STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine. The Traders' Magazine

Article Archive For NOV2016

  • Hedging Futures

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading futures contracts outright can be challenging and expensive for those in the wrong place at the wrong time. How can you mitigate risks without reducing your buying power? Here are some strategies you can apply...

  • Vertical Runup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes you see a price move that just goes vertical. What happens after that move ends? The answer may be obvious to you, but there may be ways to find trading opportunities after the run is exhausted...

  • Does Fully Automated Trading Software Work?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can fully automated trading systems be profitable? What about drawdowns? Is it possible to set up your software to trade your account and then go on your way, or is that idea too good to be true? We'll take a look at automation and what you might need to do to keep your system working...

  • A Sentiment Indicator For Trading The Euro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The traditional put/call ratio is used as a contrarian indicator. Here, we add a twist to enhance the ratio and use it as a coinciding indicator...

  • Choosing A Binary Option Provider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What are binary options and what should you look for-and avoid-in a provider? Here's a rundown...

  • Waves And Profit-Taking

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stock prices move in wave patterns. But what determines that price movement? Let's take a look at wave theory to see if it can shed some light ... or is there something better...

  • Interview: Adam Packard: Futures, Simplified

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With experience in virtually every aspect of the commodity futures industry from phone clerk to vice president of operations, Adam Packard can be considered a "go to" person when it comes to learning about trading futures. He received a B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University in 1992 and has continued his futures education by taking several courses at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange over the years. He attained his Series 3 commodity brokerage license in 1992 and became a full-time broker in 1993 working for his father's company. He was a broker in Chicago for 10 years before moving to...

  • Learn From The Pros

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Professional traders use different analysis techniques to successfully trade price action in the currency markets. How do you achieve that professional status? Learn how one trader transitioned from an amateur trader to a successful trader...

  • ETF Sector Investing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the author of Buy-Don't Hold: Investing With ETFs Using Relative Strength To Increase Returns With Less Risk; and All About Market Timing, as well as Day Trading On The Edge. His website is www.buydonthold.com, where he writes a weekly blog. To submit topics for future columns, reach him at lesmasonson@yahoo.com...

  • Website review: www.StockFetcher.com

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How do you decide which stocks to trade? It's one thing to pick stocks randomly, but if you consider yourself a smart trader, the ideal way to decide what you want to trade will be to have a set of criteria to look for...

  • Gaps & Bullish Cup Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This monthly column written by a professional daytrader and educator covers the general topic of breakout trading techniques. This month, he explains how you can improve your chances for success in gap trading by combining gap trades with easy-to-see cup entry patterns...

  • Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Rob Friesen, president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions. This month: Some Rules For Pair Trading...

  • 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 Spread Trading: To Leg In Or Not...

  • 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: Presidential Options (part 2 of 2)...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is James Breen's article in this issue, "Does Fully Automated Trading Software Work?" Here, we present the November 2016 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Infrastructure As An Asset Class; How To Measure Anything In Cybersecurity Risk; The ETF Handbook: How To Value And Trade Exchange Traded Funds; 2016 Stocks, Bonds, Bills, And Inflation (SBBI) Yearbook...

  • 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: Excellent Magazine, Anatomy Of A Trade, Dylan Wave Theory, S&C Articles Online...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does the thought of trading futures send shivers up your spine? Something to keep aside, perhaps for the future? You're in good company; there are many equity and equity option traders who also feel this way...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: Options Mentoring; Investment Research Tool; Online Mentoring Class For Futures Traders; Energy Price Forecast Service, Hedging Consulting, Indicator Library; CMT Exam Rapid Retake Option...

  • 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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