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Article Archive For DEC2015

  • Trading The Loonie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a trading system that exploits the strong correlation between the Canadian dollar and crude oil...

  • Interview: Charting Your Way With Steve Bigalow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stephen W. Bigalow has more than 40 years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder, Peabody & Company, Cowen And Company, and Oppenheimer & Company. This was followed by 15 years of commodity trading, overlapped with 12 years of real estate investing. He holds a business and economics degree from Cornell University, and has lectured at Cornell and at many private educational investment functions over the past 20 years. Bigalow has advised professional traders, money managers, mutual funds, and hedge funds, and is recognized by many i...

  • Analyzing Price Action In The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What will the market do the next day? Short-term traders look for some hints that suggest which way prices will move. Here's one approach you can use to help determine what the next trading day's bias will be...

  • Trading First-Hour Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is well known that as soon as the markets open, there's a significant amount of trading activity, much of which is strong breakout patterns. How do you identify which of these patterns are strong enough to continue and generate successful trades? Find out here...

  • Gap Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do exhaustion gaps really fade? Here's a study that creates and tests an exhaustion gap prediction technique using two measurable factors: stock trend and gap size...

  • Trading Multiple Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a switching technique that further enhances the annual return associated with ""one rank"" perform...

  • Is The Average Analyst Average-Aware?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Such a simple term, yet easy to misinterpret. Here, we clarify the differences between mean, median, and mode...

  • Align Your Analysis & Trading Persona

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We are all different. As a result, we each have our comfort zones in which we tend to perform better. But how do you define that comfort zone? We take a look...

  • Quick-Scan: VantagePoint 9.0

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Most analysis software operates by plotting only current and historical prices. Indicators are calculated and plotted based on those same prices. VantagePoint is different in that it was designed to tell you tomorrow's expected high and low...

  • 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: To Raise Or Not To Raise...

  • 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: Glencore Collapse: Buying Opportunity In Commodities?...

  • 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: Nondirectional Trades: Straddling The Moves...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Markos Katsanos's article in this issue, ""Trading The Loonie."" Here, we present the December 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various software. Code for MetaStock is already provided in Katsanos's art...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: The Ruff Guide To Trading: How To Make Money; Systematic Trading; The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, The When And The How To Become Infinitely Wealthy; Financial Regulation And Compliance: How To Manage Competing And Overlapping Regulatory Oversight + website...

  • 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: Paget 16-Year Cycle, Money Flow Oscillator...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I thoroughly enjoy reading real-life stories about successful traders. Like many traders, they too have had their fair share of losses and have faced the same struggles all of us face when we 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: New Options Feature In Chaikin Analytics Platform; Charles H. Dow Award Submissions Deadline; Version 3.0 Of Barchart App...

  • 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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