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Article Archive For JUL2003

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Books For Traders by Technical Anlaysis, Inc. ? Getting An Investing Game Plan ? The Motley Fool Investment Workbook: Completely Revised And Expanded ? New Insights On Covered Call Writing: The Powerful Technique That Enhances Return And Lowers Risk In Stock Investing ? The Individual Investor's Guide To The Top Mutual Funds: 22nd Edition ? The Ultimate Book On Stock Market Timing, Volume 4: Solar/Lunar Correlations To Short- Term Trading Reversals ? Yes, You Can Time The Market ? It's Never Too Late To Get Rich: The Nine Secrets To Building A Nest Egg At Any Time ? Credit Portfolio...

  • Charting The Market by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Charting The Market by David Penn THE RELATIVE STRENGTH INDEX Writing about his relative strength index (RSI) in 1978, J. Welles Wilder noted five different ways that the indicator could be helpful to investors and traders. These include identifying tops and bottoms; confirming chart patterns; looking for "failure swings"; gauging support and resistance; and spotting divergences between rising or falling indicator action versus price action....

  • Combining Long And Short Funds by Norman J. Brown

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Combining Long And Short Funds by Norman J. Brown Obtain better profits and reduce your risks by using this method to select mutual funds for trading. In the June 2003 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, in my article "A Mutual Fund Trading Method," we saw some excellent trading results using just one mutual fund. The method I used was a one-day, one-fund daily ranking that determined buy and sell entry points. When not invested in the ranked fund, you were either out of the market or in a money market fund until another buy signal was triggered. This time, I'll use the previous one-day, one-fun...

  • Cycles, Volatility, And Chart Formations by Daniel L. Chesler, CTA, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cycles, Volatility, And Chart Formations by Daniel L. Chesler, CTA, CMT Understanding the building blocks of classical chart patterns can improve your analysis and trading results. Here's how. A nyone who has studied or traded with classical chart patterns for several years knows the unmistakable feeling when a good pattern develops. The better patterns tend to stand out from the marginal ones, regardless of their shape or classification. This led me to realize that it was the similarities between chart patterns that were important, rather than the differences as defined by pattern names suc...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY What exactly is volatility and how is it used to trade options? -- S.L. Volatility is simply the rate of change in a stock, index, or futures contract over a specific period of time. There are two types that we are concerned with when trading options: historical and implied. When speaking of the movement of the stock as it has occurred in the past, we're referring to historical volatility. After using a fairly complex formula to calculate historical volatility, we can use the result to "guesstimate" where a stock should end up over the same peri...

  • Find Those Market Tops by David Hawkins

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Find Those Market Tops by David Hawkins When is a rally just a rally, and when is it the end of a bear market? The long-term bear market that started in the year 2000 has been punctuated by several intermediate-term rallies, each of which, so far, has failed to bring down the bear. When you're within such a rally, you don't know if it is the end of the long-term bear or if it's just another intermediate-term rally that will fail. You need an indicator, something that will give a signal when a rally is running out of steam and is getting ready to roll over....

  • Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman Whether you use your own system or someone else's, a big part of the development of any trading strategy is testing to see how well it works. Here we go through the step-by-step process of how to test a system that uses Martin Pring's Know Sure Thing (KST) indicator. As part of a continuing education in technical analysis, there are two books that should not be overlooked by serious traders. They are Technical Analysis Of The Financial Markets by John J. Murphy and Technical Analysis Explained by Martin J. Pring. Both are, in fact, req...

  • Intermarket Review by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Intermarket Review by David Penn ? MSCI SINGAPORE INDEX FUND ? MSCI HONG KONG INDEX FUND ? MSCI MALAYSIA INDEX FUND ? MSCI JAPAN INDEX FUND...

  • Interview: Victor Sperandeo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: Victor Sperandeo by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan He's seen the good times, he's seen the bad times. A trader and money manager, Victor Sperandeo has 38 years' experience in Wall Street. He has managed money and traded for institutional accounts and well-known professionals such as George Soros and Lee Cooperman. He is especially known for his ability to make money in declining financial markets. Throughout his career, Sperandeo has placed a greater emphasis on loss avoidance than on scoring large gains. He has authored two books detailing his philosophy: Trader Vic ? Methods Of A Wall S...

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. S&C TRADERS' GLOSSARY Editor, Your magazine advises readers to "Log onto our website at Traders.com for our comprehensive Traders' Glossary." But where on earth did you hide it? Why not put a link in an obvious place on your homepage? RICHARD KRANE, via e-mail The S&C Traders' Glossary can be found at: http://www.traders.com/Documentation/ RESource_docs/Glossary/ glossary.html Or go to our homepage at Traders.com, then click on "Stocks & Commodities" in the red box on the left containing the contents listing, then click on "Glossary." This is in ...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Q&A by Don Bright SPECIALISTS Assuming specialists make money and trading with them provides an edge, how do you feel about jumping in when the specialist is getting steamrolled? What tricks are in the specialist's playbook for a situation like that? Is he able to go short and cover lower, or is he getting longer and longer as the day drags on? -- kztd When a stock (or specialist) is "getting steamrolled" (which is rare), you will still see minor offset moves. For example, suppose that a stock opens for the day down a few dollars, but it still upticks a full 20 cents before heading south aga...

  • Regularization by Chris Satchwell, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Regularization by Chris Satchwell, Ph.D. In the lexicon of technical analysis, terms such as moving averages and least-squares regressions are commonly understood. But what about regularization? Despite their potential, regularization techniques are poorly understood and little used. Ultimately, indicators exist to aid trading decisions. Most indicators are used in relation to price-related tasks, and there is a crucial and (usually) underresearched step involved in interpreting their values to obtain trading decisions. Such a step might be the crossover of two moving averages, or an indicat...

Traders' Resource: Publications

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. ? TRADESTATION: REGULARIZATION In his article in this issue, titled "Regularization," Chris Satchwell describes a regularized exponential moving average. ? TRADESTATION: THRUST OSCILLATOR David Hawkins' article in this issue, "Find Those Market Tops," demonstrates the use of a thrust oscillator....

  • Trend Alert! With The CCI by Martin Boot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trend Alert! With The CCI by Martin Boot The trend is your friend -- or is it? How do you know when a trend has turned against you? There are only so many indicators that can alert you. Among them, one of the most helpful is the commodity channel index (CCI). Introduced by Donald Lambert in 1980, the CCI is a price momentum indicator that measures a security price's variance from its statistical mean. It is commonly considered useful in determining the beginning and end of a trend. It does so effectively, but it can also be used in another way. When I was engaged in a major research project ...

  • Websites For Traders: Wellinvested.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: Wellinvested.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WELLINVESTED.COM Even with the plethora of technical analysis?related websites available and new ones popping up, it is difficult to find gems. One that I found very impressive is wellinvested.com, recently launched by trader David Maynard. For $29.99 per month for equities and $49.99 for futures, what you get is a rich set of features that any technical trader will find of interest. There is also a 30-day free evaluation available. No special hardware has to be installed on your computer, and dedicated datafeeds are not requi...

Working Money: Intermarket Relationships by David Penn

Working Money: Merryle Stanley Rukeyser, by James A. Maccaro

Working Money: Multiple Indicators II by Dennis D. Peterson

Working Money: When The Market Speaks, It Pays To Listen by Mike Hurley, CMT








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