STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine. The Traders' Magazine

Article Archive For JUN2014

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: books from Gregory Morris, Thomas Bulkowski, and Michael Lewis....

  • Does Forecasting Have A Place In Your System?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are three ways to forecast: taking a gamble, making an engineered calculation, and using historical insight. You need to combine all three elements to come up with a well-balanced trading system. Here's how....

  • Evaluating Algorithmic Trading Signals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you using an objective, unbiased, and globally applicable method to evaluate the performance of your algorithmic trading signals? If not, then this article may be your cup of tea....

  • 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: fixing a losing stock position with options....

  • 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: "cash-settled" futures contract...

  • 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....

  • Measured Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When trying to make trading decisions, we often find ourselves staring blindly at a chart. Here's one way to logically look at the markets and make trading decisions based on your own findings....

  • Navigating The Markets With Josh DiPietro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Josh DiPietro knows about the challenges traders will face on the road to trading successfully. He wrote about it in his 2009 book "The Truth About Day Trading Stocks: A Cautionary Tale About Hard Challenges," based on first-hand experiences. Here, he shares with us some of his professional insight into the real world of trading and what short-term traders just starting out may need to kno...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many who turn to trading the markets for a living often face disappointment when they realize it's not what they envisioned it to be....

  • Product review: Harmonic Pattern Collection

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Want to trade using harmonic patterns such as Gartley, butterfly, or crab? The biggest problem is just finding them. Divergence Software, a third-party eSignal developer, has the answer. Harmonic Pattern Collection is an eSignal add-on that comes with nine watchlist-based pattern indicators and nine chart-based pattern indicators....

  • Product review: Mechanical Trading Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...To create a mechanical trading system, you need to encode rules and you need to let those coded rules make your trades. Years of doing this gave Wave59 creator Earik Beann insight into which set of trading rules work and which don't. It also gave him the knowledge of what indicators or methods, such as stop-losses, are the most profitable....

  • 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. This month: opening-only orders (OPG) and market-on-close (MOC) orders....

  • Recovering Your Fortune

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Seeing your trading account get destroyed is never fun. Here is some advice on rebuilding a portfolio....

  • Slope Divergence: Capitalizing On Uncertainty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's a classic chart pattern and many traders use it, yet divergence patterns that could generate profits are easy to miss. Here's one way to automate identifying profit-making divergence patterns....

  • 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 Chaikin Analytics, TradeStation, Forest Park FX, The Blue Collar Investor, Interactive Brokers, Equities.com, ETNA, Trading Central SA, AdvancedIndicators.com, GaplessIndicators.com....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Perry Kaufman's article in this issue, "Slope Divergence: Capitalizing On Uncertainty." Here we present the June 2014 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • Trading Eurodollar One-Minute Bar Charts, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do you determine when a price trend starts? The velocity of price movement can have something to do with it. Here's one way you can measure volatility....







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