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Article Archive For MAY2006

  • Bear Flags by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (48-55): Bear Flags by Markos Katsanos Here's how you can estimate price targets more accurately in a declining price trend and more. My 2005 articles on flags included statistics for bullish flags only. Although my research started long before, the publication of the first article coincided with the worst market correction since 2003, and I have since received a number of emails from readers questioning the validity of the profit target formula as far as bearish formations are concerned. This motivated me to research flags and pennants in a declining price tren...

  • Cross-Market Evaluations With Normalized Average True Range by John Forman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (60-63): Cross-Market Evaluations With Normalized Average True Range by John Forman This technique can be useful to longer-term traders for comparing tradables. Like Bollinger Bands, the average true range (ATR) indicator falls into the category of volatility-based technical analysis tools. It is grouped in such a way because rather than measuring the directional bias of a price move, it evaluates the amplitude of the price move ment over a given time frame. Such information can be useful in evaluating markets. J. Welles Wilder, the originator of ATR, reported t...

  • Does Consecutive Covered Call Writing Beat... by Gunter Meissner and Sandra Wu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (22-26): Does Consecutive Covered Call Writing Beat Buy & Hold? by Gunter Meissner and Sandra Wu One of the most popular option strategies meets one of the most popular investing methods -- which will win? One of the most popular option strategies is covered call writing. In this strategy, the investor owns the underlying asset, say a stock, and sells a call option on the asset. The investor believes the stock will move sideways during the option period. In this case, the call premium is earned as additional income. In this article we test whether a consecutive co...

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Forex Focus: Bearish P&F Formations by Cornelius Luca

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (34-38): Forex Focus: Bearish P&F Formations by Cornelius Luca Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. BEARISH P&F FORMA...

  • Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (56-59): Interview: Cari Lynn: Life On The Trading Floor by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Cari Lynn is a Chicago-based journalist and the author of ""Leg The Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside The Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club Of Commodities Trading."" In researching ""Leg The Spread"", Lynn spent two years at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), following around the handful of women who brave the male-dominated trading pits. Lynn holds a master's degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Maryland. She has ghos...

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (10-14): Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. 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. Is there something you would like to know more (or less) about? Tell us about it. Without a source of new ideas and subjects coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. Z-TEST Editor, I would like to comment on Jacinta Chan's March 2006 article on the z-test ("Trading Trends With The Bollinger Bands Z-Tes...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (92): 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. UNDERSTANDING SPOOS PREMIUM I have been researching the PREM ("premium") or spread between the SPOOS and the S&P cash index. I am trying to understand it better to he...

  • Synthetically Speaking by Paul J. Kluskowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (16-20): Synthetically Speaking by Paul J. Kluskowski How do you transform your premium from debit to credit? Think synthetic positions. Ask anyone in the know and they will tell you that the risk/reward profile of a long option is limited risk with unlimited reward potential. The built-in assumption is that the premium is at risk. What if there was a way to change this? What if the premium could be transformed from debit to credit, leaving you with a risk/reward spectrum that was small gain to unlimited gain, versus small loss to unlimited gain? Impossible, you ...

  • The Third Wave by Mircea Dologa, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (64-67, 76): The Third Wave by Mircea Dologa, M.D. Does the crowd always behave the same way? According to Elliott wave theory, they do, and this is what forms the basis of the impulse pattern of five waves. Here's part 1 of a quick study. When it comes to trading different types of trend waves, trading wave 3 in Elliott wave theory is the most profitable, even if the position may sometimes reach its maximum accepted limit. It's a question of observing all this unwinding (referred to as chaos by academics) in a tri-dimensional approach. In the first dimension, yo...

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  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (77-83): 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. In his article, "Cross-Market Evaluations With Normalized Average True Range," John Forman uses a normalized average true range indicator to analyze tradables across markets. Code for this system is provided for TradeStation, WealthLab, AmiBroker, eSignal, NeuroShell Trader, AIQ, NeoTicker, Trading Solutions, B...

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