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Article Archive For AUG1993

  • Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold Successful trading is built upon using a dependable trading method. What is a good trading method? It is simply a set of rules that cover the important aspects of trading, such as trend identification, entry and exit plans. Here, trader and author Curtis Arnold provides guidelines for developing your own trading method. Wether you develop your own trading system or buy a commercially available one, you will want to be sure that your system is compatible with your lifestyle. Does the system require you to monitor the market intraday? If so, will yo...

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. This month's letters consist of one long letter discussing the construction and interpretation of linear regression models as explained IN Jack Karczewski's article ""Using multiple regression analysis,"" STOCKS & COMMODITIES, August 1993. Karczewski responds to the questions posed by this reader....

  • Pattern Recognition, Price And The RSI by John Knaggs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pattern Recognition, Price And The RSI by John Knaggs Here's how to combine price and relative strength index patterns for trading signals. Patterns can be found between price formations and such mathematical trading tools as the relative strength index, the momentum oscillator developed by J. Welles Wilder Jr. Such price and indicator patterns, together with their variations, tend to repeat, allowing traders familiar with them to gauge the maturity of a given buy side or sell side price trend and thus recognize when the trend is peaking. This knowledge can help a trader stay with a price t...

  • Physiology And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Physiology And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt Developing a winning attitude for trading may be easier than you think if you start with some basic physical adjustments to the way you relate to your workstation. In this month's article on trading psychology, Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, examines how to correct habits that may be inhibiting your ability to achieve. The three basic ways to change your mental state are through changing your beliefs, changing your mental focus or changing your physiology. The simplest and most immediate of these is to change your physiol...

  • SIDEBAR: RELEVANT TERMS by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...SIDEBAR: RELEVANT TERMS by Technical Analysis, Inc. Short paragraph-length descriptions are given for: dependent variable, independent variable(s), coeffeient of determination (R2), alpha, and beta....

  • The Market Wizard of Interviews: Jack Schwager by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Market Wizard of Interviews: Jack Schwager by Thom Hartle Jack Schwager, director of futures research for Prudential Securities, coprincipal of Wizard Trading and author of Market Wizards, The New Market Wizards and A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, needs little introduction to the readers of Stocks & Commodities. It was he who, with the original Market Wizards, brought to the limelight some of the most successful traders in the field and persuaded them to explain the secrets to their success. Schwager, who has been in the futures field since 1971, began as a fundamentalist, only ...

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...TRADERS TIPS by Technical Analysis, Inc. METASTOCK The more I talk to MetaStock users, the more users I find who are not taking advantage of layouts. The only reason I can think of why people are not doing so is that they don't realize how much easier it will make their trading -- or maybe they don't understand what a layout does. When you save a layout in MetaStock, the layout remembers what charts were loaded and virtually every characteristic of each chart (for example, number of records loaded, date compression, indicators, moving averages, trendlines, text, and so on). Thus, layouts can ...

  • Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using Multiple Regression Analysis by Jack Karczewski Happily, today's spreadsheets enable traders and investors to measure the relationships between any times series of data. In this article, a linear regression technique is explained for analyzing the relationship between interest rates, the yield on the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 price/earnings ratio. Time series analysis is simply a tool for measuring the relationships, if any, among various sets of data. One statistical method for data analysis is the linear regression technique, which is used to measure the relationships among variables. ...

  • Variable Cycle Lengths And Intraday Candlestick Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Variable Cycle Lengths And Intraday Candlestick Analysis by Gary S. Wagner and Bradley L. Matheny Trading methods often use different length filters for generating trades, both entries and exits. The most common filters are moving averages with different lookback periods. Here, you'll apply different filter lengths to candlestick charts by using different period lengths of candlestick charts for confirmation of bullish and bearish patterns. In ""Candlesticks and intraday market analysis,"" we looked at the signals generated using a 22-minute candlestick chart of the March 1993 Standard & Po...








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