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January 2016

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Discussing Some Of The Technical Indicators For Long-Term Investors

by Greg Schnell

I was recently at an event where someone suggested a simple Technical Analysis 101 of the current market. Today, I want to do that in one chart. There are some simple theories in the market. When the market is going down, the volatility picks up... Read More 

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Last Sectors Standing

by Erin Swenlin

If you go to our DP Reports blog and take a gander at the DecisionPoint Market/Sector Summary, you'll find there are only two sectors left with BUY signals. I'll give you a moment to guess which ones... Read More 

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The One Where a 4-month Setback Freaks Everyone Out

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! It was "back to the future" time for the markets this week with the Dow falling over 350 points and ending up just below 16,000... Read More 

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Banks Lose Two Year Support Despite Solid Results

by Tom Bowley

Technical analysis doesn't try to answer why questions. Fundamentalists are constantly bewildered by price action, especially when it seems to contradict fundamental news. Technicians simply don't care. The stock market looks ahead and therefore price action precedes news... Read More 

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Advance-Decline Turns Down, Foreign Markets Already Bearish

by John Murphy

A lot of us on this site have been warning about the fact that the fourth quarter rally was mainly driven by large cap stocks and wasn't being supported by the vast majority of stocks... Read More 

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Will Earnings Matter?

by John Hopkins

Earning's season will kick into high gear this week and trader's are wondering how much they will matter after the market slaughter already experienced this year. Since this is the worst start to a year for stocks it's a legitimate question... Read More 

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Using %Above 200-day to Rank Sectors and Define the Market Environment

by Arthur Hill

Chartists can use the percentage of stocks above the 200-day EMA to rank the sectors based on component trends. Using this breadth indicator, we can separate the weak sectors from the strong and get a good idea of the current market environment... Read More 

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Looking Back and Looking Forwards into 2016!

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! Happy New Year to you and yours. Here are the results for last year in PerfChart form: All-in-all, bleh. The Nasdaq outperformed everyone else - mainly because of a spurt back in February... Read More 

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Preparing for Potential Shifts

by John Hopkins

The S&P ended 2015 down slightly from the close in 2014. But to many traders, it sure felt like a downer of a year. At EarningsBeats... Read More 

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2016 Leadership: Where Should We Look?

by Tom Bowley

2015 was a very difficult year. We witnessed our first serious selling since 2011. It's unusual to trade in a bull market for four years with little interruption, yet that's exactly what we did. Despite not breaking down, the trading environment was quite challenging in 2015... Read More 

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Industry Groups That Continue To Hold Promise

by Greg Schnell

A few industry groups that look to have upside in 2016 have been moving sideways recently. These may pull back with the averages, but they will probably perform pretty well on the recovery bounces... Read More 

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Do Dividends Matter?

by Arthur Hill

Depending on how you measure it, the stock market was up, down or flat in 2015. It also depends on what you call the stock market... Read More