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Article Archive For NOV2017

  • Trading The Tech Emini With The Leavitt Convolution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a trading strategy applied to the emini Nasdaq futures that uses analytical tools based on linear regression rather than traditional ones associated with moving averages. The new indicator presented here has some unusual properties. Read on to find out what they are...

  • Estimating The Fractal Dimension Of Stock Prices

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are markets completely random and unpredictable, or are they partially predictable? Here, we explore how the fractal dimension (or the related Hurst exponent) of a stock or index price series can help answer this question...

  • Life Cycle Model Of Crowd Behavior

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Editor's note: On occasion of the recent passing of Henry "Hank" Pruden, who was a longtime industry associate, a dedicated teacher of technical analysis, and a past contributor to this magazine, we are presenting an article from our archives that he had written for our January 1999 issue on a timeless topic in behavioral finance - crowd behavior. Behavioral finance adherents believe that markets reflect the thoughts, emotions, and actions of real people as opposed to the idealized economic investor that underlies the efficient market hypothesis. Here, the application of technical analysis wit...

  • Elliott Waves: How High Is High? Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One of the keys to profitable trading is identifying the lowest low and the highest high. But how low is low and how high is high? That's a tough question to answer. The best you can do is to apply proper tools and money management practices...

  • Interview: All About Trading Commodities With Carley Garner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Commodities market analyst, author, and passionate trader, Carley Garner has done her part in helping commodity traders understand the notorious nature of the futures markets. She is the author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading and A Trader's First Book On Commodities. She's one of the faces behind DeCarley Trading, a boutique futures and options broker based in Las Vegas, NV. She's a regular contributor to this magazine through our Futures For You column, and to CNBC's Mad Money TV show hosted by Jim Cramer. Over the years, Garner has come across retail traders from all different backgr...

  • Comparing ETF Sector Families

    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...

  • 10 Reasons Traders Lose And What To Do About It

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Awareness - it's your best friend. When you start trading, don't get discouraged with your losing trades. Be aware of why those losses occurred. You'll find that the losses were often caused by your emotions. Relate your trading to the 10 reasons provided here and figure out how you can better manage your trades...

  • Swing Trading 100SMA Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Learn to combine a classic moving average crossover technique with a specific daily candle signal to confirm a pivot entry...

  • 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: Swarms! It's The Little Things...

  • 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: Where Has Volatility Gone, And How Should I Adjust My Trading...

  • 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: How I Trade November To May, Options Style...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Ken Calhoun's article from the October 2017 issue, "Swing Trading Four-Day Breakouts." Here, we present the November 2017 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: In Memory of Henry Pruden; Leavitt Convolution; Easylanguage Code; Volatility Oscillator...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Not sure what to trade? If you find yourself faced with this dilemma - and many traders do - it may be time to change that thought and think about how, as a trader, you're one of the fortunate few who has choices, choices we often forget we have...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: Jurik Research Gap Awareness Technology; Trading Courses Based On Chaos Theory; New Cryptocurrency Datafeed; 5th Annual Behavioral Finance Symposium...

  • 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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