Hello Fellow ChartWatchers!
I've got just a short, mini-version of our newsletter for you this week with some important information on a couple of topics:
- John Murphy's latest market outlook
- A new, free(!) online book from John Murphy
- ChartCon 2014 - our upcoming conference in Seattle in August
- The status of our merger with DecisionPoint
- Our upcoming Atlanta SCU seminars
John Muphy's Latest Market Outlook
The markets had some very positive gains last week to counter-balance their previous declines but is it just a reaction rally? As John Murphy points out in his latest edition of the Market Message, the gains came as the Dow bounced off of its 200-day moving average. John also discusses the technical condition of the emerging markets and then goes on to issue his outlook for the rest of 2014 and discusses when you may find the next significant buying opportunities.
In case you weren't aware, all StockCharts.com members can read John's commentary as soon as he posts it by clicking on the "Market Message" tab at the top of any web page. Don't forget! John's observations will always help you make better investing decisions.
John Murphy's "Charting Made Easy" is Now Online!
I am very pleased today to announce that we have obtained the rights to publish one of John's books on our website. John's book "Charting Made Easy" is now in our ChartSchool area and anyone can read it for free. In the book, John covers all of the basics of Technical Analysis including chart creation, trend analysis, chart patterns, and much more. If you are new to charting, this is the best place to start by far.
Just click here to start reading.
Don't Miss ChartCon 2014!
The registration deadline for our big Seattle conference is quickly approaching! (Way too quickly if you ask me.) Don't be shut out. Register now to guarantee your place this August. Have you heard who we have speaking this time around?
- Alexander Elder - the author of "Trading for a Living" and "Come Into My Trading Room", two of the most popular trading books of all time.
- Martin Pring - the author of "Technical Analysis Explained" and inventor of the "Know Sure Thing (KST)" indicator.
- Richard Arms - the author of "Trading Without Fear" and inventor of the "Arms Index" and CandleVolume charting.
- and, of course, John Murphy - the author of "Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets" and our Chief Technical analyst.
And that is just the beginning. We'll also have educational talks by Arthur Hill, Greg Schnell, Erin Heim, Gatis Roze, Gord Greer, Tom Bowley, Bruce Fraser, and myself. It will be a wonderful event full of great speakers in a very friendly atmosphere.
Plus, it is in Seattle in August! Our temperatures should be in the upper 70s instead of the low 100s!
Please click here to check out all of the details. We'd love to see you there. Again, registrations are limited this year to just 400 people and with that terrific speaker lineup, the conference is filling up fast. I'll see you in August!
DecisionPoint Merger Update
We are continuing to add more and more DecisionPoint features and datasets to StockCharts.com. At this point, we have all of the DP datasets in our database and we have most of the DP charting features added to SharpCharts. (Have you tried out the "Zoom Thumbnail" yet?) .
Next week, we will be launching a very important piece of the puzzle - the DecisionPoint Market Analysis Chart Gallery! The "DPMACG" (hmm... might need a better nickname) is a collection of ~15 of the most used DecisionPoint charts all on one page. It is designed to help anyone quickly see where the market is headed. Comments below each chart help you interpret them easily. And the best part is that clicking on any chart lets you view it inside the SharpCharts workbench to see how it was constructed. You can then save the chart into your account, annotate it, change its start date, add/remove indicators, etc. etc. etc.
Watch for the DecisionPoint Chart Gallery to be announced early next week.
Also, be sure to check out our new ChartSchool articles on many of the new DecisionPoint indicators. Here is a link to a list of all these new articles:
Finally, be sure to read all of the articles in the new DecisionPoint blog located in the "Blogs" area of the site. Erin will keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings.
Atlanta SCU Seminars Will Be the Last SCU Event for 2014
Our SCU Seminar series has been a big success everywhere it has gone. Unfortunately, it is also a big drain on our limited resources and with the ChartCon conference coming up in August, we are having to scale back on SCU. Therefore next month's SCU event in Atlanta will be our last event outside of Seattle for the rest of this year. If you have been holding off on attending, this is your last chance for some time.
SCU Seminars are one-day, face-to-face training events for groups of about 50 people. If you want personal assistance with learning how to use every aspect of StockCharts.com, our SCU Seminars are for you.
In Atlanta, we will be holding three seminars back-to-back-to-back. You can register for one of them, two of them or all three. The first one is called "SCU 101: Getting the Most Out of StockCharts.com" and is designed to help ALL StockCharts users get more out of our website. The second one is called "SCU 102: Customizing StockCharts.com" and can help you organize your account effectively.
Finally, we will also be holding a very special seminar given by Gatis Roze called "SCU 310: Tensile Trading: The 10 Essential Stages to Stock Market Mastery" Gatis has been teaching investing to sold-out classes in the Seattle area for years. This Atlanta presentation will be the first time Gatis has presented this material on the east coast. If you aren't getting the results you want from your investing, Gatis' seminar will get you back on track very quickly.
Don't miss our final SCU seminar event in 2014. Click here for more details on registering.
(Can't decide between SCU Atlanta and ChartCon in Seattle? All other things being equal, I recommend going to the SCU event because of the smaller number of people and the more personalized training.)
OK, that's all for this week. Next week, we'll be back for our full-featured edition of ChartWatchers.
Take care everyone!