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Article Archive For JUL1993

  • Fear And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fear And Trading by Ruth Roosevelt Fear limits your focus, and this is particularly true in trading. In this, her third article for Stocks & Commodities on trading psychology, Ruth Roosevelt, director of the Wall Street Hypnosis Center, explores fear in trading and how to overcome it. One of the great ironies of fear is that we tend to bring the very thing we fear upon ourselves. Thought can create reality; thought charged with an emotion such as fear can realize the dreaded possibility with an amazing speed and effectiveness. This is also true in the activity of trading. What happens if yo...

  • Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring Breadth momentum analysis takes momentum analysis, traditionally gleaned from price and volume, a step further by examining a particular market in closer detail. Market analyst Martin Pring delves into three categories of breadth momentum indicators in this excerpt from his new book, Martin Pring on Market Momentum. Typical momentum indicators are constructed from price or volume data related to a specific security. However, a market comprises an aggregate measure of a number of different components. A stock market, for instance, consists of a uni...

  • John Bollinger Of Bollinger Capital Management by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...John Bollinger Of Bollinger Capital Management by Thom Hartle John Bollinger, C.F.A., C.M.T., former market analyst for CNBC/FNN, president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, author of the ""Capital Growth Letter"" a market letter for the average investor employing a technically driven asset allocation approach began as a cameraman for the movies before he switched to the quickly expanding world of computerized investing. From there, he went on to form investment techniques for which he gained renown, including the Bollinger Bands, in which moving standard deviations are used to plo...

  • Proactive Trading Thomas K. Lloyd

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Proactive Trading Thomas K. Lloyd What does it take to trade successfully? Here are some guidelines for using technical analysis to pick stocks, focusing on bar charts. What is most important in order to trade successfully? Is it technical analysis, fundamental analysis, news access, discipline, dispassionate objectivity or a little of all of these? Probably a little of all. But at least one thing is certain. Whatever helps you to trade successfully encourages you to slip into a proactive mode, providing the tools you need to trade objectively, conscientiously and in an informed manner. Mo...

  • Prospecting With Gold Mutual Funds by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Prospecting With Gold Mutual Funds by Jay Kaeppel Gold. In the past, it inspired rushes and revolutions, passion and poetry, but in recent times gold mutual funds have been distinctly lackluster. The emotion that the precious metal inspired may have dwindled, but gold mutual fund investors can still make money. Gold mutual funds can provide huge profits to investors when things are going well -- but unfortunately, these funds can also expose investors to the risk of devastating losses when a precious metals bear market is in force. As a result, many investors simply shy away from gold funds a...

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  • RSI Variations Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...RSI Variations Barbara Star, Ph.D. Sometimes we forget that indicators long considered standard contain parameters that can be adjusted to become more responsive to various trading needs. Here, Barbara Star presents four variations of the classic relative strength index: one that provides readings on only the most recent data; one that incorporates volume; one that substitutes the average price for the close; and one that combines two days of price action. This month, she uses Greg Morris's article, ""Facelift for an old favorite,"" as a basis for this tutorial. Most charting software conta...

  • SIDEBAR: CALCULATING THE RSI by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...CALCULATING THE RSI by Technical Anlaysis, Inc. The RSI classic The first step in calculating a 14-period relative strength index (RSI) in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is determining the up momentum and the down momentum. This is performed in columns G and H in sidebar Figure 1....

  • SIDEBAR: METASTOCK CUSTOM RSI FORMULAS by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...METASTOCK CUSTOM RSI FORMULAS by Technical Analysis, Inc....

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  • The Hourly Liquidity Data Bank As A Tool For Day Traders by Donald L. Jones & C. Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Hourly Liquidity Data Bank As A Tool For Day Traders by Donald L. Jones & C. Young How hourly data from the Chicago Board of Trade's Liquidity Data Bank can help day traders manage their positions. A typical day trader takes a position and then waits for the trade to workout. Most traders have found that micromanaging a day trade is poor technique, so working a trade out means that either a target is reached for a profit or a stop is hit for a loss. New information from the Chicago Board of Trade's hourly Liquidity Data Bank (LDB) lets the trader evaluate open day trades from cleared vo...

  • The Real Advance Decline Line by Frank Barbera Jr., C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Real Advance Decline Line by Frank Barbera Jr., C.M.T. Each day, stock market analysts calculate the number of stocks closing up versus the number of stocks closing down, resulting in the advance-decline line. This simple arithmetic exercise can help confirm the underlying trend or point to deteriorating market conditions. However, changes in the market have altered the perceptions of one analyst in particular on how to calculate the A-D line. Here's how former Financial News Network market analyst Frank Barbera now looks at the daily A-D line. For many years, the daily advance-decline ...

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. ? THE MCCLELLAN OSCILLATOR AND SUMMATION INDEX The McClellan oscillator is the difference between a 19-day exponential moving average (EMA) and a 39-day EMA of the daily difference between the number of advancing issues and the number of declining issues on the NYSE. In Figure 1, the Excel spreadsheet calculates the difference between the advancing issues and the declining issues in column D. The formula for calculating the difference beginning with cell D2 is: =B2-C2 The smoothing process begins with column E. An exponential moving average uses the...







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