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Article Archive For JUN2020

  • Correlation As A Cycle Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As traders know, markets have trend modes and cyclic (mean-reversion) modes. Last month, we introduced a new indicator--the trend correlation indicator--for trend trading, based on a straightforward yet novel concept. This month, we follow up with a second new indicator to help you profit in cycling markets...

  • Dividends And The Risk Of Early Option Assignment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Selling calls on stocks always presents a risk of early assignment when the calls are in-the-money. Stocks that have dividends present an even greater assignment risk when they are in-the-money and when the extrinsic value is low. Here is what you should know...

  • Price Shocks: Anticipation Is Everything

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A major selloff in the market can happen suddenly or build slowly. When the market is dropping, how can the trader decide when it's time to move from risk-on to risk-off? Here's a method you can use based on volatility of returns and a few simple rules...

  • Normalized Slope As A Measure Of Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here is a sophisticated tool you can use to not only identify trends but also to help measure their significance. Formulas and functions that you can use in Excel to calculate it are provided for easy implementation...

  • Interview: The Keys To Success With Mark Minervini

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Mark Minervini has more than 37 years of market experience as an independent trader and is a market educator and performance coach for traders. He is the author of several books on trading as well as on how to develop a winning mindset. In 1997, he won first place in the US Investing Championship. He was featured in Jack Schwager's Stock Market Wizards: Interviews With America's Top Stock Traders. Leslie Masonson spoke with Minervini about his inspiring rise to the top of the trading world and his consistent trading performance over time...

  • Five Key Differences Between Bull And Bear Rallies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Some traders treat all rallies equally. Find out why that can be a very costly mistake...

  • Do Fibonacci Retraces Work?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders often plot Fibonacci levels on their charts and some consider these levels important to trade around. Does this approach work, or is it just wishful thinking?...

  • Hammer And MACD Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In volatile markets, whipsaws are common. Using these two technical signals to confirm your entries can provide better support for your trading decisions...

  • 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: Trading In Uncertain Times...

  • 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: What Lessons Can We Learn From The Chaos Of March 2020?...

  • 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: Option Strategies For Profiting From Extreme Implied Volatility...

  • 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 Ehlers' article in this issue, "Correlation As A Cycle Indicator." Here, we present the June 2020 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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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