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Article Archive For JUL2020

  • The Power Of Growth Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How can you measure the strength of a growth stock? Can this be quantified? Here's a way to help measure it using concepts from digital signal processing...

  • The Swing Rule

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a technique that looks for a particular pattern of price swings to project a price target as the exit...

  • Truncated Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An ideal cycle indicator is one that will help you locate and track cycles in price data to better anticipate price. Here is a straightforward technique for improving how accurately a cycle indicator reflects price--including the handling of extreme price events such as the market experienced recently. Coding is provided to help you implement the technique...

  • Using Scaling Laws For FX Trading Models: A Two-Dimensional Extension

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Previously, we looked at how scaling laws can be used to predict the behavior of forex (FX) data. In this follow-up article, we look at how scaling laws can be extended into two dimensions: volatility and price change thresholds. Now, using two-dimensional scaling laws, an even more accurate prediction of expected returns can be made. Find out how...

  • Interview: A Conversation With Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jay Kaeppel has over 30 years of varied experience in options, equity, and futures trading as a research analyst, trader, and portfolio manager. For the past five years he has been a vice president and director of research at Alpha Investment Management. But S&C readers may know him best as our monthly Explore Your Options columnist, where he shares his know-how of option trading with readers. He has also contributed many articles to this magazine since 1999. Kaeppel is the author of four books on trading, and he also offers regular market commentary on his website, JayOnTheMarkets.com. S&C Co...

  • The Chase Of Volatility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The fear of missing out (FOMO) can create a psychological challenge for traders. Here are some steps you can take to help prevent emotions from entering into your trading decisions and wreaking havoc on your trading plan...

  • Utility ETFs: Power Up With Dividend Payers?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investing in our infrastructure power is critical to our daily lives. Without adequate energy, our country would grind to a halt. Conservative investors may want to invest a portion of their funds in this defensive sector for capital appreciation and dividends. Since 2007, they have provided an annualized return of 8.52% compared to 8.81% for the S&P 500 with less volatility and drawdown...

  • Dual-Candle Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Simply buying into an uptrend in isolation often leads to false breakouts. Instead, you may find more success if you scan for dual-candle breakout patterns. Here's how to find them...

  • Algo Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have a question about system or algo trading? Kevin J. Davey is a full-time trader, and has over 25 years of system trading experience. Send your questions or topic suggestions to Kevin Davey at kdavey@kjtradingsystems.com. Selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: Data Backup And Management...

  • 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: A Strategy For Volatile Futures: The Option Butterfly...

  • 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: Hedging Individual Stock Positions...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John F. Ehlers' article in this issue, "Truncated Indicators." Here, we present the July 2020 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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: Correlation As A Trend Indicator; The 1st And 2nd Cross; On-Balance Volume Modified (OBVM)...

  • 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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