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Article Archive For MAR2015

  • Moving Averages: Some Finer Properties

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What is the difference between the 10-period of a five-period moving average and a 15-period moving average? Does the sum of moving averages equal the moving average of the sum? How does the smoothing of a ratio differ from the ratio of smoothing? How can you algorithmically calculate the weights of a smoothing procedure? Find the answers to such technical questions here....

  • Trading System Design: A Statistical Approach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's how to start with the basics and determine if an identifiable event has a statistical edge in predicting future prices - before you even start to build a trading system....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This calendar year so far has been filled with surprising events that have had a significant impact on people's trading accounts. First, there's the price of crude oil, which continues to slide lower....

  • Using ETF Momentum Strategies With Les Masonson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Leslie N. Masonson is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that he founded in 1987. Masonson's 44-year career has spanned trading, investing, financial advisory services, bank operations management, teaching, and corporate cash/treasury management consulting. He was a financial advisor for six years offering investment management services to retail clients of large financial institutions. We spoke with him about trading and investing in ETFs using momentum strategies....

  • Trading Forex: Fundamental Analysis (Part 5)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Forex traders need to keep an eye on fundamental data such as interest rates, central bank policies, and economic data. In part 5 of this six-part series, we'll take an in-depth look at these fundamental variables....

  • MACD-Suitable Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading signals generated by the crossover of Gerald Appel's moving average convergence/divergence and signal lines are popular and simple to use. Do they work for all stocks in all market conditions? Find out here....

  • News Sentiment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...News data, which has long been the province of institutional traders, is now making its way into the hands of retail traders. Here's a look at how you can incorporate this data into your trading strategies....

  • Play The Markets And Keep Your Day Job

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Not ready to be a full-time trader? Here's a high-probability, part-time trading strategy that will help you master the markets before you commit to it full time....

  • Product review: OptionStrategist.com (Part 2)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Service offering advisories, analysis tools, and educational materials...

  • 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: Making Sense Of The Prognostications....

  • 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: did the strength of the US dollar cause the 2014 crude oil collapse?...

  • 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 in the column: Protecting Your Smaller Stock Portfolio....

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John Ehlers & Ric Way's article in this issue, "Trading System Design: A Statistical Approach". Here we present the March 2015 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwar...

  • 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: Supersmoother Oscillator; Suggestions; Rethinking Diversification....

  • 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: New website for market data analysis; Stock-picking service adds option trading; New trend system; Collection of strategies; Packages of indicators....

  • 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....

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Doug Kass On The Market: A Life On TheStreet; No One Loves Your Money Like You Do: The Ultimate Retirement Planning Guide For Business Owners And Private Practitioners; The Intelligent Option Investor: Applying Value Investing To The World Of Options; Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy For Higher Returns With Lower Risk; Mystifying Square, Divine Proportions: Nature's Black Box....








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