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Article Archive For FEB2006

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (92): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. The Almanac Investor: Profit From Market History And Seasonal Trends (525 pages, $39.95 softcover, 2005, ISBN 0-471-65405-1) by Jeffrey A. Hirsch and J. Taylor Brown, published by John Wiley & Sons. The key to investment success is accurate financial research, which depends on your ability to quickly access and analyze data. Combining this book and its online research platform can help you do just that. This book reveals valuable data and practical indicators needed to understand and profit from recognizing marke...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (71): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. DELTA & VOLATILITY IN COLLAR TRADES I am a subscriber to S&C, and have traded stocks for several years. Howe...

  • Forex Focus by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (10-12): Forex Focus by Matt Blackman Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. Is inflation a threat? Find the answer by ...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (81): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. NYMEX STUCK ON OPEN OUTCRY Gold is trading around 25-year highs. Crude oil continues to hover over $60 per barrel. Nat...

  • Identifying The Cup (With Or Without The Handle) by Giorgos Siligardos, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (36-42): Identifying The Cup (With Or Without The Handle) by Giorgos Siligardos, Ph.D. Here's a mechanical identification formula for the rounding bottom, one of the most rewarding formations for traders. The rounding bottom? (also known as the cup) is one of the basic and most-familiar bullish charting formations. In this article I will present a simple yet powerful and flexible algorithm to identify cups that can be implemented in almost all technical analysis software and in all time frames. The typical cup formation can be seen in Figure 1. The price decline...

  • Interview: David S. Nasser by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (60-67, 80): Interview: David S. Nasser by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan David S. Nassar is many things: He is the founder and CEO of MarketWise Securities and MarketWise.com, a 20-year veteran trader, a New York Times best-selling author, and a columnist for MarketWatch.com, among other achievements. Nassar is a highly sought-after speaker for trading forums worldwide and has spoken before audiences ranging from Massachusetts Institute of Technology students and faculty to the US government. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed Nassar via te...

Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (19): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http:// Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. FILLED ORDER SPLITS How do specialists determine the split on orders being filled? How many shares does each get, and does it depend on how the specialist feels that...

  • Seasonal Patterns In The Markets by Robert Steelman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (72-77): Seasonal Patterns In The Markets by Robert Steelman We are creatures of habit, and that affects how we approach the markets. There are many popular beliefs about how to make money in the financial markets, some popular and some not. Here's a trading method that, though it ranks low in popularity, produces results that you can't ignore. By the end of this article, you will have a glimpse into the method and even have a concrete trading plan of how to follow it. All you need is one tool, something anyone could pick up anywhere, and it costs only a few doll...

  • Sell Using Stops by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (28-32): Sell Using Stops by Thomas Bulkowski The use of stops separates the professional trader from the amateur investor. It doesn't matter what price you paid for a stock. What matters most is what you sell it for. Do you spend more time researching a buy candidate than you do a sell candidate? That's not necessarily a bad thing. I know I've turned on my computer only to discover, "Hey! I sold a stock!" The easiest way to sell a stock is to use a stop. It's painless. Once the stop is in place, it's almost worryfree. It'll do its job regardless of whether your...

The Self-Adjusting RSI by David Sepiashvili

  • The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (68-70): The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries Tired of finding systems that worked well in the past but are deficient in predicting the future? Back when I was a novice system developer, I would get excited by every marble-smooth equity curve I stumbled upon. Incredible backtest results in hand, I would start trading those systems with real money, only to find they were big losers in real-time. What happened? What happened is that the systems I was finding, while excellent at predicting the past, were deficient when it came predicting the future. This...

  • Traders' Resource: Exchanges by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (88-89): Traders' Resource: Exchanges by Technical Analysis, Inc. With the explosion of exchanges around the world and the increasing poaching of products between exchanges, traders should be aware of all the places where trading opportunities occur. No longer bound by national borders or even physical locations, exchanges can be no more than a box in the corner of an office. Differentiation comes in the form of product, volume, speed, pricing, and investor protections. Look for an exchange with extensive trade documentation so that disputes can be resolved quick...

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (82-87, 97): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here is this month's selection of Traders' Tips, contributed by various developers of technical analysis software, all to help readers more easily implement some of the strategies presented in this issue. David Sepiashvili's article, "The Self-Adjusting RSI," presents a technique to adjust the traditional RSI overbought and oversold thresholds so as to ensure that 70?80% of RSI values lie between the two thresholds. Code for this technique is provided for TradeSation, MetaStock, Wealth-Lab, AmiBroker, eSigna...

  • Websites For Traders: Tom Brown's Bankstocks.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (96-97): Websites For Traders: Tom Brown's Bankstocks.com by David Penn I first began paying attention to bank stocks as a group after doing an interview with Cassandra Tororian, the former sell-side bank stock analyst who founded Financialmuse.com, an online bank, brokerage, and financial resource designed especially for women. As Tororian said in that interview back in March 2001 about bank stocks: The funny part was, when you go through business school they teach you how to read the balance sheets and income statements of companies. But banks? Banks are total...

Working Money: BOSO by David Penn

Working Money: Customized Portfolio Diversification by Robert Lewis and Rena Gelb

Working Money: Gann Can Cycle by Aaron Lynch

Working Money: Hurricaneomics: Weathering Today's Financial Storm by Darrell Jobman








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