Contents For APR2014

  • A Better Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How can a trend be better? Here's a unique approach to viewing trends so you can gain the most from them....

  • Evidence-Based Support & Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here are two new indicators based on evidence from price–volume behavior to help create dependable support and resistance lines that accurately identify the prices where supply and demand pools are located....

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 2

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

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question for our Explore Your Options column, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: trading the "easing" of quantitative easing using puts and bear put spread...

  • Futures For You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Want to find out how the futures markets really work? DeCarley Trading senior analyst and broker Carley Garner answers your questions about today's futures markets. This month: the best way to invest in commodities....

  • Futures Liquidity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading liquidity is often overlooked as a key technical measurement in the analysis and selection of commodity futures. The following explains how to read the futures liquidity chart published by Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities every month....

  • 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....

  • Letters To S&C

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The editors of S&C invite readers to submit their opinions and information on subjects relating to technical analysis and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ah, the irony of it. Shortly before this forex-themed issue went to press, foreign-exchange trading practices have come under the scrutiny of regulators....

  • Position Sizing In The Spot Forex Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Wouldn't you like to know exactly how much you are risking before you enter a trade? Find out how to do just that before placing your next trade....

  • Product review: Candle Profit System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Review of MetaStock add-on for finding candlestick patterns based on Steve Bigalow's work...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions. This month: scaling in; risk vs. reward; share size & price of stocks; and adding shares to winners....

  • Quick-Scan: StockCharts University

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Educational seminar covering features of StockCharts.com...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section each month presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month, we present announcements from Worden Brothers, VectorVest, Trading Technologies International, U.S. News & World Report, and CBOE Futures Exchange....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Melvin Dickover's article in this issue, "Evidence-Based Support & Resistance." Here we present the April 2014 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various software...

  • Trading Rationally With Rob Booker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Booker is a currency trader, author, and speaker who believes that trading profitably is not easy but can be enjoyable. Nicknamed the "Prime Minister of Pips," he has seen much success in currency trading in past years and continues to trade today. His eBook "Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading" has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. He is also the author of "Adventures Of A Currency Tr...

  • Trading The Unpredictable Without Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it possible to trade using no indicators at all? Here's a five-point plan that you can apply to look for strong entry opportunities in the forex markets....