Contents For DEC2018

  • Identifying High-Probability Buy Signals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's rare but possible to generate profits with 97.5% probability of success. We can achieve this by adapting some industrial engineering tools, like Six Sigma, to the field of technical analysis. Here, we look at one approach you can use to take advantage of these profitable occasions...

  • Testing The Engulfing Bullish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Identifying chart patterns is often subjective. Is there a way to objectively backtest chart patterns? It can be a challenge but here's one way to do it...

  • The Options Risk Curve Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Your beautiful risk curve didn't provide you with the beautiful profits it seemed to promise on day one. Why? We asked the experts. In part 1, we covered nine of those 12 reasons. Here, we look at the next three...

  • How Market Psychology Works For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What's the first thought that goes through your mind after you enter a trade? For most traders, it's "how much of a profit can I make...

  • How Averaging Down Could Hurt You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Averaging down is something many traders turn to. Why? Because it promises quick relief from painful losses. The temptation can be almost irresistible. Here are some steps you can take to combat it...

  • Interview: Build Your Trading Skills: An Interview With Alex Spiroglou

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Although his interest in the markets started much earlier, Alex Spiroglou began his trading career 20 years ago and it changed his life forever. Since then he has earned a long list of accomplishments and designations including the CFTe from the International Federation of Technical Analysts; the Diploma of Technical Analysis from the Australian Technical Analysts Association; the Investment Management Certificate from the UK Society of Investment Professionals; a market maker/trader license from the Athens Derivative Exchange; and the investment consultant license from the Hellenic Capital Ma...

  • Dual-Candle Momentum Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Green candles in this scenario can be a sign of momentum. Here's how to incorporate them into your breakout trading...

  • 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: Stock Dividend Income...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: How To Position A Trade Using A Calendar Spread (Part 1)...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Sylvain Vervoort's article in the May 2018 issue, "The V-Trade, Part 3: Technical Analysis--Fibonacci Projections And Daily Pivots." Here, we present the December 2018 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Product review: Candle Profit System 2.0

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Candle Profit System (CPS), a MetaStock add-on, contains the patterns and indicators that Stephen Bigalow uses as part of his trading method...

  • Product review: TC2000 Version 18

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Worden Brothers' new TC2000 Version 18 software adds powerful stock and option analysis capabilities that provide almost instantaneous screening capabilities...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Capitalism In America: A History; The Behavioral Investor; The Work Of The New York Stock Exchange In The Panic Of 1929; The Story of Kelsey's Keys...

  • 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: Stiffness Indicator And Indicators For Esignal; Stiffness Indicator Components; Errata: Stiffness Indicator Buy Condition...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: Forex Platform Social Media; Bloomberg Panel Discussion & CMT Association 46th Annual Symposium; Fall 2018 ETP Forum; International Lineup Of Fintech Conferences...

  • 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...