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Article Archive For JAN2020

  • Spying On The SPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Most of the signals that traders rely on for the equities market are derived from the equities market itself (such as price, patterns, volume, and breadth indicators). But there's another dimension you can use. Get an independent window into the stock market by finding out what another asset class--the influential bond market--is telling us about it...

  • Seeking Long-Term Growth With The Power Zone/Dead Zone Approach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's an investing approach that seeks to take advantage of seasonality in the stock market...

  • An 8-Day Pattern For Short-Term Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here is a continuation pattern that could help swing traders capture some gains in stocks or ETFs that are trending...

  • Water ETFs: Go With The Flow Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Water is a lifesaver around the world and will always be an essential and critical element of our lives and the planet's survival. Some investors may wish to consider adding a small position of one of these ETFs to their portfolio Since two of these ETFs (CGW and FIW) have outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 12.5 years, they may have a place in an investor's portfolio...

  • Studying ETFs Online With R

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here is an example of using an open-source language, R, to code indicators, which the authors then used to create their own app that can compare ETFs. Here is how they did it...

  • Interview: A Discussion with Robert W. Colby, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Robert W. Colby, CMT, has 50 years of professional experience in research, trading, and portfolio management at several large Wall Street firms. Colby is the author of The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators, which is a standard reference on indicators and trading system design. Leslie Masonson interviewed Colby to discuss his extensive career in technical analysis, research, rules-based trading strategies, and money management...

  • Product review: AbleTrend 7.0

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading software providing real-time and end-of-day buy and sell signals on stocks, ETFs, futures, and eminis...

  • Gold: Protection From Market Crashes?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many sayings and wisdoms about the markets, and many of them exist for good reason. But technical analysts never assume; rather, they put things to the test. Here's a quick analysis on whether gold retains its value during market downturns...

  • Scaling In To Swing Trades

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Position sizing is an important concept in trading. Here is a look at using multiple entry points to reduce the risk of any one entry point...

  • Algo Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have a question about system or algo trading? Kevin J. Davey is a full-time trader, and has over 25 years of system trading experience. Send your questions or topic suggestions to Kevin Davey at kdavey@kjtradingsystems.com. Selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: Sourcing Trading Ideas...

  • 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: Risk Reversals...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: Buy/Write strategy...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Jay Leavitt's article in the October 2019 issue, "An Interplanetary Marriage." Here, we present the January 2020 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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: Leavitt Indicators; Coding In Python; Global Seasonality In The Stock Market...

  • 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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