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Article Archive For APR2006

  • At The Close by Tony Juste

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (98): At The Close by Tony Juste Expectations Of A Rangebound Market Expectations have tremendous importance in the decisions of speculators, and that may lead them to ignore other variables of the market. Here's a recent story of the euro/US dollar. After the release of the US unemployment report on February 3, 2006, the euro took a hit against the dollar as the pair dipped down below the 1.20 level for the first time in four weeks. Remember that since a temporary bottom was hit in November 2005, the single currency started a semi-rally on a daily basis that...

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  • Charting The Market: Swing Rule by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (10-15): Charting The Market: Swing Rule by David Penn What do the measuring rule for double bottoms, head & shoulders tops and bottoms, cups with handles, double tops, rectangle bottoms and tops, ascending and descending triangles, and a host of other chart patterns have in common? All of these patterns rely on the size of the pattern to help determine the minimum extent of a breakout or breakdown. In doing so, these measurement rules actually invoke a principle written about years ago by Stan Weinstein in his classic investment primer, ""Secrets For Profiting I...

Do The Dogs Still Have BITE? by John Devcic

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (37): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options 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, 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. OPTIONS ON SINGLE STOCK FUTURES Do you know of a broker that allows trading in single-stock futures and opti...

  • Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (14-18): Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. Where Will The US Dollar Find Support? M...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (71): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question 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. EXECUTION VS. CONFIRMATION Though the futures industry continues to move toward more electronic trading, many importan...

  • Interview: Raghee Horner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (56-63): Interview: Raghee Horner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Raghee Horner is a trader, teacher, and author, with more than 15 years' experience in the markets. She is a highly sought-after educator and has taught her brand of technical analysis and charting strategies all over the world, conducting seminars throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Asia. The author of the works Forex Trading For Maximum Profit and the upcoming Thirty Days Of Trading, she has taught foreign exchange, futures, and equities trading for more than a decade. Emphasizing charting an...

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (10-13): Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. 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. Is there something you would like to know more (or less) about? Tell us about it. Without a source of new ideas and subjects coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. ARTICLE TOPIC SUGGESTION Editor, How about information on keeping a trading journal? Everything I have read on the topic talks about the ...

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  • Point & Figure & Forex by Cornelius Luca

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (72-74): Point & Figure & Forex by Cornelius Luca Why are point & figure charts well suited for the 24-hour trading arena in foreign exchange? Typically, the majority of currency traders keep their eyes glued on bar and candlestick activity, but point & figure (P&F) charts can help them secure a profit. Line, bar, and candlestick charts need both prices and time periods for plotting. That's not the case for the P&F charts, because you need only prices. For the purposes of this chart, time is irrelevant. P&F charts' forte comes from the fact that they hide minor p...

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (19): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED 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 will appear in a future issue of S&C. LOW-RISK PAIRS TRADING You've spoken of pairs trading with praise, and I think you have a group of traders engaging in this strategy. Can you suggest a way to start ...

  • The Average Peak Excursion by Chris Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (42-46): The Average Peak Excursion by Chris Young With a multitude of stocks to choose from, how do you know which ones are the best to trade, and how do you determine the best time frame to trade them? As traders, your objective is to maximize your rate of return while minimizing risk. Just to make sure it's clear what I'm writing about, let me define my terms. "Maximize" means that there are choices, approaches, and systems that give more positive results than others. "Rate" means that you are interested in the change per unit time -- although rather obvious, w...

  • The Inverted Yield Curve by Kathy Lien

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (20-24): The Inverted Yield Curve by Kathy Lien An inverted yield curve has implications in regards to the US dollar and the economy. Will they both suffer? The potential of a yield curve inversion has been a major topic in the markets over the past few months. With two-year US Treasury bonds yielding 4.60% at the time of this writing and the 10-year bonds yielding 4.31%, the fear is a valid one. The spread has been shrinking for months now, with the first inversion between the two- and 10-year notes occurring in the last week of December 2005. This is the first ...

  • Traders' Resource: Forex Brokerages by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (88-89): Traders' Resource: Forex Brokerages by Technical Analysis, Inc. Foreign exchange traders have more choices than ever in their ongoing search for speed, pricing efficiency, and good accounting when it comes to forex brokerages. First, you must find a forex brokerage that handles your particular currency cross or pair. You should also look at margin requirements/leverage, and whether the broker offers a mini account. With a little research, you will be able to find a forex brokerage targeted on your interest. After that, your first question might be, "How f...

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (80-87): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here is this month's selection of Traders' Tips, contributed by various developers of technical analysis software, all to help readers more easily implement some of the strategies presented in this issue. Chris Young's article in this issue, "The Average Peak Excursion," describes techniques for calculating average peak excursion and the tendency-to-trend parameter, alpha. TradeStation, MetaStock, Wealth-Lab, AmiBroker, eSignal, NeuroShell Trader, NeoTicker, Trading Solutions, AIQ Systems, TechniFilter Plus, Trad...

  • Volatility, Bollinger Bands, And The Yen by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (38-41): Volatility, Bollinger Bands, And The Yen by Matt Blackman Combine volatility with your favorite trading signal, and your trade will become a whole lot easier. Here's an example using the yen. Traders are taught from the beginning that acting on a single signal to generate a trade is risky, regardless of the asset class or time frame: Which signal will you use to do so? Not only that, relying on different indicators that use the same datapoints may seem sufficient to the uninitiated, but that provides a false sense of security. Relying on two indicators ...

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  • What It Takes To Survive by Adrienne Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (26-31): What It Takes To Survive by Adrienne Toghraie As a trader, you need to be a winner and you also need to be a survivor. Here's why. No matter how good a trader is, he will experience a shattering loss some time in his career. There is almost no way to avoid such an event because no system is completely infallible and the markets are like heat-seeking missiles that sense vulnerability and do not give up until they hit their target. The professional trader must, therefore, learn not only how to be a winner but how to be a survivor as well. Traders can lear...

Working Money: Applying Technical Analysis In Nonliquid Markets by Alexander Nikolov

Working Money: Candlesticks And The J-Hook by Stephen W. Bigalow

Working Money: Step-By-Step System Design by Rudy Teseo








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