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Article Archive For APR1986

  • Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Detecting a dependent process by Clifford J. Sherry Ph.D. If you know the price of a commodity today, can you predict what the price will be tomorrow? Can you predict whether the price will increase or decrease? Dr. Sherry proposes a statistical method that allows you to determine which prices are random and/or independent. If you know the price of a commodity today, can you predict what the price will be tomorrow? A week from tomorrow? A month? Can you predict whether the price will increase or decrease? By how much? The answer to these questions depends on who you ask. Some people, like te...

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  • Market trends in composite averages Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 3 by Jack K. Hutson.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Market trends in composite averages Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 3 by Jack K. Hutson. By looking at Vertical Line charts of composite averages using Wyckoff analysis, you can learn where the market is taking your individual and group stock picks. This third part of the Wyckoff Method series shows you clues to pinpointing future market actions. Now that you have an overview of the history and philosophy behind the Wyckoff Method and an outline of the procedures, let's start digging deeper into the actual techniques. Although we'll be concentrating on the stock market, these technique...

  • Modeling with pattern recognition decision rules by Ted C. Earle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Modeling with pattern recognition decision rules by Ted C. Earle Empirical decision rules can help you recognize patterns in price actions. Earle provides detailed buy and sell rules along with examples using data on gold price changes over time. Most of the interest in using mathematical models in finance and economics involves models based on hypothetical causal relationships described by quantitative mathematical functions. When these models work they may reflect substantial understanding of the system being simulated and provide a wealth of information about the internal relationships of...

  • Personal Computer Hardware IBM Micro computer by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Personal Computer Hardware IBM Micro computer by Jack K. Hutson Personal computers have given stock, option, and commodity traders a new look at financial data. For the uninitiated, choosing a computer system can be an aggravating, time-consuming problem. One way of deciding the type of hardware to purchase is to find out what hardware your software requires. Several years ago, buying hardware to match the software was the only practical technique because there were so few software manufacturers for stock data analysis. Now things have changed. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of pieces of ...

  • Prechter on the Elliott Wave Theory By Melanie Bowman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Prechter on the Elliott Wave Theory By Melanie Bowman The Elliott Wave Theorist's Robert Prechter discusses his views on Elliott analysis and how he thinks the markets work. At age 36, Robert R. Prechter Jr. is, without a doubt, one of the youngest masters of technical analysis and today's foremost expert on the intricate Elliott Wave Principle, a market theory developed in the late 1930s by Ralph N. Elliott. Prechter is most often recognized in technical circles as the editor of The Elliott Wave Theorist, a monthly newsletter forecasting the stock market, interest rates and gold and silve...

  • She flashes signals from the pit at CBT by Phyllis Brock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...She flashes signals from the pit at CBT by Phyllis Brock At precisely 8:00 a.m. Central Time a buzzer sounds and the financial floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBT) bursts into life. Runners scurry about carrying messages between traders, brokers and clerks. A crescendo of sound rises and falls as voices blend into an incomprehensible roar. Accompanying the roar, raised hands flash a blur of signals. People wearing brightly colored jackets and large badges for identification swirl about. Another day of trading has begun. Shouting at the top of her lungs to attract the attention of a tele...

  • Trading Channels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Introduction You don't have to examine price charts very long before you can picture the prices varying around a trendline in a trading channel, having the trendline reverse, and the trading within the channel begin all over again. We will describe two methods that can help visualize the channels and identify the price turns that comprise the channel edges. The first of these is the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) that measures the price excursions from the mean as a statistical variation. The second method brackets the price trading channel that is centered on a best-fitting straight...







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