Trading & Technical Analysis

TheBull’s Weekly Stock Cash Giveaway

TheBull Stock Picking Tournament – gold stocks After a slew of entries for the inaugural stock picking tournament last week, we now enter the second week. The first week’s winner – based on the largest percentage gain over this week – will be announced in next Thursday’s newsletter. Please remember to put the stock code…

Trading in volatility – how to protect your downside without missing out on easy gains

By Kris Sayce You have probably been reading in the press recently about the high levels of volatility on the stock market. It is because of this and the ASIC ban on short selling, that many traders are looking for other markets to trade. But where do you look? Everything is volatile. In reality you’ve…

The Travails of Larry Williams, Futures Trader

In May 2006 Larry Williams was arrested in Sydney by federal police. Up until recently Williams was confined to the Sydney CBD awaiting possible extradition to the US on tax evasion charges. He can now go anywhere in Australia, so long as he posts his movements to police. Karin Derkley speaks to him from his…

A story of a home-based trader – Vimal Mehta

Commercial pilot Vimal Mehta often has hours to kill in hotel rooms during stopovers between flights. But he deliberately chooses not to spend this time trading. The 36-year old says that while this may seem like the ideal opportunity to work the market he finds that the situation puts too much pressure on him to…

The mysterious world of stock forums

Death threats, politics, allegations of insider trading… Historically the mysterious world of online stock forums is awash with allegations of dark and sinister goings-on and while many today claim to have stamped out practices such as “ramping” and multi-niccing” the reality is that a cloud will continue to hang over all of them until the…

Trading for a living – Shean Gannon

Shean Gannon has cultivated a strictly dispassionate relationship with the market. It’s business all the way for this systems trader who believes that there is no room for emotion in investing. A highly organised, extremely clinical approach, a tightly structured system, a generally long-term focus and a well-disciplined mindset has become a very successful format…

Life as a full-time trader – Fay Benjamin offers her survivor tactics

Fay Benjamin has been a “serious” trader for seven years. Her transition from dabbler to committed investor was an effortless road thanks to a supportive partner who recognized the signs and backed her ability. Her biggest lesson has been learning to trust not only her system but herself. A strong advocate of a theory put…

The ten most important technical indicators to know about

Trading software programs have almost reached the point where there is an overload of capability. Most packages now come with 100-120 different indicators, tests and overlays. Many people who buy software programs will never get to use all of the stuff that the program contains – which means narrowing down the array of indicators to…

Can a charting or trading package make you rich?

Software packages – mostly based on technical analysis – have become a popular investment tool, for the ability they give investors to crunch the price and volume numbers that technical analysis needs, to organise and present the data, and highlight stocks that fit certain technical (or fundamental) criteria. But software packages are not a ‘magic…

Elliott Wave theory spells doom and gloom for the US market

Dinner party chatter around the country has swung from property prices, auctions and renovations to resources stocks and the sharemarket. Sometime in the future, the theme might be investing internationally, or art, but one thing is for sure – a common topic will be found because society moves in waves. Elliott Wave theory, a variety…