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Article Archive For MAR1995

  • A Market Bottom Pattern for S&P Futures by Tushar S. Chande

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A Market Bottom Pattern for S&P Futures by Tushar S. Chande The S&P futures market is dominated by anti-trend traders. It's a fact: It's a tough market to trade using trend-following approaches. But if you can't beat 'em, why not join 'em? The trading action in the Standard & Poor's 500 futures pit can be fast and furious. It is an unusual market when one considers the daily high-low range. For example, though a $1,500 move in the Treasury bond contract commands headlines, a similar move in the S&P is simply ignored. This turbocharged market comes with a million-horsepower engine, can turn ...

  • A Trade in Foreign Currencies by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A Trade in Foreign Currencies by D.W. Davies Here's a recent trade in foreign currencies what was used, the reasoning behind it and the outcome. Take a look. Without a universal truth to define the beginning and end of trends, most successful traders choose to trade using a system. For me, that meant combining a moving average percentage channel (MAPC) and a dual commodity channel index (DCCI). While this combination has worked well for me, I have had my doubts on occasion; in deteriorating trends the outer channels may not be reached before reversal occurs, while at other times, outer chan...

  • Interview: John Sosnowy of SIMCO by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interview: John Sosnowy of SIMCO by Thom Hartle There seems to be a connection between engineering and investing. Like Jack Hutson, the publisher of Stocks & Commodities, John Sosnowy of the Sosnowy Investment Management Co. (SIMCO), Cameron, TX, was an engineer before he turned to the world of finance. He changed careers in 1969, leaving the engineering field to work as a stockbroker for a major brokerage firm before starting up his own investment advisory concern in 1984. We interviewed John Sosnowy, covering the concept of tactical asset allocation, how to design a market model and what in...

  • Overcoming Resistance by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Overcoming Resistance by Adrienne Laris Toghraie Sooner or later, many traders encounter problems limiting their success. Often, the solutions are available but people resist changing. Why do they do that, anyway? Toghraie explains how to overcome resistance. Carl was consistently missing lucrative trades because he was afraid of taking losses. This fear grew out of the learning process he went through to become a trader. When Carl first started trading, he didn't realize how important money management is. The result was a 50% drawdown the first year and a fear of trusting himself even when...

  • SIDEBAR: Hot list

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sidebar: Hot list A list of 20-odd investor sites on the internet....

  • SIDEBAR: Steps to overcoming resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sidebar: Steps to overcoming resistance Self-help questions on your resistance to change....

  • The Cup-with-Handle Pattern by Gregory Kuhn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Cup-with-Handle Pattern by Gregory Kuhn Most technically based traders become familiar with the classic chart patterns because those patterns give the trader visual evidence of the demand/supply balance of a stock. Interpreting the chart accurately can give you an early warning about your next trading opportunity. Here, the cup-with-handle pattern, a relatively new chart formation, is examined. When it comes to charting stock prices, while many chart patterns are best left to a coin toss, some patterns can reveal a great deal about a stock's future price movement. The cup-with-handle fo...

  • The Trader and the Internet by Suzanne Withers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trader and the Internet by Suzanne Withers, Ph.D. By now, much has been written about the Internet, the international computer users' network. But details have not been as forthcoming. How can Internet help traders and investors? The profitable use of Internet, the worldwide information system, is just being recognized. A veritable electronic volcano is hiding beneath the surface of information distribution as most traders know it, and it is erupting. The global network of intercomputer communication has been around for a while. Until now, however, it has been the domain of the governme...

  • The X'd Trade by Joe DiNapoli

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The X'd Trade by Joe DiNapoli What you see is not necessarily what you get. What you see for prices on your computer screen may not be what's really going on in the commodity pits. Some prices that appear on your screen may even be canceled. How's that? Here's how. Friday profits are always sweeter, a trader muses happily as he cruises down the highway after a day of trading. He smiles that self-satisfied ""great trade"" smile. Life is good, and well he should think so, because he actually caught the market one tick above the low of the move. His smile grows wider as he thinks about it. But...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders' Tips This month's Traders' Tip's shows how to create code for the bottom-fishing test from Tushar Chande's article (""A market bottom pattern for the S&P futures"") in MetaStock, TradeStation's Easy Language, SmarTrader, and TechniFilter Plus....

  • Trading the Eurodollar by George Panagakis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading the Eurodollar by George Panagakis Trading methods don't have to be complex; indeed, they can be very simple. Here's one that will help you trade Eurodollars. When I was working in the futures industry, I spent most of my free time analyzing the previous 20 years of all the futures markets moves. I became intrigued with the idea of finding market indicators that would allow me to make a living from speculating in the futures markets. After a great deal of study, I succeeded. Some of you are trying to develop your own market indicators, so I will share some mistakes I made in the hop...

  • Trendlines by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trendlines by Bruce R. Faber How do you use trendlines? It's one of the most basic tools of investment analysis, yet it's not explained as clearly as it might. If you're just starting out, here's the scoop. Or if you're an old pro, here's a refresher. The trend is your friend."" It's one of the oldest investment adages, not to mention one of the truest. Determining what the trend is and, even more important, when it has changed is the most basic of all determinations in investment strategy. Trendlines are one of the simplest ways to discover what the trend is doing. Many successful traders ...

  • V13:3 Letters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Letters to S&C Readers ask questions on the ""Option Premium Ratio article by Christopher Cadburys, specifics on software code for a variety of systems, and information on friendly trading competitions....








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