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Article Archive For FEB2002

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. ? Bollinger On Bollinger Bands by John Bollinger ? Technical Analysis Of Stock Trends by Robert D. Edwards and John Magee with W.H.C. Bassetti ? Bear Market Game Plan: Strategies For Success In Choppy Markets by Ross Jardine ? Exchange Traded Funds And EMini Stock Index Futures by David Lerman ? Investing For Cowards: Proven Stock Strategies For Anyone Afraid Of The Market by Fred Siegel ? Profiting In Bull Or Bear Markets by George Dagnino, Ph.D. ? Conquering Investment Risk In The Wall Street Garden Of Eden by Marvin M. Cohen, Ph.D....

  • Candlesticks Vs. Bar Charts by Rudy Teseo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Candlesticks Vs. Bar Charts by Rudy Teseo When you look at your charts, do you understand everything they're telling you? Most books and articles on candlestick charting point out that any patterns occurring in bar charts (cup with handle, head and shoulder, triangle, and so forth) are also identifiable in candlestick charts. The reverse is also true: Any pattern that can be identified in candlestick charts can be seen in bar charts (Figure 1). However, traditional technical analysis references do not illustrate nor explain candlestick patterns, although they go into great detail on bar patt...

  • Donchian Breakouts by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Donchian Breakouts by David Penn Buy strength and sell weakness with this simple yet effective breakout trading strategy. There may be as many different forms of the Donchian breakout as there are moving average crossover or pattern recognition strategies. This is not without good reason. As the authors of The Ultimate Trading Guide note, "Traders are always excited about leading-edge technology, but inevitably fall back on the classical approaches." Donchian breakout?oriented systems, in which trades are initiated when current prices exceed the high or low price of a given period, are chie...

Identifying Patterns by Dennis D. Peterson

  • Interview: Options Volatility With Lawrence McMillan by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Options Volatility With Lawrence McMillan by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Lawrence McMillan's interest in the options business started in 1973, when the first listed option started trading. He has written two best-selling books on options, including the classic Options As A Strategic Investment, and both books are recognized as essential resources for any serious options trader's library. As president of McMillan Analysis Corp., Larry McMillan pens the "Daily Volume Alerts" newsletter and edits and publishes "The Option Strategist," a derivative products newsletter covering equity, ind...

  • Leading Price Patterns by Christopher Narcouzi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Leading Price Patterns by Christopher Narcouzi Cut your losses and increase your profits dramatically by using these techniques. Oscillators provide buy and sell signals, but sometimes they can get you in late or get you out late. Signals generated by price can get you in and out earlier -- a win?win situation. Here's how it works. INSIDE DAYS In Introduction To Technical Analysis, Martin Pring defines an inside day as a two-day pattern with the first day consisting of a fairly sharp rally and the second day's trading range completely encompassed by the first. This indicates buyers have run...

  • Letters to S&C

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...INDICATOR FOR AGRICOMMODITIES Editor, Can you help me determine the right indicator to use on the CBOT corn, beans, meal, and wheat markets? - MOHAMED ELSHAMY, via e-mail There really is no "right" indicator to use on the grain markets. However, grains are seasonal, and we have published articles discussing strategies for trading seasonals. Try using the search engine at our website, Traders.com, to search for articles on seasonals. You could also try visiting the Chicago Board of Trade's website at CBOT.com for ideas on this topic.--Editor...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Optimizing Portfolios Using Value At Risk by Luis Ballesca-Loyo

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading, an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions....

  • Step Up To Trade At The NYMEX by Victoria Woolley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Step Up To Trade At The NYMEX by Victoria Woolley How do you get to be a floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange? Like Broadway, it's practice, practice, practice. Ever wonder what the training process is for new options traders, how their personal trading strategies evolve, and what the differences are between the various broker?traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the world's largest commodity futures exchange? I spoke with some traders from the NYMEX last summer. We talked about the different types of broker?traders, what "trader boot camp" is, and what systems a...

  • The Instantaneous Trendline by John F. Ehlers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Instantaneous Trendline by John F. Ehlers, Ph.D. Is it possible to have an instantaneous trendline? To say that a trendline is "instantaneous" may be presumptuous, but because you can compute a continuous trendline with modern technology and thus assess the action in the markets, the term is somewhat appropriate. A market can be in two modes -- a trend mode and a cycle mode. That means you can describe the general market as a combination of the two. If you apply a simple moving average (SMA) over the period of a dominant cycle, the dominant cycle component can be completely eliminated....

The Stochastic Oscillator by Amy Wu

Traders' Resource: Trading Systems

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. NEUROSHELL TRADER: INSTANTANEOUS TRENDLINE The instantaneous trendline described by John Ehlers in his article in this issue can be easily implemented in NeuroShell Trader by using NeuroShell Trader's ability to call external code segments written in traditional languages such as Basic, C, C++, and Pascal. We've created the Ehlers instantaneous trendline in a chart (Figure 1) and you can download a compiled, working version from the NeuroShell Trader free technical support website. After installing the custom indicator, you can insert it in new char...

  • Websites For Traders: DerivativesModels.com and CME.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: DerivativesModels.com and CME.com by J. Gopalakrishnan DERIVATIVESMODELS.COM When it comes to derivatives, one topic that frequently pops up is models. This includes terminology such as Black- Scholes, binomial, trinomial, geometric, arithmetic, Monte Carlo -- and it's enough to scare anybody away from the world of derivatives. But derivativesmodels. com has reduced the learning curve. A glance at the homepage, and you will realize how many different derivatives models exist. They are divided into categories -- equity, interest rate, and credit derivates. Numerous models ...

  • Websites For Traders: Marketsim.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Marketsim.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan MARKETSIM.COM Readers have expressed an interest in websites that simulate trading. Fortunately, I've stumbled upon one that seems to focus on just that. Although you can see everything the site has to offer without registering, your options increase if you become a subscriber ($8.95 per month). The site is not a trading game, which some simulated trading sites are. Instead, it attempts to create a realistic stocktrading environment. The homepage is well laid out and you can access just about everything from there. Before starti...

  • When Should You Sell That Stock? by Michael B. Patterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Should You Sell That Stock? by Michael B. Patterson It's one of the toughest and loneliest decisions for an investor to make. When it comes to buying a stock, there's no shortage of advice, both useful and otherwise. Virtually every investment magazine, newsletter, or financial news program offers tips, opinions, analysis, and a variety of hot stocks you should buy immediately. But when it comes to the sell decision, there is little useful advice to be found. Buy and hold has been the prevailing strategy for the small investor, and that has worked well in recent years -- in a forgiving ...







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