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Article Archive For DEC2016

  • Pair Trading With A Twist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading stock pairs may be something that you may not think about much. But if market conditions are such that no trading methodology of yours is going to work, it's best to keep your options open. Here, we look at pair trading to find which approach works best for trading them...

  • Futures Margins: What, Why, And How

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Most traders are familiar with how margins on equities work, but what about margins on futures? Here, we look at the unique characteristics of futures margins to understand their nuances...

  • Applying Dewey's Cycle Harmonics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Faced with a large and ever-expanding list of possible cycles to choose from, how does anyone find the right cycles to trade with? Here's a look at some of the different approaches to cycle analysis and what drives these types of cycles so you can hunt for those that best suit your needs...

  • Is Wall Street A Casino?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do stocks have a random characteristic similar to a roulette wheel, and can we gain a winning edge by trading equities? Here, we simulate Wall Street stocks on an artificial roulette wheel to find the answer...

  • Trading the Nonfarm Employment Report

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading the nonfarm employment report can be dangerous and result in a margin call if you are on the wrong side of the market. Here's a better way to take advantage of high volatility using binary options...

  • Using Ratios

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes adding a sprinkle of fundamental analysis to your toolkit doesn't hurt. Here are some ratios you could use to judiciously evaluate your trading decisions...

  • Interview: Denham Ward & Marge Sherald On Machines That Think

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How can the intelligence of machines help you in your trading? As it turns out, with the help of neural networks, you can use your software to mimic how you think. To help shed light on the subject, we picked the brains of two people who have the knowledge and expertise in applying neural networks to the financial markets...

  • Product review: ChartCon 2016

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...StockCharts.com broadcast its first virtual ChartCon conference from Napa Valley, CA on September 23-24, 2016. Almost 1,400 registrants from around the world tuned in via their computers, laptops, and phones. This was the fourth year for the ChartCon event, but previously, attendance was in person. This live-streamed event focused on technical analysis as well as provided an investment education to help attendees improve their skills and generate better results...

  • Mean-Reversion Swing Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This month, we take a look at a technique for entering a long position in a trend continuation following a pullback after a breakout...

  • How Much Can I Really Make From Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We trade because we want to make money, but how much can a trader realistically make per day, week, month, quarter, or year? Read on to find out what goal you should set...

  • 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: Increasing Profit Consistency...

  • 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: Using Stop Orders In Commodity Option Trading...

  • 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: 'Tis The Season To Buy Commodities...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Domenico D'Errico's article in this issue, "Pair Trading With A Twist." Here, we present the December 2016 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: FinTech Innovation: From Robo-Advisors To Goal-Based Investing And Gamification; Objectives And Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, And Engagement With OKRs; SAS Data Analytic Development: Dimensions Of Software Quality...

  • 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: Kaufman Efficiency Ratio...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We are approaching the end of another year, one that has been quite a roller-coaster ride. In the early part of the year, we thought perhaps there would indeed be a market crash but look-ing back at the chart of the S&P 500 index, you'll see that it hit a strong support level and retreated after that. What can we look forward to in 2017...

  • 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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