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Article Archive For JAN2007

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (100): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Candlestick And Pivot Point Trading Triggers (353 pages, $80 hardcover, 2007, ISBN 0-471-98022-6) by John L. Person, published by John Wiley & Sons. To truly excel in the markets, you need a method that will allow you to identify market moves and strategies that will allow you to make the most of those moves. In his 30 years in the trading business, the author refined his trading skills and, using candlestick formations with pivot points, developed a methodology that will help you make smarter trades with less...

  • Developing Discipline With Daily Debriefing by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (50-53): Developing Discipline With Daily Debriefing by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. It is easy to design a system that will produce annual returns of 100% or more. Trading the system so you will get those returns is not so easy. Here's why it's easy to develop such a system, why it's so difficult to get those returns, and how to fix the problem. IN TERMS OF R-MULTIPLES First, let's start thinking about your trading results in terms of multiples of your initial risk (Rmultiples for short). A key of trading success is that you must have a predetermined exit before you ent...

  • Directional To Delta Neutral by Chris Tyler

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (58-64): Directional To Delta Neutral by Chris Tyler Staying alert to new opportunities and changing market conditions means you have to adjust your positions. Here's how. A Wall Street adage says winners take care of themselves. The reality, however, is that "winners" are traders who manage all of their trades in a disciplined manner. Seasoned traders remain successful by staying alert to fresh opportunities and changing market conditions, whether that means keeping losses small or adjusting a winning trade into a smarter position. By adhering to this discipline...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (65): 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. EXPIRATION QUESTION What happens if I hold my put option until expiration and forget to close it out? Is the...

For The US Dollar, New Climate, Same Weakness by Darrell Jobman

Forex Focus by Grace Cheng

  • Fourier Transform For Traders by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (24-34): Fourier Transform For Traders by John F. Ehlers When market conditions are variable, adapting to them becomes a challenge. Here's how you can use a dominant cycle to tune the relevant indicators so you don't have to drive through the fog. It is intrinsically wrong to use a 14-bar relative strength index (RSI), a nine-bar stochastic, a 5/25 double moving average crossover, or any other fixed-length indicator when the market conditions are variable. It's like driving on a curving mountain road in a fog bank with your cruise control locked -- and you've desp...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (74): 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. STOP BEFORE THE RED Q: How important are stop orders in futures trading? A: Most successful traders agree that good r...

  • Interview: Larry Levin Has Those Traders' Secrets by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (66-72): Interview: Larry Levin Has Those Traders' Secrets by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Larry Levin is the president of Secrets of Traders, a commodity trading educational firm dedicated to helping traders succeed in the futures markets. He trades the Standard & Poor's 500 on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and has been in and around the S&P 500 futures pit since 1989, where he started as a runner for Lind-Waldock. Levin moved up through the ranks from runner to phone clerk to desk manager of the S&P desk and began to trade for his own acc...

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (10-15): 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. THE SCIENTIFIC WORK OF LUNA B. LEOPOLD Editor, Curious readers may be interested in the article "Up A Lazy River" by Brian Hayes in the N...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (3): 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. HEDGING THE MARKET I was reading about taking opposite positions at the same time and referring to that as hedging. Wouldn't that be the same as not being in the marke...

Traders' Resource: Trading Systems by Technical Analysis, Inc.

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (76-79, 90-94): 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. Editor's note: Most of this month's Traders' Tips are based on John Ehlers' article in this issue, "Fourier Transform For Traders." Code written in EasyLanguage for TradeStation is provided by the author in the article's sidebar titled "Transformed DFT EasyLanguage code." Additional code is provided for T...

  • Trading Systems Defined by Martha Stokes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (16-22): Trading Systems Defined by Martha Stokes What is your trading style? Here's an overview of different types of trading systems that can be applied to different markets. To succeed as a trader, you must understand how the market works. This begins with a foundation of core market knowledge, as can be seen in Figure 1. The next level is trading styles, followed by trading systems, and then, at the top, the implementation of trading strategies. One of the least-understood aspects of this formation is the trading systems level, second from the top. Without a...

Working Money: Trading DI+/- by David Penn

Working Money: What's In A Trend? by David Penn







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