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Article Archive For SEP2005

  • At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (98): At The Close by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan The S&P 500 has done a good job staying above its 50- day moving average since May 18, 2005 (Figure 1). There was only one day (7/07/05) when it hit a point below the MA, but that drop proved insignificant at the end of the day--the closing value was once again well above the MA. For the moment, things are looking good for S&P traders. In light of this scenario, I applied the tighter, 40-day moving average on the daily chart. As you can see in Figure 2, I found it to act as a more accurate support level from 6/24/05 to ...

  • Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (94): Books For Traders by Technical Analysis, Inc. Trading With Median Lines (180 pages, $199.99 + $10 S&H softcover, 2003, ISBN: 0-9729829-0-6), by Timothy Morge, published by Blackthorne Capital, Inc. Beginning with a detailed history of median lines, this book describes the various types, with detailed charts and step-bystep instructions for drawing and using each median line type. Each chart is drawn as if hand-drawn rather than with a "canned" drawing tool. Once the line types are explained, trade examples are given throughout, as each set of tools is intr...

  • Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (24-29): Can Relative Strength Be Used In Portfolio Management? by J. Lewis, M. Moody, H. Parker, & A. Hyer The concept of relative strength is part of the foundation of technical analysis, but can it be used successfully when it comes to portfolio management? In its simplest form, relative strength is the measurement of the performance of one item versus another over a period of time. Dozens of formulations of relative strength have been proposed by technicians, as well as others, over the years. One of the early mentions of relative strength is from one of the ...

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (34): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to our website at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. COLLAR QUESTION Q: I need help understanding collars. I know you sell the call to finance the put, and the p...

  • Forex Focus by Vikram Murarka

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (30-32): Forex Focus by Vikram Murarka Access to foreign exchange trading has opened up exciting trading options for the retail trader. You can now trade alongside corporations and institutions in a highly liquid market that is global, traded around the clock, and highly leveraged. Before jumping into this market, however, we must understand the factors that affect the forex market. With that in mind, STOCKS & COMMODITIES has introduced Forex Focus to better prepare the retail trader to participate in the currency market. Here are some strong, classical technical...

  • Intermarket Review: Goldman Sachs by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (52-53): Intermarket Review: Goldman Sachs by David Penn GOLDMAN SACHS COMMODITIES INDEX (GSCI) SUBGROUP--PRECIOUS METALS ($GPX) The Goldman Sachs Commodities Index (GSCI) is a world-production weighted index of commodity prices based on the average quantity of production for the last five years of available data. In addition to being a benchmark against which commodity price performance can be judged, the subgroups of the GSCI are equally reliable measures of the price performance of the various commodities that make up the GSCI. The provided weekly charts of the...

  • Interview: Harry Boxer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (72-76): Interview: Harry Boxer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan With over 30 years of Wall Street investment and technical analysis experience, Harry Boxer is a widely syndicated and featured guest on many financial programs and websites, including CNBC, CBS MarketWatch, Winning on Wall Street, Stockhouse, DecisionPoint, and more. A former chief technical analyst and columnist for AmericaInvest.com, Harry's impressive credentials include eight years as chief technical analyst with three Wall Street brokerage firms, and the honor of winning both the 1995 and the 1996 wo...

  • Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (10-14): Letters To S&C by Technical Analysis, Inc. 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. Is there something you would like to know more (or less) about? Tell us about it. Without a source of new ideas and subjects coming from our readers, this magazine would not exist. OFFLINE CHARTING SOFTWARE Editor, Is there any stock market graphing software I can use without going on the 'Net and working with just t...

  • Letting Go Of Resentment by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (68-70): Letting Go Of Resentment by Adrienne Laris Toghraie Each trading day brings with it an array of emotions, both positive and negative. Here's how you can get a grip on your negative emotions. If there is one thing that all traders share, it is the need to handle negative emotions so they do not sabotage our lives. In an average workday, a trader often has to deal with the roller-coaster ride of emotions as a trade goes wild. Greed, fear, shame, regret, anger, and anticipation ? all these emotions come on without warning. Great traders experience those em...

Opening Position by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Shorting Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (42-47): Shorting Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist Do you have a trading system that works well during declining markets? You can add the moving average short system to your toolbox. A successful trader must have a variety of tools in his or her trading toolbox to match the various conditions he or she will encounter. The market has periods when it is trending up, trending down, and times when it is just basing. It is very difficult to find a system that works well in all three types of market conditions. A more fruitful approach is to use a different ...

  • Sidebar: EDS code for MAS system by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (42-47): Sidebar: EDS code for MAS system by Steve Palmquist EDS CODE FOR MAS SYSTEM (for use in AIQ Systems' TradingExpert Pro program) ! Look for stocks in a downtrend LowerCloses if HiVal([close],5) < LoVal([close],20,20). ! Defining the 35-day simple moving average PullbackMAS is simpleavg([close],35)......

  • The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (54-55): The Lightning Spread And Other Strategies by Jesse Chen Here are some strategies you can apply by combining two or more options. Options spreads are essentially the combination of two or more options. There are six components that you can build from. These are: 1. Buy call (BC) 2. Buy put (BP) 3. Sell call (SC) 4. Sell put (SP) 5. Buy underlying (BU) 6. Sell underlying (SU) You can have three variations on the first four options strategies on this list. They are: ? In-the-money (i) ? At-the-money (a) ? Out-of-the-money (o) The phrase "the mon...

Traders' Resource: Mutual Funds And ETFs by Technical Analysis, Inc.

  • Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (79-84): Traders' Tips by Technical Analysis, Inc. Here is this month's selection of Traders' Tips, contributed by various developers of technical analysis software, all to help readers more easily implement one of the strategies presented in this issue. Steve Palmquist's article in this issue, "Shorting Moving Average Pullbacks," reviews a shorting technique that can be applied to a list of stocks. The technique uses a combination of signals: bars under a moving average, the existing trend, the existence of a "pullback" to the moving average, a trigger condition...

  • Two Moving Function Hybrids by William Rafter

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (16-22): Two Moving Function Hybrids by William Rafter Find out how to use these smooth and timely indicators. In analyzing the markets, we frequently findourselves looking at data that is not quite adequate for our needs. More often than not, the data is erratic. We want a reliable market indicator, not an erratic one; so we usually smooth the data with a variety of tools. This smooth the data with a variety of tools. This smoothness comes at a price -- speed. Thus, when you find something that is both smooth and timely, it's time to take notice. The moving slop...

  • Websites For Traders: PrudentBear.com by David Penn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (56-57): Websites For Traders: PrudentBear.com by David Penn You know the routine from, ahem, Red State comedian Jeff Foxworthy? The one-liner intro that he has managed to parlay into a successful career as a stand-up comic: "You know you're a redneck if ?" Well, I don't know rednecks fromredcoats, but if you've got several PrudentBear.com entries in your Internet browser's history cache, then I know how to tell if you're a permabear ? Prudentbear.com, a website founded by David Tice of Tice & Associates, is either the best thing in the world or one of the worst...

Working Money: A Short Guide To Exchange-Traded Funds by Paolo Pezzutti

Working Money: Bond. Long Bond. by David Penn

Working Money: Check The Fine Print by Bruce R. Faber








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