Contents For FEB2013

  • Books For Traders

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

  • Butterflying Cattle With Commodity Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Butterfly the strategy, not the steak!...

  • Chartmill Value Indicator, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the first part of this series, you were introduced to an oscillator not prone to stickiness in overbought/oversold regions and that didn't have the lag commonly associated with oscillators. In part 2, here's how to apply it and profit from it ...

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Find the answers at our website!...

  • 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 ...

  • Income-Generating Strategies With Brad Reinard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Brad Reinard, who is editor-in-chief of Monthly Cash Thru Options LLC, has extensive experience in directional and nondirectional option trading strategies ...

  • 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 ...

  • Minimum Expectations Of A Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is your system performing adequately? Here is a method you can use to determine minimum expected performance ...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With all the talk about the ""fiscal cliff,"" I can't help but think about what we can do to prevent the trading systems that we poured our hearts and souls into from falling off their own version of a cli...

  • OptionsXpress

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An in-depth and fair review of an online broker can only be done if you trade live with them for a while. But every once in a while if we notice one that provides its customers some powerful trading tools, we think we should let our readers be at least aware of them ...

  • 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 ...

  • Right-Angle Triangles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When chart patterns form, they can give you some idea on where prices may be going as they go their own way. Here's the right triangle chart pattern, the two types that form, and what they indicate ...

  • Seeking The Uncommon Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It may be to your advantage to go where others don't. Instead of looking for just another trade, it's the uncommon one you should be seeking ...

  • The Future Of The Financial Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders and market technicians tend to assume that the financial markets will always be available to them. After all, trading markets have existed during much of history, and today's traders have experienced open-access free trading markets of many kinds, so there is little or no reason to believe they wouldn't exist in the markets of the future ...

  • The Volatility (Regime) Switch Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's how you can construct a simple Excel spreadsheet for the volatility switch indicator ...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Morningstar has launched a Morningstar StockInvestor app for the iPad ...

  • Traders' Resource: Exchanges

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the explosion of exchanges around the world and the increasing poaching of products between exchanges, traders should be aware of all the places where trading opportunities occur ...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Ron McEwan's article in this issue, ""The Volatility (Regime) Switch Indicator."" Here we present the February 2013 Traders' Tips c...

  • Updata, part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Updata, a UK-based company, has a wide range of analysis features. To give you an idea of how extensive this software is, consider there are 457 prebuilt custom indicators in addition to several dozen standard indicators, and 229 prebuilt trading strategies. Plus, they have one of the best point and figure interfaces ...

  • What Happened To My Profit?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The effects of implied volatility are underestimated by many option traders. It can vary greatly and unpredictably over an option's life and have a negative impact on the profitability of an option position ...