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Article Archive For FEB2015

  • Kiss & Touch With The Modified True Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What is the probability of an underlying reaching a certain price prior to expiration? Find out using this new indicator....

  • Candlesticks, Condensed

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...They're the life of the party-simple, elegant, and they add so much value. Here's how you can turn each candle bar into a set of three numbers so you can identify patterns and determine the strength of their predictive power....

  • Trading Forex: More On Charting

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the fourth part of this six-part series, we'll look at some of the more common chart patterns, moving averages, indicators, and Elliott wave theory....

  • Interview: The Sell Side With James Cordier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...James Cordier is the founder of OptionSellers.com, an investment firm specializing exclusively in selling options. He is the author of The Complete Guide To Option Selling, which was recently published in its third edition. Cordier's market commentaries are regularly featured in the financial media. We spoke with him about the nuts & bolts of being on the sell side of trading options....

  • Rebuilding Skews

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this second of a two-part series, find out how constantly calibrating a skew model will result in a more timely and accurate volatility curve....

  • Fine-Tuning Your Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this second of a two-part series on managing risk, we look at how to overcome the disadvantages of diversification....

  • Does Technical Analysis Work?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, it can work, but it depends on how well you understand it and how you use it....

  • Product review: OptionStrategist.com (Part 1)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Service offering advisories, analysis tools, and educational materials...

  • Quick-Scan: Reaction Point Timing Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Reaction Point Timing Indicators is a predictive indicator for time & price projections....

  • 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. This month: the if-then statement in different scenarios, which expands on last month's discussion focused on single-stock trading and pair or hedged positions....

  • 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: the CFTC's new margin rules for FCMs (futures commission merchants) and the effect on the industry....

  • 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 in the column: Ideas for trading options on crude oil....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Dave Cline's article in this issue, "Candlesticks, Condensed". Here we present the February 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • 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: flags & pennants; Traders' Tips....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you look at the financial markets from a broad perspective, generally speaking, they tend to continue moving up. Along the way they encounter mishaps, which poses an obstacle for their growth; they stall, break people's hearts, but then continue moving up....

  • 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: the Market Technician Association's 2015 symposium; Quantopian algorithmic trading platform; ConsistentOptionsIncome.com's SmartLevels course; Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd. trading models; Nadex (North American Derivatives Exchange) binary option contracts on bitcoins; and the Stocks & Commodities magazine Readers' Choice Awards (RCA)....

  • 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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