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Article Archive For JUN2006

  • At The Close by Vikrant Goyal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (97, 96): At The Close by Vikrant Goyal A Sweet Report Sugar prices are moving up after a lull of a quarter century. Will history repeat itself? Since 1966, global sugar prices have seen two major boom? bust cycles. Remarkably, both cycles seemed to echo each other in terms of the time taken for each rise and fall; where the two cycles are superimposed on each other. Even more remarkable is that the current upmove in sugar seems to be following the pattern of the earlier two cycles. In Figure 3, the percentage moves and time taken for each phase of the boom peri...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (92): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Bulletproof Your Trading Profits From IRS Attacks (76 minutes, $99 DVD, 2006, ISBN 1-59280-294-X) by Ted Tesser, published by Marketplace Books. This DVD intends to inform every viewer on the significant laws, rules, plans, and guidelines that will aid those who wish to pay all the tax that the law demands ? but not a penny more. Find outhow to reduce your odds of being audited, and how to survive an audit. Most important, each viewer is presented with the top 50 questions they may forget to ask....

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (73): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile 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. MAX PROFIT ON A BEAR PUT SPREAD Q: On March 30, I entered a bear put spread on XYZ using January 2007 leap o...

  • Forex Focus by Darrel Jobman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (16-18): Forex Focus by Darrel Jobman Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. Q: Is the yen really turning around? A: O...

  • Harnessing The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets by Rick Martinelli

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (21-30): Harnessing The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets by Rick Martinelli Do market prices vary due to large numbers of random effects such as the whims of individual traders? In 1900, Louis Bachelier was awarded a doctorate from the University of Paris following his defense of a dissertation titled "Théorie de la Spéculation," an event that marked the first time a serious academic paper addressed the behavior of the financial markets. In his dissertation, Bachelier proposed that market prices vary due to large numbers ofrandom effects, such as the whims of individual...

  • Interview: Chuck Dukas Of TRENDadvisor.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (62-66): Interview: Chuck Dukas Of TRENDadvisor.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Chuck Dukas is principal in a hedge fund and president of TRENDadvisor.com, a website that provides trading recommendations and educational and training services to better equip the trader to understand the markets and prepare traders to trade independently. He is the author of The TRENDadvisor Guide To Breakthrough Profits: A Proven System For Building Wealth In The Financial Markets, which is a comprehensive guide to trend analysis and how it relates to trading and investing plans, pu...

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (10-15): Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. 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. Is there something you would like to know more (or less) about? Tell us about it. Without a source of new ideas and subjects coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. NEED SOFTWARE FOR BACKTESTING Editor, I know you review software and trading systems. Can you refer me to an issue (past or in the near f...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Playing The Yield Curve by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (32-36): Playing The Yield Curve by Jay Kaeppel So what is the yield curve, and how can you use it in your trading? Find out here. Most investors are at least vaguely aware of something known in financial circles as the "yield curve." In its most basic definition, the yield curve represents the difference between interest rates offered by US Treasury securities of various lengths of time until maturity. A more complex version of the yield curve compares intermediate-term interest rates to short-term rates and long-term rates to both intermediate- and short-term r...

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (71): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED 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 will appear in a future issue of S&C. PROFESSIONAL VS. RETAIL Q: I have read some of your articles where you refer to "professional" trading, and wonder what that actually means. In addition, what is the ...

  • Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (77) : Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (77) : Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question 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. FUTURES ON BASE METALS I've been trading gold and silver for years, but lately my attention's been drawn to the nonfe...

  • Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (44-47): Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA This is why you need to constantly monitor the performance of your trading system. Changing economic conditions can affect the performance of any trading system. Therefore, developing the discipline to periodically monitor the performance of your systems becomes a constructive exercise, one that can increase profits or prevent loss. The proactive trading system (referred to as "GIA," which stands for "generating interactive assets") is a successful strategy for taking a position 60 mi...

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  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (81-88): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here is this month's selection of Traders' Tips, contributed by various developers of technical analysis software, all to help readers more easily implement some of the strategies presented in this issue. In his article, "Harnessing The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets," Rick Martinelli describes a technique for trading when forecasted price change for the next day exceeds a standard deviation?based threshold. Martinelli uses an Excel spreadsheet to make calculations. The code for these calculations are provided for Tr...

  • Trading The Trend In Wave 3 by Mircea Dologa, MD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (56-61): Trading The Trend In Wave 3 by Mircea Dologa, MD Here's a refresher course on techniques you can use to trade wave 3, in part 2 of three. When trading wave 3, any number of methods could be used, so many that it's easy to overlook one or two. So which one would be best? Here are a few that may pique your interest, including some that you may have long forgotten. PITCHFORKS AND CHANNELS The pitchfork technique should be a standard tool to use when trying to measure the slope of the trend of wave 3. The slope is important because its characteristics play...

  • Websites For Traders: BusinessTalkRadio.net by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (79): Websites For Traders: BusinessTalkRadio.net by David Penn BUSINESSTALKRADIO.NET Some websites of most interest to investors, speculators, and traders are veritable Meccas of valuable information in and of themselves. Although certainly a dying breed since the dotcom implosion half a decade ago, a few Internet sites remain where someone interested in the mood and movement of the stock, commodity, options, or foreign exchange markets could get some pretty good analysis, interpretation, or tools, all the while spending little more than the time it takes to typ...

  • Websites For Traders: www.collective2.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (78): Websites For Traders: www.collective2.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan "I think I've found the Holy Grail!" This statement is enough to catch any trader's attention, but really, as a trader, how many times have you heard that? And how many times have you fallen for it? Next time someone says that to you, ask him or her to enter the system into collective2.com, a site where trading minds (traders and system developers) gather and share their thoughts about trading systems. The many features on this site range from rating trading systems to placing trades. You d...

Working Money: Dial "D" For Divergences by David Penn

Working Money: Pivot Points, Stop-Losses, & Buy-Stops by Rudy Teseo

Working Money: The Search For The 10-Bagger Begins by Thomas Maskell







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