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Article Archive For SEP2020

  • Tracking Relative Strength In Four Dimensions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Relative strength has more information embedded within it than meets the eye. Here is a way to identify and compress several dimensions of relative strength into one single scalable value, the RS4r, which allows you to compare and then rank securities for robustness across timeframes and shifting market conditions...

  • Applied Technical Analysis, Part 1: The SCVolatility Band Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders need a foundational way to approach the markets, to know what to look for and for how to make buy and sell decisions. Here, we begin a new article series that will step you through this process, starting with applying very basic technical analysis, using only a volatility channel on a candlestick chart. Coding is provided for the channel indicator...

  • Comparing The Momentums Of Stock Market Indexes, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month in part 1, we looked at using an oscillator based on momentum to compare the momentums of two markets on a chart for insights into those markets. In this part, we'll look at what centerline crossovers tell us about the state of the overall stock market when we compare the momentums of stock indexes...

  • Interview: A Conversation With Jake Bernstein

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Jake Bernstein, president of Network Press Inc., is an internationally known commodities and futures analyst, prolific author, trader and researcher. He is chief market strategist and publisher of the Jake Bernstein's Weekly Capital Markets Report, published continuously since 1972. He specializes in seasonal and cycle work and has developed numerous technical, cyclical, and seasonal methodologies for the futures and stock markets. Each year he produces annual forecasts. He is an educator and a consultant. Here, we talk with him about his extensive trading career and come away with some of his...

  • Fools Rush In: Investing In IPOs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many people rue the day that they passed up an opportunity to buy an IPO that went on to make investors millions. How often do IPOs pay off? And when they do, how long does it take? We'll take a look at what some of the data says...

  • Homebuilder ETFs: Building Homes To Meet Demand

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The homebuilding industry is tied to the health of the economy, employment, interest rates, and supply & demand for housing of all types. During difficult financial times, homebuilders and their stocks suffer. However, during strong parts of the economic cycle, homebuilder stocks do well. Here's a look at how this industry and some related industries have performed, as represented by the ETFs in this sector...

  • High-Volume Golden Cross Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It often pays to wait for confirmation to avoid false breakouts. Here are two indications you can use as confirming signals...

  • Algo Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have a question about system or algo trading? Kevin J. Davey is a full-time trader, and has over 25 years of system trading experience. Send your questions or topic suggestions to Kevin Davey at kdavey@kjtradingsystems.com. Selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: Is An Underlying Theory Needed For An Algo System?...

  • 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: Should Futures Traders Learn To Trade Options?...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: Combatting Time Decay In Options...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is James Garofallou's article in this issue, "Tracking Relative Strength In Four Dimensions." Here, we present the September 2020 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Books For Traders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The following selection of book descriptions represents a sampling of recent book releases in the investing field. This month: Kaufman Constructs Trading Systems; Trading Commodity Options...With Creativity; Dating The Stock Market: 10 Key Mindsets You Need To Excel As A Trader; Benjamin Graham's Net-Net Stock Strategy: A Practical Guide To Successful Deep Value Investing In Today's Markets...

  • 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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