STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine. The Traders' Magazine

Article Archive For JAN2014

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option 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 for our Explore Your Options column, 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. This month: Dogs of the Dow strategy; dividend collection; and covered-call selling for risk management....

  • 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: Strangles....

  • 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....

  • Interview: Designing Systems With Mike Carr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Michael Carr, CMT, is an independent trader, researcher, and writer, with two books in publication. He has managed money professionally and is editor of the Market Technicians Association monthly newsletter. We spoke with Carr about the components that go into creating an automated trading system....

  • 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....

  • New Tricks With Old Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders are always looking for ways to refine their tools. Here, we'll reshape and redesign two familiar, classic indicators. The result is something new that could improve your ability to identify oversold buying opportunities....

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  • Outperform The Market With Sector ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a long-term strategy that is similar to the dogs of the Dow strategy, except that it uses Select Sector ETFs. Find out how this strategy can be used to outperform the S&P 500....

  • Predictive And Successful Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have you ever thought about how the high-to-low price swings increase as the time interval increases on a chart? This tends to create more noise and distorts indicators. Here are a couple of filters you can incorporate into your trading system to smooth data and remove indicator distortions....

  • Product review: FutureSource

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Professional energy, metals, and agricultural commodity traders require vast amounts of technical and fundamental data to make accurate market forecasts and to execute their desired trades with lightning speed, without having to rely on a hodgepodge of different technical charting platforms, seasonal data providers, weather forecasting services, and real-time commodity news sources. For this special breed of institutional commodity traders, hedgers, and speculators, all of the technical, seasonal, weather, fundamental, and newsfeeds that they require in order to get their jobs done with effect...

  • Product review: Prime Trade Select

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Prime Trade Select (PTS) is an add-on for version 12 of MetaStock that identifies high-probability trades. Its objective is to give you a list of stocks and/or ETFs to buy or short. The developer of PTS is Chuck Hughes, known for his trend-following and option-trading strategies....

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...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. This month: Order routing and rebates....

  • The Benefit Of Hindsight

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Find out how a hypothetical ideal trader who has the benefit of hindsight can help you make everyday trading decisions....

  • The Weekly Options, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...They were introduced in 2005 and have gained a strong following. How do you trade them? In this first of two parts, see how one trader uses these options....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section each month presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month, we present announcements from Market Taker Mentoring (MTM), FXstreet.com, Trading Technologies International (TT), and Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine....

  • Traders' Resource: Trading Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading systems can help take the subjective interpretation out of trading decisions by providing automated buy and sell signals based on preprogrammed rules. Here is a list of some commercially available trading systems....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John Ehlers' article in this issue, "Predictive And Successful Indicators." Here we present the January 2014 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various software...

  • What Are You Waiting For?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Patience and discipline -- two buzzwords in trading. But to be patient, you have to know what you are waiting for, and when you know what you're waiting for, it's easier to be disciplined. Here's how you can accomplish this feat....








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