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Article Archive For DEC2003

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. ? Everything You Know About Investing Is Wrong ? Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity Is Reshaping Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles ? DIY Portfolio Management ? Financial Fine Print: Uncovering A Company's True Value ? Financially Fearless By 40: Practical Advice For The Smart, Successful, And Financially Clueless ? Wall Street: The Markets, Mechanisms And Players ? Guide To Economic Indicators: Making Sense Of Economics, 5th Ed. ? The Ultimate Book On Stock Market Timing: Geocosmic Correlations To Trading Cycles ? Power Tool...

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Charting The Market by David Penn MOVING AVERAGES If trendlines are the first thing that most traders and technical analysts learn to do with a chart, moving averages are perhaps a close second. Rereading swing trader Dave Landry's commentary about a moving average ?based trading system he developed back in the mid-1990s, I saw one concise explanation of why -- in a world of ever more complex approaches to trading the markets -- moving averages continue to matter: ...continuded...

Divergence Bias by Giorgos Siligardos

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile AULD LANG VIX What happened to the "old" VIX? Can I still use that index to measure volatility? Absolutely. The old VIX (the CBOE's market volatility index) used a series of options from the Standard & Poor's 100 index as a gauge of market volatility. Today, the symbol for the volatility index on the S&P 100 is $VXO, but I recommend adopting the "new" VIX ($VIX) as your primary market volatility indicator....

  • Identifying Bearish Chart Patterns (I) by Thomas N. Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Identifying Bearish Chart Patterns (I) by Thomas N. Bulkowski Bearish chart patterns form at the top of a bear market. What do they look like? Since March 2003, the market has been trending upward. As I write this in August 2003, I'm starting to see bearish chart patterns dotting the stock market landscape like storm clouds brewing. What should you know about bearish chart patterns? This two-part article takes a close look at them. ...

  • Intermarket Review by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Intermarket Review by David Penn BRAZIL FUND (BZF) The Brazil Fund is a closed-end fund traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The fund is advised by Deutsche Investment Management (Americas) Inc., and has been in existence since April 1988. With total net assets in excess of $220 million, the Brazil Fund includes holdings in such Brazilian companies as Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (breweries and distilleries), Banco Itau Holding Financeira SA (banks), and Petróleo Brasileiro SA (oil, gas, petrochemicals)....

  • Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan Philip Gotthelf, the publisher of the COMMODEX System, the oldest daily futures trading system published, and Commodity Futures Forecast Service, which has been in existence since 1956, is also the president of EQUIDEX Inc., a registered commodity trading advisor, and EQUIDEX Brokerage Group, a registered Introducing Broker. He is known for his extensive work in the futures industry and is the son of Edward B. Gotthelf, developer of the COMMODEX trading methods. Philip Gotthelf has earned a reputation for uncanny...

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. REGULARIZATION Editor, The concept of "Regularization" presented in the July 2003 S&C seems to be very new to the field of technical analysis and is interesting because, it says, it can solve the two main problems of any indicator: smoothing and lag. Can you refer me to any books or websites where I might learn more about this? GOMU VETRIVEL Chennai, India...

  • Moving Average Computations, Made Easier by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Moving Average Computations, Made Easier by John F. Ehlers Presenting programming tricks to simplify coding indicators and strategies. A simple moving average of length N is computed by adding N values and dividing the sum by N. The process is repeated on a barby- bar basis. What could be easier? While conceptually simple, coding for long moving averages can quickly become wearisome because there are so many terms....

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Profiting From The Tick Indicator by James Kellndorfer

  • QA by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...QA by Don Bright Is it possible to know when the specialist is bidding and offering stock during the day, aside from the opening or closing? In the book Day Trade Online by Christopher Farrell, he suggests that you can identify when the specialist is bidding and offering by looking at the bid and ask size....

  • Trade The Price Swings by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trade The Price Swings by Barbara Star, Ph.D. You can use this method to identify shortterm price reversals. n the futures markets, timing is critical. The ability to recognize price shifts quickly is not only a desirable trait; it is a crucial trading skill. Traders need technical indicators that can keep pace with market conditions and alert them to possible changes. Here's a low-lag indicator that identifies short-term price reversals and suggests a few trading strategies. ...

  • Traders Resource: Forex Brokerages by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders Resource: Forex Brokerages by Technical Analysis, Inc. Foreign exchange traders have more choices than ever in their ongoing search for speed, pricing efficiency, and good accounting when it comes to forex brokerages. First, you must find a forex brokerage that handles your particular currency tradable; full-service brokerages dealing with equities, options, futures, bonds, mutual funds, and cash goods are usually full-priced as well. A little research, however, will get you a forex brokerage targeted on your currency of interest....

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. ? TRADESTATION: DIVERGENCE BIAS Giorgos Siligardos' article "Divergence Bias" describes alternative methods of calculating two of the most popular trend indicators, momentum and moving average convergence/ divergence (MACD). The two indicators from his article are presented here as fractional momentum and fractional MACD. The code for both indicators is provided here. All four indicators are shown in Figure 1. In addition, the built-in zigzag% indicator is used on the price plot to show an idealized trading pattern....

  • Trading In The Forex Trenches by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading In The Forex Trenches by Matt Blackman Foreign exchange markets offer great liquidity, are less prone to being pushed around by major market players, and adhere to technical trading rules more closely than equity markets. So why aren't they more popular with traders? A seasoned forex trader provides us with a view from the inside, including some of his favorite trading strategies. Experienced traders often remark that the foreign exchange markets are a technician's delight, as they adhere more closely to the technical indicators than other securities. There is less random noise (that...

WM: The Best And The Brightest Of Technical Analysis by Matt Blackman

  • Websites For Traders: Forex-City.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Forex-City.com by David Penn FOREX-CITY.COM Forex and foreign exchange trading have been the "in" thing among many traders over the past few years. Some of this is certainly due to initiatives on the part of forex trading brokerages to make forex trading easier and less expensive for average retail traders likely to be burned out by the expense (commissions, margin rates) and hassle (uptick rules on shorting) of daytrading stocks....

  • Websites For Traders: FuturesRef.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: FuturesRef.com by David Penn FUTURESREF.COM Was there anything cooler in the financial world in the 1970s than being a futures trader? Rampant inflation fueled manias in commodities from soybeans in 1973 and sugar in 1974 to orange juice in 1977 and silver in 1979....

  • Websites For Traders: TheBullionDesk.com by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TheBullionDesk.com by Bruce R. Faber' THEBULLIONDESK.COM Ross Norman, Dominic Hall, and John Fairley, three former members of the London Bullion Market, founded The Bullion Desk (TBD) in October 1999. They wanted TBD to be the "definitive online resource for live precious metals information and services." What they have become is a precious metals service company driven by information technology and specializing in providing information, market intelligence, and associated products and services....

Working Money: Anatomy of A Candlestick by Clive Lambert

Working Money: Kings of Commodities by David Penn







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