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Article Archive For JUL2007

  • At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...At The Close: Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market by John Rose Sugar: Beyond The Bear Market On May 9, 2006, the New York Board of Trade sponsored its first sugar convention in New York City. The event was well attended, and many of the major players in the sugar industry were in attendance. Needless to say, the bullish tone of the event marked a top in the sugar market, and futures have retraced over 50% since then. One of the event's key speakers was Brazil's Eduardo Pereira De Carvalho, the head of the Union of Sugarcane Agroindustry. The Brazilian stance regarding sugar has changed considerabl...

  • Between Price And Volume by Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Between Price And Volume by Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT Here's an indicator that can be used to measure the intrinsic relationship between price and volume. When securities change hands on a securities auction market, the volume of shares bought always matches the volume sold. When the price rises, the upward movement reflects that demand exceeds supply or buyers are in control. Likewise, when the price falls it implies that supply exceeds demand or that sellers are in control. Over time, these trends of supply and demand form accumulation and distribution patterns. What if there were a way to l...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. The Big Money Competitive Equity: A Better Way To Organize Mutual Funds Crash Proof Finding The Next Starbucks Getting Started In Swing Trading Honey? Who Shrunk Our Money? Quantitative Trading Systems: Practical Methods For Design, Testing, And Validation The Three Skills Of Top Trading ...

  • Double Diagonals And Butterfly Spreads by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading With Dan Sheridan (Part 3) Double Diagonals And Butterfly Spreads by John A. Sarkett The third part of this series with trader Dan Sheridan looks at double diagonals with long, protective wings one or more months out from the short options, as well as the butterfly spread, an income-generating strategy. Double diagonals are Dan Sheridan's single favorite strategy, and he likes to mix double diagonals in a portfolio with condors for diversification. Here's why: While increasing volatilities hurts the condors, it helps the diagonals. So one offsets the other. Let's look at double diag...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTIONS AND SHORT-TERM PRICE MOVES I've been working on a system that works well in predicting the moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) over one to two weeks. It is a purely technical system. I have been using the Dow Jones diamonds (DIA) exchange traded fund (ETF) as a vehicle for the system. What other "options" do I have? -- Mike In addition to the DIA, you can also trade options on the DIA, index options on the DJIA, or Dow futures. The futures will require a separate trading account because futures and options on futures are regulated diff...

  • Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Forex Focus by Darrell Jobman Can The US Dollar Hang On? To answer that question, you need to read this analysis of the greenback. How many times have people buried the US dollar for one reason or another, only to see the dollar bounce back? The dollar is at it again as recent US economic data has caused some doubts about the strength of the greenback. However, near-term US growth trends should still offer short-term dollar protection as expectations of a cut in interest rates appears likely to fade again. The US dollar could secure further strong buying support if traders start to price in...

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil Rookie mistakes: This month, we'll look at a pair of common questions that many new traders come across when they first wade into the commodity markets. HOW MANY MARKETS AT ONCE? I'm ready to start trading futures, and while I'm interested in a number of different markets, I'm not sure how many it makes sense to get into right away. Is there any kind of "magic number" of how many markets a trader can reasonably follow? The number of markets we should follow is certainly not set in stone, as individual traders tend to have different comfort and commitment levels...

  • Interview: John Netto, On Trading And Inflection Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: John Netto, On Trading And Inflection Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan John Netto is the president of One Shot -- One Kill Trading, LLC, and the author of the book One Shot -- One Kill Trading (McGraw-Hill). He is a principal in Triple Witch Metals Management, a hedge fund focused on the trading of precious metals, and he frequently contributes market insight through his blog, "Netto's Numbers." Netto is a nine-year US Marine Corps veteran who served throughout the Far East and speaks, reads, and writes Japanese and Mandarin. He can be heard regularly on Las Vegas?area radio to anal...

  • Laps And Gaps To Get Your Edge by Larry Connors and Ashton Dorkins

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Laps And Gaps To Get Your Edge by Larry Connors and Ashton Dorkins When a stock gaps higher at the open on bullish news, will that lead to even higher prices? When a stock gaps higher at the open on bullish news, will that lead to even higher prices? This is the question that many traders ask before the market opens. You watch the financial news in the morning and hear a list of stocks set to open higher due to positive news overnight. Then you see a live report from the floor of the exchange that shows traders gathered around the post where XYZ stock is traded. You're told that stock is due...

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  • Premarket Prediction by Victoria Wang

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Premarket Prediction by Victoria Wang Can premarket activity be a powerful predictor as to how underlying stocks will perform during regular market hours? Will this knowledge be advantageous to traders? Premarket activity refers to stocks that undergo active trading before the US market opens -- that is, before 9:30 ET. This activity may be caused by earning announcements from either before the market opens or after yesterday's close, upgrading or downgrading by analysts, or other news that may influence the stocks' movement. After analyzing about a half-year's data, we are beginning to uncov...

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Q&A by Don Bright ABOUT THE PREMIUM INDEX I am from Argentina and I work in a proprietary firm. I have some questions about the premium index. First, is the premium Standard & Poor's 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash index or is S&P 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash index + FV spread? I understand that the premium is S&P 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash but in the web of my broker, you see that premium is S&P 500 futures ? S&P 500 cash index + FV spread. Which is correct? Second, do you use only premium when breaking program levels?--Sheik Both your definitions are correct. Certain data vendors use the PREM symb...

  • Seven Mistakes To Avoid When You're Trading Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Before you take the plunge and start trading options, here are seven mistakes you want to avoid...

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  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. r TRADESTATION: VOLUME PRICE CONFIRMATION INDICATOR (VPCI) Buff Dormeier's article in this issue, "Between Price And Volume," describes calculation of the volume price confirmation indicator (VPCI) and suggests a strategy for trading with it. The strategy consists of a moving average convergencedivergence (MACD) signal, which is confirmed based on readings of the VPCI. The article then compares the VPCI's value as a confirming indicator with on-balance volume (OBV) and average directional index (ADX). To perform this test, a strategy was created in ...

  • Trading Trendline Breaks (Part 1) by Sylvain Vervoort

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Trendline Breaks (Part 1) by Sylvain Vervoot One of the best trading methods in technical analysis is the application of trendline breaks. Find out why. am convinced that one of the best trading methods using technical analysis is the application of trendline breaks. Let me convince you too. Let's start off by discussing the differences and similarities of linear and logarithmic scaling. First of all, take a look at your charts. Are they linear both horizontally for the time setting and vertically for the price setting? Or do you have to use a semilogarithmic scale with a ...

  • Websites For Traders: ConsensusTraders.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Websites For Traders: ConsensusTraders.com by David Penn CONSENSUSTRADERS.COM Who hasn't wondered at one point or another if you could take all of the stocks, indexes, and averages out there and run them past all the various indicators and oscillators in technical analysis and come up with some massive, allencompassing technical screener? You could filter for only the kind of technical indicators you are interested in, as well as filtering in only those stocks, indexes, or market averages that you wanted to follow. At a glance -- and after flipping through more than a few pages -- you would ha...

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