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Article Archive For JAN2006

  • A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (72-75, 84): A Blueprint For Your Trading by Vadym Graifer The active management of a trading account should be treated as a business and requires a complete trading plan. Here's how to build one. A trading plan is often described as a document with setups that a trader intends to trade and details of entry and exit. In best-case scenarios, rules of money management are added, instructing a trader on how to act during a trade. While such a plan is better than a haphazard approach, it is not nearly enough for a beginning trader who needs to build an entire trading...

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  • Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (18-26): Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth Does the thought of developing custom indicators intimidate you? It doesn't have to. Here's a stepby- step look at the process. Custom indicators can give you a perspective on market conditions that you can't get yet by simply reading a price chart. Custom indicators allow you to quickly check the validity of trading ideas specifically in the way you want to, and they can be an important visual tool to assist in everyday trading. Developing custom indicators doesn't have to be rocket science, even for trade...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (63): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options 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, 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. ASSIGNMENT ON CALENDAR SPREADS I was wondering if there is any possibility that an in-the-money short side o...

  • Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (12-16): Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. Down under may be over the top. If you do...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (54): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question 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. Jeffrey Owen Katz is a professional trader and consultant specializing in predictive modeling and forecasting. He is pr...

Interview: Jeffrey Owen Katz by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (10-11): Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. 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. Is there something you would like to know more (or less) about? Tell us about it. Without a source of new ideas and subjects coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. Editor, Had Neil Jon Harrington contacted me prior to writing his article ("The Link Between Bollinger Bands And The Commodity Channel ind...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (44): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED 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 will appear in a future issue of S&C. INTEREST RATES & STOCK SALES With interest rates on the rise again, I am concerned about how brokerage fees affect traders. My firm already charges a hefty fee for de...

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  • Swiss Army Knife Indicator by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (28-31, 50-53): Swiss Army Knife Indicator by John F. Ehlers You've probably never heard of this indicator, but it has all the common functions such as smoothing and momentum generation. Find out why it's going to be your new best friend. This indicator does some unusual things, such as band-stop and band reject filtering. Once you program this indicator into your trading platform, you can perform virtually any technical analysis technique with it. This unique general indicator results from general digital signal processing (DSP) concepts for discrete signal netw...

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  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (76-84): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here is this month's selection of Traders' Tips, contributed by various developers of technical analysis software, all to help readers more easily implement some of the strategies presented in this issue. John Ehlers' article in this issue, "Swiss Army Knife Indicator,"" presents a generalized filtering algorithm capable of creating simple averages, exponential averages, and momentum measurements. Late in the article, Ehlers suggests creating a MACD-style indicator from two-band pass filters. The code for this i...

  • Trading Flat Base Breakouts by Bill Pritchard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (46-49): Trading Flat Base Breakouts by Bill Pritchard Here's a look at a simple stock-trading strategy that combines fundamentals and technicals. The flat base breakout pattern (FBB) is a stock market classic, a time-tested, proven winner. Of all the various patterns, nothing more clearly communicates sudden buying activity than the FBB. A trader who enters a position based on an FBB pattern will likely see profits within a very short time frame. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in the stock market, and this pattern is no exception. However, by profiling p...

  • Websites For Traders: SafeHaven.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (32-33): Websites For Traders: SafeHaven.com by David Penn SAFEHAVEN.COM In a world only recently removed from cast-in-stone expectations of double-digit returns on invested income, the idea of a website dedicated to the "preservation of capital" must sound as exciting as watching grass grow. After all, with three decades' worth of inflation--of both the physical kind and the asset kind--you are more likely to hear "preservation" in the context of wildlife wetlands than in the context of sound (to say nothing of shrewd) financial planning. But as an increasing numb...

Working Money: Trading With Trendlines by David Penn

Working Money: Using Intermarket Analysis With Exchange Traded Funds by M. Blackman








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