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Article Archive For FEB2014

  • Degree Of Complexity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When designing trading systems, it's easy to keep adding parameters or filters. But does the system perform better when it's more complex? Here's how you can keep your system efficient and only add more when it's necessary....

  • Developing Your Mind To Trade Profitably

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You may not give much thought to self-discovery, but it plays a role in trading, especially when it comes to managing uncertainty. Find out how....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option 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 for our Explore Your Options column, 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. This month: crude oil investments....

  • Flatliners Breaking Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We can't predict the future, but we can get telltale information from charts. Here's one possible setup that gives you an idea about price direction....

  • 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: part 2 of the discussion on buying option strangles....

  • 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....

  • Learning The Ropes With Stan Freifeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stan Freifeld traded options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange for his own account from 1994-2001. He was a market maker for options on several popular equities. As managing director of McMillan Analysis Corporate Services Division, he now teaches option trading and risk management. We spoke with him on December 6, 2013 about the trading floor, the greek variables, implied volatility, and how he approaches option trading today....

  • 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....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor....

  • Product review: Group Power

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Technical analysis website providing relative strength-based analysis...

  • Product review: Phantom Trader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Real-time charting, analysis, and commentary service...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...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. This month: The Volcker Rule and the cost to carry positions....

  • Small Range, Big Profits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Small-range bars are your friends. They're talking to you. Listen to them....

  • Static Option Income Strategies: Do They Work?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you're trading options, you've probably heard of static option income strategies. They promise low but almost riskless profits every month by selling premiums in up, down, or sideways markets, and you don't have to make any predictions about the direction or the volatility (implied or actual) of the underlying. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Here's what you need to be aware of before you start trading them....

  • The Weekly Options, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month in part 1, we tracked the growth in weekly options and presented one trader's success story trading AAPL iron butterflies. Here, we look at three more ways to trade weeklys....

  • 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, we present announcements from OANDA/FinGraphs and Option Workbench/Tradier Brokerage....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Oscar Cagigas's article in this issue, "The Degree Of Complexity." Here we present the February 2014 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various software...








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