When Futures Magazine launched more than four decades ago the magazine was initially titled “Commodities Magazine.” The reason was simple: all futures contracts were based on physical commodities. When the revolution of financial futures took hold expanding futures beyond the world of commodities we changed our name. Soon after another revolution of sorts occurred thanks to easy access to the personal computer.
For our industry this meant more democratic access to data and computing power, which allowed ordinary folks to access market data and create technical models to trade. In fact, some of the most popular technical indicators were introduced in the pages of Futures.
In the 1990s Futures produced a series of guides to technical indicators. And as the quote from Ecclesiastes goes, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
Though roughly 20 years old these indicators are still valid and can be mined by the technical trader to build or improve strategies. We have digitized the originals so that you can see these time tested technical tools.
Special thanks goes to Ira Epstein in helping prepare the attached PDF.