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Article Archive For JAN2016

  • Decision Areas In Daytrading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's impossible to know when the market will suddenly turn and move in another direction. But there are tools you can apply to your charts to identify those probable turning points. Here's a simple technique any intraday trader can use...

  • Aliasing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Since you are likely using sampled data when trading, there is a chance that there could be some distortions in the data. Here's what you can do to avoid those distortions...

  • Bottom Fishing & The Ugly Double Bottom Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Profiting from bottom fishing is notoriously difficult, but this setup may help...

  • Trading Vs. Forecasting: What's The Difference?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading is about recognizing present opportunities where the risk-to-reward is favorable. Forecasting, on the other hand, is outcome dependent. Find out how you can use both and take advantage of those opportunities...

  • High-Volume Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this final article in a series we've been presenting on breakout trading strategies from this professional daytrader and educator, we look at the role that volume and price-action breakout patterns play in confirming entry signals...

  • Failing Successfully

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We're groomed to think of losses as a sign of failure, which is why trading is difficult. But experiencing losses is part of a trader's life and is something you have to accept. Here's how to approach the idea in a healthy way...

  • Interview: Developing Strategies With Kevin Davey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Kevin J. Davey is a professional trader and systems developer. He is the author of Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader's Journey From Data Mining To Monte Carlo Simulation To Live Trading. An aerospace engineer and MBA by background, Davey has been an independent trader for over 25 years. Although he has had a great deal of recent success, many of his early years of trading were met with failure. Bloodied but not defeated, Davey spent the next few years researching, reading, and otherwise devouring all he could about trading. That legwork paid off in a worldwide futures trad...

  • The Green Line

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Knowing when to exit a trade can work wonders for your trading returns. Here's one tool that can help you make that critical decision...

  • Product review: TC2000 Version 16

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Worden Brothers' new TC2000 Version 16 software was originally developed as a white-label trading platform for TC2000 Brokerage, Inc., the company's new affiliated online brokerage. When the finished product exceeded all of their expectations, brothers Chris and Peter Worden and their staff felt it only fair to release the software to the entire TC2000 family of users, whether they used TC2000 Brokerage or just continued to use the software for analysis...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Rob Friesen, president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. This month: Pair Trading: Look For Catalysts...

  • 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: Commodities: Can Prices Go To Zero?...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books on the markets. He can be found at www.tomgentile.com. This month: To Straddle Or Not To Straddle...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is James and John Rich's article in the November 2015 issue, "Simplify It". Here, we present the January 2016 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Trading Psychology 2.0: From Best Practices To Best Processes; The Trade Lifecycle: Behind The Scenes Of The Trading Process, second edition + website; Financial Risk Management: Applications In Market, Credit, Asset And Liability Management And Firmwide Risk; Financial Planning Competency Handbook, second edition...

  • 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. This month: In Memory Of Don Bright, Thanks For Your Magazine, Simplify It: Screening And Average Daily Volume, Simplify It: Moving Average Criteria, Money Flow Oscillator Code And Follow-On...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As we approach another year, it may be a good time to reflect on what you expect to accomplish in 2016. A good starting point may be to look at what goals you set for 2015 at the same time last year...

  • 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...







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