possible to use Elliott wave theory to forecast when the downward trend will come to an end.

  • Looking For The Stock To Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In today's uncertain market, investors look for stocks offering solid dividends to buy and hold. Traders, on the other hand, look for stocks to buy and sell for a profit.

  • Looks Like the Dow is Set for a Possible Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A previously identified broadening pattern is now coming into play and a candlestick pattern hints at short term outcome.

  • Louis Navellier Of The MPT Review

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Louis Navellier Of The MPT Review Modern portfolio theory (MPT) uses statistical analysis, screening and ranking of stocks to decide what and where to invest. Louis Navellier, money manager and publisher of The MPT Review, specializes in using this meth

  • MEDI and the MACD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The MACD histogram can be an effective tool in spotting short opportunities as well as longs.

  • MMM Hits The Gap Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...3M enters its make-or-break point with a consolidation at support.

  • Macdonald Dettwiler A Hold For The Long Term?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is falling and the bears are running rampant, so it is time to look for stocks you would like to own and hold for the long term.

  • Make The Trend Your Friend In Forex by Kenneth Agostino and Brian Dolan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (14-20): Make The Trend Your Friend In Forex by Kenneth Agostino and Brian Dolan So you didn't see that last headline-grabbing market move coming? Here are some techniques you can use to make sure you'll be prepared next time. Of the many marke

  • Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu In volatile markets, it's difficult to forecast the formation of peaks and troughs. The disparity index is an indicator that helps you squeeze the best out of a trend whether you are tradi

  • Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu In volatile markets, it's difficult to forecast the formation of peaks and troughs. The disparity index is an indicator that helps you squeeze the best out of a trend whether you are tradi

  • Making the Titanic Fly by Dennis Meyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making the Titanic Fly by Dennis Meyers The Titanic syndrome is a stock market timing system built on various stock market indicators. As with all trading systems, additional refinements are possible on the original. Here, then, is one trader's double s

  • Managing the Future with Managed Futures by Victor Sperandeo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Managing The Future With Managed Futures by Victor Sperandeo The stock market has been trending higher for a record period, and a correction is long overdue. What can you do to stay in the game, besides reduce your risk? Consider diversifying your asset

  • Manhattan Associates Filling Up The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is MANH undergoing a simple gap-filling process or a trend reversal rally?

  • Manias And The Madness Of Crowds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I usually will not write about IPO's because there is simply not enough technical information available to do a halfway decent analysis. So why am I writing about LongFin Corp. (LFIN)? Because sometimes a stock acts so spectacularly that a special m

  • Manufacturing Breakouts And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Manufacturing stocks are breaking out, revealing the potential to lead the market higher and offering bankable trades if you know what to look for.

  • Manulife Financial As A Ray Of Light In The Darkness?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How good is Manulife Financial?

  • March, The Unexpected, Lumbering Giants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The SPX experienced a mild pullback in March but seems to be signaling another bull run. If so, then this stock could emerge a leader and explode higher!

  • Mark Douglas And The Disciplined Trader by Thom Hartle

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  • Match Your Method To The Market

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  • Mattel, The Toy Company

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Measuring The Markets With Pivots by Austin Passamonte

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Before entering a trade, it pays to measure one indicator that says much about a market.

  • Measuring the Move by Michael Kahn

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  • Medicals On The Move

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  • Millennium Bucks The Market

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  • Mind The Gaps In Centex

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  • Mind The NASDAQ Gap

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  • Minding The Gap

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  • Mining The Web

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  • Misleading Divergences In The S&P SmallCap Index

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  • Missing The 10 Best Days by Richard Ahrens

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Near-term market outlook for S&P 500.

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  • Mobile Trading: The M-Commerce Revolution

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  • Modifying the Parabolic Stop and Reversal by Dennis Meyers

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  • Money Flow and the Aussie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down under and running for cover, the Australian dollar's bull market looks all but over.

  • Money Flow and the Comeback of Light Crude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a descent in late November, February light crude has begun climbing . . . again.

  • Money Management: The Overlooked Ingredient

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A strong approach to money management can make even a mediocre trading system do well.

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

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  • More Power To The Subordinates

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  • More on the Dollar and Commodities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How strong is the secondary correction in the commodity bear market?

  • Moving Average Crossovers and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

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  • Moving Averages And The Slingshot Effect by Bo Yoder

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  • Moving the dollar by Eric Sharp

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  • Mr. Dow, Mr. Jones, And The Genesis Of Dow Theory

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  • Mutual Fund Timing: Lessons From The Past

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Timing the stock market need not be a complex task. Nor should the market timing of mutual funds.

  • Mutual Funds For The Not So Dumb - Eric Tyson

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  • NVDA Leading The Charge Lower?

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  • NYSE Takes The Lead

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  • Nasdaq And Its Cycle: Is There A Joker In The Pack?

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  • Nasdaq Versus The World

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  • Nasdaq and the Coppock Curve

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  • Nasdaq and the Thrust Oscillator -- Part I

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

  • Natural Gas: Another Look At The Top

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  • Natural Gas: Trading The June Top With The 8-wave Pattern

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  • Natural Gas: Trading The June Top With The 8-wave Pattern

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  • Navigating The Markets With Josh DiPietro

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  • Navigating The Turns With The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is in a constant state of motion, trading up and down, but using the VIX you can navigate the turns for low-risk trades with lots of profit potential.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is in a constant state of motion, trading up and down, but using the VIX you can navigate the turns for low-risk trades with lots of profit potential.

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  • Negative Divergences And The USD/JPY Breakdown

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  • Negative Divergences Enjoin The Gold Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While more upside is still likely, the easy money might already have been made in gold stocks.

  • Netflix Off The Cliff?

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  • New Oriental Education & Technology Group Looks For The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EDU has formed a symmetrical triangle and is trying to break out toward the upside.

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

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

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  • New Wave Of Selling On The Way For LLY?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a stock gaps sharply lower after a substantial gain, the party may be over.

  • Newmont And The Gold Bugs Are Very Oversold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After enduring months of record selloffs, Newmont Mining and the Gold Bugs index may be close to a reversal zone.

  • Newmont Mining On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Newmont Mining is setting up to a breakout of a multiyear resistance level.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ 100 shares have overcome several short-term obstacles.

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  • Nextel Communications - The Wireless Evolution

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  • Night trading: the impact on technical charts by Heidi Schmidt

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  • Nike And The Olympics

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  • Nikkei And The Cup-With-Handle

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  • Nonconfirmation Comes To The Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dow theory nonevent or not, the lack of confirmation between the transports and industrials in June provides the bears with hopes of a summer reversal.

  • Nonlinearity, Chaos Theory and the DJIA by Victor E. Krynicki, Ph.D.

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  • Nortel on the Move - Time to Snag this Bottom Fish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are both fundamental and technical clues that Nortel's worst trading days may be behind it. It would be a gutsy move but one that could reap handsome rewards if the telecom dog days are finally over.

  • Nortel on the Move All Right!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Scottish poet, Robbie Burns once said, "the best laid plans of mice and men come oft t'glay." It is something traders can never forget. As we see from my last alert on Nortel, it is imperative to have a 'plan B' close at hand and

  • Not So High On The Hogs: Divergences And Breakdowns In The October Contract

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences in the stochastic and the MACD histogram anticipated a late summer correction in lean hog futures.

  • Not So High On The Hogs: Divergences And Breakdowns In The October Contract

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative divergences in the stochastic and the MACD histogram anticipated a late summer correction in lean hog futures.

  • Novice Traders' Notebook: The Eve & Eve Double Bottom Vs. The Double Bottom

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Novice Traders' Notebook: The Eve & Eve Double Bottom Vs. The Double Bottom There are different types of double bottoms, as Thomas Bulkowski's article "Eve & Eve Double Bottoms," will attest. The notable difference between the classic double bottom and

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  • Now, Set Up The Process

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  • OEX And The Thrust Oscillator by Stuart Meibuhr

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  • OEX Monitors The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 100 Index [OEX] is a great tool for measuring broad market action. Here's a look at some recent technical developments within the OEX.

  • Obamanomics And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Obamanomics may be working better than you think.

  • Obstacles to Success in the Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's not what the market is doing TO you but rather what you are doing in the market

  • October Bottom For The Stock Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's an abundant amount of evidence gathering that indicates October 2015 could have a significant bottom, let's take a look at what's developing.

  • October In The Rear View Mirror

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Europe strikes a deal and October is shrinking in our rear-view mirror, so what does it mean to you and how can you profit from it?

  • Of Gold And Bonds, Gold Is The Leader by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Of Gold And Bonds, Gold Is The Leader by Alex Saitta Does gold lead the bond market, or is it the other way around? Previously, we uncovered strong coincidental relationships between gold and the dollar, inflation, bonds and the CRB index. As bond trad

  • Oil Index Ready To Hit The Resistance?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Amex Oil Index has covered the major distance of its bullish journey. The volatile sessions of the past few months obstructed the rally heading towards long-term resistance. Will the Index hit resistance?

  • Oil On The Verge Of A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Oil Fund ETF (USO) surged off support over the last few days, and the exchange traded fund is on the verge of a breakout that would signal a continuation of the prior advance.

  • Oil Service Holders Living On The Edge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Service Holders has been clinging to near-term support but will this price level hold?

  • Oil, Gold, Debt, And The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three key areas of the markets that are undergoing change right now -- oil, gold, US debt -- that offer the promise of tomorrow's above-average returns while at the same time inspire tomorrow's warnings as well.

  • Oil, The Dow, And Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The weakening price of oil has been causing the Dow to fall. Where does Gold come into the picture?

  • Okay, The Bill Did Pass. Why Aren't I Happy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Though the new tax bill incorporates some long-overdue appreciation to IRA contribution amounts, the bill that did pass will leave us much further behind the curve in saving for retirement than the bill that didn't pass.

  • On The Battlefield by Mike Burk

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On The Battlefield by Mike Burk In Elliott wave theory, the A, B and C waves refer to the reaction following the initial decline from a cycle top: The A wave is the initial decline, the B wave is a slight advance after the initial decline and the C wave

  • On The Bull Market Of the Century: Louise Yamada by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull market of the end of the 20th century has been going on for some time now. How did this happen, and how much longer is it going to last? To get some answers, we turned to Louise Yamada of Salomon Smith Barney, whose recent book, Market Magic: Ri

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bull market of the end of the 20th century has been going on for some time now. How did this happen, and how much longer is it going to last? To get some answers, we turned to Louise Yamada of Salomon Smith Barney, whose recent book, Market Magic: Ri

  • On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On The Precipice Of The Nearest Dollar Increment by A. Trongone, Phd, CFP, CTA In a bear market, any piece of information that will give traders a slight edge in performance is always welcome. Here's how a stock performs when it is trading in the vicini

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Pivot Levels And The Power of Commonality

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As bonds or stocks, convertible securities can provide investors with the security of fixed income or the growth of equities. Can they work for you?

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The PowerShares QQQ Trust was well equipped with the bullish factors to begin a fresh upside rally. Let's check the current and possibly the future strength in the rally.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...QualComm (QCOM) broke double-top support with a big gap, and this broken support area has now turned into resistance.

  • QualComm Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...QualComm (QCOM) broke double-top support with a big gap, and this broken support area has now turned into resistance.

  • Qualcomm Shows Strength While The Other Techs Stumble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Qualcomm has formed a rounding bottom on a weekly basis and is making multi-year highs. It can be expected to head to the $88 level once $70 is taken out.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Questions Are The Heart Of The Matter by Ruth Barrons Roosevelt Questions can confound you or they can enlighten you. How can they help you in your trading? If you're not making money through your trading, you are probably not asking the right question

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  • RISK MANAGEMENT: The Square Root of Sharpe's, Stone's and Okham's Ratios by FRED S. GEHM

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  • RSI - The Super Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The RSI is giving a very reliable signal for the US stock market.

  • Rails Taking The Early Lead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the top performers thus far in 2007, the Dow Jones Railroad Index caught fire over the last two weeks.

  • Ralcorp Bucks The Bears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pickings are slim during a bear market, but Ralcorp is bucking the bear with relative strength and a bullish engulfing on high volume.

  • Rank-and-File Lead the Advance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NYSE AD line (advance-decline line) recently moved above its January high and reflects strong performance among the rank-and-file.

  • Ranking The Currency Markets by Tim Hayes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ranking The Currency Markets by Tim Hayes The very idea of trading the currency markets can make the most seasoned traders shudder a little, but in truth, doing so could be lucrative when combined with a solid technical system. You can rank currencies b

  • Rational Software Corp. is Head and Shoulders Above the Crowd!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A rush of volume should push Rational Software as well as several other equities into finishing their patterns.

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing the length of each trading bar with respect to the one that came before makes it possible to identify buying and selling momentum. Having identified momentum, it becomes possible to forecast the future direction of the underlying stock or marke

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying The Countertrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The main trend of a market determines its long-term trend. However, long-term trends are regularly interrupted by countertrends otherwise known as market corrections. By reading the bar of the next smaller time frame, you can determine if the market is t

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying The Countertrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The main trend of a market determines its long-term trend. However, long-term trends are regularly interrupted by countertrends otherwise known as market corrections. By reading the bar of the next smaller time frame, you can determine if the market is t

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is easy to get trapped in relying upon technical indicators to identify the direction of the trend when all necesssary information is embedded within the trading bar. By properly reading the bar it is possible to identify the trend of a market without

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is easy to get trapped in relying upon technical indicators to identify the direction of the trend when all necesssary information is embedded within the trading bar. By properly reading the bar it is possible to identify the trend of a market without

  • Reading The QQQs With Elliott Waves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Elliott waves can be misleading. What seems to be an obvious wave count can change in the blink of an eye.

  • Reading between the lines by John Navarte

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Reading between the lines by John Navarte Charting oscillators is one of the most powerful technical analysis tools available for the private and professional investor. In this article, we will consider two standard oscillator constructions. The first h

  • Reading the Palm Pilot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Palm, Inc. is a share that from the day it was listed on the Nasdaq, has been falling, and yet everyone who is someone owns a Palm handheld computer. Reading its "palm," I ask, "What does its lifeline forecast for the future?"

  • Recognizing The Double Top Reversal Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How do you tell the difference between a correction and a reversal at the top before it's too late? Being able to recognize the double top pattern could be to your advantage.

  • Reducing The Subjectivity Of Elliott Waves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the identification of Elliott waves too subjective? This method can reduce the subjectivity and improve your ability to forecast. The Elliott wave theory appeals to some and not to others, that goes without saying. Some adhere to it strictly, while

  • Reelections And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What happens to the markets when a US President is elected for a second term?

  • Refining the Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES Refining The Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey The relative volatility index was designed to measure the direction of volatilty. Since it was first introduced, however, its developer has not simply rested on his laurels; her

  • Reg FD is Bad for the Market and for Technical Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Regulation FD (Fair Disclosure), has leveled the information playing field, but costs are potentially devastating to both large and small traders.

  • Relative Strength In The Gold Mining Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold mining shares continue to show weakness. Should traders focus on the gold exchange traded fund or on individual gold stocks?

  • Remember The Volatility Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ 100 Volatility Index has been slowly building a base, and traders should watch for a resistance breakout to solidify a trend change.

  • Research In Motion and the Falling Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Research In Motion (RIMM) is ready to leap forward out of falling wedge patterns that appear on both its daily and monthly charts.

  • Rest Time Again For The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Every rally has its cycles. In a bull, prices move up for a period, take a rest and then continue to move higher. Its rest time again for the S&P 500 and traders are watching to see if it will be a brief catnap or deep slumber.

  • Retesting The Lows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Assuming the market doesn't crash in the last week of May and first week of June, the NYSE is setting up for an ideal test of the recent lows.

  • Retracement Analysis Beyond The Horizonal by Cornelius Luca

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  • Return Of The Son Of Another Rate Rally

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An old support level turned resistance suggests that prices for 10-year notes are likely to continue lower before moving higher.

  • Return Of The Son Of Denying The Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double negative divergence signaled a market top in June. Will another double negative divergence signal another top in August?

  • Return Of The Son Of Denying The Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double negative divergence signaled a market top in June. Will another double negative divergence signal another top in August?

  • Return To The 50-50 Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once again, the 50-day moving average helps traders out.

  • Return of the Diamond

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Remember the two-year diamond top hovering over the Dow Jones Industrial Average that peaked in November 1999? The bears do.

  • Returning To The Basics by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Returning To The Basics by John Sweeney Since November last year, I've gone through exploiting the trend-related activities -- trading the underlying trend, adding trades to the trend trades and reversing trades when wrong about the trend -- but there's t

  • Revenge of the Euro: A Head and Shoulders Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the "since-inception" euro bear market end with a H&S bottom?

  • Reversal Patterns in the Networks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What if I were to tell you your future lies within the networks. You'd probably think, sure it does and where is that swampland in Florida for sale? Well, it's true. It's always been my intention to buy what everyone else is selling.

  • Reversing MACD: The Sequel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a look at a function that calculates what the price of the next bar w