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Article Archive For JAN2010

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. - The Art Of Contrarian Trading - The Definitive Guide To Momentum Indicators - Finding Alpha - The Magnet Method Of Investing - Options Theory And Trading - Super Trader...

  • Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber John Wang received his bachelor's degree in chemical physics from University of Sciences and Technologies of China (Ustc), his master's degree in quantum chemistry from Zhongshan University (China), and his doctorate in physical chemistry from University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a senior scientist at a leading gas analyzer company in Silicon Valley for 10 years. He began trading futures in 1989 and remains an active trader today. A Commodity Trading Advisor (Cta) since 1995, Wang cofounded AbleSys in 1994, cr...

  • Crude Oil And Candlesticks by Gary S. Wagner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Crude Oil And Candlesticks by Gary S. Wagner The rise and fall of oil prices have a global effect on all aspects of the markets. Here we look at this historical price movement through the eyes of candle patterns. he underlying psychology of market sentiment is a complex structure. It is difficult to understand and more difficult to explain. Fundamental analysis can be best expressed through words, interpreting how new information might bring about change in market price, while technical analysis uses mathematics to explain price movement. All market analysts distill information from which t...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile I've often heard traders and analysts make statements along the lines of such and such move is being priced into a stock in front of a key event with regards to its options. What is this and how is it calculated? Great question, but it's not a "one size fits all" situation. What's being expressed is how option traders' collective actions can be fitted into a price estimate for the movement expected in the shares once the event driving the option premiums is announced. For instance, in front of Food and Drug Administration (Fda announcements, a typical s...

  • Futures For You by Carley Garner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Carley Garner WHAT SHOULD WE BE LOOKING FOR? The new year is the time in which many traders rethink their strategy and circumstances. What are some pointers on what we should be looking for in a futures and options broker? First, let me disclose that I have been a registered commodity broker for what will be six years in March 2010, so there is likely some bias to my opinion. Nonetheless, I have witnessed all aspects of the trading and brokerage business and believe I have some helpful comments to make in regards to this topic. Despite the fact that I make my living th...

Jay Kaeppel

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. GANN FAN Editor, Great magazine -- keep it up! There are lots of Gann-based traders out there, so some Gann articles a bit more often might be appreciated by Gann folks. Best regards. Deonarine Gopee Miami, FL CRASH COURSE FOR NOVICE TRADERS Editor, I always start reading your magazine the day it arrives in the mail. I have been trading futures and equities for the past three years. As I read the article "Crash Course For Novice Traders" by Donald Pendergast (Stocks & Commodities November 2009), I was thinking the title could as well have been,...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Predicting Market Data Using The Kalman Filter by R. Martinelli & N. Rhoads The Kalman filter is a two-stage algorithm that assumes there is a smooth trendline within the data that represents the true value of the market before being perturbed by market noise. Can this filter be used to forecast stock price movements? Figure 1 shows daily opens for one year (252 days) of Ford Motor Co. (F). According to modern financial engineering principles, market data such as this is considered to be Brownian motion, which means that the daily price changes form a white-noise process. White noise is a r...

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Q&A by Don Bright FROM DON: TRADERS' PERSONALITIES Recently, I was asked about new traders' success. So often people think about all the technical information available and fail to appreciate one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful trader: personality traits. Personality has a lot to do with new traders' ability to grasp and properly execute market mechanics. What seems so natural to many long-term traders seems alien to novices. We try to explain what makes stocks move, and we try to show by example. Even with all this, a lot boils down to (yes) the personality of tho...

  • The Search For Your Trading Style by Donald Pendergast

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Search For Your Trading Style by Donald Pendergast Here's a simple trading method you can apply if you trade with a longer-term outlook. I hope my recent article, "Crash Course For Novice Traders," caused you to reflect on the critical decisions that you'll need to make before pursuing an aggressive program of trading or investing. If you haven't read the article yet and you're struggling to stay afloat as a trader and/or investor, consider taking a few minutes now and read that article, as it may help you locate significant areas of deficiency in your overall trading plan. A PLAN WIT...

  • The Vortex Indicator by Etienne Botes and Douglas Siepman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Vortex Indicator by Etienne Botes and Douglas Siepman The search for a reliable technical indicator for trading a change in market direction seems to be a never-ending quest. Ideally, such an indicator should be on time; neither lagging the market nor too sensitive. The Vortex Indicator was developed as a new directional movement indicator, drawing inspiration in part from J. Welles Wilder's directional movement indicator. The result is a simple but effective indicator that can be used to develop intriguing trading ideas. After thoroughly researching technical tools, we concluded that t...

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  • Trading Forex, Technically by Koos van der Merwe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Forex, Technically by Koos van der Merwe In this, the second part of the series, we look at how to apply pure technical analysis to trade the forex markets. IN my last article, I explained how important it was to keep abreast of the news when trading the forex market. I explained how closely currencies are tied to interest rates, inflation, and the excessive printing of money, which can lead to inflation. I also discussed how the words of a president, prime minister, governor of a reserve bank, or any chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve can move a currency ev...

  • Websites For Traders: TheHighTowerReport.com by J. Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: TheHighTowerReport.com by J. Gopalakrishnan THEHIGHTOWERREPORT.COM The blog of parent site The Hightower Report (futures-research.com), an independent research firm, thehightowerreport.com is a comprehensive news site devoted to the commodity markets. Its editorial content is timely and well written, making it a great resource for anyone interested in the commodity markets. There is a diverse collection of featured stories, commentaries of different markets such as metals, energy, wheat, corn, soybeans, equities, bonds, and currencies. The content is a combination of t...

  • What's Your Trading Price? by Alexander Sabodin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What's Your Trading Price? by Alexander Sabodin The most important element of a trading system is managing risk. Here's how you can understand the risks of the forex market and other financial markets. Novice traders tend to think of trading as a unique opportunity to make a large amount of money. They slip on their rose-colored glasses and envision profits that will enable them to quit their current jobs, let them travel all over the world, and work only when they feel like it. Immersed in these rainbow thoughts, they open trading accounts, begin trading, and suddenly find themselves faced ...

Working Money: How I Won My Gold by Alexander Elder, MD

Working Money: Yield Curves by Brian Twomey








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