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December 2018

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The Financials Sentiment Indicators Suggest This Might Need More Time

by Greg Schnell

It looks like another tough month for the markets as year-end approaches. The index swings are getting increasingly aggressive and it feels like nearly every sector is getting yanked around... Read More 

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PMO Analysis - Wrong Direction and Not Oversold Enough

by Erin Swenlin

The Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) is a great measure of acceleration/deceleration of price for individual entities... Read More 

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Want To Know The Difference Between A Correction And A Bear Market?

by Tom Bowley

Not a whole lot. I guess there are three primary differences. First, there's the percentage drop as corrections are generally considered to see a drop of less than 20%, while bear markets tend to see declines well in excess of 20%... Read More 

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The Yield Curve And The Business Cycle

by Julius de Kempenaer

The "Yield Curve" is a term often used in finance and refers to the relationship between (government) bonds with various maturities. The "Normal" relationship between the yield on various maturities is that the longer you lend money to someone... Read More 

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Consider This New Year's Stock Market Resolution And Change Your Financial Future

by John Hopkins

First, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2018 has been a wild ride with volatility returning to extreme levels. Unfortunately, 2019 looks like it will get even worse. I believe we're in a bear market and, at EarningsBeats... Read More 

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Support Levels in Downtrends? Fuggedaboutit!

by Arthur Hill

As obvious as it seems, lower lows and lower highs are the order of the day in a downtrend. Thus, prices are expected to break prior lows and continue lower when the trend is down... Read More 

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Russell 2000 Small Cap Index and the Dow Transports Fall to 52-Week Lows

by John Murphy

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in John Murphy's Market Message on Friday, December 14th at 2:32pm ET... Read More 

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Combining Strong Technicals And Fundamentals To Wildly Outperform The S&P 500

by Tom Bowley

Everybody wants the secret formula. You know, the one where you never lose money. Well, I haven't found THAT one yet, but trading companies that have recently beaten Wall Street revenue and EPS estimates is a fairly solid runner-up strategy... Read More 

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Healthcare Sector Bullish in All Three Timeframes

by Erin Swenlin

In my Thursday article in the DecisionPoint blog, I discussed the new PMO BUY signals on the DP Scoreboards, finishing off the article with a chart of the Healthcare Sector ETF (XLV) after I received a new Intermediate-Term Trend Model BUY signal (a positive 20/50-EMA crossover o... Read More 

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Multiple Big Name Pharma Stocks Help Remedy The Pain

by Greg Schnell

Pharmaceutical stocks were a standout in November. The big global names had an exceptional month. While they are categorized as defensive stocks, these heavyweights have very powerful biotechnology investments... Read More 

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Confirming Moving Average Signals in the S&P 500

by Arthur Hill

The S&P 500 is the most widely used benchmark for U.S. stocks and the 200-day SMA is the most widely used moving average. Together, chartists can use the S&P 500 and the 200-day SMA to determine the broad trend for the stock market... Read More