Contents For APR2015

  • Trading Forex: Planning Your Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the final part of this introductory series on forex trading, we look at some important aspects of trading strategies and how you can develop one. We'll also look at some sources of data and potential indicators to use in forex trading ...

  • Finding The Trend in FX With Tyler Yell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tyler Yell, CMT, is a currency analyst and trading instructor for DailyFX.com. He began trading equities in his own account after graduating from Texas State University in 2005. He came to FXCM (which owns DailyFX.com) from JPMorgan Chase, where he began trading forex back in 2007. In his work, he tries to teach market truths like risk management and technical setups in a way that newer traders can understand. His technically focused strategy looks mainly at price action across multiple time frames to try to catch the big moves that develop throughout the year. He believes there is always a mo...

  • Calculating Pip Values

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does it make a difference if your domestic currency is the first currency or second currency? It sure does, and it affects how the currency is valued. Here are some different scenarios you can encounter and how you can calculate the pip values in each of these situations ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Slow Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...J. Welles Wilder's classic relative strength index has enjoyed a large following of technical analysts over the years. Here's a slow version of it ...

  • The Trader's Psyche

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Three parties are involved in trading: the buyer, the seller, and you. Your behavior and actions play an important role in your trading results. Here's how you can use them to your benefit ...

  • 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. This month: Open Outcry, and IPOs & DPOs ...

  • Futures For You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Want to find out how the futures APRkets really work? DeCarley Trading senior analyst and broker Carley Garner answers your questions about today's futures APRkets. This month: Treasury Bond Futures: Trade Of A Lifetime?...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books on the markets. He can be found at www.tomgentile.com. This month: Is Health Care The Ultimate Hedge?...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is mainly Dave Cline's article in this issue, "Basket Trading Using A Directed Acyclic Graph", with some Traders' Tips focusing on "Kiss & Touch With The Modified True Range" by Chris Lindgren, which appeared in the February 2015 issue. Here, we present the April 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softw...

  • Loss Aversion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...By nature, we are wired to act in certain ways when confronted with specific situations. Being aware of these types of behavioral patterns is a first step toward conquering them. Here's a look at how we typically react to situations that arise in the financial markets ...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All eyes are on the price of oil, which currently seems to dictate the direction of the equity markets. If there's a one-day spike in the price of oil, markets rise, but if there's a fall in the price of oil, the markets fall ...

  • 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. This month: Detecting Flags Spreadsheet, Diversification, and Elliott Wave Analysis ...

  • Quick-scan: WallStreetWindow.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's evident from reading the newsletter and commentaries available on WallStreetWindow.com that founder and chief editor Mike Swanson believes in the importance of keeping an eye on how the global markets are performing ...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Option Volatility & Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies And Techniques, Second Edition; Getting Started in Stock Analysis, Illustrated Edition; Wiley Study Guide for 2015 Level II CFA Exam: Complete Set; MONEY: How The Destruction Of The Dollar Threatens The Global Economy And What We Can Do About It; Virtual Banking: A Guide to Innovation And Partnering ...

  • 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: Forex Trading Platform, Stock & Option Trading System Service, Algorithms Introduced To Trading Platform, Rare Books On Trading, Finance And Accounting Digest, and Compliance Tool For RIAs ...

  • 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 ...

  • The EZ Guide To Selecting ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Decisions, decisions, decisions - the best ones are based on knowledge ...