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Article Archive For APR2018

  • Survivorship Bias - A Wake-Up Call

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There's more to trading systems than developing buy and sell signals. Here's one aspect you may not have been aware of that could make a difference to your backtesting results...

  • The V-Trade Part 2: Technical Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Making buy and sell decisions are critical for any trader. But in some market environments, it's difficult to gauge which way prices will move. Are institutional traders just pushing prices to make a quick buck? What's a retail trader to do? Here's one way to know...

  • Adaptive Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The biggest challenge for any trader is identifying turning points in price movements. You never know if you'll end up getting whipsawed out of a trade. Here's one way to avoid those whipsaws...

  • Volatility: What's The Best Measure?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Volatility has often been measured by standard deviation but there are other ways to look at volatility. Here we look at how true range can be used as a reliable volatility measure...

  • RaS: An Alternative Charting Technique

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Technical analysts rely on charts to make their trading decisions. Some prefer to look at bar charts, others prefer candle charts, renko charts, line charts, or ... There are many options to choose from. Here's another one to add to your list. It combines bar and candlestick charts and makes your charts more visually appealing and intuitive...

  • Interview: Pivot Levels With Gareth Burgess

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After spending many years dabbling in the financial markets, Gareth Burgess decided to take the leap to becoming an independent trader. Many years of research into charts led him to come up with a trading system that he believes is similar to Jesse Livermore's tape-reading techniques. His research into charting techniques and backtesting to discover what works and doesn't work also led to his book published by Wiley, Trading And Investing In The Forex Markets Using Chart Techniques. We spoke with Gareth Burgess on February 8, 2018 to find out more about his trading system...

  • A Range-Bound Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Markets move in trends and markets move in trading ranges. Looking at any chart makes it plain to see that a trader can make money during trends, but we shouldn't rule out the possibility of making successful trades during trading ranges. Here's how one forex trader does it...

  • Product review: Elliott Wave Turning Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Elliott Wave Turning Points is a real-time trading module recently designed as an addition to the options program from Dynamic Trend that was reviewed in the July 2009 issue of this magazine (see "Option Dynamics" in Further Readin...

  • Product review: NeuroShell Trader Version 6.5

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...NeuroShell's programming interface can get any trader started down a path of building trading systems quickly. The point-and-click interface for the various types of trading systems, indicators, and neural nets that can be created and debugged reduces the learning curve...

  • Tape Reading Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The time & sales window can reveal valuable information about the strength of a trend. Learn more about how trading professionals use it and how you too can use it to your advantage...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Rob Friesen, president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. This month: Chicken Or Egg?...

  • 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: What Do We Need To Know About Bitcoin Futures? (Part 2 Of 2)...

  • 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: The Keys To Buying Call Options...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Vitali Apirine's article in this issue, "Adaptive Moving Averages." Here, we present the April 2018 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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: The V-Trade Series; Through The Stratosphere; Emotions And Trading; Viewing Charts...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the US economy continues to chug along, with close to full employment and inflation under control - for the moment - it's likely we'll see some interest rate hikes in 2018. With a changing of the guard at the Federal Reserve, it'll be interesting to see if the economy continues to move along the same path. During Jerome Powell's first testimony to Congress in March 2018, he hinted the US economy continues to be strong...

  • 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...








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