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Article Archive For AUG2012

  • ActiveTick.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...ActiveTick is one of the newer up-and-coming challengers to the market data/charting/automated trading niche. The product offers many useful features that will appeal to a variety of budget-conscious stock and forex traders (intraday, swing, and position). Here's an overview of the main features....

  • Applying The Sector Rotation Model

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Two simple tools can help you incorporate the macro perspectives of the stock market in your technical analysis: the sector rotation model and the yield curve. Both are based on macro fundamentals, both have a technical application, and both have signals that usually precede major market reversals and highlight signals from classic technical analysis. In this article I will explain the logic of the first, the sector rotation model, and present a simple indicator to monitor its waves....

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. Books described here may be from some of the major book publishers as well as some independent book publishers. These are not critical reviews or editorial evaluations, but rather a brief look at the book marketplace to help keep readers up to date on new book offerings....

  • Consultants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Consultants consult on just about every conceivable worry traders have. They have been called in to consult on everything from tax advice to weather reporting. Can all this help you? Maybe....

  • David Stendahl And Position Sizing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...David Stendahl is the portfolio manager at Capitalogix, a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) firm specializing in systematic trading. He is also a leading industry expert, author, and speaker focused on the managed futures industry. He also co_created various performance analysis software packages, including Performance Summary Plus (now incorporated into TradeStation), Portfolio Evaluator, and Money Manager....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...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. Contributing analysis is by senior Optionetics strategist Chris Tyler....

  • From Strategy To System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A system seems to be an algorithm of the interaction of three subsystems: strategy, signal system, and sizing....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ever since we saw the Dow hit 13,000, the true character of the markets has revealed itself. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) broke above this level, we saw optimism in the markets....

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...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....

  • Select Sector SPDRs/SPXpm exchange

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Each month, Trading Ticket takes a look at selected ETFs and Exchanges....

  • Testing Dollar Cost Averaging

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Passive investment strategies such as dollar cost averaging are back in fashion, but do they deliver as promised?...

  • The Last-Hour Trading Technique

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This trading strategy can be used to enter the market in the last hour of the trading day and exit in the first hour of the next....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...ChartLabPro.com is a self-directed tool to help investors make more informed investment decisions during uncertain market conditions by utilizing proprietary algorithms....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Giorgos Siligardos' article in this issue, ""Applying The Sector Rotation Mode...

  • Trading Blox

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Blox is software you install on your PC to perform backtesting across selected portfolios using different money management schemes and trading systems. The mission for Trading Blox is to provide all of the flexibility needed by money managers, and as such more than 50% of Trading Blox's clients are corporations with staff who have the ability to program new schemes if needed....

  • Using Four Levels Of Risk Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a modification to the fixed rate strategy that makes it not so fixed. This variation looks at four levels of risk and uses the one most appropriate to current market characteristics....

  • Volume Spike Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Just about every trader uses volume. How can you use it?...







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