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Article Archive For JUN2015

  • The RSI & Price Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The relative strength index (RSI) is well known among technical analysts. As with all indicators, it tends to work better on some stocks or at certain times. Can it be modified to give better results? We'll find out...

  • Understanding Causes Of Market Movements

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An evidence-based model argues that the price movement of a chart is fully explained by cycles, support & resistance, and news-driven price impulses. We can use a cognitive psychology-based hypothesis to explain why and how cycles arise...

  • Volume Analysis With The SPY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When something is trading at or close to its all-time highs, you need to know whether to sell it or continue holding it. Viewing the markets in terms of supply & demand areas is one way to do it...

  • 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: Slow RSI; condensed candlesticks; Gann squares & Elliott waves...

  • The Slow Volume Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a momentum volume oscillator that's similar to the relative strength index (RSI), but there's a difference. Let's take a look at how this indicator works...

  • A Simple Positive Expectancy Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do you want your trading results to improve? Incorporating positive expectancy into your trading strategy may just be the ticket...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Will they, or won't they, and if so, when? All eyes were on the policy statement released by the Fed on March 18. The takeaway from it was that the word "patient" was not used, implying that there is a chance that we will see a rate hike this yea...

  • Bullish Weekly Trend Reversal Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's an example of how the price performance can give an advance indication that a bullish reversal was overdue...

  • A True Odyssey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here is a tale of one trader's quest for knowledge about the oil market as he sought to ride with the bulls and reap the profits...

  • 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: Spot FOREX added to trading platform, proprietary research from Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd., and user exchange of strategies added to workshop club...

  • Trading Confidently With Todd Gordon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Todd Gordon is the founder of TradingAnalysis.com, which provides actionable market analysis and trading strategies in the currency, commodity, and equity markets for amateur and professional traders. In 2001, Gordon began his career trading the equities market in San Diego, CA, and then with Connors Capital, a hedge fund based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Gordon served as a managing partner for two and a half years at a trading and research company specializing in the foreign exchange markets. Prior to that, he served as the senior technical strategist at FOREX.com for six years while simul...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Kevin Luo's article in this Issue, "The RSI & Price Trends". Here, we present the June 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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: Automatic response order entry...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books on the markets. He can be found at www.tomgentile.com. This month: Getting in on the next Chipotle...

  • 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: Crops & options...

  • Product Review: HGSI Investment Software

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Visual analytical software for evaluating 10,234 US securities and 178 industry groups (Bloomberg industry grouping), 1,577 ETFs/ETNs, and 580 closed-end funds...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Invest With The Fed: Maximizing Portfolio Performance By Following Federal Reserve Policy; The Complete Guide To Mergers And Acquisitions: Process Tools To Support M&A Integration At Every Level, 3rd ed.; Buffett And Beyond: Uncovering The Secret Ratio For Superior Stock Selection, 2d ed. + website; and Uninvested: How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money And How To Fight Back...

  • 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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