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  • A Look At S&P 500 Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing the S&P 500 using a Gann square.

  • 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 New Method For Picking Stocks Using P/E Multiples

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using screening criteria that incorporates stock valuation variables can prove to be an asset to a technical analyst. Here's an intuitive and simple technique you can incorporate into your stock selection process

  • A Strategy For The Nasdaq 100 Using Options Sentiment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the put/call ratio be used to time entries and exits in the stock market? We take a look

  • Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann

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

  • Basket Trading Using A Directed Acyclic Graph

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When trading a basket of securities, one or two nonconforming stocks will throw your system off track. Here's one way to ensure that the components of your portfolio travel together.

  • Buy & Sell Signals Using Stochastics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining moving averages with stochastics can generate reliable buy and sell signals. Find out how you can use them to identify attractive trading opportunities in stocks and ETFs.

  • Data Smoothing using a Kalman Filter by Vince Banes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Data Smoothing using a Kalman Filter by Vince Banes ""The analysis of continuous pricing information works well with this form of filtering"" The concept of optimum estimation was introduced by Dr. R.E. Kalman in 1960. The first major application of hi

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

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

  • Discerning Portfolio Patterns Using Data Animation by Bruce Peterson, PhD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Discerning Portfolio Patterns Using Data Animation by Bruce Peterson, PhD Here is a method using animation that helps you visualize patterns of stock behavior for an entire portfolio. Traders have long used technical indicators and charts to identify p

  • 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.

  • Equivolume Using A Spreadsheet Program by James Leahy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Equivolume Using A Spreadsheet Program by James Leahy Equivolume charting, which permits plotting price movements vs. volume instead of time, can be plotted by hand or with one of several charting programs, but a plain spreadsheet program on your person

  • Eurodollar futures using entry/exit methods combined with stops by S.L. Kille and T.P. Drinka

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Eurodollar futures using entry/exit methods combined with stops by S.L. Kille and T.P. Drinka In the May 1987 issue of this magazine, we reported the impact of money management on total net profit from simulated trading of Eurodollar futures with Relat

  • Forecasting Commodity Prices Using ARIMA by ERIC WEISS, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting Commodity Prices Using ARIMA by ERIC WEISS, Ph.D. Back in December 1981, J. Louis Anon wrote an article in Commodities called ""Catch Short Term Profits using ARIMA'' and touched off a minor revolution in forecasting commodity and stock opti

  • Forecasting Market Turns Using Static And Dynamic Cycles by Brad Swancoat and Ed Kasanjian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forecasting Market Turns Using Static And Dynamic Cycles by Brad Swancoat and Ed Kasanjian Who hasn't heard of Fibonacci ratios by now, but to actually use them in predicting market turns? Here, two software developers give novice and veteran technician

  • Get More Value Using A Trading Checklist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is a trading plan or checklist and how can it help?

Getting Started With Options Using Protected Positions by J. Demkovich and E. Theriot

  • Going Forward Using Stock Screeners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Continuing from "Bowl Pattern Breakouts," this article uses the stock screeners available on financial websites to take another look at bowl patterns.

Hedging Market Corrections Using SPY Puts by Matthew J. Stander

  • Hedging The S&P 500 Index Using Low-Correlation ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is a way you can improve your buy & hold returns and ease drawdowns by hedging with ETFs

  • Interview: Using Options With Price Headley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Library Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with specific, real-time stock and option strategies and investment education to profit from significant mark

  • Investigating chart patterns using Markov analysis by Curtis McKallip, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Investigating chart patterns using Markov analysis by Curtis McKallip, Jr. Most traders, at one time or another, have utilized elementary price patterns such as trendlines, triangles, gaps, and flags. The identifying characteristics and measuring proper

  • Jump In! Jump Out! Using Market Timing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buy-and-hold notwithstanding, all investors want to be in when markets are rising and out when markets are falling. Even the simplest market timing strategies can help you do just that.

  • Long-Term Trading Using Exchange Traded Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Since ETFs track indexes, thus averaging a large number of underlying instruments, price movements tend to be relatively small. This makes it difficult to profitably trade ETFs using daily charts. HereÕs how you can overcome this drawback.

  • Low-Risk Trades Using Cup-With-Handle by Dale Glaspie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Low-Risk Trades Using Cup-With-Handle by Dale Glaspie Here's how a popular pattern can present trading opportunities in a bear market. The year 2008 marked the beginning of one of the worst economic crises of our country's history. But just like all ot

  • Measuring Market Sentiment Using Breakout Ratios

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a unique way to measure the bullish/bearish bias of the individual stocks that make up any given index or industry group.

  • Momentum Trading Using Fourier/WAMI Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum Trading Using Fourier/Wami Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Technical analysis and the use of indicators may lend itself to well-defined rules for trading, but most traders develop their methods into more of an art form. Here, a longtim

  • Money Management Using Simulation And Chaos by Bob Pelletier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money Management Using Simulation And Chaos by Bob Pelletier Here's how to determine your trading system's minimum capital requirements and discover how market exposure should be modified to maximize profits without increasing risk. Bob Pelletier explai

  • Multiple Time Frame Trading Using Swing Channels by Robert Krausz, MH, BCHE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Multiple Time Frame Using Swing Robert Krausz, who was featured in Jack Schwager's New Market Wizards, follows up his previous article on the new Gann swing chartist with a detailed presentation on using channels for setting up trading opportunities. In

  • On Using Stops by Joe Luisi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 14:1 (45-49): On Using Stops by Joe Luisi Stop orders are used to manage risk and to enter and exit positions. But what are some of the methods you can use to do so? For a look at the basics plus some of the finer points, read on. Say your favorite

  • On Using Volatility Bands by Ahmet Tezel, Ph.D., and Suzan Koknar-Tezel, M.S.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We've all seen a stock break out of its trading range and trend to new levels. The initial surge will appear as a sudden increase in activity, pushing the price higher. The higher prices often reach levels that indicate the stock is temporarily overbough

Optimizing Portfolios Using Value At Risk by Luis Ballesca-Loyo

  • Part II. Implementation Using Alpha-Beta Filtering A trend following method for all seasons by Antho

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Part II. Implementation Using Alpha-Beta Filtering A trend following method for all seasons by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Summary In the June issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities we presented a trend following method for stock and commodit

  • Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads The Kalman filter is a two-stage algorithm that assumes there is a smooth trendline within the data that represents the true value of the market before being perturbed by market

  • Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter, Pt 2 by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter, Pt 2 by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads Can the Kalman filter be used to predict future price movement? In this second part of this series we answer this question. Previously, we discussed the Kalman filter and

  • Predicting the Future Using Elliott Wave Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Through the years, I have found that Wave theory acts better as a guiding light than a predictive strategy.

  • Price Action Analysis Using Candlesticks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Yes, it is possible to analyze price charts without using any indicators. Here's the raw deal

  • Profiting With Nortel Using Point And Figure And The Horizontal Target Count

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In analysis of stocks today, point and figure analysis is rarely used. Yet if used correctly, it is very helpful. Here is a chart of Nortel and my analysis techniques using the strategies I teethed on in 1965.

  • Pullback Entries Using Price Bar Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If price action is the market's conversation, then price bar patterns are the alphabet...

  • Pullback Trading Using Market Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart patterns in a major index can give you the green light for buying stocks that are pulling back.

Quick-Scans: Using Option Charts To Boost Trading Profits by Dennis D. Peterson

  • Risk/Reward Using Point and Figure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in 1968 when I first started using them, market charting and point and figure buy signals were not as self-fulfilling as they are in today's computerized society with its thousands of followers.

  • Roll Your Own Futures Using Python

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you want to backtest a strategy for trading futures, you'll need historical data that has been back-adjusted to synthesize it into continuous contracts. Here's a way to do that yourself

  • SIDEBAR: USING OPTION RATIOS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...USING OPTION RATIOS AnCall/put TRIN as a market sentiment indicator, page 64. To many traders and investors, the limited-risk aspect of the purchase of both call and put options is appealing. Many market followers believe that when the major activity

  • SIDEBAR: USING OPTION RATIOS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...USING OPTION RATIOS To many traders and investors, the limited-risk aspect of the purchase of both call and put ratios is appealing. Many market followers believe that when the major activity is concentrated in either calls (bullish expectations) or put

  • SIDEBAR: Using BASIC Programs to Massage Data

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using BASIC Programs to Massage Data Microsoft BASIC has become the standard programming language on today's PC's and clones. It comes in a couple of slightly different flavors: BASIC, BASICA and GWBASIC, for example, are the most common IBM and clone v

  • Sell Using Stops by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (28-32): Sell Using Stops by Thomas Bulkowski The use of stops separates the professional trader from the amateur investor. It doesn't matter what price you paid for a stock. What matters most is what you sell it for. Do yo

Steve Nison's Profiting In Forex: Using Candlesticks To Catch The Next Move

  • Stop-Losses Using Candlestick Signals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Most investment professionals advise you to cut your losses short and let your profits run. But how do you do it?

  • System Development Using Artificial Intelligence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are humans or computers better at trading? This question has been around on many fronts since the era of punch cards, and as technology advances, you question whether machines have limits. It's the same with trading, and here's an algorithm that may shed

  • The 4% Model: Using The Value Line Composite by Bob Kargenian, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The 4% Model: Using The Value Line Composite by Bob Kargenian, C.M.T. Looking for an indicator that doesn't predict huge booms or busts, but tells you what the safest course of action is? Here it is. For this model, all you need is the Value Line Index.

  • Timing Techniques Using The Bullish Percent Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish percentage index is a powerful tool that will increase your odds of determining directional moves in the stock market. Timing is everything, and using market breadth indicators such as the bullish percent index will make you a punctual trader

  • Timing a Stock Using the Regression Oscillator by Richard Goedde

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Timing a Stock Using the Regression Oscillator by Richard Goedde Numerous techniques for timing transactions are available to the technical trader. One popular method uses the difference between the market trend and the price. Market timing strategies c

  • Trade Using Pure Price Action

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking at charts without indicators can make them look naked. But the charts could actually be more reliable and profitable viewed this way. Here's why

  • Trading A Stock Using Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading A Stock Using Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle The search goes on for key indicators to help traders find profitable opportunities in the market. Here, Stocks & Commodities Editor Thom Hartle provides an example of a recent trade in a stock bas

  • Trading Currencies Using Multiple Time Frames by Kathy Lien and Patrick Dyess

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (60-65): Trading Currencies Using Multiple Time Frames by Kathy Lien and Patrick Dyess When trading currencies, it's best to get the big picture first and then use a shorter time frame to select entries and exits. With $1.

  • Trading Elliott Waves Using A Top-Down Approach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When applying Elliott waves to your charts, one of the challenges is to know which trend to use. Here is an approach that could help you do just that

  • Trading High-Yield Bonds Using ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the high-risk arena of high-yield bonds, it's a good idea to use a trading system that avoids large drawdowns. Try applying a simple moving average.

  • Trading Sector Funds Using Statistics by John P. Twardy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (82-88): Trading Sector Funds Using Statistics by John P. Twardy Ever thought of trading sector funds? Here's a method that'll give you an edge on the market. Sector fund analysis and trading always seem to require tools o

  • Trading Stocks Using Major Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three critical elements when trading stocks off of support levels. Do you know what they are?

  • Trading Systems Using Multiple Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two indicators are better than one.

  • Trading Using Planetary Movements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible to achieve market timing via planetary movement? Our first inclination would be that it wouldn't be possible, but let's give it the benefit of the doubt. Here's an easy financial astrology tool you can use to judge for yourself.

  • Trading a Reversal Pattern Using Technical Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading sudden reversal patterns can be high risk/reward. Biomira, a Canadian biotech junior company provides a positive example of how to use several classic technical indicators to capture a lucrative short-term move.

  • Using A Constant False Alarm Rate In Trading by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using A Constant False Alarm Rate In Trading by John Ehlers Modern information theory has existed for the last half century or so. This theory has been responsible for man significant scientific advances, including recovery of photograph taken in deep s

  • Using A Constant Investment Size For Stock Trading Systems by Jack Schwager

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using A Constant Investment Size For Stock Trading Systems by Jack Schwager The highest high to the lowest low in the price history of an individual stock can vary tremendously, especially when stock splits occur. This large range of price history can d

  • Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner Moving averages was one of the first trading methods used by technicians. Here are the basics to using a moving average system. The process of developing a trading system consists of three steps. First,

  • Using A Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With all the uncertainty occurring in the USA today, do you stand aside?

  • Using A Trailing Stop As A Buy-Sell Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a trailing stop as a buy signal can prove highly profitable.

  • Using An Inverted Put/Call Ratio To Trade The QQQs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Put/Call ratio is simply the number of put options contracts traded in a given day divided by the number of call options contracts traded that same day. The put volume divided by the call volume yields the Put/Call ratio.

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

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

  • Using Binary Options In Forex by Dan Cook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Binary Options In Forex by Dan Cook Managing risk and proper stop placement may be the most difficult aspects of currency trading to master. Here's how you can use binary options to take advantage of the opportunities that volatility creates while

  • Using Bollinger Bands For Better Technical Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Harness the power of John Bollinger's work in ways you may not currently be taking advantage of

  • Using Bollinger Bands With Parabolic SAR

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Parabolic stop and reverse used in conjunction with Bollinger bands work well to catch a trend. Here's how.

  • Using Bollinger Bands by John Bollinger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Bollinger Bands by John Bollinger Trading bands, which are lines plotted in and around the price structure to form an envelope, are the action of prices near the edges of the envelope that we are interested in. It's not the newest of ideas, but as

  • Using Breakdowns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breakdowns are handy patterns to keep an eye on when you're trading

  • Using Calls To Create Synthetic Leverage by Matthew J. Stander

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (62-66): Using Calls To Create Synthetic Leverage by Matthew J. Stander Before you take the plunge and buy a call option, you should consider whether you know everything you can about doing so. Traders frequently buy call o

  • Using Candlesticks And Oscillators by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Candlesticks And Oscillators by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Blending East with West, candlesticks with Western trading techniques and using the computer to boot: Combine candlesticks with oscillators. Candlestick charting has come a lo

  • Using Contrarian Indicators to Determine Market Tops & Bottoms

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Contrarian indicators like short interest, analyst ratings and bullish percent levels can all be used to help gauge market sentiment. In this article, I compare oil service stocks to integrated oil stocks to see which sector has the best chance of moving

  • Using Correlation To Trade The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do you want to trade assets that are positively correlated or are you better off trading assets that move in different ways? Here's a look at how a correlation strategy compares with a moving average crossover strategy and a buy & hold strategy

  • Using Cycle Deviations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cycles come in all forms and sizes, but what's a cycle deviation? It's something to keep your eye out for.

  • Using Cycles Data

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If "what goes up must come down" is true, then there must be a way to use that information. Here's how.

  • Using Dawn's Early Light To Spot Early Trend Reversals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dawn's early light is the Sanskrit name that Tuschar Chande gave to an indicator he developed in 1995. The Aroon indicator consists of two separate lines; the Aroon-Up and the Aroon-Down. We will use the chart of Intuit, Inc. (INTU) to study how thi

  • Using ETF Momentum Strategies With Les Masonson

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

  • Using Expert Commentary by Mark Vakkur

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

  • Using Fibonacci Time Zones

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fibonacci time zone charts are an underutilized tool that can forecast potential turning points.

  • Using Fibonacci-Level Breaks To Identify Reversals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is a very simple, reliable way to help identify a true trend reversal -- and maybe make some trading profits, too.

  • Using Filtered Waves for Trend Analysis by Scott Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (282-287): Using Filtered Waves for Trend Analysis by Scott Barrie Filtering is simply processing price data to remove extraneous, noisy, information. What's left after filtering can be considered to be the more important and perhaps tradable in

  • Using Financial Message-Boards by Clem Chambers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:13 (46-48): Using Financial Message-Boards by Clem Chambers Extract information and trends from the pools of information available on message boards. Market pricing is all about information flow. One of the tenets of efficien

  • Using Four Levels Of Risk Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a modification to the fixed rate strategy that makes it not so fixed. This variation looks at four levels of risk and uses the one most appropriate to current market characteristics.

  • Using Fourier by JACK K. HUTSON

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Fourier by JACK K. HUTSON Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) (pronounced ""fooryay'') was a French mathematician and inventor of Fourier analysis. His work helped show the way to expressing periodic curves or functions by a sum of sines and cosines. These

  • Using Futures And Options to Reshape Portfolio Risk by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Futures And Options to Reshape Portfolio Risk by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, C.F.A. Portfolio management at its simplest is finding the highest possible return while limiting the risk involved. Because economic conditions constantly change, keeping to t

  • Using Fuzzy Logic in Expert Systems by James F. Derry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Fuzzy Logic in Expert Systems by James F. Derry Stock market followers assess the market environment with numerous technical indicators. For the most part, these indicators are rarely definitively bullish or bearish. It is rare that an indicator c

  • Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much of what we do today was either used or started by Gann.

  • Using Gann Lines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a system to use for investment purposes can always be a challenge.

  • Using Gann To Trade Bombardier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...W.D. Gann is reputed to have made millions of dollars in his share trading. Here's his technique as applied to Bombardier.

  • Using History To Forecast The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...See how the S&P 500 in 1998 could give clues to 2019.

  • Using Implied Volatility And Volume by Scott Castleman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Implied Volatility And Volume by Scott Castleman Construct a trend-following system that adjusts to current market conditions. Traditionally, technicians have relied on historical prices to analyze the market. They have created many different ind

  • Using Indicators In Trading Ranges And Trends by Bruce C. Kramer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Indicators In Trading Ranges And Trends by Bruce C. Kramer Traders use indicators for generating buy and sell signals in a market. But what indicators should you use and when? Here's one private trader's technique for recognizing trends and tradin

  • Using Initial And Trailing Stops by Sylvain Vervoort

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Initial And Trailing Stops by Sylvain Vervoort In this first of a three-part series, we will look at initial stop methods and compare trailing-stop strategies starting with a fixed-percentage trailing stop. Most people have no problem buying a s

  • Using Intermarket Analysis With Exchange Traded Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, Matt Blackman explained how using intermarket analysis can help traders survive the rocky waters of today's market. This time, he suggests using intermarket analysis with exchange traded funds and gain another advantage.

  • Using MMI to trade OEX by Dan Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using MMI to trade OEX by Dan Downing My firm uses an indicator derived from the Major Market Index (MMI) Stock Index Future to trade options on Standard & Poor's 100 Stock Index (OEX). The indicator is used to determine when the MMI future is in very o

  • Using Maximum Adverse Excursions for stops by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Maximum Adverse Excursions for stops by John Sweeney So often the key to success is the reverse of what we initially perceive. Young basketball players are fascinated with the shot, never suspecting the game is won with fast feet. Traders focus on

  • Using Money Flow To Stay With The Trend by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (40-51): Using Money Flow To Stay With The Trend by Markos Katsanos Avoid impending disasters and stay on the right side of the trend with the volume flow indicator. In their classic Technical Analysis Of Stock Trends, Robert Edwards and John M

  • Using Moving Average Crossovers To Decrease Trading Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A crossover of two moving averages presents a possible trading opportunity.

  • Using Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The idea behind using a moving average is to establish a smooth sequence in graphical terms.

  • Using Moving Averages To Trade Retracements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading a price retracement amid an established trend can provide you with a low-risk, high-probability trading opportunity.

  • Using Multiple Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a combination of indicators can help in confirming buy and sell signals.

  • Using Multiple Moving Averages by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Multiple Moving Averages by Daryl Guppy Moving averages, familiar to every technical trader, are used by most technicians to identify important trends. Here's a unique twist on using multiple moving averages as an early warning of trend reversals.

  • Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski Happily, today's spreadsheets enable traders and investors to measure the relationships between any times series of data. In this article, a linear regression technique is explained for analyzing the

  • Using Neural Nets For Intermarket Analysis by John Kean

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Neural Nets For Intermarket Analysis by John Kean Changes in Treasury bill yields, Treasury bond yields, gold and the U.S. dollar affect the stock market in subtle but predictable ways. These are complex and challenging relationships to decipher -

  • Using Neural Nets In Market Analysis by Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can neural networks aid traders? By Mark B. Fishman, Dean S. Barr and Walter J. Loick Neural networks are the newest form of artificial intelligence technology to make its way into market analysis. Neural networks, also referred to as neural nets, mimic

  • Using Neural Networks For Financial Forecasting by Lou Mendelsohn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Neural Networks For Financial Forecasting by Lou Mendelsohn With this offering, STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor Lou Mendelsohn concludes his examination of neural networks for financial forecasting in today's globalized trading environment. Here,

Using Noise by Ron Black

  • Using Normal Distribution For Writing Options by Mark Vakkur, MD

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

  • Using Options In Risk Management by Robert J. Hamilton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Options In Risk Management by Robert J. Hamilton Before options were available, the primary vehicle used for risk management was the stop-loss order. Stop-loss orders allow a certain degree of risk management, but they don't allow the user to abso

  • Using Options In Takeover Situations by Lawrence G. McMillan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Options In Takeover Situations by Lawrence G. McMillan Sometimes, a takeover situation can be as absorbing as watching a professional tennis match or reading an exciting thriller. Can you take advantage of the situation as an observer? Well-known

  • Using Oscillators With On-Balance Volume by Carl F.Ehrlich

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Oscillators With On-Balance Volume by Carl F.Ehrlich On-balance volume, which was developed by technician Joe Granville in the 1960s, was the first technical study to project market price movement using volume. In the following decades, other tech

  • Using Pattern Failures To Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart patterns aren't infallible. But when they do fail, what should you do?

  • Using Percentage-Based Back-Adjusted Data by Enrico Donner, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A continuous data series for remodeling a futures trading system can be created in a number of ways. Here's a new method that uses a percentage-based back-adjusted technique to ensure that profits and losses from a trading system are equivalent over time

  • Using Pitchfork Channels To Determine Support & Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pitchfork channels can identify good buy and sell points, as illustrated by Meridian Resources Corp.

  • Using Price Channels To Confirm Price Reversals In The Bond Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price channels reveal both trends and trading ranges but also powerful trend reversals such as what may be happening in the bond market, right now.

  • Using Price Extreme Values

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's one way to look for entry points using extreme price values.

  • Using Price To Filter Seasonal Trades

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining seasonality with price action can be a useful addition to the trader's arsenal of trading systems.

  • Using Probability Stops In Trading by Nauzer Balsara, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Probability Stops In Trading by Nauzer Balsara, Ph.D. Does controlling losses by using predetermined stop-loss points help? To find out, Nauzer Balsara selected randomly moving average crossover systems and ascertained the best stop-loss points to

  • Using ProfitTaker by Terry Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using ProfitTaker by Terry Apple Currently, numerous software packages are available that employ optimization to create technical models for futures trading. Every day I receive calls from traders around the country who are considering buying one of the

  • Using Protective Stops To Help With Entries

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes people will say that the reason that they will no longer use protective sell stops is because when they have used them in the past, their stops will invariably get touched, taking them out of the trade, just before the stock reverses. It is li

  • Using Ratios

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes adding a sprinkle of fundamental analysis to your toolkit doesn't hurt. Here are some ratios you could use to judiciously evaluate your trading decisions

  • Using Regression To Predict Turning Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Use the unique relationship between the Nikkei Stock Average and the major US stock market indexes to predict short-term market turning points with the help of a spreadsheet--no skills in statistics required

  • Using Relative P/E Ratios And Technical Analysis by Peter Desnoyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Relative P/E Ratios And Technical Analysis by Peter Desnoyers Here's why you should track both fundamentals and technicals for trading stocks. The financial storm arrived in New York on October 19, 1987, following a volatile week in the markets.

  • Using Relative Strength

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's how to use relative strength as a buy or sell indicator.

  • Using Relative Strength To Avoid Losers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While Frontier Airlines surprised investors with a bankruptcy announcement, relative strength investors would have steered clear of this disaster in the making before then.

  • Using Relative Strength To Outperform The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Take advantage of the performance differential of a stock versus the market with this new indicator

  • Using Renko Charts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever tried using renko-style charts? They have their advantages: Renko charts offer a way to help visualize pure price movement. Here's how you can start incorporating them into your analysis

  • Using Scaling Laws For FX Trading Models: A Two-Dimensional Extension

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, we looked at how scaling laws can be used to predict the behavior of forex (FX) data. In this follow-up article, we look at how scaling laws can be extended into two dimensions: volatility and price change thresholds. Now, using two-dimension

  • Using Scaling Laws For The Development Of FX Trading Models

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the fractal properties of financial time data be used to develop effective trading models? Here's a look at using scaling laws, which describe fractal behavior, for the development of trading models for forex

  • Using Sector Strength To Identify Buys

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative strength offers traders a way to identify top-performing sectors, and exchange traded funds offer a way for investors to trade these ideas.

  • Using Spread Orders To Roll Forward by Csaba Radnoty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Spread Orders To Roll Forward by Csaba Radnoty Most futures contracts have a delivery mechanism that involves the exchange of physicals for cash. Understandably, few traders want to deal with the delivery process. To liquidate positions nearing de

  • Using Statistics with Trading Systems J.Katz, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Statistics With Trading Systems: by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., and Donna L. McCormick In part 1, Katz and McCormick looked at the underpinnings of how statistics can help the trader determine the feasibility of a system. This month, in part 2, they

  • Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Stops To Your Advantage by William I. Greenspan Ever feel as though the locals on the floor of the exchange that you trade seem to know where you place your stop-loss orders? Professional traders know where stop-loss orders are, not because someon

  • Using Technical Analysis to Manage a REIT Portfolio Part I -- The RSI Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does technical trading apply to REITs? Using three classic technical indicators, I will show you how technical analysis can be effective.

  • Using Technical Analysis to Manage a REIT Portfolio Part II -- Parabolic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Does the Parabolic technical trading system work in a trending market?

  • Using Technical Analysis to Manage a REIT Portfolio Part III -- MACD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the MACD indicator improve results? So far the RSI oscillator and the Parabolic trading systems have been flawed.

  • Using Technical Performance Measures by Sidney I. Gravitz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Technical Performance Measures by Sidney I. Gravitz Today's spreadsheets offer investors the ability to develop customized economic and investment monitors. Here's one take on the use of a spreadsheet for managing money. I f you invest, you may f

  • Using The ADX For Determining Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When trading trends, it's common wisdom that "the trend is your friend." Recognizing trends as early as possible is the key to finding these "friends" for larger profits. The average directional movement index (ADX) can be an exc

  • Using The Andrews Trendline Technique

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alan Andrews became famous for the Andrews pitchfork, but he also developed many other trading techniques. One such technique is his unique way of using trendlines. This article uses Andrews' trendline technique to determine the future direction of

  • Using The Arms Index In Intraday Applications by Richard W. Arms Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Arms Index In Intraday Applications by Richard W. Arms Jr. A few weeks ago, I received a call from an analyst who had read a number of my recent articles in STOCKS & COMMODITIES and had an interesting question. ""I've developed a new index to

  • Using The CBOE Volatility Index In Bull And Bear Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Techniques to discover trend changes.

  • Using The Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is a popular index developed by Donald Lambert and first published in an edition of the Commodities magazine in 1980. It is named the CCI because Lambert developed the index to help him identify cyclical turns in the com

  • Using The Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The commodity channel index (CCI) is a popular indicator developed by Donald Lambert and first published in an edition of Commodities magazine in 1980. It is named the CCI because Lambert developed the index to help him identify cyclical turns in the com

  • Using The Emini S&P 500 To Trade Options by Tom Busby

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Emini S&P 500 To Trade Options by Tom Busby Here's a technique one veteran S&P futures trader uses to trade options. I rarely come across a trader who has not traded options at one time or another. Option strategies come in many shapes and f

Using The Euro To Trade Gold by Anthony Trongone

  • Using The Fisher Transform by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Fisher Transform by John F. Ehlers Looking for better trading results? This indicator shows you how to identify price reversals in a timely manner. he common assumption is that prices have a Gaussian, or normal, probability density function (

Using The Heikin-Ashi Technique by Dan Valcu

  • Using The Lower Low Strategy Plus Volume

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a share out of the many thousands listed on the exchanges that could be a profitable trade is a matter of determining a trading strategy to use. There are many out there, and I have written a number of articles on various strategies, but one stra

  • Using The Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence (MACD) Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Look at the chart for International Business Machines(IBM) There seems to be a buy signal created by using the MACD crossover.

  • Using The News To Find Trades

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Earnings releases and the biggest movers lists can highlight stocks ready to move.

  • Using The RSI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are several misconceptions about the relative strength index. Let's get rid of them.

  • Using The Simple Moving Average by Martin J.Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Simple Moving Average by Martin J.Pring Moving averages are the mainstay of technical analysis, and at the heart of moving averages is the perennially useful simple moving average. It can help smooth out random fluctuations in the financial ma

  • Using The Tick In A Short-Term Indicator by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Tick In A Short-Term Indicator by Daniel E. Downing The tick index, the net difference of the number of stocks last traded on an uptick from those last traded on a downtick, is a well-known indicator, but it's got a problem. The raw number res

  • Using Trading Ranges To Determine Future Price Movement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading ranges not only help predict future movements in price, but they can also determine the extent of the move.

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

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

  • Using Trendlines To Predict Price Movement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trendlines can be used to predict reversal points, as well as breakout points.

  • Using Upside Down Charts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes to improve clarity, it pays to flip a chart upside down and study it that way for a while.

  • Using VIX To Forecast The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finding a trading system that beats the buy & hold method is a good find, especially in a volatile market. Here is a trading system that uses the volatility index as a forecasting tool and outperforms the buy & hold approach.

  • Using Value and Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:08 (332-336): Using Value and Technical Analysis by Thom Hartle There are various ways to select what stocks to trade. Here's a method that combines fundamental value and technical analysis as a way to select a stock, and a real-world trading situa

  • Using Visual Imagery in Trading by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Visual Imagery in Trading by Ari Kiev, M.D. This psychiatrist, who conducts seminars on the psychology of trading, discusses the use of visual imagery to maximize trading results. Experience is governed by thoughts, especially those that occur wi

Using Volume To Detect Shifts In Power by Vadim Gimelfarb

  • Using Weekly Charts To Catch Runaway Moves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Part-time traders often become frustrated when they're unable to watch the market all day, but weekly charts give them an advantage of full-time trading.

  • Using a Covered-Call Options Strategy by Lawrence Serven

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a Covered-Call Options Strategy by Lawrence Serven What can investors do to overcome adverse market conditions? You could try using a covered call strategy. This strategic planner and analyst recounts a series of trades he executed using a covered

  • Using basic statistics for stops by Robert W. Hull, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using basic statistics for stops by Robert W. Hull, Jr. The primary purpose of this article is to use basic statistics to measure the degree of price volatility that can occur on a daily basis in the copper market. These measures can then be used to pla

  • Using stochastics by Cynthia Keel and Heidi Schmidt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using stochastics by Cynthia Keel and Heidi Schmidt The use of stochastics, particularly in the futures markets, has become a necessary part of the trader's daily strategy. Although application of stochastics is simple to understand, adaptations of the

  • Using the Bearish Sentiment Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have we evaded another wave of extreme pessimism? Traders and investers like to monitor sentiment indicators. One of the longer standing ones is the Bearish Sentiment Index that measures the sentiment of investment newsletters. Started in the sixties, i

  • Using the Bullish Percent Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading success often comes from looking at indicators that others fail to consider. The bullish percent index (BPI) may have value because so few traders understand its importance.

  • V.15:11 (477-482) Using Fibonacci Ratios and Momentum by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't buy it here, but wait for a pullback. Are you familiar with that piece of sage advice? Or what about ""I would wait and sell on a bounce""? What does this really mean? Where and when do you act? Here's one technique for calculating retracement leve

WM: Using Moving Averages To Trade Retracements by Mike Moody, Ph.D.

Working Money: Going Forward Using Stock Screeners by Sharon Yamanaka

Working Money: Trading Systems Using Multiple Indicators by Dennis D. Peterson

  • Working Money: Using Breakdowns by Len Yates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Working Money: Using Breakdowns by Len Yates Breakdowns are handy patterns to keep an eye on when you're trading. Pattern trading is one of the most interesting ways to trade the markets. And one of the most reliable patterns to trade is a breakdown, w

Working Money: Using Intermarket Analysis With Exchange Traded Funds by M. Blackman

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