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Article Archive For AUG2015

  • The Power Of Fusion Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Applying a trading system can be simple or complex but you have to start somewhere. Here's how one trader combines elements of different types of trading styles to create a trading strategy that outperforms his previous trading strategies...

  • Four Lessons From Three Decades Of Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you had the opportunity, why not learn a thing or two from those who have already figured out what works and what doesn't? Here's a chance to soak up some wisdoms as one trader shares lessons he learned as he traveled along his 30-year trading journey...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, we focus on Vitali Apirine's June 2015 article, "The Slow Volume Strength Index", as a follow-up to last month's Traders' Tips, which focused on Vitali Apirine's April 2015 article, "The Slow Relative Strength Index". Here, we present the August 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softw...

  • Laws Of The Vital Few

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month in part 1, you saw that gravity and emotional capacity are two of the markets' strong underlying forces. Here in this second part, we'll explore how some hidden power laws can affect the individual trader's profits and thus why you should be aware of them...

  • Bond Markets & FX Effects

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The actions of the central banks have significant effects on the financial markets. In this article, we look at the bond markets to see how they can impact the forex markets...

  • Shannon Entropy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here, we define Shannon entropy and show how you can apply it to your trading results and derive a measure of the uncertainty or predictability of your method...

  • Combining Persistence With Strength

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a switching technique that combines a stock's persistence and ranking strength to offer enhanced returns compared to buy & hold investing...

  • Cooking Up Trades With Adam Grimes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Adam Grimes has two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. Grimes started trading in agricultural commodities and futures. He then moved to currency futures, stock index futures, and individual stocks. His trading experience covers all major asset classes--futures, currencies, stocks, options, and other derivatives, and the full range of time frames from very short-term scalping to constructing portfolios for multiyear holding periods...

  • Product Review: RJO Futures

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...RJO Futures services a wide range of clientele including speculators and hedgers across several industries. The most commonly used platforms include the WebOE and RJO Futures PRO. Clients have access to these platforms and other third-party platforms to help analyze the markets using quotes and charts and to enter orders...

  • 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. This month: Rules, Rules, Rules: Do We Need To Follow Them?...

  • 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: Uncharted terrain...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books on the markets. He can be found at www.tomgentile.com. This month: Putting An Option Lesson To Work...

  • Judging Volatility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ignoring implied volatility can be a costly mistake for option traders, which is why assessing it is critical. Here is a look at some practical methods to measure implied volatility and get a better idea of which way option prices will move...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Jesse Livermore: Boy Plunger; Quantitative Technical Analysis; A Guide To Starting Your Hedge Fund; Advances In Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling: A Handbook Of Operational Risk...

  • 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: Slaying the Dragon; In Memoriam...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you exit a position, do you walk away from your trading desk or do you immediately start looking for your next trade?...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section each month presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: International Technical Analysis Conference; Technical Analysis Conference In San Francisco; Technical Analysis Courses, Fall 2015; Trading Methodology Instruction...

  • 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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