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Article Archive For MAR2007

  • ADX Reversal Patterns by Charles B. Schaap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (64-67): ADX Reversal Patterns by Charles B. Schaap When is the trend not going to continue? The average directional movement index can provide you with information you need to differentiate between the end of a trend, a consolidation, and a reversal. Recognizing a change of trend is important for successful trading. The earlier you can enter a new trend, the lower the risk and the greater the chance for profit. Your trading will become more effective when you can recognize the end of one trend and the beginning of another. MEASURING TREND STRENGTH Novice trade...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (92): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Commodities For Dummies (360 pages, $24.99 softcover, 2006, ISBN 0-470-04928-6) by Amine Bouchentouf, published by John Wiley & Sons. This guide gives you, in plain English, the basics on breaking into the market, dispels common myths, and presents a range of trading and investing strategies. It will help you diversify, measure risk, and apply market analysis techniques. You'll see how commodities stack up against other assets, and how to avoid investing pitfalls....

  • Dissecting A Winning Trade by Brett Grendahl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (50-53): Dissecting A Winning Trade by Brett Grendahl There's a good reason you should keep a trading journal: analyzing your previous trades helps you understand what you're doing. One of the best ways to find winning trades in the future is to dissect a past winning setup and successful trade execution so it can be replicated. History tends to repeat itself, and being able to recognize chart patterns that led to successful trades will help you bank more gains in the future. THE GAP: GREEN LIGHT TO MAKE THE TRADE One of my favorite screens to find clues in the...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (49): 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. EARLY ASSIGNMENT ON CREDIT SPREADS After a credit spread on equities is executed, is there a risk of early a...

Forex Focus: Spotting Trend Reversals by Cornelius Luca

  • Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (43): Futures For You by Dan O'Neil INSIDE THE FUTURES WORLD Want to learn how the futures markets really work? Dan O'Neil, a principal at online futures and forex broker XPRESSTRADE (www.xpresstrade.com), responds to your questions about today's futures markets. To submit a question, post your question 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. DON'T FAIL TO PLAN I'm thinking about getting into the futures markets because it seems so much more fast-paced and ex...

  • Interview: Alan Knuckman of GlobalTec by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (54-60): Interview: Alan Knuckman of GlobalTec by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Alan Knuckman currently serves as the president and developer of GlobalTec's Commodity Explorer product line. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of the decision support software, direct-access trading platform, educational training, and support. He is the expert on the daily Future Focus and Market Wrap programs on Wizetrade TV. Knuckman also is a frequent guest during CommoditiesTalk Live training broadcasts, where he answers in-the-market questions for traders. As an instructor, he ...

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  • Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (26-34): Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis In the first part, we examined how to overcome the lagging tendency of the moving average crossover. In part II, we look at trading opportunities presented by decreasing the lag of a moving average crossover. In the first part of this series, I applied the 20-day and 30-day simple moving average (SMA) on the stocks in the NASDAQ 100 index. This time, I will use the same 100 stocks and look at them from a different perspective. I will calculate the number of moving average crossover predictions and t...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (62): Q&A by Don Bright SINCE YOU ASKED 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 will appear in a future issue of S&C. SWEEPS ON THE NYSE HYBRID I was wondering if you could elaborate on this statement you made: "You need a nimble program that looks for five cent moves in a stock and...

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  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (76-85): 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. The Traders' Tips shown here are based on Dimitris Tsokakis' article "Moving Average Crossovers (Part II)." Code written in AmiBroker Formula Language for AmiBroker software is already provided in the article by Tsokakis. (AmiBroker provides an additional version of it here.) Coding for other software based on T...

  • Trading In Your IRA by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (22-24): Trading In Your IRA by John Ehlers This concept lets you trade your IRA with performance that can beat the index dramatically. Trading in your individual retirement account (IRA) usually means selecting which mutual fund to buy. The performance of these mutual funds is gauged relative to the Standard & Poor's 500 or similar index. In this article I will describe some concepts that will allow you to trade your IRA with index-beating performance -- sometimes dramatically. Most IRAs do not allow trading on the short side. Selling short is just the flipside o...

  • Trading Systems And Fractals by Radha Panini

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (36-42): Trading Systems And Fractals by Radha Panini In the second part of this series, we look at the application of fractals to a few well-known trading systems. There have been many applications of fractal methods to trading, the most popular of which has been an indicator based on the fractal dimension of a time series. The fractal dimension index (FDI) can be used as a filter to identify trending compared with trading range markets. Other indicators, like fractal?based adaptive moving averages, have also been proposed. The idea behind such moving averages i...

  • Websites For Traders: ETFConnect.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (74-75, 86): Websites For Traders: ETFConnect.com by David Penn For a while, market observers were convinced that exchange traded funds (ETFs) would demolish the market for mutual funds. It was only a few years ago that mainstream financial publications and websites featured columnist after columnist touting the benefits of exchange traded funds. "All the diversification of a mutual fund without the fees or complicated trading restrictions!" went the cry. You want exposure to biotech, but can't figure out which stocks to buy? Try a biotechnology ETF. Like the ap...

  • Websites For Traders: alphatrends.blogspot.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (86): Websites For Traders: alphatrends.blogspot.com by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan One of the blogs I read on a regular basis, equityinvestmentideas.blogspot.com, had a posting where author Yaser Anwar listed all the blogs and tools that he considered his favorites. In the technical analysis section within that list, one that was mentioned was Alpha Trends, mainly because of its excellent video posts. Curious because I'd never visited a technical analysis video blog, I clicked on it. Sure enough, Brian Shannon from MarketWise had several video posts of technical char...

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