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Article Archive For OCT2016

  • Which Trend Indicator Wins?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trends are obvious in retrospect, but identifying them in real time is a different story. Here, we look at four existing trend detection indicators to see how well they do their job. Which one comes out ahead...

  • The Measure Rule For Price Prediction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You stare at a chart to try and figure out where prices will go. Will they go up or down? Here's one way to make a prediction using the height of common chart patterns, and the nice thing is, you can do it with a high degree of probability...

  • Option Writing And Seasonal Tendencies In Nat(ural) Gas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The inexact but powerful tool of seasonal price forecasting really comes into its own when paired with the strategy of option selling. Here's a perfect example...

  • Quantifying Stocks For Nonrandomness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sure, a buy & hold strategy is easy to implement, but it gives modest returns. Here's a methodology you can apply that will give you those enhanced returns...

  • Interview: A Chat With Stefanie Kammerman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Known as "The Stock Whisperer", Stefanie Kammerman has found her passion in sharing her trading secrets with others who are passionate about trading. She runs an online trading chat room in which she teaches thousands of students how to read the tape and spot the best levels to trade off. She shows participants how to spot when the big money is buying and selling and she stresses the importance of discipline. She can be contacted via her website at www.TheStockWhisperer.c...

  • Cultivating Patience

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What is patience and why is it essential for success in the world of trading? Let's explore...

  • Bollinger Band MA Crossover 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 use a particular combination of signals to help avoid false breakouts while gaining earlier, stronger indications for entering...

  • 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: Staying With Your Plan...

  • 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: Trading Futures Spreads (Part 2 of 2)...

  • 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 1 of 2)...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Markos Katsanos' article in this issue, "Which Trend Indicator Wins?". Here, we present the October 2016 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Quick-Scan: TradingView

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Next time you hear someone say that trading is lonely, ask them to wake up. We're living in the age of social media, which, in spite of its shortcomings, has made strides in connecting like-minded people. And that applies to traders as well. The days of floor trading may be gone but now we have social media that connects us, gives us a platform to share our opinions with others, and brings opportunities to learn...

  • Critical MACD Levels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The MACD is a popular trend-following indicator from which you can develop simple trading rules. Here are the results of some in-depth research that reveals some interesting points that will help you effectively apply the indicator...

  • 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: Roulette Wheel, Averaging Reward-To-Risk Ratios...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you didn't sell in May and go away this year, you are likely a happy camper. August is typically supposed to be a quiet period in the markets, and it was relatively quiet this year, but we're seeing the markets move up to newer highs as if there was no end in sight...

  • 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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