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Article Archive For SEP1986

  • Applying the Elliott Wave theory by Clarence J. Liataud

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Applying the Elliott Wave theory by Clarence J. Liataud The validity of the Elliott Wave theory can be proven by p applying its wave sequence to any long-range commodity or stock chart. The reason most analysts have trouble applying this theory while prices are unfolding is the difficulty in determining the shape and size of a current correction. However, if you keep in mind that after the first and third wave (whatever their size) there will be a correction, and only a correction, you will know what price action to expect. The various shapes of corrections are below. To apply the Elliott Wa...

  • Are junk stocks really dogs? by Bill Dunbar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are junk stocks really dogs? by Bill Dunbar Why this article? In spite of what my wife says, I do follow my own advice, at least part of the time. In some of the past issues of Stocks & Commodities I have promoted bottom fishing, not to catch healthy corporations, but those that are in trouble. However, so many are available in that category now that I am having trouble limiting my investments. So I ask myself, how far should I go? I've had good luck with junk stocks in the past, but it could have been just that--luck. Maybe I have been shooting off my big mouth based on experience that's too ...

  • Cycle Analysis: A comparison of the Fourier and Maximum Entropy methods by John F. Ehler

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cycle Analysis: A comparison of the Fourier and Maximum Entropy methods by John F. Ehler The motivation for reducing price history to a mathematical expression is clear. If we can describe the prices mathematically, we have the means to extend the equation into the future to predict what the prices will be. Cycle analysis is particularly attractive because, if a simple cycle is present and will extend into the future, all we have to do is to wait until the prices reach a valley to buy and then wait again for the price to reach the crest of a cycle before we sell....

  • Fears of the trader by Ron Jaenisch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fears of the trader by Ron Jaenisch In order to eliminate fear from trading it may be useful to have an understanding of what it is and how we generate it. Fear is actually a form of excitement and the only physiological difference between fear and excitement is an individual's breathing pattern. Next time you feel fear notice 1) your shallow breathing, 2) the things you are saying to yourself, and 3) the pictures in your mind. It has already been proven that what people feel has everything to do with what they imagine and nothing to do with reality. Reality is nothing more than a stimulus s...

  • How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How W.D. Gann tipped me on R.H. Macy by Hans Hannula A lot of people have heard of W.D. Gann's work on angles of support and resistance, but not much on his other works. I would like to tell you a story about how some things he said in Successful Stock Selecting Methods In Wall Street (1) helped me to pick up on a case of possible insider buying and enjoy an exciting market experience. I routinely scan the weekly issue of Stock Option Guide from William O'Neil & Company, looking for stocks whose chart action indicates a strong probability of a price move, which can then be leveraged by selec...

  • Part 5: Wyckoff method of trading stocks: Prelude to individual charting reading by Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Part 5: Wyckoff method of trading stocks: Prelude to individual charting reading by Jack K. Hutson Averages--both market and group averages--are essential to stock market analysis and your investment or trading strategy with the Richard D. Wyckoff Method. But the true test of analysis begins when we move from market and group averages into the third stage of chart interpretation--the charts of individual stocks. This is where a trader/investor absolutely must learn the fine points of market operation and technical indicators. There's no more ""averaging"" here, no margin for sloppy interpretati...

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  • Runs: A method for detecting 'rhythms' in prices by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Runs: A method for detecting 'rhythms' in prices by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. Do runs or clusterings of like observations, such as 'rhythms' of price increases or decreases, occur by chance alone or is there some deterministic process at work? Statisticians have provided us with several simple methods for determining if the number of runs (clusterings) in a set of data (like the prices of stocks or commodities) occurs by chance or not. The data used to illustrate these methods are shown in Figure 1. These data were abstracted from a longer series (Closing prices, soybean meal, 4/1/80--4/30/81...

SIDEBAR: The length of runs

  • Spreadsheets - a universal technical analysis program? by Stuart G. Meibuhr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Spreadsheets - a universal technical analysis program? by Stuart G. Meibuhr A spreadsheet is often the first computer program people buy after getting a computer. Spreadsheets are merely electronic pieces of paper divided into rows and columns, the intersections of which define cells that permit the entry of text, numbers, or formulae, thereby allowing the user to create a worksheet dedicated to doing a specific task. The word ""worksheet"" defines a spreadsheet that contains text, numbers, or formulae, in effect the data file of interest, whereas the word ""spreadsheet"" merely refers to the...

  • Succeeding with options part 1 by Leonard Yates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Succeeding with options part 1 by Leonard Yates An option is one of the most flexible forms of contractual agreements ever developed. Options may be used to take advantage of almost any type of market scenario one can imagine. There are option strategies that can be used to profit from the expectation of increasing, decreasing, or stable prices, or of high or low market volatility. Other strategies may be used to exploit situations where an option may be under- or overpriced relative to other options or the underlying asset. Options are usually available with many different strike prices and ...

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Applying the Elliott Wave theory by Clarence J. Liataud The validity of the Elliott Wave theory can be proven by p applying its wave sequence to any long-range commodity or stock chart. The reason most analysts have trouble applying this theory while prices are unfolding is the difficulty in determining the shape and size of a current correction. However, if you keep in mind that after the first and third wave (whatever their size) there will be a correction, and only a correction, you will know what price action to expect. The various shapes of corrections are below. To apply the Elliott Wa...








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