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Article Archive For JUL2012

  • Adaptive And Optimized Channels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Chart channels are core instruments that belong in the toolbox of any technical analyst. As useful as they are, they tend to be subjective in nature, which makes them hard to implement algorithmically. Here's how to optimize horizontal channels, calculate the most optimal ones, and as such, create setups based on their support and resistance characteristics....

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. Contributing analysis is by senior Optionetics strategist Chris Tyler....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Long-Term Trading Using Exchange Traded Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Since ETFs track indexes, thus averaging a large number of underlying instruments, price movements tend to be relatively small. This makes it difficult to profitably trade ETFs using daily charts. Here’s how you can overcome this drawback....

  • Newsletters & Publications

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Where can traders turn for market insight, trade recommendations, and education about trading and investing?...

  • Now, Set Up The Process

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last time, we covered the basics of what a system is, why you need one, and how to find one. This time, you will learn how to design and test a system, whether it is your own or someone else's....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ever since we saw the Dow hit 13,000, the true character of the markets has revealed itself. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) broke above this level, we saw optimism in the markets....

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. To submit a question, post your question to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions....

  • Sidestepping The Next Crash

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It may seem like it's too good to be true, but it is common sense and it is simple. What is it?...

  • The Kondratieff Wave And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...History has shown that the stock market and the four-year Presidential election cycle follow strong predictable patterns. What can we expect going forward?...

  • The Queen Of The Iron Condors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Find out what one trader did when her favorite trading vehicle was down 43 points one Monday, en route to a 25% July–October, top-to-bottom loss....

  • Timing The Market With Walter Deemer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Walter Deemer began his Wall Street career as a Merrill Lynch research trainee in 1963 and moved into their market analysis department in 1964, where he worked directly under technician Robert Farrell. He has been a full-time market analyst ever since....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Dow Jones Indexes has expanded their LSP Position Sizing Index family to include three new size-segment indexes: US Large-Cap 250 Index, US Mid-Cap 250 Index, and US Small-Cap 250 Index....

  • TradeStation 9.1: OptionStation Pro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...OptionStation Pro is TradeStation's latest entry into the area of option analysis....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Sylvain Vervoort's article in this issue, ""Long-Term Trading Using Exchange Traded Funds...

  • eSignal 11.4, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In March 2012, eSignal released version 11.4, which includes some notable new features as well as some enhancements. In this, the final part of this series, I will discuss eSignal's alert system, plus a few other features that traders would find interesting....

  • iShares Country ETFs/North American Derivatives Exchange (NADEX)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Europe in the midst of an ongoing crisis, countries that once were on a tear such as China and India slowing down, and ongoing political unrest in the Middle East, why would you want to diversify your investments into other countries?...








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