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Article Archive For MAR2005

  • Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (38-41): Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse In this second article of the series, we look at how adding volume can help identify large moves in one direction. In "Visiting MOMA," my previous Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES article, a simple moving average (SMA) was adjusted by the relative magnitude of the change between closes to create a move-adjusted moving average (MOMA). The reasoning behind this adjustment was that moving averages on their own can, by definition, never say anything about the future direction of a t...

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (110, 100): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan In my February 2005 column, I hinted about coming up with In a new trading system. That was because the number of trades I was making per month had dwindled to one or two -- if I was lucky. So I decided to spend some time observing the market to identify any changes in market behavior and integrate them into my system in the hopes that it would generate more trades. As it turns out, I am still observing the market, so I will not be walking you through a trade this month. Instead, I will show you how breakouts abo...

  • Backtesting And Edgetesting by Damir Wallener

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (22-26): Backtesting And Edgetesting by Damir Wallener Anybody with a computer and an Internet connection can evaluate trading strategies. But how do you judge the validity and significance of the results? Here's a look at some of the pitfalls awaiting the unwary. The age of program trading for the masses has arrived. Backtesting -- the evaluation of strategies against reams of historical data -- is easy to do, but useful, trustworthy advice on the validity and significance of backtesting results remains in relatively short supply. In this article I will walk you t...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (108): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here's a sample entry: The Astute Investor (404 pages, $29.95 hardcover, 2005, ISBN 0-9759660-0-6) by Eric Prentis, published by Prentis-Business. Is the stock market undervalued or overvalued? Is the market in a long-term upward trend or a long-term downward trend? What is the most promising stock to buy? This book allows investors to answer these vital questions, and more, for themselves. Uncomplicated and easily implemented through the use of correct investment models and current data on the Internet, it brin...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (45): 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. TIME TO GO? Q: Tom, I've heard you saying, "When volatility is high, it's time to buy, but when it's low, it...

Intermarket Review by David Penn

  • Interview: Trading Diverences With Ashwani Gujral by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (64-71): Interview: Trading Diverences With Ashwani Gujral by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Ashwani Gujral first got acquainted with technical analysis when he was studying for his master's degree in business administration in the US during the mid-1990s -- and since then, there's been no turning back. These days, Gujral is an India-based technical analyst, commentator, author, and trainer who follows both Indian and US markets; he's also an active short-term trader and a money manager. He is a frequent contributor to various US trading magazines and makes regular weekly...

Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

  • Market Sentiment Extremes by John Jagerson & S. Wade Hansen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (50-54): Market Sentiment Extremes by John Jagerson & S. Wade Hansen The ability to pick up on and properly interpret minute signals in the market dictates the distinction between success and failure. Here's how implied volatility can help. Small vibrations -- a large investor begins buying calls. Virtually imperceptible movements -- a hedge fund manager raises his stop-loss levels. These are telltale signs a change is coming. The ability to pick up on and properly interpret these minute signals means the difference between success and failure in the marketplace. B...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

Q&A by Don Bright

Sidebar: Emerging market study by Robert Pelletier

Sidebar: Setups by Ashwani Gujral

  • Sidebar: VOMOMA by Stephen Bisse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (38-41): Sidebar: VOMOMA by Stephen Bisse Simple moving averages (SMA) are great tools for filtering out noise from time series, but all they can do is show where a time series has been. The only way in which a moving average can point the way to future market direction is if additional, leading information is included in the calculation. The idea behind VOMOMA is that both the magnitude of moves between datapoints and the volume are leading indicators of the market direction. To calculate VOMOMA, the first step is to calculate a MOMA. Adjust each datapoint in th...

  • Sound Systems by Robert Pelletier and Sabrina Carle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (30-35): Sound Systems by Robert Pelletier and Sabrina Carle Too often, trading systems are based on coincidence rather than on sound scientific or mathematical principles. Here's how you can create a trading system based on logic. Just before the 2004 US Presidential election, people across the United States were talking about the predictor that had called the Presidential winner for an amazing 16 campaigns. From 1936 through 2000, the success or failure of the Washington Redskins football team on the Sunday before Tuesday's Presidential election had successfull...

Traders' Resource by Technical Analysis, Inc.

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (86-92): 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. Editor's note: Since the TradeStation code for this month's primary Traders' Tips topic (John Ehlers' article "The Secret Behind The Filter: What's The Difference?" elsewhere in this issue) was already provided in the article by Ehlers, the following TradeStation Traders' Tips submission treats a different topic...

  • Websites For Traders: The KirkReport.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (72, 93): Websites For Traders: The KirkReport.com by David Penn THEKIRKREPORT.COM I have no idea who in the world Charles E. Kirk is. But after only a few months of peeking in on his website/blog, TheKirkReport.com, I'm sold. I don't know if there is a more worthwhile location on the Internet to go for reasoned, agenda-free thought and commentary on the stock market. That Kirk's website is updated regularly, is chock-full of interesting hyperlinks to other resources on the web, and has the sort of casual chatting-over-lunch-the-other day tone that helps make the...

  • Websites For Traders: TradeTheNews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (36): Websites For Traders: TradeTheNews.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan WWW.TRADETHENEWS.COM News moves the markets, and it's in the best interest of every trader to keep abreast of the financial news. Because of this, most traders tune into some news channel, whether it be radio or television, to hear the financial news throughout the trading day. But now, with TradeTheNews.com (TTN), you have the option of receiving real-time audio news via the Internet, the benefit being that you can keep your eyes and ears focused on the screen or screens in front of you. T...

What Powers Chart Patterns? by Thomas N. Bulkowski

  • What's The Difference by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (28-29): What's The Difference by John F. Ehlers What's the difference between the median and the average? It's what drives this new adaptive smoothing filter. Remember back in school when your teacher asked you what the difference was between the median and the average? I remember thinking, "Yeah, what is the difference?" as in, "Who cares?" As it turns out, you should care. It is exactly that difference that drives a unique new adaptive smoothing filter that I'm going to tell you about. Average and median filters eliminate extraneous data in fundamentally diff...

Working Money: Confirming Divergences by David Penn

Working Money: On Oil: Reversals, Candlesticks, And Gaps by Chris Manuell

Working Money: S&P 500: Overbought, Maybe. Bearish, No by Arthur Hill

Working Money: What Are Insiders Telling Us? by Matt Blackman







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