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Adjusting A Long Call With The Synthetic Straddle by Chris Tyler

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

Christmas Comes Early With The DJIA by John L. Momsen

  • Clues To Market Direction With The S&P 500 Premium by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, CFA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Clues To Market Direction With The S&P 500 Premium by Jean-Olivier Fraisse, CFA Need a clue to short-term market direction? The premium between the Standard & Poor's 500 futures and the corresponding cash index may help, provided you understand how it i

  • Daytrading With The NYSE Tick Indicator

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

  • 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.

  • Empowering Traders With The Russell 2000 by Gail Mercer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ever thought of trading the Russell 2000? Here's how retail traders could benefit from trading this index. New traders are drawn to the emini Standard & Poor's 500 like bees to honey. Go into any live trading room and chances are that the mo

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • Identifying And Timing With The Special K, Part 2 by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 27:01 (28-35): Identifying And Timing With The Special K, Part 2 by Martin J. Pring In part 1, you were introduced to the Special K indicator and its application on the weekly and daily charts. In part 2, we will show you how Spe

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Less Stress With The JM Internal Band by Koos van der Merwe

  • 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

  • Market Turns And Continuation Moves With The Tick Index by Tim Ord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Turns And Continuation Moves With The Tick Index by Tim Ord The tick index is a little-known indicator that can be used to indicate short-term stock market reversals and provide trend confirmation. Short-term traders should consider using the tic

  • Measuring Risk With The Normalized Risk Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Risk - there are many ways to measure it, but how effective are they? Here's one measure that is versatile and suitable for just about any type of risk profile

  • Natural Gas: Trading The June Top With The 8-wave Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A basic 8-wave pattern, along with the Fibonacci ratios and a few other indicators, can be used to trade a market top. In this example, I will use the NYMEX August 2003 futures contract to show how the June 6 market top could have been traded.

  • 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.

  • New Tricks With the Dogs of the Dow by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS..."The Dogs of the Dow," a popular strategy based on purchasing the highest-yielding stocks each year, is reviewed here using a longer lookback period than originally used, as well as detailed analyses of the risks and rewards. On Beating the Dow, Michael

  • Picking Tops And Bottoms With The Tick Index by Tim Ord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Picking Tops And Bottoms With The Tick Index by Tim Ord As a young trader, I first used moving averages, point and figure charts and some Gann methods and then moved on to the Elliott wave fad. But none of these methods or techniques really gave me a st

  • Playing With The ETF Spiders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We day trade options on SPY. One outstanding stock, one simple strategy, one hour a day to earn 5-10%.

  • Predicting market order with the Delta phenomenon by J. Welles Wilder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Predicting market order with the Delta phenomenon by J. Welles Wilder Does each market have an underlying order that makes it predictable? The answer is yes. That order makes a riskless trading strategy possible. The Delta phenomenon shows the underly

  • Quantifying Divergence with the Divergence Index by Matt Storz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NEW TECHNIQUES Quantifying Divergence With The Divergence Index Divergence, a popular technical term used to denote a market movement in one direction when a technical indicator fails to follow it, can forewarn of a reversal in market direction. However

Quick-Scans: Trading with the Elliott Principle

  • Riding The Waves With The Leavitt Convolution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an indicator that is predictive and has an associated probability function. Combine them with other probabilities to form a strategy that trades bull put spreads for SPX and QQQ concurrently

  • Running With The Hype

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Batteries used in electricity powered cars are made with lithium. So you buy stock in a company that produces lithium, and if so, which company, and are you happy with your purchase?

  • SIDEBAR: CALCULATING THE THRUST OSCILLATOR WITH THE TECHNICIAN

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CALCULATING THE THRUST OSCILLATOR WITH THE TECHNICIAN Plotting the thrust oscillator (TO) requires two user formulas. The first one calculates the daily value; this formula in The Technician's language is: ...

  • Set Up Your Trades With The Swing Indicator by Teresa Lo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (46-56): Set Up Your Trades With The Swing Indicator by Teresa Lo Knowing when and where classic chart patterns tend to form is as important as identifying the patterns themselves. Here's how one trader uses a combination of indicators and simpl

  • Speculating With The 10-Bagger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Neither fundamentals nor technicals quite did the job with the 10-bagger. Will speculation do the trick?

  • Spotting Price Reversals With The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Crowds are often wrong, particularly in the market. Use the CBOE Volatility Index to be on the right side.

Spotting Price Reversals With The VIX by John Zachary

  • Staying with the markets by Eric L. Sharp

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Staying with the markets by Eric L. Sharp Experience is a great teacher, but she charges such horrendous fees. Traders in both the cash and futures markets know that better than anyone. Anything that increases your insight into directions and targets fo

  • Support and Resistance with the Andrews Pitchfork by Barbara Star

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Support And Resistance With The Andrews Pitchfork by Barbara Star, Ph.D Here's a charting technique that's available in most of today's popular software. If you're not familiar with it, here are some tips to using it. If you are familiar with it, it's t

Swingin' With The Trade With Toni Hansen by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber

  • Tactical asset allocation with the Market Forecaster by Mark Hallinan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tactical asset allocation with the Market Forecaster by Mark Hallinan When used as an allocator, the Market Forecaster program, produced by William Finnegan Associates, Inc., may produce higher profits than a simple buy-and-hold strategy and at less ris

  • Tim Hayes: Running With The Trend by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tim Hayes: Running With The Trend by Thom Hartle Ned Davis Research strategist Tim Hayes spoke with S&C about the firm's approach and emphasis on models and trend-sensitive indicators. Ned Davis Research uses a three-part market model, among others. ST

  • Trade Patterns With The Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart patterns are both a reflection of volatility and market psychology, which can offer easy entry points in the direction of the market.

Trading Indexes With The Hull Moving Average by Max Gardner

  • Trading The Tech Emini With The Leavitt Convolution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a trading strategy applied to the emini Nasdaq futures that uses analytical tools based on linear regression rather than traditional ones associated with moving averages. The new indicator presented here has some unusual properties. Read on to fin

  • Trading Trends With The Bollinger Bands Z-Test by Jacinta Chan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (46-52): Trading Trends With The Bollinger Bands Z-Test by Jacinta Chan Standard deviation bands are helpful in determining trends. Here, the author develops a trading system based on this idea that yields high returns with

  • Trading With The ADX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets do not always trend. Sometimes they are range bound and as a result the tools which will be most suitable for analysis in these types of market differ from those that are useful in a trending market. A popular tool that is helpful in determining

  • Trading With The Directional Ratio by John Jay Norris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading With The Directional Ratio by John "Jay" Norris Whether you trade long term, short term, or intermediate term, you need to know the direction of the trend. Here's a simple way to find out. If you are an active trader, or if you manage traders,

Trading With The Heikin-Ashi Candlestick Oscillator by Sylvain Vervoort

  • Trading With The Major Players

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you want to profit big in the market, then make sure that you are trading along with the major players.

  • Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau The true strength index, which was introduced late last year in these pages, may be considered to be a cross between a relative strength indicator and a moving average convergence/divergence indicator

  • Trading with the Cup-with-Handle by Gregory Kuhn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:07 (292-297): Trading with the Cup-with-Handle by Gregory Kuhn Here are some more nuances for trading stocks based on the charting pattern called the cup-with-handle pattern introduced by William O'Neil. How much would you pay for a trading syst

  • Trend Alert! With The CCI by Martin Boot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend Alert! With The CCI by Martin Boot The trend is your friend -- or is it? How do you know when a trend has turned against you? There are only so many indicators that can alert you. Among them, one of the most helpful is the commodity channel index

  • Trend-Following With The ADX by Martin Boot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend-Following With The ADX by Martin Boot Have you ever been interested in a system, but weren't quite sure how it worked? Here's a simple and robust trend-following system using the ADX, with only one entry condition and one exit condition. To desi

  • Two Patterns At Play With The January Effect And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two patterns at play could take the market higher despite current shifts under way if you know what they are.

  • 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

  • Volume Analysis With The SPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When something is trading at or close to its all-time highs, you need to know whether to sell it or continue holding it. Viewing the markets in terms of supply & demand areas is one way to do it

  • Walk Forward With the Xau Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Walk Forward With the Xau Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. The system developer has various optimization techniques to choose from. Here, Contributing Editor Dennis Meyers updates his previous work using the walk-forward optimization method. P

  • What Has October Got To Do With The Bailout?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...September is known as the month the market usually slows down, and October is known as the month for drama. What does a Gann chart say?

  • What's Up With The Intermarket Disconnect?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks continued to ignore the usual September perils to mid-month. But here is another indication that not all is going swimmingly in global markets.

  • Winning With The Underdogs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can picking last year's losers actually make you money?

  • With The Transports, Resistance In Multiple Time Frames

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the spotlight focuses on the Dow Jones industrials making new highs above 10,000, the transports have underperformed as they continue to sidestep, remaining range bound. The transports are colliding with overhead resistance on the daily chart, while s

Working Money: Daytrading With The NYSE Tick Indicator by Larry Swing

Working Money: Speculating With The 10-Bagger by Thomas Maskell

  • Working with the Coppock Curve

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As traders, we want to find signals for fast, profitable entries and exits, but sometimes it pays to take your time to enter a trade correctly, even when doing so means being subjected to a series of whiplash trades. The eventual pay off might make it wo







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