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Article Archive For SEP2016

  • Measuring Market Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you haven't given much thought to why certain parameters are used in indicators, you may be interested to know that it has a lot to do with measured cycle periods. Here's how you can use these measured periods and apply them to your indicators...

  • ETF Perspectives

    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...

  • Price Movements In Commodities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Commodity prices can be difficult to keep track of because of their volatile nature. To make it easier, here's a simplified method you can use to better understand why commodity prices tend to move...

  • RSI & Livermore Pivotal Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Knowing when to sell and take a profit on a successful trade is a difficult skill to master. Sometimes you may get out of a trade too early, other times you can't tell if prices are moving in an uptrend or downtrend, and sometimes you just don't know when to exit. Here's how you can combine a classic indicator with a classic technique and come up with a sensible exit strategy...

  • Golden Cross And Death Cross

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's all about finding the dominant bias of the market. Otherwise, you get caught up in the noise, which can be distracting. Here's one strategy you can use when trading the currency markets to identify when a market is bullish or bearish so you know better when to go long or short...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Advanced Concepts For Market Technicians; The 27 Year Picture: Stock Charts, 116 Companies, 1953-1979; Study Helps In Point & Figure Technique; FX Option Performance; The Defensive Value Investor...

  • Trading, Technical Analysis, And Poker

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...They're similar, they're different, and they can teach you a lot about strategies and risk management practices that can help make you a more profitable trader...

  • Interview: Talking Cycles With Jeffrey Hirsch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jeffrey A. Hirsch is CEO of Hirsch Holdings; editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac and Almanac Investor eNewsletter at www.stocktradersalmanac.com; research consultant at Probabilities Fund Management, LLC; and a Yahoo Finance contributor. He is the author of The Little Book Of Stock Market Cycles (Wiley, 2012) and Super Boom: Why The Dow Will Hit 38,820 And How You Can Profit From It (Wiley, 2011). Hirsch is a 26-year Wall Street veteran. He took over from his father, Almanac founder Yale Hirsch, in 2001 and regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other financial ...

  • Where To Focus Your Efforts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What type of analysis is likely to benefit the active trader? Which field of research is more suited for seeking market outperformance? Which is more tailored for those looking for consistent returns? Let's find out...

  • Quick-Scan: TradeShark Add-On Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all strive to trade like the well-known traders in the industry. So when you use indicators developed by them in a software platform, if nothing else, you feel as though you are replicating their success. Market Technologies is providing such tools to you by offering proprietary trading indicators for the TradeShark analytical software...

  • Seven Steps To Becoming A Trading Master

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Reach for the stars! Don't give up on the quest for success. Everyone must go through a similar learning curve, and you should know that you're not alone in this journey to achieve successful trader status...

  • Multiday Sequential Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this monthly column covering the topic of breakout trading techniques, this professional daytrader and educator explains how looking for a multiday pattern where volume and price continue upward can simplify your trade scanning...

  • 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 The Course...

  • 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 1 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: New Options For Options: Varying Expiration Dates...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is John Ehlers' article in this issue, "Measuring Market Cycles". Here, we present the September 2016 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: Trend Love, and Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)...

  • Opening Position

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Brexit opened our eyes to how the markets can react to an outcome that ends up being contrary to popular belief. Leading up to the Brexit vote, the polls suggested that Britain would "stay", but that's not what happened, is it? That sent markets around the world in a downward spiral, leading many to believe that perhaps this was the "crash" we were expec...

  • Trade News & Products

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Trade News & Products section presents announcements of new or updated products related to the trading industry. This month: Chartcon 2016, Workshop From John Ehlers On Mesa, Tools To Enhance Charting On Multi-Threaded Platforms, New Filtering Tool For Choppy Markets, and New Option-Trading Feature...

  • 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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