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Article Archive For FEB2020

  • Reflex: A New Zero-Lag Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For indicators to be useful, the indications they produce can't arrive too late. Toward that all-important goal, here we introduce a new indicator plus a variation on that indicator that you will want to add to your charts...

  • Using Scaling Laws For The Development Of FX Trading Models

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can the fractal properties of financial time data be used to develop effective trading models? Here's a look at using scaling laws, which describe fractal behavior, for the development of trading models for forex...

  • A Spreadsheet For A Trend-Following Approach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a template for a spreadsheet that anyone can use to set up a simple trend-following system...

  • A Nondirectional Trading Strategy For Cryptocurrencies, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Crypto markets can move faster and more predictably than other markets, so these markets are attractive to traders. Here is a trading strategy you can use whether the cryptocurrency being traded is falling or rising. Here in part 1, the focus is bitcoin...

  • How To Describe Corrections In The US Equity Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Even when you assign a fairly concrete definition to the term "correction" or "bear market", it's still not easy to know at what point one began. Here is one proposed solu...

  • The Sentiment Dimension

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You can use market sentiment readings to help locate turns in the market. Here are some to pay attention to...

  • Interview: A Minute With Michele "Mish" Schneider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With more than 30 years of commodity trading experience, Michele "Mish" Schneider is the director of education & trading research for MarketGauge.com, where she is a market analyst, writer, and producer of daily market analysis in "Mish's Daily". She also serves as a developer and trading mentor in several of MarketGauge's trading serv...

  • Fossil Fuels Vs. Clean Energy: Time To Shift Your Money?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There's a lot of talk these days of "clean energy" companies as revenues slowly begin to rise in this sector. Want to get in on this upcoming arena? Here's a look at some of the newer technologies and how returns are stacking up against more traditionally based compani...

  • Position Sizing Basics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you giving enough consideration to this very important part of the trading equation?...

  • Swing Trading MACD Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After sustained selling, you may be interested in purchasing shares of a stock that is starting to pivot back to the upside. Here is a signal you can use to help time that...

  • Algo Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have a question about system or algo trading? Kevin J. Davey is a full-time trader, and has over 25 years of system trading experience. Send your questions or topic suggestions to Kevin Davey at kdavey@kjtradingsystems.com. Selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: Difference Between Using Algos For Stocks Vs. Futures?...

  • 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: Is Paper Trading Effective?...

  • 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: Credit Spreads: When To Use Them?...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John F. Ehlers' article in this issue, "Reflex: A New Zero-Lag Indicator." Here, we present the February 2020 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: Patient Capital: The Challenge & Promises Of Long-Term Investing; Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral And Drive Major Economic Events; The Ultimate ETF Guidebook: A Comprehensive Guide To The World Of Exchange-Traded Funds--Including The Latest Innovations And Ideas For ETF Portfolios...

  • 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: Exponential Deviation; Errata: Gold Momentum Strategy...

  • 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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