STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine. The Traders' Magazine

Article Archive For NOV2011

  • Adaptrade Builder 1.2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you've been using TradeStation as a trading system development platform for a while and found yourself wondering how to expand your EasyLanguage (EL) skill sets in order to begin coding your own custom EL scripts, then you've probably considered using the services of an experienced EL programmer. While this can be a great way to have a trading system built for you in a short length of time, if the trading idea upon which the system is built is based on a flawed concept...

  • Books for Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Big Secret For The Small Investor: A New Route To Long-Term Investment Success (156 pages, $20 hardcover, 2011, ISBN 978-0-385-52507-7) by Joel Greenblatt, published by Crown Business, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House. Investors have many options when it comes to investing in the markets....

  • Coach Yourself To Trading Success

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Be your own trading coach!...

  • Constructing The Put/Call Ratio Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this, the second part of the series, we will build a put/call ratio indicator that can help you recognize the six phases of a price cycle discussed in part 1....

  • Could One Stock Provide A Reliable Bubble Meter?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In 1989, one stock gave an accurate warning that something was amiss with the Nikkei 225 index. It did so again in 1999, months before the peak in US stocks. Is the most recent peak a warning that should not be ignored?...

  • Digging Into The Head & Shoulders Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What do you really know about this classic chart pattern?...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Which is considered better to own, intrinsic or extrinsic premium? That's a broad question with no absolute answer, though some may suggest that traders refrain from owning extrinsic premium. As option traders, we should recognize that all extrinsic or time value eventually drops to zero. At expiration, all that's left is real intrinsic value or the option has no worth whatsoever....

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • Identifying Stops And Targets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do you figure out where to place stops and targets? Try using support and resistance levels together with the average true range....

  • Japanese Candle Pattern Recognition

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Japanese Candle Pattern Recognition is a MetaStock plug-in developed under the guidance of technician Greg Morris. I first encountered Morris's work when I started reading his book Candlestick Charting Explained. It had all the usual images of candlestick patterns, but it also had tables that gave statistics on reliability and frequency of occurrence for each of the patterns. It also held some surprising facts: you shouldn't expect the predictive capability...

  • Larry Williams And The Art Of Short-Term Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Larry Williams has taught thousands to trade the markets, won many trading championships, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe....

  • Letters To S&C

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Editor, Thank you for Jamie Theiss' articles in the May 2011 and August 2011 issues of Stocks & Commodities ("Gap Fill And Go" and "The V-Bottom Buy Setup"). I have put the ideas from both articles to good use since May of this year....

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Oh boy! And here I thought September was a quiet month in the markets. But if what happened this September is a sign of a quiet market, what does it mean for the rest of the year?...

Product review: Forexsmarttools.com

  • 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....

  • Spotting Momentum Reversals And Deriving Price Forecasts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spotting a reversal in the current momentum of the market and forecasting its price movement is every trader's objective. Here's a look at the X-sequentials X7 pattern, a technique that has been applied to the DAX futures, NASDAQ 100, and mini?crude oil contracts....

  • The Eight Best-Performing Candles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After removing rare candlesticks and combining reversal or continuation rates with performance after 10 days, surprising winners emerge....

  • Three Peaks And A Domed House

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Predicting and timing the tops of bull markets -- both cyclical and secular -- can be accomplished using this well-known pattern developed by George Lindsay....

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...BollingerOnBollingerBands.com now provides daily lists of US stocks in a W formation, which are technical tools that traders use to analyze price charts to determine a market bottom. A recent website upgrade includes Bollinger's latest work and some technical analysis tools unique to the website....

  • Traders' Resource: Courses & Seminars

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...They say that the more you learn, the more you know you need to learn. This is true in trading. If you're not fully prepared when you go to trade, you could be the one whom the smart money profits from....

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