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Article Archive For JAN2017

  • Use Seasonality To Optimize Algorithmic Strategies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's not uncommon for markets to trend based on seasonal patterns. So when your system doesn't seem to be giving you the returns you were hoping for, it may help to turn to seasonality analysis to try and optimize your trading system...

  • 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: Commodity Options Buying...

  • The Anatomy Of A Brexit Appointment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A trade occurs every day, hour, and minute. However, it's not very often that you get to trade by appointment. Here, we look at the entry, management, and target of a Brexit trade...

  • Be Your Own Hedge Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Think being your own hedge fund is out of reach? Maybe it's time to rethink it. It could be a lot simpler than you expected...

  • Ichimoku Charts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Some indicators may appear to be more complicated than they really are. Here, we dissect ichimoku charts and take the mystery out of them...

  • Earnings - Will Performance 'Trump' Fundamentals?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You often base your trades on opinions, and those opinions can be wrong. What's the best way to hedge your positions for those times when you could be wrong? Here's one way...

  • Interview: The Brains Behind A Trading System: Denis Globa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The thought of developing a trading system can overwhelm you with words like backtesting, optimization, curve fitting, and performance results whirling through your head. But anyone who has gone through the learning process and has successfully applied their own systems to their trading will tell you it's a journey well worth the effort. Denis Globa, founder and CEO of MultiCharts and TradingView, fits this bill. With over 15 years' experience trading various asset classes, he founded MultiCharts, a trading platform for charting, system development, and trade execution, and TradingView, an onl...

  • ETF Sector Investing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the author of Buy-Don't Hold: Investing With ETFs Using Relative Strength To Increase Returns With Less Risk; and All About Market Timing, as well as Day Trading On The Edge. His website is www.buydonthold.com, where he writes a weekly blog. To submit topics for future columns, reach him at lesmasonson@yahoo.com...

  • What Now For Banks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Donald Trump won the US Presidential election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average immediately rose to a new high, against all predictions. As we search for investing opportunities in this new order, how attractive are the banking stocks? We'll take a look at a few of them...

  • How Feelings Influence Your Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading is emotionally demanding. Our feelings dictate our actions and without our being aware of it, tend to make us trade irrationally. The first step in battling emotions is to be aware of them...

  • Mean-Reversion Daytrading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month, this professional trader discussed swing trading mean-reversion pivot entries. This month, he continues on the same topic but this time for daytrading...

  • 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: New Year, New Presidential Term, New Approaches...

  • 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: New Year's Resolutions for Options Traders...

  • Website review: Barchart.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Barchart.com got a facelift. It looks more modern, is more intuitive, and easier to navigate. It still has its rich feature set that its subscribers have known to appreciate. The contents of the site could help in your trading whether you're a stock, options, forex, or futures trader. Here's how...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Ken Calhoun's article in the December 2016 issue, "Mean-Reversion Swing Trading." Here, we present the January 2017 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Foundations Of Trading: Developing Profitable Trading Systems Using Scientific Techniques; and The Volatility Smile...

  • 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: Vertical Runup, Note From A Book Author And Reader, Waves And Profit-Taking, and Which Trend Indicator Wins...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We've been through the debates, campaigns, pre-election coverage, and what did we end up with? An election result that was different from what was expected. That puts all the speculation and predictions in perspective nicely...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: NinjaTrader 8 released...

  • 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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