Contents For MAY2013

  • 'Trendy' Chart Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Which chart patterns precede a strong breakout move?...

  • Advisory Services

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Advisory services are widely available. How to choose? One key factor is whether the outfit you’re checking out is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). In our listing, filled in by the companies themselves, you’ll find those who have RIA and/or CTA certifications as well as those who are nonregistered advisories....

  • Books for Traders

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

  • Catch The Swings With Arthur Hill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Arthur Hill, CMT, is the senior technical analyst for StockCharts.com and an independent trader. In 1997, Hill launched TDTrader.com, a website specializing in technical analysis and swing trading. It was acquired by StockCharts.com in 1999, where today Hill provides daily market analysis, produces companion videos, and develops the ChartSchool, with more than 100 in-depth articles....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Head & Shoulders, Algorithmically, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In part 1, we looked at how to find important milestone points in a head & shoulders formation. In this, the second article of a two-part series, we present an algorithm that will let the computer find the formations for us....

  • Indicator Rules For Swing Trading Strategies, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's volatile markets, making money consistently is a challenge. You need a good strategy with reliable trading rules. This seven-part series will discuss such a strategy and its trading rules. In this, the first part, an overview is presented....

  • Keeping Your Balance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Mental balance is crucial to trading and investing successfully, yet so challenging to master....

  • 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....

  • NinjaTrader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A full-featured trading platform that's free: That's the reason behind the success of NinjaTrader....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) crossed above the 14,000 mark, you could sense some euphoria in the market. But was it enough to lead us to believe that we were out of the doldrums and finally going to see the optimism that market rallies usually bring?...

  • 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....

  • Sell In May And Go Away

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The S&P 500 continues to make most of its gains between November and April and underperform between May and October. Here is an updated look at this phenomenon and how you can put it to use. ...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Our Trade News & Products section each month presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month, we present announcements from Trading Sciences Technologies, tradeMONSTER and Lumineye, NeuroShell Trader, MTPredictor Ltd., STOXX Ltd., and MB Trading....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Giorgos Siligardos' article in this issue, ""Head & Shoulders, Algorithmically (Part 2)."" Here we present the May 2013 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softw...