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Article Archive For NOV2006

  • Beyond Setups by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (48-51): Beyond Setups by Steve Palmquist There are several aspects to trading beyond your trading setups. Here's a look at five factors that will help you become a better trader. Like most professions, trading requires a number of different skills to be successful. It takes time to develop these skills -- two to five years -- and there are few shortcuts if you try to do it alone. Many traders will read about a system and use it until they have a number of consecutive losses. Then they switch to another system in a constant search for something that works all the ...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (92): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Business Fairy Tales: Grim Realities Of Fictitious Financial Planning (281 pages, $39.95 hardcover, 2006, ISBN 0-324-30539-7) by Cecil W. Jackson, published by Texere. There are many lessons to be learned from the barrage of fraud hammering corporate America, including how to spot signs of future impropriety. This book uses real-world scandals to illustrate the top 20 most common methods used by companies to deliberately overstate their earnings and hide their debt....

  • Building Automatic Trendlines by Giorgos E. Siligardos, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (36-44): Building Automatic Trendlines by Giorgos E. Siligardos, Ph.D. Here's a simple mechanical method for automatic trendline construction using monoparametric trendlines. Despite the continuing evolution in technical analysis tools, almost all of the earlier forms of charting techniques are still being used, in exactly the way they have been used for decades. Though the implementation of trendlines by chartists has been around a long time, an algorithmic approach to trendline construction is not yet available. For the mechanical construction of trendlines I ...

Entropic Analysis Of Equity Prices by Ron McEwan

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (62): 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. ONE CALL, THAT'S ALL I bought my first call option on a stock and the trade is working out nicely. The stoc...

  • Forex Focus: Profiting From The Gartley by Todd Gordon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (14-18): Forex Focus: Profiting From The Gartley by Todd Gordon 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. By identifying ...

Futures For You by Dan O'Neil

  • Interview: Trading Your Beliefs With Van K. Tharp

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (68-74): Interview: Trading Your Beliefs With Van K. Tharp Often imitated, never bested, Van Tharp is an original and a pioneer in the field of trading psychology. Van Tharp has been a coach and consultant to traders since 1982. He is the author of numerous books and home-study program and is widely recognized for his best-selling books ""Trade Your Way To Financial Freedom"" and ""Safe Strategies For Financial Freedom"". His Peak Performance program is a well-regarded classic that is suitable for all levels of traders and investors. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor J...

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

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (10-13): 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. BULKOWSKI INTERVIEW Editor, I enjoyed your recent interview with Thomas Bulkowski. Could you tell me what chart-pattern recognition comp...

  • Measuring Risk by Lee Leibfarth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (20-26): Measuring Risk by Lee Leibfarth The most important concept in building a profitable trading system is to protect your capital. Here's a look at some of the techniques you can apply to measure your risks. Would you consider riding a roller-coaster at an amusement park? How about tak-ing a whitewater rafting trip or climbing Mt. Everest? For everyone the answer will be different, as we each assess risk and reward differently. Herein lies the reason why one style of trading doesn't work for everyone: as traders, we all have different risk tolerances. This ...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Q&A by Don Bright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (55): 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. "OVERHEARD" CONVERSATION ONLINE NASDAQ and the DJIA keeps going up. As of today, the DJIA's another 16 points up and it's only 9:30 am Pacific time--it's like it's 1...

Traders' Resource: Mutual Funds and ETFs by Technical Analysis, Inc.

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (79-85, 96-97): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. This month's Traders' Tips are based on Giorgos Siligardos' article in this issue, "Building Automatic Trendlines." Some template code is provided by the author in the article's sidebars as a starting point. Additional code for various commercial programs is presented here for TradeStation, eSignal, Wealth-Lab, AmiBroker, NeuroShell Trader, NeoTicker, AIQ, Tradecision. OmniTrader PRO, StrataSearch, Technifilter Plus, Ensign Software, and VT Trader. ...

Working Money: Adding ETFs To Your Portfolio by John Devcic

Working Money: Good Stop, Bad Stop: Chandelier Exits by Sharon Yamanaka







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