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Article Archive For JAN1984

  • An Introduction to Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) Technical Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, Ph. D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An Introduction to Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) Technical Analysis by Anthony W. Warren, PhD RESEARCH Preface to Maximum Entropy Articles A reasonable assumption concerning the motivation of subscribers to Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine might be that they are looking for practical methods to improve the 'bottom line' or profit of their trading activities. It should be stated and emphasized that this article is one of several planned articles leading to a conclusion which will indeed provide a practical tool intended to augment that 'bottom line '. The reader will ther...

  • GOLD SWINGS REVISITED by Jesse H. Thompson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...GOLD SWINGS REVISITED by Jesse H. Thompson Review In the March 83 issue of TA, in an article entitled ""Gold: Bull or Bear Market?"", a simple yet very effective trend tool, the swing chart, was used to analyze the greater trend of gold. The monthly swing chart for June Comex Gold was in the position indicated (right). In the article it was noted that the ""failure of the June contract to break the previous swing high (527) is indicative of weakness."" Essentially, the turning down from the second or double-top at 528 established a distribution area at the 527-528 level. From this chart it w...

In This Issue.

  • Letters to Technical Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters to Technical Analysis This column is our means of communicating with our subscribers and serves as an outlet for questions and answers. Please feel free to write about anything that you would like to know more (or less) about or pass along to the rest of us. We all run across trading techniques, services and products that have proven to be useful to some degree under different market conditions. Without a constant source of new ideas and subject matter coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. Each issue is designed to hold at least one idea or clarify one subject that c...

  • Limited Risk - High Leverage Potential by Richard J. Maturi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Limited Risk - High Leverage Potential by Richard J. Maturi Interested in an investment opportunity with known limited risk and high leverage profit potential? Then silver options may be right for you. Many investors shy away from gold and silver investment vehicles for fear of margin calls and forced liquidations, and others consider options too complicated to understand. But both fears are unfounded when dealing with options. An option is a contractual obligation of the grantor (the one offering the option) which gives the option purchaser the right, though not the obligation, to buy from ...

  • WHY I BECAME A JUNKMAN by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...WHY I BECAME A JUNKMAN by Bill Dunbar IN THE BEGINNING My wife hurled the folder into the air, scattering it all over the family room. ""Take your damn stocks!"" she screamed. ""I'll never look at another one again!"" Promises, promises. I stomped out of the room and slammed the door almost before she started picking up the pieces. That wasn't our first fight over the stock market nor our last, but their violence subsided from then on because we decided at that point to settle out of court with a ""financial divorce,"" dividing up the various issues as if we were picking players for a bas...

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