Stocks & Commodities
Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, The Traders’ Magazine, has been the premier magazine in the field for many years. It’s a how-to guide for traders -- and traders-to-be -- who want to play the markets with a concrete game plan. Every issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES provides the latest, most detailed information on technical trading strategies, charting patterns, indicators, and computerized trading methods.
Mix of Good and Classifieds
Top Trading Magazine
not my favorite
Still, some good interviews in there too and some good analysis ideas if you do your own critique.
Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities
You also get a range of articles such as interviews of well known professional traders, Market Makers and TAs. Thorough coverage includes a look at software, websites books and just about all trading tools. TASC also covers new developments in the trading industry such as regulation or new instruments on the market eg. single stock futures and e-minis.
I'm fairly minimalist - if you want indicators and RSI/MACD/OBV or MF can't do the job then you aren't trying I find the articles where somebody reverse engineers the RSI to pick price targets provided the wind is blowing the right direction to be irksome. HOWEVER, this is THE place to go find articles by the greats of TA before they ossified, and if you can bear to wade through the occasional mire you do pick up ideas you can adapt for yourself - I take little from it directly, but it often inspires me in interesting directions. One day 'useful' will replace 'interesting' in that sentence.
The 5 year sub is good, you get the past 20 years on a CD as part of the deal, plus a free book, various bits and bobs on a CD, and probably an invite to the staff party.
It's got some good writers, interesting interviews, and is genuinely useful on occasion - I'd rather have one copy of TAS&C than a year's supply of IC.
But... it also has an uncritical approach to TA techniques - the articles it publishes seem to assume that any TA technique is equally valid. I'd like to see more critical analysis of whether some of these techniques actually work - for example, the recent review of some software for Gann magic squares.
They're also very gentle in their reviews - they seem very nervous about upsetting advertisers - they don't publish comparative reviews, and seem absolutely determined to be positive about everything
The subscription delivery is also really erratic - nothing for 6 weeks then 2 magazines within days (and not necessarily in the right order). My sub copy also arrives well after the magazine hits Borders, which is pretty annoying.
I recommend TASC to all..
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