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Article Archive For JUL2014

  • Defining Stock Trends With The RSI

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The relative strength index (RSI) is considered an indicator to apply when markets are range-bound. But here's one way you can use the RSI to identify intermediate- and long-term trends in the equity markets....

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option 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 for our Explore Your Options column, 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. This month: strategies for trading seasonal crude oil pullbacks if one is expected....

  • Exploring Charting Techniques, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What type of chart should you be using? Lines, bars, candlesticks... there are so many choices. In this first part of a six-part series, an overview of charting styles is presented that may help you make the right choice for analyzing the markets....

  • 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: common mistakes traders make and can avoid....

  • 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....

  • Keeping Abreast With Perry Kaufman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Perry Kaufman began his career as a "rocket scientist." In 1971 he became involved in the futures markets and has remained there since. In addition to trading, Kaufman writes extensively on markets, strategies, and trading system research and development. We interviewed Perry Kaufman on May 1, 2014 about how traders need to evolve their trading methodologies with the market...

  • 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, letter-writers ask us about detecting patterns algorithmically, and digital-only subscriptions to S&C....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An introduction to this issue from our Editor. The theme of this issue is indicators as well as how the markets have evolved....

  • Product review: TraderMaker PRO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...TraderMaker PRO is a MetaStock add-on developed for intraday trading by intraday trader Steve Ruffley. The key element is its expert advisor. We tell you about this feature and others....

  • Profit With Dual Oscillators & Bands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Channels make excellent tools for identifying trends, breakouts, and retracements. Here's one way to combine channels with indicators to better identify the direction of price and the strength of that movement....

  • 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. This month, the topic is high-frequency trading....

  • Three Rules To Risk Management

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's not just about how much you make or lose on each trade; it's how you manage those profits and losses that make all the difference in your success as a trader. Here's a look at three rules that may give you a different perspective....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section each month presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month, we present announcements from Fusion Analytics, DailyFX from FXCM, North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), and Recognia Inc....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is mainly Sylvain Vervoort's article in this issue, "Exploring Charting Techniques, Part 1," with some Traders' Tips focusing on topics from recent issues instead. Here we present the July 2014 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • Trading Eurodollar One-Minute Bar Charts, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The level of noise in price movements can have an impact on our trading. Here's a system that filters out the noise and trades the trends....

  • Wall Street's Biased Estimates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does Wall Street show a systematic bias when estimating earnings per share (EPS) when compared to actual EPS? Is underestimating the norm? Using forecast models based on time series analysis will give you a weighted average of the EPS so you know how to hedge your portfolio during earnings season....








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