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Article Archive For AUG1985

  • Commodity Trading Risks by Allen D. Hanson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Commodity Trading Risks by Allen D. Hanson Few traders fully realize the risks that they are taking when they make a commitment in the futures market. They have learned all about charts, cycles, fundamentals, and basic trading theory, but when it comes to understanding the real risk, they simply don't comprehend the hazards involved. This is particularly true regarding the short side of the futures market. While this is often called the most profitable way to be in the market, the upside risk is still unlimited in theory at least, and the downside potential is limited to the full price of the...

  • Head and Shoulders: An Introduction to Reversal Patterns by Timothy A. Maguire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Head and Shoulders: An Introduction to Reversal Patterns by Timothy A. Maguire ""A picture is worth a thousand words""- Chinese proverb. The first thing a novice to the stock market would likely notice about individual security prices is that they are not static. Continual change is the only true constant in the market. Being aware of this, technical analysts attempt to predict what changes will occur in individual stock prices. One of their specific goals is to determine when trend reversals are underway. Generally, when a stock is undergoing one of these reversals, either from an uptrend t...

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  • Overlooked Trading Opportunities by David L. Caplan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Overlooked Trading Opportunities by David L. Caplan Option strategies are, unquestionably, one of the most under-used and overlooked opportunities available to the trader. Properly used, option strategies can provide the trader with significant new trading opportunities and advantages. However, option strategies are currently used only by a small minority of traders. There are several reasons for this. First, option trading is relatively new--options on stocks have been exchange traded for twelve years and options on commodity futures and cash indicies for less than three. Secondly, most trad...

  • The Ultimate Oscillator by Larry Williams

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Ultimate Oscillator by Larry Williams There is nothing more intriguing to the beginning commodity or stock trader than the discovery of oscillators. At first, oscillators appear to be the perfect trading tool because so often they give excellent buy and sell signals. But, the more you use oscillators, the more you realize that oscillators give an equal number of false signals. Since the turn of the century, traders have tried to tame their oscillators in order to develop a new approach that does not give false signals or false divergences yet provides an insight into the market that no o...

  • Trading With ARIMA Forecasts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Commodity Trading Risks by Allen D. Hanson Few traders fully realize the risks that they are taking when they make a commitment in the futures market. They have learned all about charts, cycles, fundamentals, and basic trading theory, but when it comes to understanding the real risk, they simply don't comprehend the hazards involved. This is particularly true regarding the short side of the futures market. While this is often called the most profitable way to be in the market, the upside risk is still unlimited in theory at least, and the downside potential is limited to the full price of the...








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