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Analyst connects the dots in markets

By Sherry Slater The secret to predicting the stock market’s direction lies in understanding the commodities market, an Iowa-based author says. Glen Ring, an analyst and speaker, will offer his insights to local investors Thursday and Friday as he explains how various markets interact. The evening, introductory session is free. The day-long, advanced session costs […]

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Skill Matters Most With Commodities

Skill Matters Most With Commodities

By Howard Simons The managed futures industry long has sold itself as a diversification away from conventional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. And, as we can see in the chart below, managed futures as a class do follow a different return path than U.S. equities, and with far less dramatic volatility. But limiting […]

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Traders Securities Co. of Tokyo

By Ikuko Kitagawa On the 29th floor of a skyscraper that towers over Tokyo’s busy Roppongi entertainment district, traders peer over screens displaying foreign exchange rates. Right outside their window, Tokyo Tower soars above the surrounding buildings. Traders Securities Co., a securities company that specializes in online trading, recently opened Top Traders Square, a place […]

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The rally in the Dow and Nasdaq has extended into overbought territory. This rally in price was not confirmed by volume which indentifies it as a bear market rally as opposed to the begining of a new bull market. The rally has also relieved the very oversold position that existed in these markets three weeks ago.

Words to the wise commodity trader

The rally in the Dow and Nasdaq has extended into overbought territory. This rally in price was not confirmed by volume which indentifies it as a bear market rally as opposed to the begining of a new bull market. The rally has also relieved the very oversold position that existed in these markets three weeks […]

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Students learn to play the markets

By Kieran Falconer A STUDENT grant of $100,000 (£55,000) is a bit above the average, but next month 15 students at the Institute of Capital Market Research in Vienna will each receive this amount — and get the chance to see what they can make with it on the markets. Since October the 15 — […]

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Technical Analysis 101: Losing to Win

In his new book, A Short Course in Technical Trading, Perry Kaufman offers some sobering statistics on the matter. According to this veteran program-trading expert and author, “[y]ou can expect 6 or 7 out of 10 trend trades to be losses, some small some a little larger.” And yet, Kaufman says that trend-following systems are […]

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