Contents For DEC2012

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field....

  • Doing The Wave With Jeffrey Kennedy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jeffrey Kennedy is chief commodity analyst at Elliott Wave International (EWI). With more than 20 years of experience as an analyst and trader, he writes and edits Futures Junctures, a premier forecasting package that focuses on Elliott wave analysis of the commodity markets. Kennedy also leads Elliott Wave Junctures, EWI's newest educational service, and provides daily video lessons on the Elliott wave, technical analysis, and trading....

  • Eikon For Retail Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Eikon for Retail Traders is a robust, full-featured, flexible, real-time, news and data package from MetaStock....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com or price.headley@bigtrends.com. Answers will be posted at the message-boards, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Is It Too Late To Buy Stocks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This often-ignored indicator may have the answer....

  • 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....

  • Mastering Your Emotions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In trading, the gap between performance and consistent profitability persists. What is the hard-working, aspiring trader missing in his or her quest to become successful?...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever we approach the end of the year, I am always tempted to forecast what the next year will bring. But this year my desire to do so seems more pronounced than usual, and that could be due to 2012 being an extremely important election year in the US as well as the number of crises that have been taking place all over the world....

  • 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....

  • Quick-Scan: The Wizard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Following the trend and using support & resistance are two of the bedrocks of successful investing. These variables have been incorporated into the program using an algorithm to provide actionable buy & sell signals in four markets....

  • Reducing Risk While Finding Profit

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Use this tool to examine the relative price movement of a pair of stocks or exchange traded funds. It makes you look at the bigger picture and prevents you from making ill-considered decisions....

  • The Cat's Ears Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a rare but reliable bearish formation: the cat's ears. A visual hybrid of double-top and failed-cup formations, the cat's ears formation occurs during downtrends, predicting further price decline with a price target....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month's Trade News & Products section includes announements by MESA Software together with NeuroShell Trader; the Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX) and FlexTrade Systems; MarketsPulse; Jurik Research; and Ditto Trade....

  • Traders' Resource: Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whether you choose to turn a physical page or a virtual one using your favorite high-tech reading device, tablet, or platform, books today are alive and well, available in more formats than ever before....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Trent Gardner's article in this issue, ""Using VIX To Forecast The S&P 500."" Here we present the December 2012 Traders' Tips c...

  • Trading Elliott Waves As Mechanical Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...While there will always be subjective aspects to Elliott wave theory, there are also undeniable facts associated with the theory embodying some of its most profitable components. These facts can be used to trade the Elliott wave in an objective fashion as if it were a mechanical system....

  • 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....