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Article Archive For AUG2017

  • Volatility Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's versatile--you can use it to identify overbought/oversold levels, divergences, and trends. Here are some ways you can use it...

  • System Development Using Artificial Intelligence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are humans or computers better at trading? This question has been around on many fronts since the era of punch cards, and as technology advances, you question whether machines have limits. It's the same with trading, and here's an algorithm that may shed some light on which performs better...

  • Seasonality Pivot Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Markets, some more than others, are impacted by seasonal tendencies such as production schedules, weather, and supply/demand conditions. A deeper analysis into these seasonal patterns can help reveal the reality behind price movements and could help in your strategy development. Here's how...

  • An Early Warning System, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Irrational human behavior influences stock prices, and this behavior can lead to predictable outcomes. Here's a trading system that takes advantage of overreactions in the market, which could give you a trading edge...

  • Riding The Waves With The Leavitt Convolution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's an indicator that is predictive and has an associated probability function. Combine them with other probabilities to form a strategy that trades bull put spreads for SPX and QQQ concurrently...

  • All About The Float

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The float in a stock is a number that is easily available along with other data, but do we pay enough attention to it in our analysis? Here's an in-depth look at float...

  • Interview: Risk Management With David Stendahl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With over 25 years of experience in trading and designing pattern and momentum-style trading systems, David Stendahl knows risk management inside-out. Stendahl is founder and president of Signal Trading Group and focuses on trading the global futures markets. He follows a systematic, low-leveraged, highly diversified trading regimen. You can follow him on Twitter at @David_Stendahl. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke to Stendahl on June 19, 2017 about the different aspects of risk management...

  • Unrealistic Expectations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When it comes to trading, especially in the early part of developing into a trader, there is a tendency to downplay what it takes to operate a trading system well. It looks easy on paper but when it comes to real trading, it's a different ball game...

  • Avoiding False Breakouts: "No 9

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, the breakout strategy discussed isn't so much about what to do as what not to do...

  • 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: Four Opportunities Surrounding Stock Dividends...

  • 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: The Transition From Open Outcry (Part 1 Of 2)...

  • 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: Hot August Nights ... and Metals!...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Domenico D'Errico and Giovanni Trombetta's article in this issue, "System Development Using Artificial Intelligence." Here, we present the August 2017 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Quantitative Momentum: A Practitioner's Guide To Building A Momentum-Based Stock Selection System; How To Pick Quality Shares: A Three-Step Process For Selecting Profitable Stocks; Rogues Of Wall Street: How To Manage Risk In The Cognitive Era; Investing All-In-One For Dummies; The Ten Roads To Riches: The Ways The Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!), 2d ed....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The first half of 2017 was a great ride for the stock markets. Can we assume the second half of 2017 will be similar to the first half? Let's take a look at two factors that may provide a clue...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: New Toolset For eSignal; MTA Exams; Uncertainty Indexes; Annual International Technical Analysis Conference; Market Analysis Courses, Fall 2017; Private Mentoring For Options Trading...

  • 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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