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Article Archive For MAR2019

  • Does History Repeat Itself In The Markets?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Seasonality or repeating patterns in financial data can come in many shapes and sizes and can put the probabilities on your side. Or does general market unpredictability ultimately undermine that edge? Here are some ideas on looking for time-based patterns and an example of how to backtest their reliability...

  • The 21st-Century Covered Call

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you tired of writing covered calls only to see your stock get called away as it heads into the stratosphere? Here is a strategy that professional traders use to kill two birds with one option...

  • Trading The Fakeout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can you profit from fakeouts? Here's one trader's take on how to identify these patterns and trade them profitably...

  • All About OBV

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On-balance volume is a classic indicator that can be helpful for indicating trends and for confirming other indicators. You've undoubtedly looked at it on your charts, but if you've never really known exactly how it works or how it's most useful, here's a close-up view...

  • Interview: The Psychology Of Trading With Claudio Demb

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Claudio Demb, MD, is a psychiatrist and has been an individual trader and investor since the 1990s. He is a frequent contributor to this magazine on the topic of trading psychology. Along with his professional practice, he has an academic appointment as an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the recently published Trading Your A Game: How Feelings & Emotions Influence Trading & Investing Decisions. His blog about trading and the psychological aspects of trading can be found at claudiodemb.com...

  • Trading Breakaway Gaps

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many traders like to trade breakaway gaps. How effective are they? Here, we look at backtesting results of trading different breakaway gaps to determine if they can be profitable...

  • Sector-Rotation ETFs Underperform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rotating into leading sectors while switching to a defensive position in downturns is an ideal tactic if it can be implemented successfully, but can it? Are there any ETFs that have succeeded with it? If there are, they could save you the work of implementing the approach yourself, so we'll investigate...

  • Intraday Swing Trading Basics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does "intraday swing trading" sound like a contradiction in terms? Well, it may actually not be because it combines the best of both worlds. Find out how this approach can solve some of the trouble spots of both daytrading and swing trading and ultimately boost profit potenti...

  • 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: A Day In The Life Of An Algo Trader...

  • 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...

  • 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: Option Selling: Risks And Remedies (Part 2 Of 2)...

  • 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: Adjusting Positions Using Options...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Sylvain Vervoort's article in the September 2018 issue, "The V-Trade, Part 7: Technical Analysis--V-Wave Count." Here, we present the March 2019 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • 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: Leavitt Convolution...

  • 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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