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Article Archive For JUL2018

  • The Deviation-Scaled Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Moving averages have two characteristics -- they lag and they smooth data. But there are different ways to tweak them. Here's one way to make them more adaptive to current prices and make the smoothing heavier...

  • The V-Trade Part 5: Technical Analysis -- Moving Average Support & Resistance And Volatility Bands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this fifth part of an ongoing series that outlines one trader's comprehensive approach to trading, we look at the next technical analysis portion of the method -- support & resistance and volatility bands...

  • In Search Of The Best Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are so many ways to measure trends that it becomes difficult to identify which one to use. Here we compare five systems that each use a different method of determining trend, and we analyze the results to see which ones top the list...

  • Trading Vertical Spreads For Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all want to make an income from the stock market. Here's one way to accomplish this objective, and you don't have to own or trade any stocks...

  • The Role Of Evolutionary Psychology In Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We can always learn and change and grow, but how much can we stretch ourselves, given the limitations we've inherited from our ancestors? How much is hardwired? We'll examine it from a practical standpoint for investing and trading...

  • Interview: Building Automated Strategies With Andrea Unger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Andrea Unger began his career as a professional trader in 2001, first with covered warrants and then with futures and stocks, preferring a mechanical approach. A four-time winner of the World Cup Championships, he is CEO of Unger Trading S.r.l., a risk manager, strategy developer, educator, and author of the book Money Management (published in Italian and Chinese). He has an MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Milan and is a member of Mensa. He is an honorary member of SIAT (an Italian branch of the IFTA)...

  • Biotech ETFs: A Slice Of Medical Science

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the author of Buy-Don't Hold: Investing With ETFs Using Relative Strength To Increase Returns With Less Risk; and All About Market Timing, as well as Day Trading On The Edge. His website is www.buydonthold.com, where he writes a weekly blog. To submit topics for future columns, reach him at lesmasonson@yahoo.com...

  • Daytrading Tall-Candle Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tall green candles are easy to spot on a chart, and entering above a tall candle's high can set you up for a profitable breakout trade. Here's how to do it...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Rob Friesen, president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. This month: Leverage: A Remarkable Tool, Used Wisely...

  • 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: How To Speculate In A Basket Of Commodities (Part 1 Of 2)...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: Portfolio Hedging With Options...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John F. Ehlers' article in this issue, "The Deviation-Scaled Moving Average." Here, we present the July 2018 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: New Site Provides Algorithmic Strategies; New Website With Charting And Social Posts; One-Year Volatility Index Launched; Mobile App Featuring Automated Earnings Call Analysis...

  • 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: Trading Spreadsheet...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...No doubt the markets are a trader's source of excitement. For the rest of the bunch, the markets are only exciting when they are going up. As long as earnings continue to grow, 401(k) values keep going up, and investments in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are showing great returns...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Trading In Sync With Commodities: Introducing Astrology To Your Financial Toolbox; The End Of Indexing: Six Structural Mega-Trends That Threaten Passive Investing; The Geometry Of Wealth: How To Shape A Life Of Money And Meaning; Deep Value Investing: Finding Bargain Shares With Big Potential...

  • 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...







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