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Article Archive For FEB2018

  • Weekly & Daily Percentage Price Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Modifying a traditional indicator can make you look at a chart differently. You can compare indexes, look at price movements during extended periods of time, and make trading decisions based on your observations...

  • Profit-Taking And Resets Part 2: Short-Term Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trends can be useful for longer-term trades but what about short-term trades? Do they work just as well? Here's a look at a trading system that can be applied successfully to shorter-term trends...

  • Capitalizing On Sector Rotation Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders can always learn something from investors and vice versa. Typically, investors put more weight into outperforming sectors. But is that the best way? Let's find out...

  • What's The Fib Pinball?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you pull the lever in pinball, the ball caroms between the game's bumpers, like stock market prices zigzagging within price channels and meeting resistance at Fibonacci levels. Here's a look at how market sentiment, Elliott wave analysis, and Fibonacci ratios were used to successfully forecast the post-election markets...

  • A Simple Approach To Gap Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Anyone who has looked at a price chart knows that gaps occur. But all gaps aren't the same. Here's a look at the characteristics of four and how you can trade them...

  • Interview: Trading Systems With Michael Bryant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With advanced degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science, working in the aerospace industry in the field of spacecraft design, and then in academia in the departments of ophthalmology and mechanical engineering, Michael Bryant found the markets a fascinating distraction. He gravitated toward trading futures and with his background it's no surprise he went on to developing trading systems and then to developing software for traders. Bryant is the owner of Adaptrade Software, which develops products that are easily accessible to retail and professional traders. STOCKS & COMMODITIES E...

  • Quick-Scan: XTF.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...ETF growth has been remarkable since the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) introduction on January 22, 1993. Since then, the number of domestic ETFs has increased to 2,097, valued at $3.28 billion, offered by 119 fund sponsors and listed on four exchanges, according to XTF.com. Year to date (as of November 6, 2017), there have been 206 new funds launched with 125 delistings, with a net increase of $730.9 billion in net assets...

  • Your Intuition's Role In Trading Decisions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We've all been taught that sometimes you must trust your instincts, but should you let your portfolio be guided by your intuition? Find out what the intersection of behavioral finance and evolutionary psychology has to say about it...

  • Price Action And Volume Correlations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market always brings us something we can at least eke out a little profit from, but we often miss those signals. This is why it's necessary for traders to continuously search for opportunities, whether it be patterns that keep repeating themselves, pattern breakouts, or a pattern that's your best secret. Here's one pattern that can help you identify breakout opportunities...

  • 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: While You Were Sleeping...

  • 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: Seasonal Pattern Trading Plays...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: Implied Volatility: Is That Option Cheap Or Expensive...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Vitali Apirine's article in this issue, "Weekly & Daily Percentage Price Oscillator." Here, we present the February 2018 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Conquering The Seven Faces Of Risk: Automated Momentum Strategies That Avoid Bear Markets Empower Fearless Retirement Planning; Trading With Ichimoku: A Practical Guide To Low-Risk Ichimoku Strategies; Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice...

  • 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: Weekly & Daily MACD; More; Three Wishes...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The 2008 financial crisis left a bad taste of the overall banking system. Consumers depend on the banking system to support their financial needs but after the financial crisis, most people no longer trust the banks...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: Chartpattern Seminar, April 21; Bitcoin Futures Launch At CME; Bitcoin Futures Launch At CBOE; Tradestation To Support Trading Of CBOE's Bitcoin Futures...

  • 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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